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The Harlem Harvest Festival – Saturday, October 6th

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

Sweet Spot Festival In Harlem

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!

Sundae Sermon August 26th!

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!