Always a colorful feast for the senses, the 2013 African American Day Parade also brought out the stars of the current New York political scene. A convertible ferrying Grand Marshals Congressman Charles Rangel and former Mayor David Dinkins led the charge up Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, followed by former Controller and perhaps-Mayoral runoff candidate Bill Thompson.
Bronx Borough President and Independent Mayoral Candidate Adolfo Carrion marched closely behind. Council member and Public Advocate candidate Letitia James was also there waving to the crowds, as was Manhattan Borough President and Democratic Controller hopeful Scott Stringer.
Toward the end, current Public Advocate and Democratic Mayoral primary winner –who in past parades walked toward the front– was this time riding large on a float with his wife and a live band.
Of course it’s not all about the politics, it’s also about the people.
Posted in Central Harlem, Community, Culture, Dance, Entertainment, Event, Fashion, Free!, Harlem, Holiday, Music, New York City, Politics, South Harlem (SOHA)
Tagged 44th Annual African American Day Parade, @HarlemHCL, african american day parade, community, David Dinkins, Harlem, Harlem Blogger, Harlem Blogs, Harlem Parade, HCL, Letitia James, New York, new york city, Politicians, Public Advocate, Scott Stringer, tharealharlemista
The change of venue didn’t deter the crowds at the first Sundae Sermon of the 2013 season…in fact there were more good people grooving to good music than ever.
On a gorgeous sunny Sunday, St Nicholas Park resounded with pumping dance beats spun by legendary dj’s Louie Vega, Kevin Hedge and, of course, Stormin’ Norman himself. Folks swaying, kids playing, everyone meeting and greeting–Sundae Sermon is truly a Harlem classic. See you at the next one!
CHECK OUT THE VIDEO HERE…
Posted in Central Harlem, Community, Dance, Entertainment, Event, Harlem, Kids, Menu Harlem Hot Spots, Music, North Harlem, shopping, Sundae Sermon
Tagged @HarlemHCL, Bevy Smith, church, Classic's, dance, DJ Stormin' Norman, Family, Harlem, HarlemCondoLife.com, House Music, Kevin Hedge, Kid Friendly, Louie Vega, Menu Harlem Hot Spots, NYC DJ's, Outdoor Festival, Picnic, Saint Nicholas, Spiritual House, Sundae Sermon, tharealharlemista, Trendy
Please follow HarlemCondoLife on twitter @HarlemHCL
Keep up on the latest news and what’s happening in our village of Harlem.
Harlem Condo Life “Your Gateway to Harlem.”
Posted in Harlem
Tagged @HarlemHCL, Arts and Entertainment, commercial real estate, Facebook, Harlem, Harlem Bars, Harlem churches, Harlem Condo Life Twitter, Harlem nightlife, harlem parks, Harlem Real Estate, Harlem Shops, Harlem Trends, Harlem's Restaurant Row, HarlemCondoLife, HarlemCondoLife Twitter, HarlemCondoLife.com, HarlemGuy, HarlemHCL Twitter, HarlemHouse, Harlemista, Icare4Harlem, latest harlem news, Music, NativeNewYorker, new restaurants, Pinterest, Politics, Quotes, Quotes of the week, Real Estate, Retail, Sports, tharealharlemista, tumbler
By tharealharlemista The oppressive heat in Harlem this week is no joke. Go into the 125th st subway station and it feels like you’re bathing in Hell. Bring a fan. And lots of water.
Hopefully some folks are spending the day at community pools, watching multiple features at the Magic Johnson Theatre or enjoying the many air conditioned restaurants and drinking establishments uptown.
Or maybe if you’re lucky, you can find an open fire hydrant like this one on 122nd St off Frederick Douglass Blvd and cool down like a kid (or a kid at heart).
If all else fails and you want to find a cooling center near you, call 311 or use the OEM’s online Cooling Center Finder.