Tag Archives: Culture

The Pratt Harlem Project starts now

By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
What should a developer do with its 9000 square foot commercial space that’s been empty for a while and its the space that WAS in negotiations with the owner of Busboys and Poets? Simple answer. Donate (hopefully that’s what the developer did) the retail space for a two-week art exhibition called The Pratt Harlem Project. This is an art exhibition, in collaboration with Pratt and Harlem artists, opening to the public  starting tonight, April 14, at 2280 Frederick Douglass Blvd between 122nd and 123rd.

The Pratt Harlem Project aims to bring works by new artists from Pratt in Brooklyn and Harlem’s arts community together with buyers and interested viewers. The exhibition will feature 90 works from 80 artists and will be mixed-media and includes alumni and student artists from both Pratt and the community.

An opening reception, which is open to any and all interested, will take place tonight, April 14 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the exhibit will remain open through April 28. The hours are: Sunday – Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Explore, Experience, Appreciate Art! ArtCrawl Harlem

By HarlemGal

Don’t forget this weekend (August 7th and 8th)  is Harlem’s ArtCrawl Harlem! The tour will introduce local and tri-state residents to the rich visual arts offerings of  Harlem by taking participants through a varied selection of galleries and public spaces to view work by an eclectic array of artists at all stages of professional development.

Visitors will be escorted by a tour guide to each gallery venue where they will participate in a 30 minute visit. ArtCrawl HarlemTM culminates in a catered reception that will include food, wine and music at a Harlem cultural institution.

WHEN:
Saturday, August 7th
Trolley tour 12:00PM  to 4PM;  Reception following until 5:30PM

Sunday, August 8th
Trolley tour 1:00PM  to 5PM;  Reception following until 6:30PM

TICKETS
$55 at (212) 866-7427, artcrawlharlem.com; the code “artcol” can be used to order $40 tickets online.

Read more about ArtCrawl Harlem in The New York Times.

Uptown Magazine

uptown1By HarlemHouse

Recently I added this relatively new magazine to my reading material.  It comes out bimonthly and it covers articles on entertainment, culture, real estate, music, style, food, sports, travel and much more.  Many Harlem restaurants, lounges & real estate references are noted throughout the magazine.   Pick up an issue and check it out today!