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.
MORE ABOUT UPTOWN SOUL LOUNGE:
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.

MORE ABOUT MELANIE CHARLES:

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


MORE ABOUT LEANDRA MCNAIR:

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

MORE ABOUT BRITANNY FOUSHEE:
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.

More From Britanny:

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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!

#DineHarlemDrinkHarlem
 ___________
“I Love Harlem – #ThisIsMyHarlem”
T-Shirts available at
www.harlemparktopark.org/shop

Angel of Harlem

Prince-Themed Halloween Party
Friday, October 28th

Music by DJ Likwuid

9pm-late

2272 Frederick Douglass Blvd

Halloween Costume Party
Saturday, October 29th

Music by DJ Michael York

10pm-Late

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

FREE
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
plus…
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
plus
$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.

$50
(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.

HOME, MEMORY, FUTURE EXHIBITION

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

OPEN HOUSE NEW YORK AT CCCADI

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 

CALLE BEMBE: NEIGHBORHOOD BLOCK PARTY!  

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.

Libation
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
Time:
 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
to
Special Fall Menus

Fall Fashions
to
Finding Your Groove

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

#HarlemHarvestFestival
#HarlemBakeOff

#WelcomeToMyHarlem

SAVE THE DATE!
Harlem Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 8th

ANNUAL HARLEM BAKE OFF!

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)
with
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
7pm-11pm

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
8pm-10pm

46 W. 116th Street

 

Solomon and Kuff Rum Hall

Blue Nefertiti, a French Cabaret
Starring Celia from Les Nubians

September 29th
and
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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August 15th, 2016 by INtoHarlem
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Tuesday August 16th

Head to Ginny’s Supper Club for a taste of Harlem and Havana!    Located at 310 Malcolm X Blvd.

 Experience the music and culture of Harlem and Havana at Ginny’s Cafe with Cuban inspired menu items, live music performances from the Harlem Havana All Stars and Keith the Captain Gamble and the New Gypsies and more!  
Showtimes 7PM and 9PM

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Wednesday August 17, 2016 

Harlem/ Havana Art Exhibit features Unique Images of Cuba.
Harlem Hospital Mural Pavilion 
West 136th Street & Malcolm X Blvd.

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Wednesday August 17, 2016

Head to Sylvia’s for a taste of Harlem and Havana with food for the soul and performances from Harlem and Havana.

 Historic Sylvia’s Restaurant celebrateHarlem/ Havana with a special evening featuring Cuban Inspired Cuisine , Signature Cocktails an electric night of performances from Cuban musician Jorge Luis Pacheco y su Grupo and 
Harlem’s own Janice Marie Robinson and Friends.

macys flyerThursday August 18, 2016 

HAVANA COMES TO MACY’S!

Come Celebrate with The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, for the first annualHarlem/Havana Music and Cultural Festival: an international exchange honoring the rich artistic connection between these two historic cities. Join our Harlem/Havana Day, a cultural celebration featuring the best of Harlem and Havana with live music, dance performances and much more!  Plus, enjoy a special “sip & dip” culinary experience with Cuban Master Chef Alex Garcia.

Herald Square, Home Department, 8th Floor, 6:00pm 

 

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August 3rd, 2016 by INtoHarlem

Next Meetup!
Silicon Harlem in partnership with the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce will host an interactive discussion on “Driving Business Profit through Social Media & Strategic Partnerships”
Thursday, August 11, 2016
3:00pm | FREE! | RSVP required
The Harlem Week event takes place at:

Columbia University, Alfred Lerner Hall, 
115th Street & Broadway 
economic dev day
SAVE THE DATE
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016
 Silicon Harlem 3rd Annual Next Gen Tech and Media Conference
BROADBAND MATTERS

 

Silicon Harlem, 215 W. 125th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10027

 

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August 2nd, 2016 by INtoHarlem

Harlem Stand UP!

The 4th Annual JAMAICAN INDEPEN-DANCE!

August 6, 2016 – 2 PM – 9 PM

West Harlem Pier / 125th St & West Side Highway

Music by:

Father German

NYC Champion Sound RICE + PEAS

Deejay Gravy, Max Glazer

Origahnal Vibez, Micro Dan

and more surprise guests to be announced

FREE dancehall workshop by international choreographer, BLACKA DI CANCA

SEE YOU ON THE YAAD!

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May 23rd, 2016 by INtoHarlem

Vivenzio Piece

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

ARTIST TALK
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
RSVP

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

Talk

ARTIST TALK
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
RSVP

 

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April 29th, 2016 by INtoHarlem

Juliana

Juliana Poroye who is an ensemble member in Urban Words and Hi-ARTS’ Journal to Journey Program has been selected as one of the poets to be a part of the 2016 Urban Word NYC Poetry Slam Team! Congratulations Juliana!

Tracer

Tracer DePass who is also an ensemble member in Urban Words and Hi-ARTS’ Journal to Journey Programwho received the first ever Phife Dawg Award from Urban Word. Last year, he was selected to be the 2016 Teen Poet Laureate for the Borough of Queens and was published in Scholastic’s Best Teen Writing of 2015. Congratulations Trace!

David

David Bermudez is currently a student intern with Hi-ARTS and last year he was a former student in The Black Book Master Class. Most recently David was accepted into the Architecture Program at Cooper Union on a full tuition scholarship. Congratulations David!

Congratulations Juliana, Tracer &  David from all of us at HarlemCondoLife!

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April 29th, 2016 by INtoHarlem

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Blood at the Root

PERFORMANCES: April 23rd – May 15th
Mondays, Thursdays – Saturdays @ 7:30pm |
Saturdays @ 2:00pm | Sundays @ 4:00pm 

@ The National Black Theatre
2031 5th Ave, NY, NY 10035

Blood at the Root is a new drama by award-winning playwright DOMINIQUE MORRISSEAU (Skeleton CrewDetroit ’67) inspired by the Jena Six. This bold new play examines themiscarriage of justice, racial double standards, and the crisis in relations between men and women of all classes and, as a result, the shattering state of black family life.

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