HarlemGuy and Harlemista spent a few hours at Harlem Pop-Up ‘Holiday Bazaar’ today. We loved the huge Christmas tree out front, the cavernous interior space, the aura creativity that permeated the space, and the passion of the people representing the products and services on display. Highlights included learning about the new community bank Spring Bank, learning about artist Garry Grant, meeting the force behind artist AFineLyne and her great cards and paintings, catching up with the founder of Harlem Tavern and the folks from Lido, meeting Ebony of mikomyco and seeing their beautiful scarves in person, seeing the amazing artwork in the form of cards by Willie Mitchell, and the wonderful wares from bebenoir.
We love these Harlem Pop-Up events and look forward to the next one. Hoping they continue at least once a month. If you missed the first one check out our post here; Harlem Pop-Up ‘Green Market.’
The 2011 Health Bucks season at farmers’ markets across the city is in full swing.
Health Bucks are $2 coupons redeemable for fresh fruit and vegetables at participating farmers’ markets. A customer receives the coupon for every $5 he or she spends using an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card to purchase food at a farmers’ market increasing his or her purchasing power by 40%.
Health Bucks is available at 65 participating markets located in all five boroughs.
Individuals and families receiving food stamps should take advantage of Health Bucks’ savings and shop for nutritious food choices by visiting a participating farmers’ market in their neighborhood.”
Health Bucks is a program of the Health Department with the cooperation of HRA, the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, and community organizations throughout the City.
In addition to being available at participating farmers’ markets, a limited supply of coupons is available through community organizations located in Health Department District Public Health Office neighborhoods including Central Harlem.
Health Bucks will be available at 65 farmers’ markets throughout the city during the 2011 farmers’ market season from July 1 to Nov. 15.
For a complete list of farmers’ markets that participate in the Health Bucks and the Stellar Farmers Markets program, search Health Bucks or Stellar Farmers’ Markets on www.nyc.gov or for more information visit Eating Healthy NYC on Facebook.
By HarlemGuy I continue to be surprised by the pace of development in Harlem, in particular on what is now well-known as the Gold Coast / Restaurant Row. Which is why this new construction sprouting on what is now the remaining half of the Garden of Love at 116th between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and Morningside Avenue – and directly across the street from Harlem Tavern, caught my eye.
What new manner of residential or commercial enterprise will appear here we can only imagine.
We would love to hear from you if you know anything.