Ever want to see if you can paint? This is your chance to try it out in a cool setting with a fantastic instructor at Harlem’s trendy Corner Social. Read below for the exact details of this unique event in Ruthy’s own words. Click here to purchase tickets, space is limited. Tonight: Monday, May 18, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT) at the Corner Social 321 Lenox Ave. New York, NY 10027.
PAINT NITE WITH RUTHY VALDEZ
“Paint with me while sipping on a cocktail. I will walk you through the painting so you can create your own unique masterpiece at the end of the night. You will be amazed at what you will create. We provide all you will need to create: canvas, paints, brushes and smock…..as well as 2 cocktails.
Unleash your inner Picasso. It’s simple and completely stress free. Absolutely, no painting experience is needed. The Event will last approximately two hours, at the end you get to take home your new masterpiece. We will use acrylics in primary colors and provide a 11′ x 14” canvas.
DRINK CREATIVELY! See you Monday!
Ruthy Valdez Website
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For the second year in a row, top bars from across Harlem and Washington Heights/Inwood to compete for Title of “Best Uptown Bartender”
Mixologists from 30 of New York City’s best uptown bars from Harlem and Washington Heights/Inwood will try to wow bar goers between May 5th and 15th with delectable and original cocktails featuring sponsor spirit brands Hennessy V.S and Hendricks Gin.
The Uptown Battle of the Bars is presented by Harlem Park to Park, a community improvement association in Central Harlem, and produced by Good Ice Marketing.
Participating bartenders will create signature original cocktails using their choice of ingredients, along with the featured spirits. Cocktails will be available to sample on Monday, May 5 and Monday, May 12th, between 6-10 pm at a special $8 discounted price. Visitors will have the opportunity to vote online from May 5 through the 15th at Instagram @UptownBattle for their favorite cocktail.
The bartenders from the top 12 bars with the highest votes will advance to compete for the title of Best Uptown Bartender at a showdown VIP finale event on May 19, from 6-10 pm, at Harlem Tavern on Frederick Douglas Blvd at 116th Street. At the final showdown, industry and celebrity judges, along with the audience, will taste creations by the mixologists featuring Hennessy V.S and Hendricks Gin.
The Showdown Finale includes 3 rounds of competition. In the first round the bartenders will have 10 minutes to create a cocktail using Hennessy V.S. For the second round, first round finalists will compete to create cocktails using Hendricks Gin. For the last round, the final 2 bartenders, with the assistance of fellow competitors, will use surprise secret ingredients — á la “Chopped” — to create original cocktails, using either of the 2 spirits for the winning title. Drinks will be judged on creativity, taste/complexity, originality and their crowd pleasing factor. Music will be provided by Dj Stormin’ Norman of Sundae Sermon.
“Harlem’s nightlife and bar scene has developed tremendously in the complexity and originality of offerings and concepts. From rum-based craft cocktail bars, to craft brew beer gardens and speakeasies, we are able to offer comparable entertainment options to what one has downtown,” said Harlem Park to Park Executive Director, Nikoa Evans-Hendricks.
“We also have an opportunity to highlight the amazing beverage talent that these establishments are attracting throughout the uptown community,” added Karl Franz Williams, founder and CEO of Good Ice Marketing and owner of mixology bar 67 Orange Street. “Harlem and Washington Heights are not only attracting top restaurants, but both neighborhoods are also attracting and grooming amazing beverage talent. This competition will help generate some visibility for this talented group while providing some exciting entertainment for the neighborhood.”
Tickets to the Showdown finale on May 19, at Harlem Tavern cost $35 in advance and $40 at the door and can be purchased at www.uptownbattleofbars.eventbrite.com. Admission includes discounted drink/appetizer specials and original cocktail samples. Harlem Tavern is located at 2153 Frederick Douglas Boulevard and 116th Street.
May 5 to 15: Bars from across Harlem and Washington Heights create signature cocktails available to the public for $8. The public can vote for favorite cocktail at Instagram @UptownBattle.
May 19: Top bartenders compete at Harlem Tavern for title of “Best Uptown Bartender.”
5 and Diamond, 67 Orange Street, 9A Kitchen & Lounge, Billie’s Black, Cantina 1838, Cedric’s, Chocolat Restaurant & Lounge, Corner Social, Cove Lounge, Harlem Food Bar, Harlem Public, Harlem Tavern, Heights Tavern, La Bodega 47 Social Club, La Marina, Lido Harlem, Maison Harlem, Minton’s, Moca Lounge, Red Rooster Harlem, Settepani, Shrine World Music Venue, Silvana, Sylvia’s Restaurant, The Cecil, The Park 112 Restaurant & Lounge, Vinateria Restaurant & Bar, Ya Tenga
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DEAR SUMMER – This Saturday September 14th, Corner Social in Central Harlem will be taking advantage of the season and having a $25 Pre-Fixe Brunch with complimentary cocktails from 12 – 1 pm. Music by: GETLIVE! Call for Reservations #212-510-8552.
Corner Social – located at 321 Lenox Avenue at 126th Street Harlem, NY.
For more info please see their website Corner Social.
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Harlem Park To Park Presents Harlem Restaurant and Retail Week! Starting Thursday, August 15th, Today! Look for Prix Fixe 3 course Menu Lunch $20,13 and dinner $30,13 from many of your favorite Harlem Hot Spots. Also Retailers will have on sale select items from $10,13 to $30,13. The discount menu and select retail items will continue all the way until August 31st.
So go out and enjoy Harlem and save a little dinero while supporting your community! See full list and info at www.facebook.com/harlemparktopark and www.twitter.com/harlempark2park
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Top bars and bartenders uptown compete from August 12th – 21th.
Presented by HARLEM PARK TO PARK and sponsored by RIAZUL TEQUILA.
Final showdown event on August 26th from 6 pm – 10 pm, when the winner will be announced. DJ Stormin’ Norman of SUNDAE SERMON will provide the music, and the one and only Bevy Smith will be the celebrity judge.
1. 35+ bars from West Harlem, East Harlem, Central Harlem and Washington Heights/Inwood each feature an original cocktail August 12th through August 21st.
2. Visit participating bars to sample original cocktails. Discounted price of $8 for cocktail on Monday, August 12th and Monday, August 19th.
3. Vote online at Instagram @UptownBattle until August 21st for your favorite bar to advance to the Showdown Finale event.
4. Bartenders from the top 3 bars with highest votes from each neighborhood will advance to the Finale/Showdown event on August 26th to compete for title of BEST UPTOWN BARTENDER.
5. Purchase tickets for admission to VIP Showdown event featuring industry/celebrity judges and celebrity dj, discounted drink/appetizer specials and original cocktail samples.
Tickets: $35 in advance
$40 at the door
Visit uptownbattleofbars.eventbrite.com to buy your tickets today!
9A NYC Kitchen & Lounge
The Grange Bar & Eatery
67 Orange Street
Chocolat Restaurant Lounge
Harlem Food Bar
Red Rooster Harlem
WXYZ Bar/Aloft Harlem Hotel
Ya Tenga French Bistro
Camaradas El Barrio
Prime One 16
Papasito Mexican Grill & Agave Bar
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Much of Central Harlem‘s new restaurant excitement spotlights Frederick Douglass Boulevard, but beautiful and historic Lenox Avenue has also become quite a culinary epicenter. And this Tuesday night, eight restaurants on Harlem’s Lenox Avenue will prove that as they serve up local cuisine as part of the “Summer Sizzles On Lenox,” a block party-style event .
“We’ve got some of the widest sidewalks in the city, we’ve got gorgeous architecture, we have a thriving commercial corridor now. It really has become a place to see and be seen,” said Nikoa Evans-Hendricks, an organizer from the group Harlem Park To Park.
Come out and sample the food, drinks, music and hospitality of the other restaurant row. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Sylvia and Herbert Woods Scholarship Endowment Foundation, which is named after the founder of Sylvia’s and her husband.
The event kicks off at 6 p.m. Tuesday. To pre-order tickets, visit summersizzles.eventbrite.com, or buy them the night of the event for $10 at Federal Carver Bank at 75 West 125th Street or Native Restaurant at 161 Lenox Avenue. Bon appetite!
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Today Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Corner Social in Harlem the Lenox Avenue cast will host a fundraising event to generate revenue to produce future episodes. This special brunch provides fans an opportunity to meet the cast and purchase show apparel while mingling with industry executives and colleagues.
To reserve a table and for more info call (212) 510-8552. This event will be held from 12 pm – 5 pm *reserved table seating times are at 12 Noon, 1:30pm and 3pm.
Come on out and support Lenox Avenue the series while enjoying great food and drinks at Corner Social!
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Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Harlem Park to Park’s Executive Director Nikoa Evans-Hendricks following her interview by CBS News at Land Yoga promoting the 4th annual Harlem Restaurant and Retail Week.
HarlemCondoLife.com (twitter: @HarlemHCL) has been a fan and supporter of both organizations from inception. We are happy to be part of what’s happening in Harlem.
Below is more information on this year’s event.
Fourth annual Spring Harlem Restaurant and Retail Month. Feb 15 – 28. Featuring prix fixe 3 course menus and selected retail items.
Ristorante Settepani’s Braised Monkfish, Chicken and Red Velvet Waffles at 67 Orange Street, classes fromLand Yoga, Men’s Razor Relief Treatment at Harlem Skin Clinic.
Restaurants: Cove Lounge, Harlem Food Bar, Harlem Tavern, Lenox Coffee, Moca Lounge, Native Restaurant, Red Rooster Harlem, Ristorante Settepani, Sylvia’s/Sylvia’s Also Lounge, 67 Orange Street, Bleu Violin, Chez Lucien, Chocolat Restaurant and Lounge, Corner Social.
Services: Brownstone Fitness, Doggedly Devoted, Franz James Floral Boutique, Harlem Flo, Harlem Skin Clinic, Land Yoga
Recent CBS News Videos:
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New Years Eve Party at CORNER SOCIAL
What are we doing New Years Eve Harlem? First off, there is no need to go downtown to celebrate, because our Harlem neighborhoods have everything you need right here! Call in advance to make a reservation with your favorite place and find out EXACT details as Harlem is going to be busy tonight!
LIDO HARLEM NYE DINNER AND PARTY
One of the first restaurant bars to reach out to us was Lido on Frederick Douglass Boulevard. Call and make a reservation. They will be bringing in the New Year with a special dinner menu and drinks.
JADO SUSHI HARLEM
67 ORANGE STREET NYE PARTY!
More Harlem Hot Spots to consider are Corner Social (ad above), L Lounge (was told they will have a DJ spinning), The 5 and Diamond (listed below), 67 Orange Street (make a reservation space limited), Bier International, Cove Lounge, Ricardos, Billie’s Black, Cedric Bistro (Dinner is sold out but come in after 11pm to have drinks and fun), Harlem Tavern, Red Rooster and Ginny’s Supper Club. New kids on the block Jado Sushi, Harlem Food Bar, and Maison Harlem are all three great suggestions as well.
It might be a difficult night to “bar hop” as many of the places listed are reservations only for New Years Eve. But make the rounds and try your luck if you do not have a reservation. It’s not too late with many of these places to make your reservation though today. I know we have left many places out. If we have, call and make sure they are open and celebrating tonight. I believe Melbas is closed tonight for NYE but will be open for New Years Day. Perfect hangover food!
2013 is going to be a great year I can just feel it! So let’s get it started off right by bringing in the New Year TONIGHT IN HARLEM!!!
Celebrate New Years Eve at The 5 and Diamond Restaurant!
MAISON HARLEM CELEBRATES NYE!
(The 5 and Diamond dinner starts at 5pm and their inaugural NYE celebration kicks off at 10pm! Try out new kids on the block Maison’s delicious food and drinks (above) and welcome them to the neighborhood.)
RICARDO STEAK HOUSE NYE GOLD PARTY
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Condé Nast Traveller selected and reviewed the hippest bars, eateries and unique places in Harlem this week.
Did your favorite spot make the list? Find out which after-hours bars, chic restaurants, hotels and quirky shops are on their list here.
(Aloft Harlem, Harlem Tavern, 67 Orange Street, The 5 and Diamond Restaurant, Red Rooster, bier international, Sylvia’s Restaurant, Jado Sushi, Chez Lucienne, Harlem Food Bar, Levain Bakery, Apollo Theater, Corner Social, Vault, Demolition Depoton 125th Street, Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market, Marjorie Eliot, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Lenox Coffee, Astor Row, Maysles Cinema, Hotel Theresa…)
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