Last night legendary artist Frankie Knuckles passed away, as reported in excellent detail by the Chicago Tribune and Rolling Stone.
He died too young of what has been reported as Diabetes by music leader www.Beatport.com which can be managed and which is taking the lives of so many in our and many other communities.
Let’s take today to rejoice in his life and tomorrow to celebrate his legacy. We should also take a moment to focus on our own health.
A number of health oriented events are coming Harlem’s way including some focussed on Diabetes. Please see the list below and take a moment to attend, if not for you, then for your friends and families.
But before you do that, take a moment to enjoy the iconic Frankie Knuckles, who will truly be missed.
*** Frankie Forever ***
A Sampling of Hits
What Inspired Him
Important Health Events
WHAT: Understanding Diabetes Medication
WHEN: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
4:00 pm through 5:30 pm
DETAILS: Do you know how your diabetes medication works? Do you know when to take it, how much to take and possible side effects? To help you make the most of your treatment, join us in learning:
· What is diabetes?
· Why is it important to control blood sugar levels?
· Meal Planning
· What lifestyle changes can help?
· What drugs are used to treat diabetes?
· What should I watch for when taking these drugs?
WHAT: Eating for Health
WHEN: Tuesday, April 8, 2014; and Tuesday, April 22, 2014;
5:30 pm through 6:30 pm
DETAILS: Learn the benefits of eating for your health, especially if you are dealing with a chronic illness or condition. You will also discover how to eat right while still enjoying your meals.
Topics will include:
• Healthier versions of popular ethnic recipes (with recipe handouts)
• Healthy eating on a budget
• How to read food labels (can I eat it?)
· Fun and interactive cooking demos
WHAT: Walk Away the Pounds
WHEN: Monday, April 7, 2014; Friday, April 11, 2014; Monday, April 14, 2014; Friday, April 18, 2014; Monday, April 21, 2014; and Monday, April 28, 2014
11:00 am through 12:00 pm
DETAILS: Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!
Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you’ll be taking part in an exercise class.
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Recently the owner and general manager of Jado Sushi reached out to HarlemCondoLife about a new event they will be hosting. To celebrate the diversity of the community and their 1-year anniversary, Jado Sushi will launch a new weekly social party for the LGBT community called J’adore Jado Sundays starting on Sunday, July 7th, 2013. We are always happy to hear and encourage businesses that get involved with their neighborhood and community.
This casual party offers the Harlem LGBT community a place to socialize, meet and have fun in the sexy, urban atmosphere that Jado Sushi is known for. At 9 pm, Jado will switch gear to party mode as a live DJ begins to play music. In addition to the regular bar drinks, a selection of special cocktails will be served. Jado’s signature appetizers and sushi rolls will also be available to order. See our previous menu review here. Try their glazed short ribs or Jado chicken appetizers along with the sushi rolls, delicious!
The soon-to-open new sidewalk cafe will offer an additional open-air lounge. Yes, you heard right! Jado will join their neighbors Lido, Bier International, Harlem Food Bar, Harlem Tavern etc, with sidewalk dining in Harlem.
Jado Sushi, the first and only premier sushi restaurant in Harlem, opened on July 25th 2012. We were at their soft opening, grand opening and since then have been back for dinner too many times to count. The food is consistently good, the servers are friendly and efficient. If there are any problems the General Manager (Juan) and Owner (Nobu), are right on point to correct them. At Jado you can expect authentic sushi and Latin inspired dishes in the beautifully designed setting where celebrities like DJ Sway, Danny Glover and Tamara Tunie have been sighted. Harry Belafonte, named as one of three grand marshals for NYC Pride March 2013, also frequents the restaurant. As we have stated before, Jado Sushi is the sister-store of The Winery, the popular wine store on 116th Street just off FDB. Both places we have posted frequently about here on our blog.
Mark your calendars and show support on July 7th for the first Jadore Jado Sunday!
2118 8th Ave (between 114 & 115 St)
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I was on my way to this (7/18) Sunday’s “Sundae Sermon” in MorningSide Park this afternoon.
As I made may way towards the stairs leading up to the event I was greeted by the image below.
Sunday Sermon is a summer musical event on selected weekends in Morningside Park featuring world famous DJs spinning soulful house music. For many this music is considered a spiritual experience. Ask anyone who’s been to Paradise Garage, Sound Factory, or Body & Soul to name just a few legendary venues. Bloggers from HarlemCondoLife will be posting more on this event soon.
Photo by HarlemGuy
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