July 17th, 2014 by harlemhouse

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Ring The Alarm!!! Your favorite sound is playin!!

Celebrate all things Caribbean at The Sweet Spot Festival

SATURDAY,  AUGUST 2nd

Pack your picnic blanket, cooler & solo cups & join us for Jamaican Indepen-DANCE

Featuring music by resident Herbert Holler & NYC Champion Sound RICE &PEAS: DJ Gravy, Max Glazer, Orijahnal Vibez & Micro Don

The Sweet Spot Pop-Up Market returns with an array of food, vintage and craft vendors.

Performance by Nardo Ranks
Free Dance Hall Moves session by Tanisha Scott
Plus Free kids art workshops by The Laundromat Project

This celebration of life is made possible by LMCC, & Presented by Summer on the Hudson in partnership with NYC Parks and Riverside Park Conservancy #SOH #SweetSpotFestival #WHPP

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December 6th, 2013 by HarlemMom

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An Evening with Rachel Brown, Thursday, December 12th, 8:00 p.m., and 10:00 p.m., $10.00
Rachel Brown is a self-taught artist, born and raised in New York City with Ethiopian and Bermudian heritage. She plays with a band of African and Caribbean musicians, making for a worldly sound that fuses hip-hop, pop, and island. The recent Harvard graduate is a regular performer on the NYC nightlife scene where her audiences have included Leonardo DiCaprio, Jay-Z, Beyonce, John Stamos, Robert DeNiro and Martin Scorsese, and she has opened for numerous acts, including Mary J. Blige, Robin Thicke and John Legend. Upon releasing her EP, Building Castles, Brown has caught the attention of many, including Wyclef Jean, Jaden Smith, Perez Hilton and Glamour.

Tickets cost $10.00, and are available here (8:00 p.m.) and here (10:00 p.m.)
Tickets without a dinner reservation are standing room only. To make a dinner reservation during the show, call Ginny’s Supper Club at 212-421-3821.

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Ginny’s Supper Club
310 Lenox Avenue (at 125th St)
Harlem, NY 10027

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August 30th, 2013 by harlemcondolife

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These new long awaited restaurants will take Harlem up several notches this fall.  Cecil is opening in September and Minton’s Jazz Club will open in October.  Minton’s as many may remember goes way way back to the 30’s in Harlem.  It has been restored and updated and definitely will play a part in bringing Harlem back!  We have been waiting for both of these for a long time and are very happy that they are just weeks away from opening.  We will be there for both Grand openings and look forward to this addition to classic Harlem.

In the meantime you can follow both on facebook and twitter (see below).  Stay tuned for upcoming dates and more information.

Cecil Facebook
Cecil Twitter
Minton’s Facebook
Minton’s Twitter

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July 10th, 2013 by harlemcondolife

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Live at Red Rooster tonight Wednesday, July 10th come see ZING EXPERIENCE  from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm.  If you are unfamiliar check out a few of their songs on Youtube below.  “If you know your history, you know who you are and where you are going.”  – Zing Experience

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June 4th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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WEPA!!!  This Sunday, June 9th the 2013 National Puerto Rican Day Parade celebrates their 56th annual event held in New York City.  This year will make it the 18th event as a National Organization.

This has become an event for many of us Harlemites to look forward to every year with it’s rich culture, live music and festive celebrations.  The Parade starts at 11am along 5th Avenue from 44th Street to 79th Street.  After the Parade finishes the party will continue uptown in East Harlem, West Harlem and all around!  Check your local venues for planned events throughout Harlem honoring Puerto Rican Pride and feel free to post in our “comments” section below, if you would like to promote an event.  Here are 2 different outdoor music events we recently blogged about happening this Sunday  to check out after the parade.

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The 7th Annual Mafrika Music Festival
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Sunday Sermon is Back June 9th in Harlem

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The 2013 Parade this year has been dedicated to Puerto Ricans and Health. The Parade Honorees include:

GRAND MARSHAL
CHITA RIVERA – ACTRESS/DANCER/SINGER
 

HOMETOWN DEDICATION
GUAYANILLA
 

STATE DEDICATION
RHODE ISLAND
 

INTERNATIONAL AMBASSADOR
TONY ORLANDO – SINGER
 

INTERNATIONAL MARSHAL
GEORGE GRESHAM – 1199SEIU
 

INTERNATIONAL GODFATHER
JULIAN GIL – NUESTRA BELLEZA LATINA
 

AMBASSADOR OF GOODWILL
LILIANA AYENDE – UNIVISION 41
 

CIVIC GODMOTHER
DR. MILDRED ALLEN – PUERTO RICAN FAMILY INSTITUTE
 

NATIONAL GODMOTHER
AMBAR – SINGER
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DETAILS – National Puerto Rican Day Parade INFO
 

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May 31st, 2013 by harlemhouse

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It’s a nice warm night in Harlem.  Stop by The 5 and Diamond on Frederick Douglass Boulevard for great food and Live Music!

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May 31st, 2013 by harlemhouse

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You don’t want to miss this!  The 7th Annual Mafrika Music Festival Sunday, June 9th in Harlem.  This Free Live Music event comes at the perfect time now that the warm summer weather has finally arrived.

This year the festival will start at 12 noon and and go until 7pm.  Live performances by Maria Davis Presents, AZAR Traveling Roots, Soul’D Out NYC, The Gecko Brothas, Jomion & the Uklos and Crucial Bridge and the I-Nity Band. Traveling around the world with Native North African Music, Soul, Hip Hop, Music from Benin and Reggae.

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The Mafrika Music Festival will be in Harlem at Marcus Garvey Park, 120th Street & 5th Avenue.  Come early and save a spot!  There will be food provided by Yatenga Bistro & Bar.

The “After Party” will be held at one of our favorite music spots The Shrine.

(The Shrine is located at 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. #212-690-7807)

Shrine Bar Restaurant World Music Venue in Harlem

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April 29th, 2013 by harlemcondolife

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The Shrine Bar Restaurant is all kinds of fun.  Literally, with its World Music Venue in Harlem you can expect to hear a wide variety of different music every week.  I was there recently with friends just passing through (not for a particular event), and was happy to meet Francois Maheux, the man responsible for Bookings and  Promotions.  We were discussing Harlem, Apollo Theater and just music in general and how vital live music is to Harlem and the history of Harlem.  There are many great spots to hear music in Harlem and Shrine is no exception.  It is the perfect size venue, roomy but not too big with a comfortable, inviting and festive interior.  I especially enjoy that you can hear jazz, hip hop, funk, world, reggae, Latin, rap, blues rock on any given night as they keep it interesting, current and on the pulse.  Here is a list of upcoming events you can see at Shrine Bar Restaurant/World Music Venue.  Recently friend to our blog, Harlem born and raised “John O” of Tha Gecko Brothas, perfromed there and I’m sure that they will return over the summer months.  It is worth passing through if you have not been there yet to check out their food and drinks MENU.  Every once in a while there is a cover for special events like an AIDS benefit, or a fundraiser where customers are more than happy to contribute.  The Shrine has great drinks if you like margaritas and pina coladas.  My friend recommended the pina colada (with a splash of grand  marnier on top) which was very good especially with a side order of wings.  You cannot go wrong with that combo.  Next time I would like to sit in their outdoor seating and try their Fela Burger and also their Afro Chicken which both looked good.  But then definitely come back inside to enjoy some great live music!
(Make sure you check out The Shrine Sunday Jazz Jam Session which is each and every Sunday)

*Stay tuned as HarlemCondoLife will continue to keep you posted with events at the Shrine.

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Shrine Bar Restaurant
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd
New York, NY 10030
(212) 690-7807

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April 17th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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It’s great weather to be out and about in Harlem.  If you would like to end your day with some live music check out Ginny’s Supper Club.   Tomorrow night, Thursday 4/18, you can catch An Evening with Boncellia Lewis in a Tribute to Dinah Washington either at 7:30 pm or 10 pm.

On Saturday, 4/20 Arturo O’Farrill Trio will perform at 8 pm and again at 10:30 pm for the late night crowd.

On Sunday 4/21 you can enjoy Ginny’s inspirational Gospel Brunch at 11:00 am.  If you haven’t checked this out yet it is a must see, this Sunday and every Sunday (Nice option for the after church crowd but remember to make a reservation.)

Keeping it real uptown in Harlem with good music at Ginny’s.

Ginny’s Supper Club
310 Lenox Avenue (Below Red Rooster)
New York, NY 10027
212-421-3821

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March 14th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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They’re back!!!  Hip Hop Saves Lives / WAN-LUV  informed us that the Brown Rice Family are returning to Red Rooster in Harlem.  If you want to check out this winning band of the “WNYC Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs” they will be performing Tuesday, March 19, at 8pm at Red Rooster in Harlem.

WAN-LUV is an Afro-Caribbean event series produced by Hip Hop Saves Lives, Negus World, Cocody Productions and Okai Musik.

Brown Rice Family are a world roots band jamming towards global solidarity and organic happiness. Check out their sound here – available on iTunes.

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