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Harlem Nutcracker: Homemade Brew Popular But Risky

Harlem Nutcracker: Homemade Brew Popular But Risky

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 [...]

September 21, 2010 | 2 Comments More
Kimberly Nicole’s A Rage in Harlem at Billie’s Black

Kimberly Nicole’s A Rage in Harlem at Billie’s Black

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September 20, 2010 | 0 Comments More
THEATRE: The Sensational Josephine Baker

THEATRE: The Sensational Josephine Baker

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 [...]

September 16, 2010 | 0 Comments More
STYLE WATCH: Accessories From Adha Zelma at Nolcha Fashion Week

STYLE WATCH: Accessories From Adha Zelma at Nolcha Fashion Week

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 [...]

September 16, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Maya Azucena and Mo Brown Host Harlem School of the Arts Block Party and Open House

Maya Azucena and Mo Brown Host Harlem School of the Arts Block Party and Open House

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.

September 10, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Take Action — Voice Your Concerns to the MTA About Metrocard Increases

Take Action — Voice Your Concerns to the MTA About Metrocard Increases

A couple of weeks ago, it was reported that The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) was considering raising the monthly price of the unlimited metrocard to $130 per month along with overall price increases. Later on this month, they will be holding hearings to solicit public comment on fare and toll modifications proposed for implementation on [...]

September 10, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Perfect Your “60 Second Pitch” at Harlem’s Pitches For Breakfast Seminar

Perfect Your “60 Second Pitch” at Harlem’s Pitches For Breakfast Seminar

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 [...]

September 10, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Tomorrow — Harlem Candidate Discussion Forum at Mt. Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church

Tomorrow — Harlem Candidate Discussion Forum at Mt. Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church

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 [...]

September 8, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Invitation — Harlem Happy Hour and Film Screening at Billie’s Black

Invitation — Harlem Happy Hour and Film Screening at Billie’s Black

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September 7, 2010 | 0 Comments More
MONDAY: Harlem Candidates Forum and Debate for September 14 Primary Election

MONDAY: Harlem Candidates Forum and Debate for September 14 Primary Election

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 [...]

August 21, 2010 | 2 Comments More
Garden Party in Harlem

Garden Party in Harlem

August 19, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Harlem Week Events for Saturday and Sunday

Harlem Week Events for Saturday and Sunday

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 [...]

August 13, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Film: Freedom Riders

Film: Freedom Riders

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 [...]

August 13, 2010 | 1 Comment More
FILM: Neshoba — The Price of Freedom

FILM: Neshoba — The Price of Freedom

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 [...]

August 13, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Harlem Pride Invites You to Fire Island Black Out

Harlem Pride Invites You to Fire Island Black Out

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 [...]

August 13, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Triumph Group and Three Kings Party at Element Night Club

Triumph Group and Three Kings Party at Element Night Club

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 [...]

August 11, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Brown Baby Girl at Billie’s Black in Harlem

Brown Baby Girl at Billie’s Black in Harlem

August 11, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Angela Johnson “On the Sofa with Joseph Riley Land” at Billie’s Black in Harlem

Angela Johnson “On the Sofa with Joseph Riley Land” at Billie’s Black in Harlem

(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 [...]

August 11, 2010 | 1 Comment More