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!
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
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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
Posted in Art and Culture, Community, Harlem, History, Real Estate Tagged with: Central Harlem, Community, Mount Morris Park
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!
Posted in Art and Culture, Community, Free!, Harlem Tagged with: 10026, 10027, 123rd Street, 2279 Frederick Douglass Blvd., Community, Harlem, Harlem Flo, Holiday shopping, Morningside Avenue, morningside park
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
Posted in Community, Harlem Tagged with: 116th Street, art classes, art education, Art Workshops, Central Harlem, Community, community art, Harlem, Harlem events, Sundays in Harlem, The Laundromat Project
This Thursday Harlem Children’s Zone is hosting a fund raiser to support UNICEF’S Haitian Relief efforts at the Dwyer Cultural Center. The evening will feature performances by local artists and a silent auction including dinner for two at Chez Lucienne, private showings at local galleries, and personal drawing classes. It is completely free to attend but there is a suggested donation of $10 and guests are strongly encouraged to participate in the auction—it is a fund raiser after all!
I for one am excited to hear about and attend this event, make a donation, and enjoy the show. Join me and show your love for Haiti!
Harlem Loves Haiti: Whatever it Takes for Harlem’s Kids
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Harlem Children’s Zone at the Dwyer Cultural Center
258 St. Nicholas Avenue (123rd Street)
For more information: 212-360-3255
Admission: $10 suggested donation
Posted in Harlem Tagged with: Community, Dwyer Cultural Center, Event, Haiti, Harlem, Harlem Children's Zone, harlem loves haiti, UNICEF