Ring The Alarm!!! Your favorite sound is playin!!
Celebrate all things Caribbean at The Sweet Spot Festival
SATURDAY, AUGUST 2nd
Pack your picnic blanket, cooler & solo cups & join us for Jamaican Indepen-DANCE
Featuring music by resident Herbert Holler & NYC Champion Sound RICE &PEAS: DJ Gravy, Max Glazer, Orijahnal Vibez & Micro Don
The Sweet Spot Pop-Up Market returns with an array of food, vintage and craft vendors.
Performance by Nardo Ranks
Free Dance Hall Moves session by Tanisha Scott
Plus Free kids art workshops by The Laundromat Project
This celebration of life is made possible by LMCC, & Presented by Summer on the Hudson in partnership with NYC Parks and Riverside Park Conservancy #SOH #SweetSpotFestival #WHPP
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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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We were recently introduced to an extraordinary talent, the globally successful Azania from Sierre Leone, West Africa who now lives right here in our beloved Harlem. If you want to experience a truly gifted vocalist, you can come to see Azania in the flesh at the APOLLO this Saturday, April 5th at 10 pm. She will be performing at the Apollo Music Café a variety of soulful originals (visit her website and iTunes link below) along with music from her new album to be released this year. The Opening Acts: Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew will begin the show.
Tickets are still on sale but going fast. For ticket information and to read more about Azania please see her Press Release below. See you this Saturday night at the show!
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PRESS RELEASE: AZANIA
INTERNATIONAL SOUL SONGSTRESS AZANIA LIGHTS UP THE APOLLO MUSIC CAFE!
New York, NY
Tickets are now on sale for Azania’s highly anticipated concert at the Apollo Music Cafe on Saturday, April 5th at 10:00pm at 253 West 125th St. in New York City. She’s headlining in the Apollo’s Africa Now! festival. Azania’s award-winning and powerful voice has been described as a mixture of Whitney Houston, Adele and Rachelle Ferrell, that moves her audiences to tears and brings them to their feet uplifted by her energy and joyful spirit. Her rich music is a blend of soul, jazz and funk interlaced with beautiful ballads, and her meaningful lyrics carry insightful messages.
Originally from Sierra Leone, West Africa, Azania has been lighting up stages in Europe, the U.S., Africa and Asia for over 15 years. She has been invited to sing in legendary venues, such as the Blue Note jazz club in New York, as well as in world-renown music festivals such as Montreux Jazz, and has entertained the Presidents of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Malawi.
This concert will feature songs from her highly-acclaimed album, “Rising”, as well as new songs to be released this year on her next album. She will be accompanied by: Shawn Whitley (bass), Justin Mathews (guitar), Lucianna Padmore (drums), Yeissonn Villamar (keyboards), and Gbianka Kotee & Staren Soanes (vocals).
The Apollo Music Cafe is located at: 253 West 125th Street in New York City. Tickets can be purchased online here: www.apollotheater.org/apollo-music-cafe, or for $20 at the door.
For live videos, music, photos, concert dates and more info about Azania, please visit: www.azania.com
AFRICA NOW! FESTIVAL
APOLLO – LONG LIVE THE MUSIC – Azania Info/tickets
AZANIA IN ESSENCE
A sample of Azania on iTunes “Looking Ahead”
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I woke up early this morning, (having fallen asleep with the television on) to an episode of Toni on New York featuring our beloved Harlem. I thoroughly enjoyed the vivacious Toni’s exploration of our neighborhood – its important and colorful past and its vibrant present. I am a native and long time resident of Harlem and I learned a few things I did not know about this amazing neighborhood. The visit to the Schomburg and the backstage tour of Apollo with Billy Mitchell were
particularly interesting, It was also great fun to see Toni sample some of Harlem’s favorite foods, escorted on her “Taste of Harlem” tour by Neal Shoemaker, the founder of Harlem Heritage Tours, which ran the gamut from wings & waffles at Amy Ruth’s to to red velvet cake at one of my personal favorites, Make My Cake.. I had not previously seen this show, which is both hosted and executive produced by Toni Senecal, but I am now definitely a fan. You can check out the segment online or on Toni’s Facebook page.
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My husband, daughter and I recently had lunch at Frederick Café Bistro located at 2104 Frederick Douglass Boulevard and enjoyed it very much. I had the lentil soup and the Norwegian Smoked Salmon Panini. My husband had the chicken soup and the Ham and Cheese Croissant. The service was attentive and the place has a nice casual vibe. My daughter was in a stroller and they accommodated it. We will be back to enjoy some more delicious food and to try out their brunch.
Please check out their website for their full menu and more information.
Frederick Café Bistro
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For the last time this summer, you can go west coast swing dancing in Harlem. West coast swing is one of my favorite dances – sort of a cross between Lindy-style swing and salsa. It is danced to all kinds of music – R & B, pop, blues, rock, even hip-hop and country.
The event is run by Paula Wilson – an amazing dancer, in partnership with Riverside Park as part of their Summer on the Hudson programming. I saw Paula & her partner Ken Kreshtool perform at a party a couple of weeks ago at Stepping Out Studios. What a treat! I was lucky enough to get a dance with Ken, who is a terrific leader with a lot of musicality and some very smooth moves. The dancing goes from 6 pm – 9 pm this Saturday, September 28th at West Harlem Piers Park (West 125th St. and the Hudson River). Paula will teach a lesson at about 7 pm and the entire event is free. If you know West Coast, come and show your stuff; if you’ve never done the dance, come out and give it a try!
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Yesterday the New York Post wrote that “A major Harlem site opposite the Metro-North station is about to get the neighborhood’s tallest building.”
It is stated that this once stalled project, will feature towers at 320 feet at 1800 Park Ave. between 124th and 125th streets. The post writes “the buildings will soon host 650,000 square-foot twin residential towers that will include 70,000 square feet of retail.
As The New York Post first reported back in April, Ian Bruce Eichner picked up the site for $65 million. Under the 80/2o program, the development will include 120 affordable units and roughly 380 market-rate apartments that will rent at about $60 per foot.
Eichner has hired ODA – Architecture, known for the quirky cantilevered 100 Norfolk and 15 Union Square West.
The new retail and residential at 1800 Park Avenue will be opposite the Metro-North station and the architect confirmed that “it will have two very large towers” which will be the tallest building to date planned for Harlem. Stay tuned for more information from HarlemCondoLife on this developing Real Estate story.
Ian Bruce Eichner (photo from the New York Post)
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Check out FRIDAY HARLEM NIGHTS at Ginny’s/Red Rooster with DJs mOma, Rich Knight & Stormin’ Norman Hosted by Maine & Sinclair from 10:00 pm – 3:00 am on Lenox Avenue & 125th Street. (Details)
Harlem Friday Nights: The integration of inclusive, not exclusive, making Harlem your one stop destination on Friday nights. Come pregame at 8 pm with the sounds of Stormin Norman at the front doors, continue on downstairs to party with Moma and Maine and Rich Knight and friends. The Nook located inside Red Rooster, will be open until 3 am for Late night snacks.
So come and check out Harlem Nights all summer long at Red Rooster/Ginny’s Supper Club on Fridays. See you there!
Vibe: downtown-comes-uptown sexy, hip crowd.
Music: Various. Everything good.
Food: Red Rooster/ Late night snacks from The Nook
310 Lenox Ave (Between 125 & 126 St)
New York, New York 10027
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The band U2 visited Red Rooster in Harlem for dinner. Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. Tuesday night.
Details per the New York Post – Page 6.
“Sources tell us the bandmates rarely go out or dine together, and Bono was overheard telling astonished customers, “This is like the Last Supper.” U2 has been working on a new album, reportedly titled “Songs of Ascent” or “10 Reasons To Exist,” that producer Daniel Lanois says he has heard and is “big” and “amazing.” Bono was also overheard chatting with Dini von Mueffling, the co-founder of nonprofit Love Heals, which benefits the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS education in the fight against HIV/AIDS, for which the Irish rocker is on an unwavering crusade. An onlooker said, “Bono kissed her hand and asked her to take a video of the band with his iPhone as they hardly get to eat together.” Bono and The Edge also celebrated the 1,000th performance of “Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark” Thursday.”
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Happy Friday Harlem!!! Are you are in the mood for a good scene and even better music? Swing by Red Rooster tonight from 8pm – 1am and enjoy one of the coolest night spots in NY with one of the best masters of the turntables DJ Stormin’ Norman!
Drinks and socializing to the fullest with the best soul, classics, hip hop, house, funk, latin and dancehall music around.
Red Rooster at 301 Lenox Avenue at 125th Street
Harlem, NY 10027
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