Get outside while the weather is still nice before Monday’s storm hits. Take advantage of the calm mild weather and go enjoy from 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM the East Harlem Harvest Festival. Plenty of food, music and fun for the whole family! Three blocks of festivities on La Marqueta at 116th Street and Park Avenue FREE ADMISSION See the large list of contributors and businesses participating in the above flyer.
See you there! For additional information go to www.eastharlemharvestfestival.com
It ain’t easy being green in New York City. However, it just got easier for us Harlemites! We have the Urban Garden Center right in Spanish Harlem at East 116th Street and Park Avenue. This week Urban Garden Center is celebrating its Grand Opening May 4! They are a part of La Marqueta!
For the Grand Opening, there will be drinks, rice & beans and roasted pig! And for those that want to come up for this from downtown, take the 6 train to Lexington Avenue and 116th Street or drive! Urban Garden Center offers free parking to its patrons on Park Avenue between 117th and 118th Street. Discounts will be offered as well.
So it looks like Spanish Harlem is the place to be this week, i.e. May 4 for Urban Garden Center and May 5 for Cinco de Mayo! Que suave!
Urban Garden Center Grand Opening
Free food Great music and big discounts.
116 Street Park Avenue
May 4 2011 from 4pm to 8 pm
In the photo above, that’s what East Harlem’s La Marqueta looked like a few decades back. The marketplace, located at East 115th Street and Park Avenue, started back in the 1950’s, grew to more than 400 vendors and suffered its own down period. That was then. Now the East Harlem market is having its own rebirth and they’re giving the public an opportunity to see it in an Open House on February 2! All the details are listed below.
Also, watch what vendors are in place at La Marqueta in this news feature on NY1. See you at La Marqueta!