Credit: New York Daily News
Come to Harlem the weekend of June 24-26 to celebrate Pride Harlem-Style. The weekend-long celebration includes a barbecue, bowling and a dance party. The park party is the only event located in a public area.
The event has spurned some controversy. However Harlem Pride President Carmen Neely has a vision.
“I want the gay and lesbian people of uptown to have a celebration of our own,” she said. “This will be different than the events in the West Village because it will be filled with people of color.” Neely insists the event is for everyone – including children. “I realize the church plays a big role in the black community,” Neely said, “but we’re people, too, and deserve our day in the sun.”
It’ a perfect event for tourists visiting NYC this Summer to spend some time in the sun uptown.
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Tagged 06/24/2011, 06/25/2011, 06/26/2011, 116th Street (Manhattan), Arts and Entertainment, Eighth Avenue (Manhattan), Gay and Lesbian, Gay Lesbian and Bisexual, Gay Pride, Harlem, Harlem Pride, Lady Gaga, LGBT, Marcu Garvey Park, Marcus Garvey Park, Mojo, new york city, nyc, Religion and Spirituality, tourism, uptown, visit nyc, West Village
In response to one of our stories about Mojo a reader tipped us off to a new restaurant coming to Harlem.
Cedric Lecendre, a Harlem resident and Bilboquet’s general manager and the nephew of its owner, Philippe Delgrange, has signed a lease for Cedric, which is slated to open in June, at 185 Saint Nicholas Ave. We will keep you posted!
We regret to inform you that one of our favorite venues MOJO has closed.
We will miss MOJO and hope that the owners start something new in Harlem.
Whatever it is, we will be there.
In the meantime there’s still quite a selection from which to choose and of which we have written.
Have you ever wanted to check out several drinking and eating establishments in Harlem in one night but never had the time? You’ve read about Harlem’s booming restaurant row on Frederick Douglass Boulevard in various publications and wondered what’s it like? Well, now you have the opportunity to see and experience several fine dining establishments all in one night at Experience: Harlem Bar & Restaurant Crawl taking place the evening of October 28 from 6 PM to 10 PM. Experience: Harlem, one of the early pioneers in promoting all things positive about Harlem, has rounded up some of Harlem’s best restaurant and drinking places for this event. They are: Mojo, 5 & Diamond, Melba’s, Questan’s, 67 Orange, and more! Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Click here to purchase tickets.
Posted in Community, Drink, Harlem, Restaurants
Tagged 5&Diamond, 67 Orange, drinking and eating, experience harlem, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, Lenox Avenue, Melba's, Mojo, native, Nectar Wine Bar, Questans, West 119th Street