February 23rd, 2017 by INtoHarlem
On Friday, February 24The Elixir Media Group‘s Uptown Soul Lounge series will celebrate its one year anniversary and pay homage to black history and iconic artists who have harnessed the power of being unapologetically black. This milestone event will take place in the intimate, speakeasy setting of the series’ original venue, Gin Fizz Harlem, and feature special live performances by the captivating experimental jazz/soul artist Melanie Charles, alternative-soul maverick Leandra McNair, and the overpowering and angelic singer/songwriter Britanny Fousheé.
Event time is 8PM and admission is $5 with an RSVP here. Admission is $10 at the door without an RSVP. Early arrival is highly suggested, as admission is not guaranteed once the venue reaches capacity. Gin Fizz Harlem is located at 308 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027.
Serving as NYC’s most exciting new platform for the world’s best emerging talent in soul music, ‘Uptown Soul Lounge‘ is a monthly showcase that happens on the last Friday of every month. With the live soulful vibes from carefully curated talent, and resident host Ayoinmotion, ‘Uptown Soul Lounge‘ is the revival of Harlem’s old jazz/soul ethos and the birth of a new musical frontier. Over the course of just one year, it has made its name for bridging the gap between generations and blurring lines in the soul spectrum.


Melanie Charles (aka D’flower) is a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter,producer, flutist and actress of Haitian descent. A recent graduate of The New School for jazz and Contemporary Music, she has featured on albums alongside contemporary luminaries such as Gregory Porter, Jose James, Lakecia Benjamin, Jesse Fischer, Laura Izibor and more. Melanie has also toured the US and abroad with such acts as Atlantic recording artist Laura Izibor, Italian Guitarist/producer Nicola Conte, and Brooklyn based band People’s Champs. After the release of her experimental collaborative album under the name ‘Rat Habitat‘ with guitarist Jordan Peters (Lauryn Hill), Melanie has hit the road again for a nationwide tour, and returns to NYC for Uptown Soul Lounge’s special unapologetically black and one year anniversary event with a signature Chaka Khan meets Badu-esque “sonic collage” performance, fusing r&b, jazz, and Haitian folk songs. 

More from Melanie:

Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud | YouTube


Leandra McNair is an American soul singer from New York. Her contemporary alternative soul has strong hip hop influences with a distinct jazz background, rooted in her studies in vocal performance at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. With influences from Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Janelle Monae, Lauryn Hill, Swing out Sister and even Joey Badass, Leandra has crafted a sound that’s uniquely her own, writing all her songs using the ukelele. She released her debut EP ‘Allura Luna’ in 2013. In 2015 Leandra had the honor of singing backup vocals for the legendary Debbie Sledge at the Standard Jazz club in Copenhagen. Later that year she was  invited back to perform her own show at the Standard for a Nat King Cole Tribute with legends Alvin Queen and Neils Lan Doky. Leandra’s latest recording project, the ‘LUCKY‘ EP, is now available everywhere.
More From Leandra:

Facebook | Twitter | IG | SoundCloud | YouTube

In a nutshell, one could describe Britanny Fousheé as the perfect amalgam of Amy Winehouse and Toni Braxton. Fusing jazz, alternative rock, and r&b to pioneer a sound that is uniquely her own, Britanny’s stage presence is infectious, allowing her performances to draw you in and lull you into a state of pure bliss that you have to experience to understand.

Britanny first found her calling as a child in her living room in Somerville, New Jersey, where the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Chaka Khan, Bob Marley, Prince, and The Beatles often filled the house. Her mother was a founding member of the all female Jamaican band Pep, which also shaped Britanny’s identity as an artist today. It was around the time her mother purchased their first stereo system and microphone that she began composing music, and singing. 

In addition to Britanny’s vocal training with celebrity vocal coach Craig Derry, her studies in media, classical music, background arrangement, guitar, and piano has made her a well-rounded and seasoned performer.

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October 26th, 2016 by INtoHarlem

It’s Halloween in Harlem!

Enjoy a Ghoulishly Great Week
filled with fun Halloween festivities
at your favorite neighborhood spots!

Halloween Costume Parties 
Costume 3-Mile Run
Kids Monster Ball
Haunted Houses
Pet Parades 

Want more?
We’ve got
Boozy Brunches and
All Night Happy Hours too!

There’s plenty of Harlem fun
this week and every week!

“I Love Harlem – #ThisIsMyHarlem”
T-Shirts available at

Angel of Harlem

Prince-Themed Halloween Party
Friday, October 28th

Music by DJ Likwuid


2272 Frederick Douglass Blvd

Halloween Costume Party
Saturday, October 29th

Music by DJ Michael York


Prize for the best costume.

MIST Harlem

Halloween Party
Monday, October 31st
6 pm-10 pm

Come as your favorite TV Character.
No cover charge, open to public!
46. W. 116th Street

Hoodwinked Escape

NYC’s Largest Immersive Horror Theatre Experience arrives in Harlem through November 6th!

The Uninvited: Awakening is a 25,000 square foot, 30-heart pounding minute experience; combining immersive theatrical storytelling, epic scenic design and scream inducing state-of –the-art special effects.  Located in the cellar level of the turn-of-the century  historic Graham Court building (which once served as stables for the Manhattan elite)  The Uninvited: Awakeninginvites audiences to embark on a self-guided exploration of the twisted and cracked halls of purgatory, immersing and interacting with a cast of 45 terrifying actors, stunt performers, and aerial artists who portray the dead that are waiting, craving life, and they will do anything to get it back.
You will hear, see, smell, and feel the fear!

151 W. 116th Street

Halloween R’ US

Children’s Monster Ball
Monday, October 31st
2PM – 6PM

Trick or Treat Bag Giveaways
Kids Dental Screening

A. Philip Randolph Square
St. Nicholas Avenue
btwn W. 116th Street & W. 117th Street

Harlem Doggie Day Spa

Halloween Pet Costume Parade!
Saturday, October 29th
12:30 PM
Convent Garden
Donation: $10
(Includes 10% off creative services at Harlem Doggie Day Spa)

Hamilton Heights Running Group

Halloween 3-Mile
Costume Fun Run!
Saturday, October 29th
3:30 PM

Best Costume Grand Prize Winner receives $100 Foodtown Harlem Gift Certificate

Convent Garden

Aloft Harlem
$5 Happy Hour every day!
5 pm – 7 pm
Monday Nights – GAME NIGHT!
(Happy Hour extended to 8 pm
Halloween 90’s Party!
DJ plays from 7 pm – 11 pm
Come dressed as your favorite 90’s HIP HOP / R&B artist
Grap the mic and sing a along
when the DJ plays your artist’s name!
Angel of Harlem

Weekend Brunch
Saturday and Sunday
$20 Unlimited Drink Specials
12 pm to 5 pm

2272 Frederick Douglass Blvd

All Night Happy Hour 
Wednesday and Thursday
$30 Prix Fixe Menu
MIST Harlem

All-Star Karaoke Brunch
Sunday, October 30th
12 pm-5 pm
Hosted by Patrick Riley
Giveaways courtesy of Miss Jessie’s
plus other surprise giveaways.

(Includes Prix Fixe Brunch, Mimosas, and Karaoke)
Paid at the door

46 W. 116th Street
Salon 804
4th Annual Breast Cancer Beauty Brunch
Saturday, October 29th
11 am

Xaviar’s on the Hudson
Yonkers, NY

Your donation includes a full course meal, unlimited Prosecco, Mimosas, Bellinis, Kir Royales, soft drinks, coffee, tea. and entertainment for $125

The Studio Museum in Harlem

Studio Salon:
Leslie Wayne and Saya Woolfalk
on Alma Thomas
Moderated by Ian Berry

Thursday, October 27th
7 pm – 9 pm

 This special edition of Studio Salon is presented on the occasion of Alma Thomas, an exhibition that examines the evolution of an artist who created a highly personal style that expanded upon traditional Abstract Expressionist and Washington Color School practices through experimentations with abstraction, color, line and pattern.

144 W. 125th Street






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October 16th, 2016 by INtoHarlem

Our Grand Opening Weekend kicks off tomorrow October 15th to Sunday, October 16th! The weekend is action packed with FREE activities for everyone. Activities such as our inaugural 3-part exhibition titled Home, Memory, and Future,” Calle Bembé neighborhood party, food vendors, children’s art activities, and Open House New York panels in collaboration with Apollo Theater and Positive Workforce.


October 2016 – March 2017 

The 3-part exhibition explores HOME in the age of gentrification, dislocation, migration, exile, belonging, health and unaffordable housing. The exhibition will feature work from 20 artists of various mediums, including augmented reality. Renowned curator, Lowery Stokes Sims joins Yasmin Ramirez, Marta Moreno Vega and Regina Bultrón Bengoa in curating HOME, MEMORY, AND FUTURE.

Free Admission
No preregistration is required to view the exhibition
Hourly self-guided tours:  11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm


Uniting Community – Cultural Spaces | 2 Panels  

From East to West, the heartbeat of Harlem–125th Street–once bustled with theaters, clubs and other music venues that embraced African American and Latino artists and audiences. As part of the Open House New York Weekend, the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute and the Apollo Theater explore West Harlem’s rich musical and cultural history.

Experts Richard BlondetHenry MedinaRalph Mendez, and John T. Reddick take us on an audio and video tour exploring how African aesthetic transformed West and East Harlem into a vibrant cultural and musical epicenter, one that continues to vibrate in the nation today.

Saturday | October 15, 2016 
Where: Positive Workforce | 109 E 125th St, New York, NY 10035
Panel 1 | 11:30am – 1:00pm
Panel 2 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm 

Sunday | October 16, 2016 
Where: Apollo Theater at 253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027
Panel 1 | 11:30am – 1:00pm 
Panel 2 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm 


Where: Northern Manhattan Rehabilitation Parking Lot | 125th BTW Lexington and Park Avenues

Saturday | October 15, 2016 

Children’s Art Village 
Time: 11:00am to 4:00pm
Storytelling, dance workshops, face painting, and fun drop-in art activities.

Time: 12:30pm to 1pm 
Babalorisha John Mason, Iyalorisha Angela Fontanez, and Babalorisha Paulo Bispo.

Grand Opening Concert 1
Time: 1:15pm to  2:30pm
Performances by Amma McKen with Roman Diaz and Cimarron, and Something Positive.

Battle of the DJ’s
 5pm to 7pm
Dj Sabine and Dj Bjoyce

Grand Opening Concert 2
Time: 4pm to 5pm
Performances by Los Pleneros de la 21

Sunday | October 16, 2016 

Children’s Art Village 
Time: 11am to 4:00pm
Storytelling, dance workshops, face painting, and fun drop-in art activities.

Grand Opening Concert 3 
Time: 2pm to 3pm
Performances by DelSonido

DJ Dance Party  
Time: 3pm to 4pm
DJ Beto of IBomba

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September 5th, 2016 by INtoHarlem

Shop Harlem

Happy Labor Day!

Fall has officially arrived
and Harlem Happenings
just keep getting better!

From Back to School Specials
Special Fall Menus

Fall Fashions
Finding Your Groove

Harlem is Hot…anytime of the year!
Save the Date!
Harlem Harvest Festival is Saturday, October 8th.
Annual Harlem Bake Off
Entry Forms Now Available! 



Harlem Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 8th


Enter today to win prizes for:

Best Candy
Best Brownies
Best Cookies
Best Pie
Best Cake

Entry forms due Wednesday, September 21st!

Lido Harlem

Join us for Labor Day Brunch
and enjoy our famous bottomless mimosas!

2168 Frederick Douglass Blvd

Land Yoga Wellness Center

Kick off your Fall season with
15% off at Little Bamboo Sushi
when you take a Tuesday or Thursday 12 pm class at Land Yoga
this September!

Harlem’s Heaven Hats

Fall in to Fashion
with Cuban inspired floral hats
designed by Evetta Petty, Harlem’s Heaven Hats!
Hats on display in Macy’s Herald Square
as part of Harlem Havana, a cultural exchange to showcase the music, arts, and food of Harlem and Havana. 

2538 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd

Corner Social

Celebrate Labor Day
(and every Monday)
Oysters & Moet!

321 Lenox Avenue

Ponty Bistro Harlem

Continue Your Labor Day Celebration with
“Ms Vinnie King”
Harlem’s Finest Jazz & Blues Singer

Wednesday, September 7th

Reserve a table today (212) 234-6474 or www.pontybistro.com

144 W. 139th Street

MIST Harlem

Harlem International Film Festival Opening Night
Wednesday, September 14th
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Harlem Premiere of The West African homage to Purple Rain: “AKOUNAK TEDALAT TAHA TAZOUGHAI” aka 
“Rain The Color Blue With a Little Red In It”
 46 W. 116th Street

MIST Harlem

Noire Fashion Show
Saturday, September 24th

46 W. 116th Street


Solomon and Kuff Rum Hall

Blue Nefertiti, a French Cabaret
Starring Celia from Les Nubians

September 29th
October 13th

Dinner at 7pm and 9pm
Seating is limited.
Dinner reservations should be made via email (info@solomonandkuff.com)

2331 12th Avenue




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May 23rd, 2016 by INtoHarlem

Vivenzio Piece

Image Above: Untitled (luddite), Richard Vivenzio, 2016 [Sisal, dye, screws, shadow, gravity]

Wednesday, May 25, 6pm-8pm 
Discussion begins at 6:30
Exhibition: Dreamers  These three artists, Gregory Saint Amand, Stefano Di Cicco and Roddy Wildeman, all living or working in Harlem, yet from vastly different backgrounds, Haiti, Italy and NJ respectively, discuss Harlem’s unavoidable inspiration in their work and how that fuses with their international travel and background.

LOCATION: Harlem Properties sponsored gallery, 163 Lenox Ave between 118 and 119th St., NYC

Art Meets Farm

FLUX Public Art Projects, Final Week: May 25-31
  • May 25: 6-8pm, many artists at their installations sites, FREE
  • May 286-8pm, Odetta tour of FLUX Public Art Projects, RSVP
  • May 2811-1pm, Art meets Farm Family Brunch, TICKETS
  • LAST WEEKEND! May 28 & 2912-3pm,  many artists at their installations sites, FREE


Saturday May 28, noon – 2:00
Meet seven artists in FLUX Fair, Michele Brody, Linda Cunningham, Ellen Hackl Fagan, Alice Momm, Will Pappenheimer, Jose Soto, Susan Stair, and Kurt Steger.  ODETTA Director/Curator Ellen Hackl Fagan will lead this tour of works in FLUX Fair that range from traditional approaches to three-dimensional installations to ephemeral works that involve interactive technology and nature. Artist introductions and Q & A at each installation site.

MEETING LOCATION: Harlem Art Park on 120th between Lexington & Third Avenues


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March 22nd, 2016 by INtoHarlem

Ten Total

Total Equity Now is partnering with Harlem and South Bronx libraries for a four-month series of #RockThoseReads Street Team community service projects designed to promote library resources and programming, encourage neighbors to sign up for library cards and carry reading materials publicly and proudly, and celebrate and promote “reads” about our communities.  Let’s help them spread the word.

#RockThoseReads Street Teams
Spring 2016 Series
1st Day of Each Month, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


4/01 (Fri.) – Hamilton Grange Library, 503 W. 145th St. (btwn Broadway & Amsterdam)

5/01 (Sun.) – To Be Announced
6/01 (Wed.) – Aguilar Library, E. 110th St. (btwn 3rd and Lexington)

South Bronx 

4/01 (Fri.) – Morrisania Library, 610 E. 169th St. (at Franklin Ave.)
5/01 (Sun.) – Grand Concourse Library, 155 E. 173rd St. (at Selwyn Ave.)

6/01 (Wed.) – Melrose Library, 910 Morris Avenue (at 162nd St.)

To volunteer with April 1st Street Teams, please email RockThoseReads@gmail.com.

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March 21st, 2016 by INtoHarlem

thumbnail-aecaf9442012bfef1069c05e84f854c4175ca392 Dreamkeepers

WHAT: Lifestyle expert and media professional Harriette Cole has launched a multi-pronged educational initiative, DREAMLEAPERS, which is designed to help people access and activate their dreams.

The first DREAMLEAPERS Retreat will occur on Saturday, April 2, 2016. More than 20 industry professionals will gather to offer their expertise and advice to support entrepreneurs and those with an entrepreneurial spirit to “leap into their own greatness.” Cole’s premise is that most people have dreams that they wish they could bring to the surface. Either due to fear, lack of time or absence of knowledge, many never even attempt to activate them. Through the support of this day-long event, and follow up webinars, participants will learn how to identify their dreams and gain the professional support needed to get to the next level.

This inaugural retreat is in partnership with Harlem Park 2 Park and will be held at MIST Harlem located at 46 West 116th Street.

This retreat’s focus will be entrepreneurs and those with an entrepreneurial spirit.

Topics to include:
• How to pitch perfectly
• Using social media successfully
• How to sell
• How to promote effectively
• How to get financed
• How to turn your business into a brand
• How to take care of your finances in the process and more….

CONFIRMED LEAPERS: Lisa Price/Carol’s Daughter, Elaine Welteroth/ Teen VOGUE, Teneshia Warner/Egami Consulting Group, Latham Thomas/MamaGlow, John Henry/CoFound Harlem, Blondel Pinnock/Carver Bank, Jeff Shick/Money Miners, Christian Damiba/NYC Business Solutions, Kenneth Knuckles/UMEZ, Curtis Archer/HCAC, ShirleyAnn Robertson/Prudential, Sidra Smith/Gatepass Entertainment, and many more.

WHEN: Saturday, April 2, 2016 | 9AM – 6PM

DREAMLEAPERS Retreat Schedule
8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45am Welcome from Harriette Cole
9:00am Meditation
9:30am The dream experience
11amSpeed Leaping
12:30pm Networking lunch
1:30pm Building a brand and Selling It
2:40pm Keeping it real: Entrepreneurship, Money and You!
3:45pm Financing your dream
5:00pm Growing a Restaurant in Harlem/Melba’s Restaurant
6:00pm Cocktail reception and vendor experience

46 West 116th Street
(Between Lenox & 5th Avenues)
New York, NY 10026
Nearest Subway: 2 or 3 train to 116th street

Ticket price: $200 (includes continental breakfast, lunch, and cocktail reception)
To purchase tickets, go to:www.dreamleapers.com

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March 15th, 2016 by INtoHarlem


Believe in a Black Girl is a tremendous movement that recognizes and uplifts black girls. This is an incredibly exciting movement is sponsored by Black Women for Black Girls.  Please see details below.

Believe in a Black Girl℠ Campaign Launch Event – The Believe in a Black Girl℠ campaign will engage the public in an effort to reduce the distinct challenges faced by black girls by providing empowering messages and actions to encourage and uplift black girls. The campaign will run during March and May and it will launch with an inspiring and informative networking reception to be held at Harlem Hospital Center’s Mural Pavilion on Thursday, March 17 from 6 pm- 8 pm.

The launch event will provide Black women and girls an opportunity to network, create empowering videos and messages, and be informed and inspired by a number of the city’s thought leaders and activists. That evening, BW4BG will present the 2016 Believe in a Black Girl Rising Star Award to the 5th grader from Queens, Egypt “Ify” Ufele, anti-bullying activist and the only kid designer that dressed curvy models during Fashion Week. Additionally, NBC News Correspondent, Morgan K. Radford, will moderate a conversation on the state of black girls.


Thursday March 17, 2016

6:00pm – 8:00pm


Harlem Hospital Center’s Mural Pavilion
506 Lenox Avenue (btw 135 & 136th Streets)
New York, NY 10037
Black Women for Black Girls, Inc. Giving Circle Members including Sharene Wood, Harlem Haberdashery
BW4BG College Shower Honorees
Moderator: Morgan K. Radford, NBC News Correspondent
Ify Uflee, 5th Grade Curvy Girl Designer and Anti-Bullying Activist
Dominique Jones, Executive Director, The Boys & Girls Club of Harlem
Tamika Mallory, President of Mallory Consulting and Co-Chair, Justice League of NYC
Feminista Jones, Author, Social Worker, Activist, Public Speaker
Akua Soadwa, Action & Life Coach and Founder, Gye Nyame Empowerment Project
Heather Hughes, Image Stylist and Founder, Style Unleashed
For press coverage – please RSVP to: info@blackwomenforblackgirls.com

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March 8th, 2016 by INtoHarlem

Harlem Renaissance

The 2016 Harlem Whiskey Renaissance on March 25, 2016 seeks to celebrate the era of the Harlem Renaissance by providing an evening of music, performance, and of course, whiskey, that hearkens back to the era that gave us everything from Chick Webb to Claude McKay, Louis Armstrong to Zora Neal Hurston to Josephine Baker. We’ve lined up brands to pour whiskey from around the world and talk about the history of their spirits, with music provided by the Renaissance-inspired Dandy Wellington.

Most of the old speakeasies are long gone, but for one night at Mist Harlem, you can get a taste of the Harlem Renaissance along with several tastes of some of the best whiskies in the world.

TICKETS: http://www.harlemwhiskeyrenaissance.com/tickets

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November 11th, 2015 by INtoHarlem


Join Chai Wali to celebrate the first ever Diwali Festival in Harlem!  Enjoy The Grand Indian New Year & Festival of Lights on Wednesday, November 11th. Storytelling, Lighting Ceremony and Traditional Cuisine!

274 Lenox Avenue
(Btwn 124th St and 123rd St)

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