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August 4th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Grammy award winning American jazz singer Sarah Vaughan was described as having “one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century.”

Biographies of Vaughan frequently stated that she was immediately thrust into stardom after a winning amateur night performance at Harlem‘s Zeus Theater. In fact, Vaughan was frequently accompanied by a friend, Doris Robinson, on her trips into New York City. Sometime in the fall of 1942 (when Sarah was 18 years old), Vaughan suggested that Robinson enter the Apollo Theater Amateur Night contest. Vaughan played piano accompaniment for Robinson, who won second prize. Vaughan later decided to go back and compete herself as a singer. Vaughan sang “Body and Soul” and won.  The prize, as Vaughan recalled later to Marian McPartland, was $10 and the promise of a week’s engagement at the Apollo. After a considerable delay, Vaughan was contacted by the Apollo in the spring of 1943 to open for Ella Fitzgerald.  Of course the rest is history.

Here is Sarah Vaughan singing “Shadow Of Your Smile” in 1964.

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July 15th, 2013 by HarlemGuy

This week is going to be in the 90’s!  The City has officially opened all 54 outdoor New York City public swimming pools.

Public pools will remain open until Labor Day (September 2, 2013).

General hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Stay cool, keep hydrated and get refreshed in one of the public pools near you.

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July 5th, 2013 by Native New Yorker

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July 4th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Happy 4th of July Harlem!  It’s going to be a hot and sunny weekend with temps in the high 80’s / low 90’s see NYC 5 Day Forecast.  The 37th Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will start at 8 pm EST live in New York City on the Hudson River.  Macy’s Barges Map shown here from 24th Street to 42nd Street.  Special holiday events are scheduled all throughout the city including  Harlem Tavern‘s second year anniversary and 4th of July bash.  With temperatures expected to reach in the low 90’s Friday and Saturday you can stay cool at one of the NYC Public Swimming Pools including Harlem Lasker Pool in Central Park.Central Park.

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Also Morningside Park, Marcus Garvey Park & Pool and Washington Heights along the Hudson in the 140’s are great areas to enjoy your “staycation” in New York.

Get outside and enjoy your Holiday weekend!

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July 3rd, 2013 by harlemcondolife

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Summer Streets is an annual celebration in New York City for people to get out and enjoy our most valuable public space… our streets!  For three consecutive Saturdays, August 3, 10 and 17, nearly seven miles of New York City’s streets are opened up for  everyone to play, walk, run and bike.

This year two things in particular that stand out “Voice Tunnel” by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and “CoolStop” by Chat Travieso.  Voice Tunnel will be  a seven-block-long art installation of lights and sound  in the Park Avenue Tunnel open for the first time to pedestrians in history during Summer Streets. The seven-block-long tunnel, running from 33rd Street to 40th Street, which originally carried rail cars when it opened in 1834, will become the basis for a temporary, participatory art installation.  See more Here.  Cool Stop is a prototype for a water mister that connects to fire hydrants and provides a safe, efficient and fun alternative to cool off by a hydrant. Constructed mostly of recycled PVC piping, the 10′ installation resembles a large splash that Summer Streets participants may stand under for a small reprieve from the hot summer sun.

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Summer Streets is modeled on other events from around the world including Ciclovía in Bogotá, Colombia and the Paris Plage. The event is part bike tour, part walking tour, part block party–a great time for exercise, people watching, or just enjoying summer mornings.

Running from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm, Summer Streets extends from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park.  All activities at Summer Streets are free of charge, and designed for people of all ages and ability levels to share the streets respectfully. On three consecutive Saturdays in the summer, nearly seven miles of NYC’s streets are opened for people to play, walk, bike, and breathe. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation. In 2012, more than 250,000 people took advantage of the open streets.

Learn more

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June 12th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Harlem Grooves Series – Support Music & Art

A collection of old and new soul, classic, house, hip hop, jazz  to get your weekend started right with not one but TWO new mixes. Missy Elliot, Fantasia, Elements of Life, Louie Vega, Pharrell, Daft Punk, Miquel, Chrisette Michele, 50 Cent, Gregory Porter, Marcus Canty, Kerri Chandler, India Arie, Frank Ocean, Inaya Day, Justin Timberlake, Stacey Barthe, Chris Brown, Cypress Hill, AL Green, Rick James, Mary J Blige, Notorious B.I.G., Tina Marie, Classics, New Music, Covers, mash-ups, instrumental grooves & dub edits… it’s all on there, just download and enjoy.

HARLEM GROOVES vol 1 (Download)

HARLEM GROOVES vol 2 (Download)

For restaurants/bars/retail stores with ipod/laptop digital systems Harlem Grooves Vol 1 & 2 are easy for download (no separate tracks) one audio file on iTunes and sound great back to back.

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Harlem Grooves Series is a series featuring a variety of music and art.  We decided to feature artists for our covers for this Harlem Grooves series to support local artists along with local guest DJs podcasts which we will feature here in the months to come.  Harlem has a wide range of established artists as well as many up and coming new artists making their mark.  This cover for Harlem Grooves Vol 1 & 2 is by Shea Sullivan.  She is an artist, studied fashion at Parsons, graphic designer, blogger and during the day a corporate fashionista.  Vol 1 & 2 were compiled & mixed by RhythmDB for HCL (HarlemCondoLife)

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June 2nd, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Sundae Sermon will start it’s 5th summer season, Sunday June 9th in St. Nicholas Park in Harlem.  Let’s all head to the party from 3 – 7 pm and support their new location on 135th Street .  For the season opener they are starting off big with celebrity DJ’s Louis Vega, Kevin Hedge and Stormin’ Norman!

Get your groove on with Harlem’s favorite family-friendly music party and picnic and celebrate with the Sundae Sermon crew!

Good Music  – Good People!

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May 31st, 2013 by harlemcondolife

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Come on out this Saturday the first day of June from 11:00 am – 5:30 pm for the Uptown Country Fair!  Just steps below Harlem in the Upper West Side at West 93rd & (Columbus to Amsterdam) a Sundae Sermon Warm-Up Block Party and Fundraiser!  There will be food, games, sports, arts, crafts, music, think green activities.  Something fun for the kids and the whole family.  PS 333 Manhattan School For Children Uptown Country Fair.  Honoring the work of Jackson Pollock.  Music by one of Harlem’s favorite DJ’s Stormin’ Norman!
(Rain date scheduled for June 2)

You can also catch Stormin’ Norman tonight (and every Friday night) at Red Rooster in Harlem spinning from 8 pm – 1 am (upstairs)

 

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May 31st, 2013 by harlemhouse

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You don’t want to miss this!  The 7th Annual Mafrika Music Festival Sunday, June 9th in Harlem.  This Free Live Music event comes at the perfect time now that the warm summer weather has finally arrived.

This year the festival will start at 12 noon and and go until 7pm.  Live performances by Maria Davis Presents, AZAR Traveling Roots, Soul’D Out NYC, The Gecko Brothas, Jomion & the Uklos and Crucial Bridge and the I-Nity Band. Traveling around the world with Native North African Music, Soul, Hip Hop, Music from Benin and Reggae.

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The Mafrika Music Festival will be in Harlem at Marcus Garvey Park, 120th Street & 5th Avenue.  Come early and save a spot!  There will be food provided by Yatenga Bistro & Bar.

The “After Party” will be held at one of our favorite music spots The Shrine.

(The Shrine is located at 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. #212-690-7807)

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May 6th, 2013 by harlemhouse

Miami Poolside FINAL

From Miami to Harlem.  New Podcast available now on iTunes with various artists such as Julius Papp, Daft PunkPharrell Williams, Calvin Harris, Sade (Phillip Damien remix 2013), Darren C, Shadow Child, Royksopp… and a lot more.  See the full playlist below.  This compilation has a heap of new mixes and  favorites from Miami’s legendary WMC 2013 (the largest international music festival in the world) held every year in South Beach for DJ’s, musicians, producers, remixers, record labels and music lovers from around the globe.  Miami Poolside Mix is a “best-of” afternoon pool parties compilation with a little bit of everything on it but mostly funky house grooves.

PLAYLIST:  Miami Poolside Mix 2013

No Matter What – Huxley
Hot Rabbits – Glom
Let You (subliminal mix) – Crek
Llove (Kaskade’s ICE Mix) – Kaskade
About You (Baunzz ‘Flexxxy’Remix) – Darren C
Boogie Buffet (Deep Dub) – Julius Papp
Mansion (Intro)
Feel So Close (Dillon Francis Remix) – Calvin Harris
Zdarlight (Chopstick & Johnson Remix) – Digitalism
So High (Hot Since 82 Remix) – Shadow Child
Get Lucky (Extended Vocal Mix) – Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams
Tricky Tricky (Cristo’s Tricky Mix) – Royksopp
Pearls (Phillip Damien 2013 Remix) – Sade / Phillip Damien
Sunrise (Tommy Trash Version) – The Aston Shuffle vs Tommy Trash
Mas Que Nada (Richard Grey Mix) – Richard Grey and Nari & Miliani
Heaven (Freemason’s Mix) – Depeche Mode
1981 (Mike Vale & Jerome Robins Remix) – Deadmau5
Easy (Lemaitre Remix) – Mat Zo & Porter Robinson

Entire Library of HarlemCondoLife’s here Podcasts.

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