October 3rd, 2012 by harlemhouse

FOOD, WINE AND FAMILY FUN ABOUND AT THE HARLEM HARVEST FESTIVAL

 Harlem Park To Park Presents Its Third Annual Harlem Harvest Festival

With Activities And Events For the Whole Family

 September 29, 2012 – Harlem, NY – Whether you’re a foodie, a yoga enthusiast, aspiring dancer or family looking for fun activities to keep the little ones busy, you can find it at this year’s Harlem Harvest Festival. Harlem Park to Park, a community improvement association in Central Harlem, the hub for New York City’s premiere dining, shopping and nightlife destinations north of 110th street, will present its third annual Harlem Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 6, from 10am to 4pm.  The event will take place in A. Phillip Randolph Square at St. Nicholas Avenue, between 116th and 117th streets, as the kick off event for Harlem Park to Park’s annual Oktoberfest.

The Harlem Harvest Festival, which drew more than 2,700 attendees last year, has grown even more this year with vendor participation including businesses from Central and East Harlem, as well as upstate farms and wineries. Bread Alone, Horman’s Pickles, Brooklyn Cured Sausage, Breezy Hill Farm, Knoll Crest Farm, Cider Hill Farm, Glebocki Farm, Thousand Island Winery, Community Markets, Cabot Cheese will all participate, along with performances by the Dance Theater of Harlem, live music from a salsa band, and great activities for the kids. Also featured is the annual cook-off event, this year featuring the “Battle of the Avenues” pitting Lenox Avenue restaurants, Sylvia’s and Corner Social and for Frederick Douglas Blvd., 67 Orange and Harlem Tavern.  The restaurants will square off on omelets and entrées.

“The Festival has become a wonderful way to showcase the best of our amazing local businesses, not only to our neighbors, but also to the rest of the city as we invite everyone to travel uptown and experience first-hand one of New York City’s most exciting new shopping, dining, and nightlife destinations,” said Nikoa Evans-Hendricks, Executive Director of Harlem Park to Park.  The organization has played a crucial role in raising the level of visibility for the businesses in the community.

Harlem Harvest Festival this Saturday, October 6th from 1o am to 4 pm.

Adult yoga (bring mat), Children’s yoga, Face Painting, Sand Art, Live music, Cook off – Battle of the Lenox Ave chefs vs. FDB Ave chefs, Hula Hoop demo, African Dance and more!

Programming Schedule:

On Stage

10:00 am DJ
10:30 am Host
11:00 am Land Yoga class (Adult)
11:30 am Dj, Raffle
12:00 pm Adventures in Yogaland Children’s Yoga
12:30 pm Cook off – Battle of the Avenues: Lenox Avenue chefs vs Eighth Avenue chefs
1:10 pm Raffle
1:15 pm Salsa Band
2:00 pm Bikram Yoga East Harlem (Adult)
2:30 pm Hula Hoop demonstration
3:00 pm African Dance Performance/Kim Holmes
3:30 pm Live Music PerformanceOff Stage
10:30 am Pumpkin Carving by Master Carver Hugh McMahon

11:00 am Harvist Restaurant Flash Kitchen

11:30 am Pumpkin Art, Face Painting/Layla

12:00 pm Harvist Restaurant Flash Kitchen

12:15 pm Raffle – 2 Carved Pumpkins

12:30 pm Face Painting/Patricia Anthony

1:00 pm Harvist Restaurant Flash Kitchen

1:15 pm Raffle – $50 gift card from Whole Foods Market

1:30 pm Sand Art, Balloons/Patricia Anthony

2:00 pm Harvist Restaurant Flash Kitchen

2:30 pm Gardening (Harlem Flo Atelier)

3:00 pm Harvist Restaurant Flash Kitchen presentation

3:15 pm Raffle – Gift basket from Whole Foods Market

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September 12th, 2012 by harlemhouse

SWEET SPOT FESTIVAL will be held in Jackie Robinson Park featuring music by:  D-NICE, MAX GLAZER & Other surprise guests.  This is a FREE family event in Harlem with Food Vendors, Vintage Market, Picnic Tables, Kids Activities and More powered by GIANT STEP.  Sunday, September 23, 2012 from 2 – 7PM Located at 145th Street & Bradhurst Avenue in the Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell.

Sweetspotfestival.com

Don’t forget to join the free Jet Blue raffle.  Lucky winners will get a chance to win a pair of tickets to any where in the world that Jet Blue flies.

See you there!

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August 19th, 2012 by harlemhouse

Sundae Sermon is back this coming Sunday August 26th at 2 – 7pm.  We are very happy to hear that it will be held in Morningside Park at it’s usual location.  This Sunday will feature DJ MKL, DJ Tommy Bones, DJ Des Uno alongside DJ Stormin’ Norman.  Located on Morningside Drive (upper level) and 114th Street Harlem, New York.  Just look for the large crowd listening and dancing to great soulful house, classics and afroBeats… you’ll find it.

Bring a picnic basket and your family your friends or come by yourself, this event is for everyone.  Last Sundae Sermon in July was very crowded and I assume this one will be to, so if you want to set up a spot on the lawn come early.

Sundae Sermon July 2012

Hope to see you all there.  A big shout out to Stormin’ Norman and his ongoing efforts to make this #1 family afternoon party happen for our Harlem community.  Let’s all go celebrate!

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July 13th, 2012 by HarlemGuy
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June 28th, 2012 by harlemhouse

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NYC Parks’ outdoor pools are now open just in time for the heatwave!  See below for a listing of most of the pools in the Manhattan and Bronx area.  The Pools will be open from June 28 until September 3, 2012.

Looking for NYC Parks free Learn to Swim program? Find out more by visiting Learn to Swim registration page.

The outdoor pool hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a break for pool cleaning between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Early bird and night owl lap swim hours are also available at select sites.

List of Outdoor Pools:  Lasker Pool, Marcus Garvey, Sheltering Arms, Thomson Street, Tony Dapolito, John Jay, Highbridge, Hamilton Fish, Dry Dock, Asser Levy, Abe Lincoln, Frederick Douglass (outdoor mini pool), Jackie Robinson, Thomas Jefferson, Tompkins Square (oudorr mini pool), Claremont, Edenwald Houses, Haffen, Mullaly, Van Cortlandt, Mapes, Floating Pool, Bronx River Payground (outdoor mini pool), Crotona (Bronx)

Let’s go cool off… see you at the pool!

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June 17th, 2012 by tharealharlemista

Everyone– not just Dad–was in the groove on the hill in Morningside Park Sunday afternoon at Sundae Sermon’s Father’s Day kickoff with DJ’s STORMIN’ NORMAN, QOOL MARV, and ALI COLEMAN.

Sundae Sermon is one of the highlights of the area, bringing good vibes and joy to everyone. The next Sundae Sermon will be on July 15th. See you there!

For more information about Harlem please also see HarlemTrends.

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June 14th, 2012 by harlemhouse

The world famous chef  and Harlem resident Marcus Samuelsson will host a Harlem Community Day on Monday, June 25th in support of his forthcoming memoir, Yes, Chef.  In association with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, the neighborhood-focused day will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Marcus Garvey Park at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (123rd Street and Mount Morris Park West) and is free to attend.

Marcus Samuelsson who travels the globe regularly is constantly involved with an activity or new event here in Harlem.  His critically acclaimed Red Rooster and newest success Ginny’s Supper Club (in which we recently raved about last weeks Jimmy Scott appearance) continue to enrich our community.  We never expect to run into Marcus himself at these events yet it seems miraculously he is always there with a smile to greet you!  This is why it does not surprise us that he has chosen Harlem to celebrate with him a day before his national release of his well anticipated Memoir.

YES, CHEF, which will be published on June 26th, describes Marcus’ love for Harlem and his gratitude towards this supportive community.  In recognition of this Marcus has chosen to launch Yes, Chef at Marcus Garvey Park a day before the book’s national release.  He will introduce the book with a fun-filled roster of activities and offerings that celebrate the residents, organizers and businesses of the neighborhood.

For a full list of events please visit Harlem Community Day.
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June 14th, 2011 by HarlemGuy

Sherri Shepherd

By HarlemGuy                                                                                                                             There are many things I love about Harlem.  One of them is that it can still feel miles away, undiscovered, private.  Which is why I was so thrilled to run into The Views’ Sherri Shepherd  on a recent Sunday afternoon in one of my favorite Harlem Parks.

As it turns out we both have a family member in common, so I took the opportunity to introduce myself.

She engaged me in conversation cordially and could not have been nicer.  In all fairness, I was a bit nervous, but we exchanged briefly that we both live in the area and mentioned a couple favorite restaurants, Melba’s, being one of them.

You never know who you will run into in Harlem.  It was nice to see Sherri relaxing with her family in our beloved neighborhood.

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July 13th, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
Lately it’s been hot and steamy outside where I can barely walk a few hundred feet without needing to quench my thirst. I get real thirsty with this kind of weather. Do you feel like this? If so, let’s imagine what the things around us must feel like, such as trees. You know what I am talking about? Those green things that create shade, reduce air pollution, add beauty and that some of us witnessed being planted throughout Harlem last Fall as part of the MillionTreesNYC. Like us, trees need water too in order to grow and exist in NYC. So what can Harlemites do to keep our trees alive and well?

The NYC Parks Commissioner and members of the Harlem community are urging New Yorkers to keep our street trees hydrated throughout the summer by taking self-action to water our street lined trees-especially the baby trees! Here is what the NYC Parks suggests:

•water each young tree with several gallons of water once a week from May through October!
•use a hand cultivator to loosen the top soil so that the water can reach the roots!
•careful not to dig too deep by using large tools!
•water slowly!
•and if it rains one inch or more in a weeks time period don’t bother watering!

Sounds pretty basic…right? So let’s water our trees in Harlem and urge our fellow New Yorkers to do the same and say “Let’s keep Harlem green!”

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