Tag: East Harlem

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
Black History Month at Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Black History Month at Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has a full list of events to commemorate Black history month. For more details check out the website. Many of the events are free or have a minimal cost. Below is only a partial listing of events. AAJC/HBCU Student All-star Big Band Sunday, February 1, 2009, 3:00 [...]

January 30, 2009 | 1 Comment 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
Recession? There’s No Recession in Harlem

Recession? There’s No Recession in Harlem

December 17, 2008 | 1 Comment More
Get Healthy in Harlem with Cultural Dance as Exercise

Get Healthy in Harlem with Cultural Dance as Exercise

For some, motivation to excercise doesn’t come easy. We try to convince ourselves that we’ll be better of if we do, but can’t seem to make it to the gym. (Or, is that just me?) To make burning those calories a little easier, try out one of the classes below. Both of them offer traditional [...]

December 17, 2008 | 2 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
Blackbird: The African American Web Browser and Philanthropry on the Web

Blackbird: The African American Web Browser and Philanthropry on the Web

Yeah, you read that right. Blackbird: African American web browser. First thought — Totally ignored it when I got the link. Some consider me a go-to-person on the web regarding Black folks, technology and social media. After several requests for thoughts and jokes about the browser, I thought I’d officially add my 2 cents. Check [...]

December 8, 2008 | 33 Comments More
Harlem for the Holidays

Harlem for the Holidays

From December 4 through January 2, more than 40 Harlem retailers, restaurants, bakeries, theaters, and museums have partnered with NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing tourism and partnership organization, to celebrate the neighborhood and the holiday season. Also, a Harlem for the Holidays trolley — operated by Gray Line New York Sightseeing — [...]

December 5, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Vanishing New York

Vanishing New York

Plans for skyscrapers in Manhattan. Each marker represents a planned building. ****** Vanishing New York — The Documentary Like many cities across America, New York has been changing rapidly. But, as recently as 1990, it still had many old-fashioned aspects. Bakeries, butcher shops, family-owned grocery stores, bars and coffee shops were places where neighbors gathered [...]

December 5, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Urban Go Green Holiday Wine Tasting in Harlem

Urban Go Green Holiday Wine Tasting in Harlem

December 3, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Celebrating the Holidays Around Harlem and Around NYC

Celebrating the Holidays Around Harlem and Around NYC

Be sure to check in with us every day during the next couple of weeks. Our e-mail box is full of great holiday festivities Around Harlem and around the city. Stay tuned.

December 1, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Harlem — Center of the Universe, Center of the AIDS Epidemic

Harlem — Center of the Universe, Center of the AIDS Epidemic

Anyone who knows me knows I love New York — especially Harlem. In the past I’ve said that it’s the center of the universe. Think about it. New York is the center of commerce (is it still?), publishing, fashion, culture, food and all that is deemed important in American society. Come uptown, the center of [...]

December 1, 2008 | 2 Comments More
Shaping Up in Harlem with Shape Up New York

Shaping Up in Harlem with Shape Up New York

Shape Up New York is a FREE fitness program for the whole family held at local schools and New York City Department of Parks & Recreation Centers around the city. The program offers various classes and activities to choose from. No pre-registration is required. All classes are one hour in length. Classes run until June [...]

November 28, 2008 | 1 Comment More
Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce Membership Meeting — Open to All

Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce Membership Meeting — Open to All

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November 19, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Election Day Stories

Election Day Stories

Share your election day stories with us in the comments section below. Also, if anyone wants to write something longer or has pictures to send us, please feel free to send them in and we’ll put them up. Share your voice with our readers.

November 6, 2008 | 1 Comment More
Harlem — Election Night 2008

Harlem — Election Night 2008

Barack Obama elected President of the United States of America. History — American, Black, African We were there. Working on great stories. Stay tuned. We were in the streets celebrating with everyone else at 2:00 am.

November 6, 2008 | 1 Comment More