Harlem Community Development Corporation (Harlem CDC), state and local officials, and community leaders will celebrate the opening of a Harlem landmark with a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly restored Minton’s and The Cecil restaurants on Saturday, November 2nd at 12:00 pm.
The event will take place at Minton’s which is located at 206 West 118th Street, Harlem, NY.
SPEAKERS | Owner of Minton’s & The Cecil, Former CEO of Time Warner & Chairman of CitiGroup Richard Parsons, Restaurateur & Executive Chef of The Cecil & Minton’s Alexander Smalls, U.S. Congressman Charles B. Rangel, NYS Senator Bill Perkins, NYS Assembly member Herman D. Farrell, Jr.,
NYS Assembly Member & Chairman of the Harlem Community Development Corporation’s Board of Directors Keith L.T. Wright, NYC Council Member Inez E. Dickens, Housing and Services, Inc. James M. Dill, and Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Kenneth Adams.
You’ve probably noticed it when you go across 116th Street – the colorful entrance is hard to miss. But if you’ve never gone inside, you are missing one of Harlem’s more unique experiences. Stepping through the whimsical entrance is like making a quick visit to west Africa. In addition to a wide selection of
traditional African garb and the inevitable T-shirts, the merchants offer beautiful handmade jewelry, original craft items like dolls and small sculptures, and an array of natural skincare products. For the music lover with ecclectic tastes, you can also find CDs of contemporary African music. The prices are pretty reasonable but if you don’t like the price, feel free to bargain – the merchants seem to enjoy it.
“Malcom Shabazz ~ Harlem’s Market” is located on the southern side of West 116th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues. The market is open year round, 9am to 5 pm, 7 days a week.
A return to elegance in the historic village of Harlem. The day has come for Minton’s to open officially to the public Monday, October 21st. The Cecil next door and jointly owned just opened last month with a bang and hasn’t stopped since. Already considered in a league of it’s own in this area. See our previous write up on The Cecil Restaurant in Harlem (Review).
We look forward to celebrating the reopening of Minton’s with such a past history of Harlem’s jazz greats when it was once called Minton’s Playhouse. This venue will require that men wear jackets. The attire (dress code) is formal and it will be nice to see women and men fill the room with a diversity of styles while enjoying live jazz music. A very timely decision to open (reopen) this historic jazz club with Harlem on the pulse now more than ever in the New York scene.
Looking forward to experiencing Minton’s next week. Dress to impress and come out to enjoy good jazz and what looks like to be great food. Take a peek at the menu below.
Here are a couple photos of entrees you can expect from the menu. Looking forward to trying the Rib-Eye steak. Minton’s MENU.