HARLEM PARK TO PARK & WHOLE FOODS MARKET TO SELECT LOCAL VENDOR PARTNERS AT HARLEM HARVEST FESTIVAL OCTOBER 10
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.
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
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!
You must not miss 2013 Soul Train Awards winner Nicole Henry at Ginny’s Supper Club this weekend, September 25th & 26th. Ms. Henry will light up the room with her pristine, soulful expression, and her always swinging band. Her rendition of Bill Withers’ “Use Me” is one of my favorites.
Get your tickets, catch one or more of the shows and let me know what you think!