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SWING “I LOVE HARLEM” Special Event 2/18/2010

by HarlemHouse

An exclusive event Thursday, February 18th from 5PM-9PM at “SWING” on 1960 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd & 118th St.  Come join Helena & Moun to celebrate “I Love Harlem”  See invite…   SWING_E_INVITE2

There will be Music/a DJ, Specialty Goods on sale, along with hor’dourves, wine/drinks etc.

The store has an eclectic collection of signature gift items… Groove, Culture, Art & Music… many hand selected items and off the beat and path merchandise which make for a perfect gift.

Very unique for kids, your wife, husband or friends to shop for something that not every other store carries.

Stop by and check it out for yourself.  Or better yet SWING…on by next Thursday night to celebrate and catch the vibe of the store, while socializing, shopping, having a drink and listening to some music all at the same time.

Food will be catered by Mojo.

SEE YOU THERE!!

SWING /a concept store

1960 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.

Harlem, NY 10026

212.222.5802

RSVP at info@swing-nyc.com

SWING "I LOVE HARLEM" Special Event 2/18/2010

by HarlemHouse

An exclusive event Thursday, February 18th from 5PM-9PM at “SWING” on 1960 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd & 118th St.  Come join Helena & Moun to celebrate “I Love Harlem”  See invite…   SWING_E_INVITE2

There will be Music/a DJ, Specialty Goods on sale, along with hor’dourves, wine/drinks etc.

The store has an eclectic collection of signature gift items… Groove, Culture, Art & Music… many hand selected items and off the beat and path merchandise which make for a perfect gift.

Very unique for kids, your wife, husband or friends to shop for something that not every other store carries.

Stop by and check it out for yourself.  Or better yet SWING…on by next Thursday night to celebrate and catch the vibe of the store, while socializing, shopping, having a drink and listening to some music all at the same time.

Food will be catered by Mojo.

SEE YOU THERE!!

SWING /a concept store

1960 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.

Harlem, NY 10026

212.222.5802

RSVP at info@swing-nyc.com

Happy 100th Birthday, Adam!

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

By NativeNewYorker

 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., New York City’s first African American City Councilman and Harlem’s first Black Congressman, was born on November 29, 1908. This colorful, charismatic and sometimes controversial Harlemite led the boycotts that integrated employment in the previously “whites only” stores on 125th Street in the middle of the last century.  Celebrations of the centennial of his birth are planned throughout the week including screenings of the biographical movie “Keep the Faith, Baby” at the Harlem State Office Building and a Program entitled “Keeping  the Faith in the 21st Century” at the Schomburg Center this Saturday, November 29th from 11 am to 6 pm.  The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is located at 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (aka Lenox Avenue) and 135 Street.      

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