Category: Harlem News

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
A Look Back — Inside Black Culture at the Studio Museum in Harlem

A Look Back — Inside Black Culture at the Studio Museum in Harlem

Editor’s Note: We are pleased to have Tyrus Rochell Townsend from the blog I.Heart.Art and The.Noir.Arts.Gallery write this review for us. His bio states “I believe I teach and reach the masses through my words and my aura.  I love, live, become and support art. Crystal McCrary Anthony, Nathan Hale Williams and Veronica Webb ****** [...]

March 4, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Urban Cuisine from Harlem with Marcus Samuelsson on BET J

Urban Cuisine from Harlem with Marcus Samuelsson on BET J

Urban Cuisine with Marcus Samuelsson is about flavor, spice and everything nice in Harlem: food, lifestyles, music, celebrities, culture — all wrapped up in a dynamic half hour of how to, who did it, what for, and that’s so tasty. Join Marcus as he shines the spotlight on African, Caribbean and American dishes while chatting [...]

March 4, 2009 | 0 Comments More
An Evening of Hip Hop History in Harlem

An Evening of Hip Hop History in Harlem

The Hip Hop Culture Center in Harlem announces “An Evening of Hip Hop History“. Recognized for its Hip Hop centric education programs, large flyer collection, and record-breaking Rapathon, the integrated complex is celebrating the History of Hip Hop and Black America. Set to take place on Friday, February 20th at The Hip Hop Culture Center, [...]

February 17, 2009 | 0 Comments More
National Black Fine Art Show — 13 Turns Out To Be A Lucky Number

National Black Fine Art Show — 13 Turns Out To Be A Lucky Number

Editor’s Note: We are pleased to have Tyrus Rochell Townsend from the blog I.Heart.Art and The.Noir.Arts.Gallery write this review for us. His bio state “I believe I teach and reach the masses through my words and my aura.  I love, live, become and support art. National Black Fine Art Show ****** Last night, the 13th [...]

February 13, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Harlem’s Hip Hop Culture Center — Teaching the Babies

Harlem’s Hip Hop Culture Center — Teaching the Babies

The Hip Hop Culture Center, located in the Magic Johnson Theater on 125th Street, has utilized its massive 8,000 square foot facility to serve as a classroom, rehearsal space, and more importantly a vehicle to educate the community.

February 13, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Around-NYC.com — Phase II Begins

Around-NYC.com — Phase II Begins

We’ve been working on AroundHarlem.com for awhile. Believe it or not, this blog is just a tip of the iceberg.

February 4, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Casa Frela — A Gallery in the Heart of Harlem

Casa Frela — A Gallery in the Heart of Harlem

Past the Metro North tracks on 119th Street there are a string of buildings, the Emanual AME Church, and what many may not know, a gallery dedicated to artists whose work represents an array of backgrounds, mindsets, and skills. Translated Casa Frela means “Delicate Home”; so it fits that the gallery also serves as the [...]

February 3, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Obama Watch January 21, 2009

Obama Watch January 21, 2009

Harlem celebrates Obama’s historic moment Sasha, Malia Obama shine in J. Crew at inauguration President Obama Stimulates Economy in Harlem More than 1M crowd DC for Obama’s inauguration Black Leaders React to Obama’s Inauguration. Colin Powell Calls Inauguration ‘A Fabulous Day For All Americans’ Obama’s Whitehouse.gov launches, with problems Obama Halts New or Pending Bush [...]

January 21, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Presidential Inauguration Viewing at Columbia University in Harlem

Presidential Inauguration Viewing at Columbia University in Harlem

Columbia University’s Butler Library ***** Lee C. Bollinger, president of Columbia University, is inviting students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends to join together to watch the presidential inauguration of 1983 Columbia College graduate Barack Obama. A large video screen will show the inauguration live on its Harlem campus. Like the actual event on the Mall [...]

January 15, 2009 | 0 Comments More
A Look Back — 3rd Annual Wendell Niles and Friends Toy Drive in Harlem

A Look Back — 3rd Annual Wendell Niles and Friends Toy Drive in Harlem

The December 19th snowstorm could not keep away the loyal supporters who braved the inclement weather to attend the 3rd Annual Wendell Niles and Friends Toy Drive. More than 30 dedicated supporters trucked their way through the bitter cold, snow and sleet with shopping bags full of toys, games, clothing, books and music cd’s. They [...]

January 3, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Depression in the African American Community: Healing Starts With Us — The Open Book

Depression in the African American Community: Healing Starts With Us — The Open Book

“The Open Book” explores the mental health epidemic of depression in the African American community: what it looks like, sounds like and feels like. Their aim is to alert, educate and transform individuals suffering from this illness who may be unaware. The evening opens with a screening of the Healing Starts With Us “Open Book” campaign [...]

January 2, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Harlem’s William J. Clinton Foundation Publishes Names of All Contributors on Foundation Website

Harlem’s William J. Clinton Foundation Publishes Names of All Contributors on Foundation Website

The William J. Clinton Foundation today published its list of all contributors since its inception in 1997, with gratitude for the contributions they have made to sustain the work of the Foundation and its charitable initiatives. The seven initiatives include: the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Clinton Global Initiative, the Clinton Climate Initiative, the Clinton Hunter [...]

December 18, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Harlem Toy Drive & Holiday Reception To Benefit Local Kids

Harlem Toy Drive & Holiday Reception To Benefit Local Kids

On Friday, December 19, 2008, Wendell Niles, Will Brown and Friends will host the 3rd Annual Toy Drive and Holiday Reception to benefit underprivileged kids in Harlem. They are collecting new and unused gifts for boys and girls, ages infant to 18. Gifts can include games, music cd’s, sports equipment, art kits, books, gift cards, [...]

December 11, 2008 | 1 Comment More
Harlem Educational Activities Fund Awarded $200,000 by Bank of America

Harlem Educational Activities Fund Awarded $200,000 by Bank of America

The Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF) announced that it has been granted the Bank of America 2008 Neighborhood Builder Award. Bank of America hosted an awards ceremony on November 17, 2008 as an extension of their Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s Neighborhood Excellence Initiative recognizing organizations and individuals who are working to improve the lives [...]

December 11, 2008 | 1 Comment More
Harlem Yoga

Harlem Yoga

You’ve probably heard that yoga is good for you. Maybe you have even tried yoga and discovered that it makes you feel better. But what are the specific health benefits can you expect to enjoy from doing yoga regularly? Physical Benefits Flexibility: Stretching your tight body in new ways will help it to become more [...]

December 11, 2008 | 4 Comments More