This picture has been floating around social media sites again recently. Such a simple yet powerful image. A rainbow of colors. A beautiful and important message.
Love the skin you are in.
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Sweet Spot Festival is back! Sunday, May 25th this holiday weekend there is something for everyone check out the vendors and great music line-up on the photo below. You can also see more on there website as well as upcoming events sweetspotfestival.com
West Harlem Pier is located at 125th Street and West Side, just opposite of the Fairway. Be sure to stop by and check it out this Sunday from 2-9pm. See you there!
DANCE! MUSIC! SHOP! RELAX!
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Join us in Harlem to celebrate Martin Luther King’s birthday.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2014
2:00 PM-3:30 PM. Riverside Church Hosts Rev. Michael Walrond, Martin Luther King III & Others to Celebrate MLK Jr.’s Legacy. 2:00-3:30 PM in the Nave, 490 Riverside Drive (bet. 120th & 122nd), Morningside Heights. |www.theriversidechurch.org
3:00 PM – Apollo Uptown Hall | WNYC & Apollo Present Dreams for NYC Inspired by MLK: WNYC’s annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration. FREE and open to the public. Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th Street | Ph: 212.531.5300 |www.apollotheater.org
3:00 PM – Jazz for Martin with the Hamiet Bluiett Group: Mount Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church presents a concert in celebration of MLK with Hamiet Bluiett. $10. Mount Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church, 16-20 Mount Morris Park West @ 122nd Street | Ph: 212.831.6800
9:00 PM – 2:00 AM – MLK Weekend Celebration with Sundae Sermon and Soul Summit $5 Cover. Ginny’s Supper Club, 310 Lenox Avenue @ 125th Street | www.ginnyssupperclub.com
MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2014
9:00 AM-2:30 PM – 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr “Nonviolence: Seeks to Win Friendship and Understanding”: The Abyssinian Baptist Church Ministry of Christian Social Concern. Continental Breakfast and Lunch Served. Abyssinian Baptist Church, 132 W. 138th Street | Ph: 212.862.7474 |http://abyssinian.org
1:00 PM – Big Onion Walking Tours | MLK Day Tour in Historic Harlem: At the center of African-American history and culture. $20. Rain or shine. Visit the site to book in advance or meet the group at 1PM @ the Northwest corner of 135th Street & Lenox Avenue (Malcolm X) – in front of the Schomburg Center. | Tour Hotline: 800.606.WALK |www.bigonion.com/tour/martin-luther-king/
via Harlem Celebrates MLK | MORNINGSIDER. See their excellent coverage for rich details regarding each event.
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If you have ever wondered how candidates get started on their road to elected office, you should check out this seminar on political leadership and the science behind winning elections! The event is sponsored by WE ACT, a Harlem-based environmental justice organization, and several other community groups. The seminar will be held Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 6:30-9:00pm at the WE ACT offices at 1854 Amsterdam Avenue, 2nd Floor.
You can RSVP to www.haveyouconsideredrunning.eventbrite.com or contact Charles Callaway at Charles@weact.org with any questions regarding this event.
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Chloe the Yogi Goes to the Amusement Park
This week a special offering of Lara Lands “CHLOE THE YOGI” for FREE! Go to the link and take advantage of this great offer for the Holidays!
CHLOE THE YOGI iTunes
Chloe the Yogi: The Amusement Park is the first edition of a five book series of electronic yoga adventure books that mirror the experience of a children’s yoga class. The story featuring Chloe the Yogi is an engaging vehicle for learning yoga poses and reinforcing the emotional support that children get through stretching, breathing, and role playing. Designed for the iPad, the Chloe the Yogi E-Book series was created as an answer to parents’ desire to see and experience what their children are learning in the increasingly popular yoga classes offered for children. It is the first book designed specifically to be enjoyed through electronic devices where both the child and the parent can benefit from seeing the movement in and out of the pose. The Chloe the Yogi E-book series is tailored toward children ages 3-7 and their parents.
Chloe the Yogi Goes to the Amusement Park Support
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It’s been awhile since our last podcast but we are happy to say that Blue Skies (Vol. 1) is now ready for FREE DOWNLOAD on iTunes for your listening pleasure. On this mix you can expect to hear a few modern day remixers from trap to club mixed together with old jazz classics. Including a spoken word intro from “Lady Sings The Blues” soundtrack, the Billie Holiday story. Also a spoken word jazz remix of Ursula Rucker and a beautiful track by Meshell Ndegeocello – Four Women (Pour use ame souveraine) – a dedication to Nina Simone.
See the full playlist below. Pour yourself a cup of coffee, a martini or glass of wine and enjoy some classic jazz with new remixes that will get your party started right.
DOWNLOAD: Blue Skies (New Harlem Meets Old Jazz) Vol. 1
1. Intro – Billie Sneaks Into Dean & Dean’s / Swingin’ Uptown
2. Ain’t Nobody’s Business – Billie Holiday
3. God Bless The Child (Remix Edit) – Billie Holiday
4. Corcovado (TOKiMONSTA Remix) Getz & Gilberto
5. Supa Sista (Society Nu’mericana Jazz Mix) – Ursula Rucker
6. Georgia On My Mind (Brown Stone Mix) – Ray Charles
7. I Love…Dub (Edit) – Funky DL
8. I’ve Got You Under My Skin (DJ Carnage & Victor Niglio Mix) – Dinah Washington
9. Bei mir bist du schon (Dub) – Waldeck
10. Avenue du Gare (Martini Dub Mix) – Tape Five
11. Four Women (Dedication to Nina Simone) – Meshell Ndegeocello
12. Blue Skies (Maya Jane Coles Mix) – Ella Fitzgerald
13. My Man – Billie Holiday
14. My Man (Toro Y Moi Dub Mix) – Billie Holiday
15. So Nice (Summer Samba) (Azari & Ill Mix) – Astrud Gilberto
16. Haunted Town (Remix Edit) – Lena Horne
17. Bodysnatchin’ (On the Isle) – Rubberoom
18. Right Here – DJ Mitsu
19. Fly Me To The Moon (Kaskade Remix) – Astrud Gilberto
20. Tequila (Pistel Remix) – The Champs
21. Mama Guela (STUHR Remix) – Tito Rodriguez
22. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood (Zeds Dead Remix) – Nina Simone
23. Feeling Good (Bassnectar Dub Edit) – Nina Simone
24. All Night – Billa Quase
25. Just Move (Remix Edit) – Uneeq
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Come celebrate Central Park’s 17th Holiday lighting in northern Central Park on Thursday, December 5th from 5:30 – 6:30. There will be an ice carved sculpture, singing of carols on the Plaza and you can take your photo with Santa (bring your own camera). There will also be hot cocoa and cookies. The event tops off with the lighting of the Dana Discovery Center and a flotilla of 17 trees on the Harlem Meer.
The event is organized by the Womens’ Committee of the Central Park Conservancy and sponsored by Con Ed.
Free. Families only no groups. Strollers are not allowed on the plaza but stroller parking will be provided. For more info see the link below.
Central Park’s 17th Holiday Lighting
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Always a colorful feast for the senses, the 2013 African American Day Parade also brought out the stars of the current New York political scene. A convertible ferrying Grand Marshals Congressman Charles Rangel and former Mayor David Dinkins led the charge up Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, followed by former Controller and perhaps-Mayoral runoff candidate Bill Thompson.
Bronx Borough President and Independent Mayoral Candidate Adolfo Carrion marched closely behind. Council member and Public Advocate candidate Letitia James was also there waving to the crowds, as was Manhattan Borough President and Democratic Controller hopeful Scott Stringer.
Toward the end, current Public Advocate and Democratic Mayoral primary winner –who in past parades walked toward the front– was this time riding large on a float with his wife and a live band.
Of course it’s not all about the politics, it’s also about the people.
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Sweet Spot Festival has thrown some great parties throughout this summer and they are going out with one final event IBIZA OUTPOST. This Saturday, September 14th, from 2 pm – 9 pm at Pier 1 located at West 70th Street and Riverside Boulevard. The Sweet Spot Festival Summer Finale will feature Dj’s Kevin Hedge, Kervyn Mark, Bradford James and Herbert Holler spinning soulful house, disco, dance and classics.
Come celebrate the end of the season this Saturday at Pier 1 with a FREE day into evening party from 2 – 9pm and get your groove on!
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Our latest podcast Chocolate Butter Funk is a delicious blend of old school, finger-snapping, head-bobbing funk jams, that is sure to bring a smile to your face and some hop to your step. Not to mention great memories.
On this mix you will hear The Brothers Johnson, Earth Wind & Fire, Cameo, L.T.D, Ohio Players, Rick James, Dazz, Chaka Khan & Rufus, Shalamar, The Gap Band and Joyce Sims, just to name a few.
This podcast was compiled and mixed by HarlemHouse for HCL with a volume 2 mix soon to follow.
Chocolate Butter Funk download via iTunes
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