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The Harlem Harvest Festival – Saturday, October 6th

FOOD, WINE AND FAMILY FUN ABOUND AT THE HARLEM HARVEST FESTIVAL

 Harlem Park To Park Presents Its Third Annual Harlem Harvest Festival

With Activities And Events For the Whole Family

 September 29, 2012 – Harlem, NY – Whether you’re a foodie, a yoga enthusiast, aspiring dancer or family looking for fun activities to keep the little ones busy, you can find it at this year’s Harlem Harvest Festival. Harlem Park to Park, a community improvement association in Central Harlem, the hub for New York City’s premiere dining, shopping and nightlife destinations north of 110th street, will present its third annual Harlem Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 6, from 10am to 4pm.  The event will take place in A. Phillip Randolph Square at St. Nicholas Avenue, between 116th and 117th streets, as the kick off event for Harlem Park to Park’s annual Oktoberfest.

The Harlem Harvest Festival, which drew more than 2,700 attendees last year, has grown even more this year with vendor participation including businesses from Central and East Harlem, as well as upstate farms and wineries. Bread Alone, Horman’s Pickles, Brooklyn Cured Sausage, Breezy Hill Farm, Knoll Crest Farm, Cider Hill Farm, Glebocki Farm, Thousand Island Winery, Community Markets, Cabot Cheese will all participate, along with performances by the Dance Theater of Harlem, live music from a salsa band, and great activities for the kids. Also featured is the annual cook-off event, this year featuring the “Battle of the Avenues” pitting Lenox Avenue restaurants, Sylvia’s and Corner Social and for Frederick Douglas Blvd., 67 Orange and Harlem Tavern.  The restaurants will square off on omelets and entrées.

“The Festival has become a wonderful way to showcase the best of our amazing local businesses, not only to our neighbors, but also to the rest of the city as we invite everyone to travel uptown and experience first-hand one of New York City’s most exciting new shopping, dining, and nightlife destinations,” said Nikoa Evans-Hendricks, Executive Director of Harlem Park to Park.  The organization has played a crucial role in raising the level of visibility for the businesses in the community.

Harlem Harvest Festival this Saturday, October 6th from 1o am to 4 pm.

Adult yoga (bring mat), Children’s yoga, Face Painting, Sand Art, Live music, Cook off – Battle of the Lenox Ave chefs vs. FDB Ave chefs, Hula Hoop demo, African Dance and more!

Programming Schedule:

On Stage

10:00 am DJ
10:30 am Host
11:00 am Land Yoga class (Adult)
11:30 am Dj, Raffle
12:00 pm Adventures in Yogaland Children’s Yoga
12:30 pm Cook off – Battle of the Avenues: Lenox Avenue chefs vs Eighth Avenue chefs
1:10 pm Raffle
1:15 pm Salsa Band
2:00 pm Bikram Yoga East Harlem (Adult)
2:30 pm Hula Hoop demonstration
3:00 pm African Dance Performance/Kim Holmes
3:30 pm Live Music PerformanceOff Stage
10:30 am Pumpkin Carving by Master Carver Hugh McMahon

11:00 am Harvist Restaurant Flash Kitchen

11:30 am Pumpkin Art, Face Painting/Layla

12:00 pm Harvist Restaurant Flash Kitchen

12:15 pm Raffle – 2 Carved Pumpkins

12:30 pm Face Painting/Patricia Anthony

1:00 pm Harvist Restaurant Flash Kitchen

1:15 pm Raffle – $50 gift card from Whole Foods Market

1:30 pm Sand Art, Balloons/Patricia Anthony

2:00 pm Harvist Restaurant Flash Kitchen

2:30 pm Gardening (Harlem Flo Atelier)

3:00 pm Harvist Restaurant Flash Kitchen presentation

3:15 pm Raffle – Gift basket from Whole Foods Market

Mount Morris Park neighborhood of Harlem Annual House Tour is this weekend

By HarlemCondoLife
Don’t forget the annual Mount Morris Park Annual House Tour is this weekend hosted by Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association. It is this Sunday, June 12th!

This is the time when one can see some of the most beautiful brownstones in New York City that make up Central Harlem, also known as the Mt. Morris Park area. Also the area was recently praised by New York Magazine.

Here is the schedule for the day for those interested in attending:

  • 11 AM to 4 PM: Follow the Self-Guided Tour of Homes 
  • 1 PM and 3 PM: Join the Architectural Walking Tour
  • 12 Noon and 2 PM: Go Inside Historic Harlem
  • 1:30 PM: Join the Marcus Garvey Park Walking Tour

Thursday Harlem holiday planner

By HarlemCondoLife
There are two wonderful events taking place this evening for you to consider for your Thursday Harlem holiday schedule.

First, we want to tell you about the Winter Celebration and Tree Lighting in Morningside Park, organized by the Friends of Morningside Park. Festivities will begin at 4:00 PM inside the St. Recreation Center at 123rd Street and Morningside Avenue. The holiday celebration will then move outside at 4:30PM. The holiday tree will be lit at 5:00 PM.

And second, we want to tell you about Harlem Flo’s Holiday Trunk Show, which will include items to purchase from local artists and designers. This event will take place at their second location, which is 2276 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, and starts at 6 PM.

So if you’re looking to attend a tree lighting and get some holiday shopping done, tonight is the night in Harlem.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Harlem’s LAUNDROMAT PROJECT: Wash clothes, Make Art, Build Community


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By NativeNewYorker

Something really neat is happening every Sunday in the Laundry Room at 143 West 116th St (between Lenox & ACP Aves).  The Laundromat Project, a community-based non-profit arts organization, sponsors art workshops where local residents can create their own art.  The “drop in” workshops are taught by professional artists on everything from solar printing to sidewalk painting. The Laundromat Project is committed to the idea that “creativity is a central component of healthy human beings, vibrant neighborhoods, and thriving economies”, and so they bring art education to community members in their own neighborhoods – all ages and levels of experience are welcome.   The Art Workshops are scheduled from 12-3pm every Sunday.  Yesterday, Maya Valladares taught participants how to create original designs and print them on fabrics.  Stop by next Sunday for bookmaking with Shani Peters.  The workshops are held every week through October.  A detailed schedule can be found on their website, along with information about how to volunteer or support the project.

The Laundromat Project

Works in Progress Art Workshop Schedule
12 – 3pm every Sunday, May 23 – Oct 20, 2010
At the Laundry Room, 143 West 116th St (between Lenox & ACP Avenues)

Suggested donation: $4 but no one is turned away if they are unable to pay