March 16th, 2017 by INtoHarlem

Listen up Shakester! We are now accepting applications for our MR. and/or MISS Harlem Shake 2017 contestants.

The online applications are to be sent to You can also just submit via the website. We will be receiving submissions from TODAY until May 1. In the end we will choose a group of 5 men and 5 women to face off.

All that we ask is that you be a Harlem resident. We welcome all to apply, no matter your style, background, vibe, age (18-98), etc.

The winner will be awarded $1,000, a year of FREE burgers and huge party for him or her at our flagship equipped with a DJ and super good drink and food specials.

From May to June all 10 contestants’ head shots and a small bios will be showcased in our front windows at both stores. Each day, we will highlight 1st, 2nd and 3rd place from voting for that day.

One ballot will be handed out per order to our customers. There will be in-house ballot boxes. The overall winner will be announced in June.

If you think you got what it takes to be our newest MR. or MISS Harlem Shake enter today!


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February 22nd, 2016 by INtoHarlem

Between the Lines: Michael Eric Dyson and Joy Reid (Part 1)

The Schomburg Center has uploaded on YouTube video of Michael Eric Dyson and Joy Reid discussing his provocative new book, The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America.

They have an engaging discussion that is poignant and illuminating for this moment in time.

Watch Part 1 here:


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January 13th, 2016 by INtoHarlem

Be sure to catch one or both of these events this Thursday and Sunday at Solomon & Kuff’s Rum Hall!  Will we see you there?


Vibes Jan 17




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January 7th, 2016 by INtoHarlem

Afropop desert

Season eight of AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange opens with an unflinching portrait of life as an immigrant, as concerns about illegal immigration and refugees reach fever pitch in America and across the world. The documentary series leads off Monday, January 18, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on WORLD Channel with director Ditte Haarløv Johnsen’s Days of Hope. The season premiere follows three African immigrants who brave it all for a better life in Europe. Jussie Smollett, star of the hit FOX TV showEmpire, serves as eighth season host for the series, which is produced by National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) and co-presented by American Public Television (APT).


AfroPoP takes on important issues facing the global black community, and here it is especially on point. Episode one of the series, Days of Hope, puts a face—or three—on the immigration issue, showing the lengths to which brave souls will go to better their lives and their families’ dire circumstances. But the dangerous journey these individuals take is nothing in comparison with the horrors they face in their adopted countries.

“The scale and sheer numbers of immigrants from Mexico and Central America as well as the Syrian refugee crisis overshadow any conversation about immigration from other communities of color, where the human rights concerns are just as critical. “ said NBPC Director of Programs and Acquisitions and AfroPoP Executive Producer Kay Shaw. “The opportunity to broadcast a beautifully told story about the plight of West Africans facing the same risks and challenges is a reminder that the issue is global, multi-faceted and multi-racial.”

New episodes of the five-part series premiere weekly through February 15.

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December 31st, 2015 by INtoHarlem


The year 2016 marks 10 years since the West Harlem Art Fund (WHAF) presented a public artwork in Marcus Garvey Park, located in the Mt. Morris Historic District in H arlem. To celebrate this anniversary, WHAF has selected Bronx-based street artist Lady K Fever to mount an installation using various reflective materials throughout the entire park and leading visitors to the top of the acropolis. All Along the Watchtower is inspired by the actual song written by Bob Dylan and recorded by Dylan and legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix.

According to the artist Kathleena Howie, (also known as Lady K Fever), “We are going to make the park SPARKLE! Light strips will be installed in multiple designs throughout the park on wroth iron fences and near small gardens reflecting sound waves, musical rhythms and the bell tower ringing.”

Executive Director & Chief Curator Savona Bailey-McClain shares “I am thrilled to come back to Marcus Garvey Park. And the timing couldn’t be more perfect with a feature film coming out in 2017 on the life of Marcus Garvey”. Such projects furthers her hopes for public art districts throughout the City with works that speak to the landscape and vitality of New York’s urban life. This effort would be in partnership with such agencies as the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation and NYC’s Department of Transportation.

Special thanks goes to Connie Lee and the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance for requesting this anniversary work and supporting the organization through the approval process with the Parks Department and Manhattan Community Board 11.

Installation for All Along the Watchtower will occur August 2016 with special programming .

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December 7th, 2015 by INtoHarlem


The Classical Theatre of in collaboration with The Apollo Theater presents:

The First Noel: A World Premiere Musical
Book, Music, and Lyrics by
Lelund Durond Thompson and
Jason Michael Webb
Directed by Steve H. Broadnax III
Choreographed by Brian Harlan Brooks
featuring New Music and Classic Carols re-imagined through pop, jazz, and gospel
About The First Noel

After losing her mother around Christmas, Noel decides to return to Harlem and sell her childhood home. When she steps back inside the brownstone, the spirits of her family that passed before her begin to speak, making her decision to sell even more difficult than she anticipated. The First Noel is a memory musical that flashes us back to Harlem in 1985 and follows the story of a Noel as a child and her desire for Christmas in a house where holiday joy has been unwelcome for years. Her parents struggle to recover from the death of their first child until an unexpected visitor turns things upside-down and brings three generations of the family together just in time for Christmas. The First Noel delivers the Christmas spirit to audiences with the sound of today blended with the holiday nostalgia of yesterday, creating Harlem’s answer to the perennial Holiday classic.
Preview Performances
Friday, December 11, 2015 at 7 pm
Saturday December 12, 2015 at 7 pm

Opening Night
Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 7 pm

December 15th – 31st, 2015

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November 20th, 2015 by INtoHarlem


The 8th grade at Our Lady Of Lourdes school in Harlem, NYC is participating in its first ever mock trial program. The program seeks to teach students about the justice system in the United States and introduces them to concepts such as due process, right to a fair trial, reasonable doubt, rules of evidence, and the Constitution. Students also learn about the roles filled in the American Criminal Justice system by judge, prosecutor, defense attorney, jurors, and defendant. 

The program includes an in-depth discussion and philosophical look at the concepts of justice in America. Students are asked to think for themselves about the system we have and what works and what doesn’t. The students choose roles to play in their “Mock Trial” of Gold. E. Locks, a defendant on trial for trespassing, burglary, breaking and entering, and criminal mischief. Students work in small teams to develop their theory of the case, opening statements, direct and cross examination, and closing arguments. 

Ultimately, the students will conduct a trial and jurors will determine whether Ms. Locks is guilty or not guilty of any of the charged offenses. 

The students will be asked at the end to reflect on their experience and their new understanding of the justice system. 

The program is overseen by the 8th grade faculty and the administration of the school, Principal Cathy Hufnagel and Asst. Principal Ms. Recaido. It is “coached” by Rachel Kugel a local criminal defense attorney and parent of a kindergartner at  Our Lady of Lourdes School. 

What a wonderful, illuminating experience for the students!  We’re excited to hear about the outcome!

The program began on 11.13 and culminates in the trial held on December 4th at 8:30 a.m. 

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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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November 9th, 2015 by INtoHarlem


On Thursday, December 17, 2015, 7:00pm, the Association of Dominican Classical Artists, Inc. (ADCA) will be hosting the second concert of the season free of charge for the public. This concert will take place at the Aaron Davis Hall, City College of New York. Our second function titled “Nueva Trova: La Nueva Canción Latinoamericana” will connect major historical events in Latin America with pieces by key artists such as Víctor Jara, Violeta Parra, Luis Dias, Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, Mercedes Sosa, Pablo Milanes, Silvio Rodriguez, among others. These artists and musicians are from Cuba, Chile, Argentina, Dominican Republic and Brazil. The concert will be featured by the Camerata Washington Heights and special guest singer Andre Veloz. The Camerata Washington Heights is a group of musicians formed by the faculty members of The Washington Heights Community Conservatory of Fine Arts. Its Repertoire, range from traditional classical composers from Europe and Latin America, to folkloric and popular music from the Latin American heritage. The goal of the group is to bring chamber music to the community of Washington Heights serving as a model for underprivileged youngsters in NYC. This concert is the second in a series aimed to celebrate the tradition of annual concerts by the Association of Dominican Classical Artists. ADCA initiated in 1980, with the participation of Dominican and other Latino soloists, with orchestral accompaniment playing classical music. In this occasion we will be presenting the genre of “Nueva Trova”.


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November 9th, 2015 by INtoHarlem


Asa Leveaux will be launching his book I AM MAN ENOUGH: 365 Affirmations for Men, packed with daily affirmations from recognized industry leaders, entrepreneurs, coaches and experts, readers are taken on a cathartic journey that motivates and illustrates the fundamental lesson that no matter what you have or have not accomplished in life, you are a man, and there is merit in that fact. I AM MAN ENOUGH: 365 Affirmations for Men not only includes 365 powerful affirmations to start each day of the year, but also a workbook for every man to customize his game plan for growth and personal development as well as professional success.
Please join us for an evening of cocktails (provided by MASSANOIS), music and selected readings from our special guest readers. To RSVP and for more info contact: Rohn Padmore at
Date: Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Location: Harlem Haberdashery – 245 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY 10027 (between 122nd St. & 123rd St.)

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