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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October 30th, 2015 by INtoHarlem

It’s Halloween in Harlem!  Here’s what’s going on in the neighborhood this weekend!

Halloween Bash Friday

Harlem Nights Michael Jackson Thriller:  New Harlem Besame – Friday, 30 October – 8 pm – 12 am


Halloween Pet Adoptathon

Howl-o-ween Pet Adoptathon – Bohemia Realty                                     Saturday,  31 October – 12 pm – 4 pm


Child Monster Ball

Children’s Monster Ball – A Philip Randolph Square                               Saturday,  31 October 1 pm – 7 pm

Lolo Shellabration

Lolo’s Halloween Shellabration!  Lolo’s Seafood Shack                       Saturday,  31 October – 5 pm – 9:45 pm

Harlem Shake

Halloween Party – Harlem Shake                                                         Saturday, 31 October – 6 pm – 11 pm


Cole Network System Halloween Party – MIST Harlem         Saturday, 31 October – 7 pm – 12:30 am



Haunted House Dinner – Cheri                                                              Saturday, 31 October – 8 pm – 12 am



Harlem Renaissance Masquerade – New Harlem Besame         Saturday, 31 October – 8 pm – 12 am

Big Top

Halloween Under the Big Top – Harlem Tavern                           Saturday, 31 October – 9 pm – 4 am

New Orleans

New Orleans Masquerade – The Apollo Theater                       Saturday, 31 October – 9 pm – 2 am

Sat Night

DJ Saturday Night – Gin Fizz Harlem                                                 Saturday, 31 October – 10:30 pm – 1 am


Jazz en Fete – Minton’s                                                                               Saturday, 31 October – 10:45 pm – 3 am


Halloween Party – Babalucci’s                                                               Saturday, 31 October – 11:45 pm – 4 am


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October 21st, 2015 by INtoHarlem


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, along with writing partner Anna Waterhouse, have published a riveting, untold backstory of Mycroft Holmes, brother of Sherlock Holmes.  They have, with familiar third-person narrative, suspense and astute historical precision, offered a cultural perspective that weaves a sophisticated story level into Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Holmes saga.

Mr. Abdul-Jabbar will appear at MIST Harlem on Wednesday, October 28th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  He will be joined in conversation with Deborah Morales, and will have a book signing.  The event is free to the public, but reserving a seat is advised.

MIST Harlem, 46 W. 116th.  212.828.6478 HELLO@MISTHARLEM.COM

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October 13th, 2015 by INtoHarlem

black lives matter

We recently heard from Alicia Garza of ColorofChange:

Two years ago, my team and I created #BlackLivesMatter to address anti-Black racism and state sanctioned violence against our communities. It is an affirmation of the humanity of Black people and an homage to our resilience in the face of deadly oppression. Our movement is a fight for basic human rights, dignity and freedom. It is rooted in a deep and abiding love for Black people.

But when the US government looks at me and our movement, they see a terrorist threat.

The FBI, DHS and local police departments have been monitoring the social media accounts of activists like me, and have even tried to intimidate activists at public events. They say they use the information they get to develop “threat assessments” and provide “situational awareness” — but this is code for surveillance of lawful, First Amendment protected political speech.1

What we currently know about the government’s surveillance of the Black Lives Matter movement is just a small fraction of their actual surveillance. We are going to do everything we can to expose illegal surveillance tactics by the FBI, DHS and local police forces.

ColorOfChange will be filing FOIAs on my and others’ behalf to fully expose the government sanctioned surveillance of our movement — not just nationally, but locally in places like Ferguson, Chicago, Oakland and New York City.

Normally the FOIA process is relatively inexpensive but — perhaps unsurprisingly — many journalists and groups have hit major financial roadblocks when it comes to uncovering the truth about movement surveillance. Ferguson, for example, is charging nearly ‘nearly 10 times’ a government employee’s salary’ for FOIA requests.4 We need your help to offset costs so we can find out what they’re hiding.

Black people are dying in the streets daily while our federal government refuses to track police shootings and the group identified as the biggest terror threat to the United States: white extremists.5Instead of addressing police brutality, the FBI is monitoring and trying to intimidate Black activists. Instead of working to prevent the next Dylann Roof, the DHS is monitoring and trying to block justice movements.

We have too many fights to win and too much on the line to let our movement come under attack!

Donate $15 now, and help us pull back the curtain on the government’s spying of civil rights activists.



  1. “ At Last Night’s Solidarity March, the NYPD ‘Came Out Swinging’,” The Nation, 04-30-2015

Alicia Garza via

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October 13th, 2015 by INtoHarlem

Color Purple

Producers Scott Sanders Productions, Roy Furman, Oprah Winfrey, David Babani, and Tom Siracusa are proud to announce complete casting for this fall’s highly anticipated production of THE COLOR PURPLE, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle.
THE COLOR PURPLE will begin preview performances on Tuesday, November 10 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th street) and will officially open on Thursday, December 10.





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October 10th, 2015 by INtoHarlem



Brianna will bring her lively, very entertaining show to Ginny’s Supper Club tonight. This is a great early show choice.  I love her dynamic delivery of jazz.  She’s soulful, very skilled and just plain fun.  Show is from 7:30 – 9:30 this evening at Ginny’s Supper Club, downstairs from Red Rooster Harlem.


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October 10th, 2015 by INtoHarlem


We love DJ Stormin’ Norman!  He’s droppin’ 70s – 90s classics, hip hop, reggae & house at Angel of Harlem. Come out and get your retro on tonight and every Saturday at Angel of Harlem. 2272 FDB at 122.

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October 9th, 2015 by INtoHarlem




This Saturday, October 10th, you can observe a unique opportunity for local Harlem businesses to present their products (including food, beverages, bodycare, clothing, jewelry and cards) to Harlem Park to Park (HP2P) and Whole Foods Market (WFM) for chance to be featured on the leading natural and organic grocer’s shelves in New York City. WFM’s Northeast Region’s Local Forager, Elly Truesdell will be personally sitting down with each local business owner to learn more about each product and provide professional guidance.

Interviews available with Elly & HP2P prior to event start. Interviews with selected vendor partners can be arranged during the process.  The top 24 vendors will be meeting with Elly and her team every 15 minutes from 12pm on (see list of vendors attached).

WHEN: Harlem Harvest Festival – Sat., 10.10. 2015 12 – 3 pm 

WHERE: St. Nicholas Ave. (116th  and 117th)

  WHY:         Harlem Park to Park and Whole Foods Market have launched a new annual community outreach program designed to provide local Harlem vendors with the opportunity to present their products for an opportunity to be sold at any of WFM’s New York City locations.  This vendor consideration process will kick off at the Harlem Harvest Festival and is designed to provide local Harlem vendors with a platform for professional guidance and invaluable insights into their business.


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October 1st, 2015 by INtoHarlem


Han at Silvana


I love the flavor that Silvana brings to Harlem.  This is the third establishment offered by owners of Yatenga French Bistro and Shrine World Music Venue.  Silvana offers a fresh variety of musical talent tonight.  It’s worth checking out the vibe and spirits there while you take in any of the below performances.

6-8pm: Franco Pinna -McBone Jazz Series

8-9pm: Han – Folk Pop Singer Songwriter

9-10pm: Bugs & Crumbs – Indie Rock

10-11pm: Taulant Mehmeti Funk Project

11pm-12am: Pandafan – Indie Folk

12-3:45am: DJ Natt from Japan

Silvana is located at 300 W. 116th Street
(SW corner of Frederick Douglass Blvd/8th)





Settepani offers the extraordinary talent of Rodney Green tonight during their Ode to Harlem series.  He’s an incredibly astute drummer with an equally high level band.  It’s a lovely experience to indulge any of Settepani’s delectable offerings, and it’s a perfect match for the music of Mr. Green.  Show tonight is from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.

Find Settepani at 196 Lenox Avenue @ 120th Street

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September 24th, 2015 by INtoHarlem

J.R.O.B. is an artist out of Chicago who is making his name known here in NYC.  He’s refreshing –  someone who brings high-level musicality and intelligence to his deeply personal views of the world and his own life experiences.  He’s authentic, and is never predictable.  Every song he makes is a journey full of surprises, driving beats, along with a true, relevant message.

J.R.O.B. was in Harlem at 67 Orange recently, and the atmosphere, of this wonderful, historical speakeasy inspired him to write the above account of his life experiences that led him to the moment he experienced there.  He was staying at Aloft Harlem at the time, where the song was written. I asked him how it all came about:  67 Orange Street is a personal record that was sculpted at the Aloft Hotel in Harlem during a dark period of time in my life. ..the song was inspired by 67 Orange, a quaint, cozy little speakeasy that was invisible to the average eye on Frederick Douglass Blvd. in Harlem. Its array of beautifully prepared, classy and tasteful specialty cocktails, and southern style chicken served as a source of comfort during an already difficult time. The hook was created as a way of saying that I will not go down without a fight. I will remain powerful even in my darkest days.

So my friends, you heard it here.  Keep an eye out for J.R.O.B.  He is destined to achieve high levels of success.  He’ll return to the city soon.  I’ll keep you posted about his upcoming shows.  Please know that the above song contains a little adult content.  Enjoy, and please let me know what you think!



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