Author Archive: AroundHarlem.com
In Prohibition-era Harlem, bootleggers sold cheap and sometimes toxic liquor and moonshine at rent parties and speakeasies for as little as 25 cents a pop. Rotgut whiskey was sold in basement barrooms, drugstores and delicatessens on Lenox Avenue. Mom-and-pop operations doled out home brews from bathtubs and backyard stills. Some semblance of those days are [...]
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Emerging Artists Theatre presents the Off-Broadway premiere of The Sensational Josephine Baker, a rich, comedic, moving musical portrait of the unique iconic Jazz Age legend, Josephine Baker. Performances will run through Sunday, October 3rd at TADA Theatre, 15 West 28th Street, 2nd floor, between Broadway and 5th Avenue. Show times are: Tuesday and Friday at [...]
Nolcha Fashion Week is an award winning fashion week event held simultaneously with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week consisting of four days of runway shows, an eco-accessory exhibition, fashion business seminars, and networking events. The invite-only four day event connects media, retailers, trendsetters, fashion professionals, executives, industry celebrities and investors with designers. We were invited to attend [...]
The Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) Block Party and Open House will take place Saturday, September 11th, 2010 outside the Harlem School of the Arts on Saint Nicholas Avenue between 141st and 143rd Streets. The event will be hosted by Grammy Award winning singer Maya Azucena and Actress Mo Brown.
On September 11, 2010, Pitches for Breakfast will celebrate the one year anniversary of its breakfast seminar series. International lawyer Lorraine Dixon will be the keynote speaker. Dixon has worked with corporate giants AIG, USB and others on projects in over 40 countries. Pitches for Breakfast is an open mic for business and professional women [...]
In order to educate the East and Central Harlem communities about who the candidates are and what they stand for, Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association (MMPCIA) is hosting what promises to be a compelling discussion forum, moderated by Ted Shaw. Confirmed candidates scheduled: 30th State Senate District: * State Senator Bill Perkins * Basil [...]
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On Monday, August 23rd from 6 pm to 9 pm, there will be Candidates Forum and Debate moderated by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Les Payne at Convent Avenue Baptist Church (420 West 145th Street) in Harlem. Rep. Charles Rangel, State Senator Bill Perkins, State Assembly Member Keith L.T. Wright will debate their challengers (candidates running [...]
SATURDAY, AUGUST 14th, 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM “Summer in the City” Part I • 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM NY City “Children’s Festival” On W.135th St. btwn. Malcolm X & A.C. Powell Jr. Blvds. Featuring Excerpts from Disney musicals, games, arts & crafts, live music and dance, healthy eating and living exhibits, open houses [...]
Award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson’s latest documentary FREEDOM RIDERS, is the powerful, harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives — and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment — for simply traveling together on buses [...]
It was June 1964, the beginning of the Freedom Summer — the height of the Civil Rights movement — when a mob of Klansmen in Neshoba County, Mississippi murdered three civil rights workers: two Jews from New York and an African-American from Mississippi. It took 41 years for the state to convict one man, Edgar [...]
The mission of Harlem Pride is to promote Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Same Gender Loving pride in Harlem and to provide opportunities for networking and communication among its LGBT and SGL organizations and community members. This weekend, they invite the Harlem community to join them at The Fire Island Black Out (FIBO) and is [...]
Join Triumph and threeKINGS for “Next Chapter” as they celebrate new beginnings, career transitions and progression of life. Join them as they take over downtown at Element Night Club. 2 Floors of Partying 2 DJ’s Ladies Free w RSVP B4 11:30pm Guys Reduced Table Service Available (First Come First Serve Basis) Special Bday Celebration for [...]
(click here to view details) You’re invited to attend the launch of “On the sofa with Joseph Riley Land.” The event, co-sponsored by Billie’s Black (where it will take place) and Pollen Nation, will be an Oprah-style sit down interview with renowned entertainer Angela Johnson. This will be part listening party, part interview, so come [...]