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

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

 

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

 

Renaissance

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

Fete

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

Baba

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

BOO!

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May 16th, 2015 by HarlemGuy

 

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President Bill Clinton kicks-off #HarlemEatUP festival, which is now well in progress, with a great opening speech.

A little bit of rain came through but it has passed and we are ready to eat some good food and try some great wine in this packed crowd!

Good to see Bill Clinton back in Harlem where he use to have an office on 125th street for many years.

Enjoy the festival!

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May 5th, 2014 by HarlemGuy

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For the second year in a row, top bars from across Harlem and Washington Heights/Inwood to compete for Title of “Best Uptown Bartender”

Mixologists from 30 of New York City’s best uptown bars from Harlem and Washington Heights/Inwood will try to wow bar goers between May 5th and 15th with delectable and original cocktails featuring sponsor spirit brands Hennessy V.S and Hendricks Gin.

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The Uptown Battle of the Bars is presented by Harlem Park to Park, a community improvement association in Central Harlem, and produced by Good Ice Marketing.

Participating bartenders will create signature original cocktails using their choice of ingredients, along with the featured spirits. Cocktails will be available to sample on Monday, May 5 and Monday, May 12th, between 6-10 pm at a special $8 discounted price. Visitors will have the opportunity to vote online from May 5 through the 15th at Instagram @UptownBattle for their favorite cocktail.

The bartenders from the top 12 bars with the highest votes will advance to compete for the title of Best Uptown Bartender at a showdown VIP finale event on May 19, from 6-10 pm, at Harlem Tavern on Frederick Douglas Blvd at 116th Street. At the final showdown, industry and celebrity judges, along with the audience, will taste creations by the mixologists featuring Hennessy V.S and Hendricks Gin.

The Showdown Finale includes 3 rounds of competition. In the first round the bartenders will have 10 minutes to create a cocktail using Hennessy V.S. For the second round, first round finalists will compete to create cocktails using Hendricks Gin. For the last round, the final 2 bartenders, with the assistance of fellow competitors, will use surprise secret ingredients — á la “Chopped” — to create original cocktails, using either of the 2 spirits for the winning title. Drinks will be judged on creativity, taste/complexity, originality and their crowd pleasing factor. Music will be provided by Dj Stormin’ Norman of Sundae Sermon.

“Harlem’s nightlife and bar scene has developed tremendously in the complexity and originality of offerings and concepts. From rum-based craft cocktail bars, to craft brew beer gardens and speakeasies, we are able to offer comparable entertainment options to what one has downtown,” said Harlem Park to Park Executive Director, Nikoa Evans-Hendricks.

“We also have an opportunity to highlight the amazing beverage talent that these establishments are attracting throughout the uptown community,” added Karl Franz Williams, founder and CEO of Good Ice Marketing and owner of mixology bar 67 Orange Street. “Harlem and Washington Heights are not only attracting top restaurants, but both neighborhoods are also attracting and grooming amazing beverage talent. This competition will help generate some visibility for this talented group while providing some exciting entertainment for the neighborhood.”

Tickets to the Showdown finale on May 19, at Harlem Tavern cost $35 in advance and $40 at the door and can be purchased at www.uptownbattleofbars.eventbrite.com. Admission includes discounted drink/appetizer specials and original cocktail samples. Harlem Tavern is located at 2153 Frederick Douglas Boulevard and 116th Street.

Event Rundown:

May 5 to 15: Bars from across Harlem and Washington Heights create signature cocktails available to the public for $8. The public can vote for favorite cocktail at Instagram @UptownBattle.

May 19: Top bartenders compete at Harlem Tavern for title of “Best Uptown Bartender.”

Participating Bars
5 and Diamond, 67 Orange Street, 9A Kitchen & Lounge, Billie’s Black, Cantina 1838, Cedric’s, Chocolat Restaurant & Lounge, Corner Social, Cove Lounge, Harlem Food Bar, Harlem Public, Harlem Tavern, Heights Tavern, La Bodega 47 Social Club, La Marina, Lido Harlem, Maison Harlem, Minton’s, Moca Lounge, Red Rooster Harlem, Settepani, Shrine World Music Venue, Silvana, Sylvia’s Restaurant, The Cecil, The Park 112 Restaurant & Lounge, Vinateria Restaurant & Bar, Ya Tenga

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January 1st, 2014 by HarlemGuy

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Recently the New York Times featured a piece on the explosive growth of Frederick Douglass Boulevard.  It’s a great piece on what it was, what it is, and where it’s going.

Mentioned are many  events, people and places we at HarlemCondoLife.com (@HarlemHCL) have reported on over the years, including: Willie Kathryn Suggs, Harlem Tavern, VinateríaArtimus Construction, Millennium Dance Company, One Morningside Park, Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Londel’s Supper Club, New York Sports Clubs gym, Starbucks, St. Nicholas Parks, MODSquad Cycles, Zoma, Jado Sushi, Lido, Bier International, Frederick Douglass Academy.

See more on the New York Times

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December 30th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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If you want to avoid all the overcrowded downtown clubs with tourists and long lines, celebrate New Years Eve in Harlem!  It is not too late for many of the best venus uptown to make reservations for tomorrow night.  Here is a list of flyers for some great Harlem Hot Spot to consider.  No reason to venture below 110th Street… bring in your 2014 New Years party uptown!  Everything you need is right here with a large variety of great restaurants, bars and clubs.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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Many many more great Harlem spots for NYE… HARLEM FOOD BAR, THE 5 AND DIAMOND, L LOUNGE, CEDRIC FRENCH BISTRO, BILLIES BLACK, JADO SUSHI, HARLEM TAVERN, HARLEM SHAKE , BIER INTERNATIONAL , RICARDOS, VINATERIA just to name a few.  Drink responsibly, support your local businesses and HAVE A BLAST!

*See Harlem Condo Life’s “Restaurant Reviews” for HarlemRestarunatRow

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November 30th, 2013 by HarlemGuy

Some of Harlem’s favorite restaurants Barawine, Cedrics, Harlem Tavern and Mintons are now among the hot new restaurants available for reservations via OpenTable.

Make your reservations today.

See our restaurant reviews for more information on great places to eat and drink in Harlem.

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August 31st, 2013 by harlemhouse

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After the huge success of Harlem Tavern on Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Central Harlem, the owners have opened their latest location Heights Tavern in Washington Heights.  We have been waiting with anticipation for their new location to open and it finally did this past Thursday.  HarlemCondoLife will stop by and visit soon and look forward to checking it out with a review.  If it is anything like their Harlem Restaurant Row location on FDB they should do great.  Washington Heights has a lot of buzz lately and is a neighborhood to keep an eye on with recent businesses that have opened as well as restaurants coming soon.

Check out HEIGHTS TAVERN at 3910 Broadway in Washington Heights telephone #(619)501-3455.  Stay tuned for our follow up post and review.

For more information visit their website at Heights Tavern.

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August 27th, 2013 by harlemhouse
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Naima – WXYZ at Aloft

Last night was the finale of Uptown Battle Of The Bars at Harlem Tavern and the winner was Naima Williams –  from WXYZ Lounge at the Aloft Hotel in Central Harlem.  Second place went to Thanos Rigas from La Marina in Washington Heights/Inwood and Third place went to Claudia Whitely from Harley’s Smokeshack in East Harlem.

Congratulations to Harlem Park To Park (the presenters), the winners Naima, Thanos & Claudia, and Harlem Tavern for hosting a great event.  Stop by and visit WXYZ at the Aloft Hotel on Frederick Douglas Boulevard and 124th Street to congratulate Naima and have a cocktail or two while you’re there.

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August 25th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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The finalists are in and it’s going down!  Monday, August 26th at Harlem Tavern hosted by Bevy Smith with music by DJ Stormin’ Norman.  Uptown Battle of Bars VIP Showdown will start at 6 pm to 10 pm at Harlem Tavern.  Harlem Tavern is located in the heart of Harlem’s Restaurant Row at 2153 Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 116th Street.  Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door.  Visit uptownbattleofbars.eventbrite.com to buy tickets.  

See yesterdays article in The Daily News 12 barkeeps vying for supremacy in Uptown Battle of the Bars…and all have a shot!  Pictures in this post are originally from the Daily News.

See our previous post  Uptown Battle Of The Bars Competition.

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August 6th, 2013 by HarlemGuy

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Top bars and bartenders uptown compete from August 12th – 21th.

Presented by HARLEM PARK TO PARK and sponsored by RIAZUL TEQUILA.

Final showdown event on August 26th from 6 pm – 10 pm, when the winner will be announced. DJ Stormin’ Norman of SUNDAE SERMON will provide the music, and the one and only Bevy Smith will be the celebrity judge.

THE RUNDOWN:

1. 35+ bars from West Harlem, East Harlem, Central Harlem and Washington Heights/Inwood each feature an original cocktail August 12th through August 21st.

2. Visit participating bars to sample original cocktails. Discounted price of $8 for cocktail on Monday, August 12th and Monday, August 19th.

3. Vote online at Instagram @UptownBattle until August 21st for your favorite bar to advance to the Showdown Finale event.

4. Bartenders from the top 3 bars with highest votes from each neighborhood will advance to the Finale/Showdown event on August 26th to compete for title of BEST UPTOWN BARTENDER.

5. Purchase tickets for admission to VIP Showdown event featuring industry/celebrity judges and celebrity dj, discounted drink/appetizer specials and original cocktail samples.

Tickets: $35 in advance
$40 at the door

Visit uptownbattleofbars.eventbrite.com to buy your tickets today!

PARTICIPATING BARS:

WEST HARLEM

9A NYC Kitchen & Lounge
Covo Trattoria
Harlem Public
The Grange Bar & Eatery

CENTRAL HARLEM

67 Orange Street
Bleu Violin
Chocolat Restaurant Lounge
Corner Social
Cove Lounge
Harlem Food Bar
Harlem Tavern
Lido Harlem
Melba’s Restaurant
Moca Lounge
Red Rooster Harlem
Ristorante Settepani
Shrine
Silvana
Sylvia’s Restaurant
WXYZ Bar/Aloft Harlem Hotel
Ya Tenga French Bistro

EAST HARLEM

Camaradas El Barrio
Harley’s Smokeshack
Prime One 16

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS/INWOOD

Coogan’s
Dyckman Bar
La Marina
Mamajuana Café
Mama Sushi
No Parking
Papasito Mexican Grill & Agave Bar
Uptown Social

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