Category: HEALTH / WELLNESS

Garden Party in Harlem

Garden Party in Harlem

August 19, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Health Care Forum at Harlem Hospital Center

Health Care Forum at Harlem Hospital Center

Transforming and changing the health of Harlem will require a community effort. The health care forum at Harlem Hospital Center will allow members of our community to discuss the future of health care nationally and locally, and the roles we each must play in preparing ourselves for success. Our panelists, representing the whole community, will [...]

July 23, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Kukuwa African Dance Workout

Kukuwa African Dance Workout

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May 19, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Harlem Gay Pride Festivities for 2010

Harlem Gay Pride Festivities for 2010

Next month, Harlem will host to its first ever Gay Pride Celebration. Harlem Pride will be sponsoring several events that will celebrate the pride and diversity of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) and Same Gender Loving (SGL) neighbors and organizations in Harlem. The scope and vision of the inaugural Harlem Pride event by its founding [...]

May 18, 2010 | 4 Comments More
African Dance Classes Around Harlem and Around NYC

African Dance Classes Around Harlem and Around NYC

About two weeks ago someone hit me up on Twitter and asked about African dance classes in Harlem. I didn’t have an answer for her so I sent out a tweet and got some great responses. I have to give a special thank you to Cassandra Nuamah, a Kukuwa Dance Workout instructor from New York [...]

May 13, 2010 | 10 Comments More
Celebrate World Tai Chi and Quigong Day in Harlem

Celebrate World Tai Chi and Quigong Day in Harlem

Join Dr. Robert J. Woodbine of San Bao Holistic Care for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day as Harlem joins millions around the globe to promote peace on World Tai Chi and Quigong Day! Come learn the basics of Qigong and  Tai Chi. According to the latest Harvard Tai Chi Research Report:

April 24, 2010 | 1 Comment More
HIV Rates in DC Higher Than Ethiopia, Nigeria and Rwanda — NYC Rates High Too

HIV Rates in DC Higher Than Ethiopia, Nigeria and Rwanda — NYC Rates High Too

According to Newsweek.com: More than 1 in 30 adults in Washington, D.C., are HIV-infected—a prevalence higher than that reported in Ethiopia, Nigeria, or Rwanda. Certain U.S. subpopulations are particularly hard hit. In New York City, 1 in 40 blacks, 1 in 10 men who have sex with men, and 1 in 8 injection-drug users are [...]

February 28, 2010 | 3 Comments More
Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Harlem Week Blood Drive

Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Harlem Week Blood Drive

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August 11, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Organizing for America’s Harlem Sub-Group Health Care Reform Canvassing Event

Organizing for America’s Harlem Sub-Group Health Care Reform Canvassing Event

Organizing for America, the volunteer organization created by President Obama is having an event to support the president’s health care agenda for affordable, quality health care in Harlem. They are looking for volunteers to help. In recognition of NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY, they are hosting a FREE health clinic that will include HIV, STD, TB, [...]

June 25, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Will La Marqueta Return to East Harlem?

Will La Marqueta Return to East Harlem?

La Marqueta is a marketplace under the Metro North railway tracks between 111th Street and 116th Street on Park Avenue in East Harlem. During the 1950s and 1960s, over 500 vendors operated out of La Marqueta, and it was an important social and economic venue for Latinos in New York. The market was originally an [...]

June 4, 2009 | 2 Comments More
Six Year Old Jasmina Needs Your Help In Harlem This Sunday

Six Year Old Jasmina Needs Your Help In Harlem This Sunday

A friend sent me a link to a story about a little girl needing a bone marrow transplant. All sorts of thoughts came to mind. I definitely believe in blood donation and know there is a definite need for minorities to do this more, but I’m still thinking would I really help out a stranger [...]

March 26, 2009 | 3 Comments More
Raw Soul — Healthy Vegan / Vegetarian Eating in Harlem

Raw Soul — Healthy Vegan / Vegetarian Eating in Harlem

Raw Vegetarian Pizza *** Near the corner of 145th and St. Nicholas, smack dab in the middle of Harlem’s Sugar Hill, there’s a Dunkin Donuts, Famous Fish (really, they’re famous) with its line of people stretching down the block and a couple of other typical Harlem take out spots. Then, there’s Raw Soul, an all [...]

March 26, 2009 | 0 Comments More
West Harlem CSA Brings Organic Food to Harlem

West Harlem CSA Brings Organic Food to Harlem

The West Harlem CSA provides an affordable alternative to standard grocery shopping. They work to provide healthier food choices for West Harlem residents where options are limited and many budgets are constrained. What is CSA? CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It’s a partnership between a community and a farm. The farmer gets a guaranteed [...]

March 23, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Free Yoga Classes in Harlem

Free Yoga Classes in Harlem

Ta Yoga offers FREE yoga classes every Wednesday in Harlem as part of the Shape Up New York program sponsored by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. The classes are held at the following location: P.S. 154 250 West 127th Street (between 7th & 8th) Phone: 212-864-2400 Sessions 4:00pm – 5:15pm 5:30pm [...]

March 22, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Translating Science to Policy — Protecting Children’s Environmental Health

Translating Science to Policy — Protecting Children’s Environmental Health

The Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health, in collaboration with its lead community partner, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, is hosting a day-long conference that will focus on three major environmental health concerns affecting children: air pollution, pesticides, and endocrine disruptors in consumer products. The purpose of the conference is to share research findings from [...]

March 16, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Riverbank State Park — Spring/Summer Sessions Now Registering

Riverbank State Park — Spring/Summer Sessions Now Registering

Riverbank is the only park of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. Inspired by urban rooftop designs in Japan, this 28-acre multi-level landscaped recreational facility is a state-of-the-art park facility. Rising 69 feet above the Hudson River, Riverbank offers a wide variety of recreational, athletic and arts experiences for all ages, interests and abilities.

March 15, 2009 | 0 Comments More
The Red Pump Project — Raising Awareness About National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The Red Pump Project — Raising Awareness About National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

AroundHarlem.com and Around-NYC.com are participating in The Red Pump Project. The Project is a collection of women bloggers (75 at last count) who are committed to educating their readers about the HIV/AIDS virus. A Red Pump was chosen to represent the strength and courage of women fighting HIV/AIDS or those affected by the disease both [...]

March 10, 2009 | 1 Comment More
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day — Around Harlem and Around NYC

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day — Around Harlem and Around NYC

AroundHarlem.com and Around-NYC.com are joining the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in celebrating National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day by providing information on resources and events concerning the prevention of HIV and AIDS. We are also participating in The Red Pump Project. The Project is a collection of women bloggers (75 105 [...]

March 8, 2009 | 4 Comments More