Come pamper yourself, NEW DATE APRIL 5th, 2014 in Harlem on Frederick Douglass Boulevard between 117th and 118th Street for the “Harlem Food Truck Rally”. Starting at 11:00 am to 5:00 pm! See below for information on all the various food trucks, some of the best in the city along with some new ones that have now joined in! Also there will be arts and crafts activities for kids.
See you there!
Just adjust the dates below (February 15th) to April, Saturday 5th
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As you may have noticed Chloe the Yogi is the newest thing for the cool kids. With Holidays and Birthdays right around the corner take advantage of this limited offer for only $0.99 you can buy “Chloe the Yogi Goes to the Amusement Park” by Adventures in Yogaland, Inc. Why pay $2.99 (regular price) when you can buy it for $0.99! Take advantage of this limited offer for the first edition of this five book series of electronic yoga adventure books that mirror the experience of a children’s yoga class.
Get Chloe the Yogi Goes to the Amusement Park on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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*This interactive book is a great way to get kids active with yoga and healthy habits while having fun at the same time.
“Chloe the Yogi: The Amusement Park is the first edition of a five book series of electronic yoga adventure books that mirror the experience of a children’s yoga class. The story featuring Chloe the Yogi is an engaging vehicle for learning yoga poses and reinforcing the emotional support that children get through stretching, breathing, and role playing. Designed for the iPad, the Chloe the Yogi E-Book series was created as an answer to parents’ desire to see and experience what their children are learning in the increasingly popular yoga classes offered for children. It is the first book designed specifically to be enjoyed through electronic devices where both the child and the parent can benefit from seeing the movement in and out of the pose. The Chloe the Yogi E-book series is tailored toward children ages 3-7 and their parents.”
Land Yoga in Harlem
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Maker Faire is an event created by Make Magazine to “celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset.”
The best way to describe it is to see it – see video below.
Great For Kids!!!
New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th Street
Queens, NY 11368-2950
Located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Saturday, September 17th – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 18th – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
RETAIL TICKET OUTLETS
GROUP DISCOUNTED TICKETS
PARKING & DIRECTIONS
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Many words come to mind when I think of Harlem. One is always diversity.
One of the most formative teachings I encountered in this regard growing up was “Free To Be You And Me”.
For those of you who are not familiar with it, it is timeless – and as important today as it was then.
There are thousands upon thousands of children’s albums out there, but the one that quietly left its mark with more ’70s children than perhaps any other album was this disc. Free to Be…You and Me was a pet project of proud feminist Marlo Thomas (a.k.a. “That Girl”), and it was born–according to the liner notes–by the desire to provide her niece with music “to celebrate who she was and who she could be.” Harry Belafonte sings “Parents Are People,” ex-football great Rosie Grier offers an incredible, touching melody titled “It’s All Right to Cry,” and Diana Ross waxes future-positive on “When We Grow Up.” A great hour of brain food for young–and not-so-young–children. –Denise Sheppard on Amazon.com
Please take a moment to learn / hear more here.
Posted in Books, Harlem Tagged with: Free to Be You And Me, Kids, Marlo Thomas
We recently learned about another way to get fit in Harlem: The Harlem Holistic Center!
Located at 115 West 128th Street between Lenox Ave and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd, just off the 2 or 3 trains, the center offers an array of activities, including but not limited to: Tai Chi, Martial Arts for Children, Children’s Dance/Ballet, Kickboxing, Meditation, Yoga, Spiritual Seminars, and Scarf Dancing. Private services include Massage, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Nutrition, and Personal Training. They also offer studio space and also have 4 private treatment rooms available.
One of the most compelling offerings is the 30days for $30, The Yin/Yang challenge, only available for limited time.
The regimen consists of Yoga Monday, Wednesday and Friday with Kickboxing Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. All classes are at 6AM except Saturday is at noon. Complete each class within 30 days and earn a free month of classes.
Space is limited, time is limited, but per the Center – “your results are unlimited”. The offer is only good for a limited number of people and will not be extended past September. You can start your 30days right after the Labor Day weekend on Tuesday the 6th or anytime before September is out.
Text 30/30 to (646)765-6974 to reserve a spot.
FREE OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY September 24th 3PM – 6PM!!
Posted in Harlem Tagged with: Acupuncture, Children's Dance/Ballet, Chiropractic, dance, harlem cultural center, Kickboxing, Kids, Martial Arts, Martial Arts for Children, Meditation, Nutrition, Personal Training, Spiritual Seminars, Tai Chi, The Yin/Yang challenge, yoga
Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment are developing a feature film based on the 60 Minutes segment Gospel for Teens. Gospel for Teens is about a group of teens in Harlem who overcame their personal struggles through the art of gospel singing.The 60 Minutes segment followed Lesley Stahl. She spent a year trailing accomplished gospel singer Vy Higginsen. Vy started the program with the intention of preserving the art form by introducing it to a young generation. She expected her students to leave their problems at the door and focus on the music. She discovered that kids were unable to separate themselves from their problems at home but soared once they revealed and dealt with their problems.
Posted in Harlem Tagged with: 60 minuted, 6o minutes, Gospel, Gospel for Teens, Kids, Lesley Stahl, Mama Foundation, movies, teens, TV & Video, Vy Higginsen
While The Wall Street Journal recently posted their Walkabout in Harlem with Vibe Magazine Co-CEO Brett Wright and the WSJ’s Lee Hakwins, I want to share how I did my very own Walkabout with family members who were visiting Harlem from out West during Thanksgiving week. My Walkabout in Harlem included four kids, one adult (appearances will be smudged for obvious reasons) and one objective: to show them why I love Harlem and how they’ll end loving Harlem right back.
For clarification, two kids were entirely new to New York City. The other half have visited NYC before, however they never received a thorough Walkabout in Harlem. So what did I show my family in Harlem? Let’s begin.
First stop was Morningside Park. Since I had four kids with me, I wanted them to see the greenery that Harlem has to offer. After we walked through parts of Morningside Park, I challenged the kids to race each other up on one of the section of steep steps. I said, “pretend you are Rocky and race to the top.” And so they did! They reached the top in no time. I mentioned how some of the steep steps are workout areas for locals.
After the park, we walked over to Columbia University. I had to be a good and influential family member who must encourage education into the minds of little ones. I wanted them to see an Ivy League located in West Harlem.
Next on the list was St. John the Divine. The kids could not believe they were seeing something so massive and majestic! I told them when they get older and travel to part of Europe, they will see similar cathedrals.
We then made our way to Frederick Douglass Circle. Some of these kids have teachers as parents so I wanted them to learn a bit about Harlem’s history through sculptures. I also wanted them to ask, who is this sculpture of? It was a perfect segue to explain what they were seeing.
Next stop was the Duke Ellington sculpture. At this stop, I took the opportunity to remind both kids and adult that Harlem is the birthplace of jazz and that Duke Ellington played a major role. My family was impressed with the size and scope of this sculpture. And of course the kids wanted to stand underneath the sculpture. When your little, how can one resist.
The weather was perfect during our Walkabout in Harlem and Harlem Meer was a Fall magnet. My family thought this part of Central Park North was absolutely gorgeous! On that day my relatives wanted to just hang by the pond and watch the geese and ducks swim by!
To end the Walkabout in Harlem, we headed to 125th Street to see Harlem’s famous Apollo Theater and partake in some street vendor shopping. On 125th Street the kids purchased t-shirts that said “Harlem or I love Harlem.” Clearly, my family Walkabout in Harlem was a success. It caught on to youth clothing that will be worn out West. My objective was…mission accomplished!
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I took a walk the other day along Morningside park in the teens and came across a refurbished playground featuring all the latest in kids recreation, including my favorite – water fountains and sprays. The park was brimming with parents and kids and it just reminded me again of how great and young and fun this neighborhod is for families of all walks of life. I took advantage of the moment to record one moment in time for that park – see below.
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