Events & Activities

The Harlem Holiday Lights Fundraiser

via ULYSSES  at Harlem + Bespoke

Tuesday, November 15th, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM, The Harlem Holiday Lights Fundraiser, 360 West 125th Street, Suite 11, between St. Nicholas and Morningside Avenues. Come out and help raise money to light up 125th Street from river to river with holiday lights. The 125th Street BID, Community Boards 9, 10, and 11, along with NYCHA have partnered up for the second year in a row to raise funds for this community effort. This year’s decorations will include 36 skyline streamers that will be draped over 125th Street and a festive lighting event has been scheduled for November 21st, 2011.

There is a $25 minimum suggested donation for this event and all proceeds will be used for the installation and maintenance of the Holiday Lights along 125th Street throughout the season. More details at:


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Meet The Acropolis of New York

via Harlem+Bespoke

Wednesday, November 2nd, 6:30PM-8:00PM, The Acropolis of New York: Creating Morningside Heights at Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Avenue Room 9T. Join the Morningside Heights Historic District Committee in a lecture entitled The Acropolis of New York: Creating Morningside Heights by esteemed New York City scholar and architectural historian, Andrew Dolkart. Professor Dolkart will also be available to sign copies of his book, Morningside Heights: A History of Its Architecture and Development. $10 suggested donation. Reservations: Email Gretchen Borges at:

The Historic District Committee is also working on getting the Morningside Heights Historic District designated and interested parties can sign a petition online at:

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Procession of the Ghouls, Following a screening of

Phantom of the Opera (1925) at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

The Great Organ will be played by Timothy Brumfield to accompany this year’s screening of the original Phantom of the Opera (1925) and the procession of Ralph Lee and the Mettawee River Theater Company’s ghosts and ghouls, Halloween at the Cathedral will be infused with new energy. The full stretch of the nave is at the disposal of Mr. Lee’s fantastic creatures of the night, and visitors are encouraged to brace themselves for increased ghostly mischief and ghoulish tricks. Seats closest to the action are for the bravest at heart, who may find themselves directly confronted with the hooked, expressive nose of a demon, the mossy nails of a witch, or the bulging, flushed cheeks of a ghostly manchild.

Friday, October 28, 7 pm and 10 pm

Tickets are $20

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS call (866) 811-4111 (additional service charges apply).

The Young Regents will be co-hosting a private reception after the 7 pm performance. For more information, and special ticket rates, please contact: Marie Miranda at or call: 212-316-7498.

… may also enjoy our special Halloween Guided Visits

 Crypt Crawls: A Halloween Tour

Shake your spirits loose this Halloween! Creep into the Cathedral’s crypt with Cathedral Guides and learn the origins of Halloween as the Celtic New Year celebration and later transformation into All Hallows Eve. Space is limited and participants must be 12 years of age and older. Tickets are $20 per person, $15 per student/senior. For further information please call the Public Education & Visitor Services Department at (212) 932-7347.

 October 25, 26, 27, 28 or 30

CLICK HERE for tickets or call (866) 811-4111 (additional service charges apply).



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Halloween Thriller: Tribute to Michael Jackson!

Don’t stop till you get enough of the undisputed King of Pop this Halloween season when “Thriller: Tribute to Michael Jackson” continues on Sunday, October 30, 2011, we’ll pay tribute to “The King of Pop” in a high-octane show spanning the career of the late Michael Jackson. The Jackson-dedicated live experience includes two hours of hit tunes such as “Smooth Criminal,” “Wanna Be Starting Something,” “Billie Jean,” “Ghost,” and “Thriller,” in a show that will pay homage to the extraordinary spectacle of Jackson’s legendary performances. The King of Pop may have left us, but his memory will be honored with a list of instantly recognizable songs, delivered by multi-talented performers who capture the essence of Michael onstage with synchronized dance routines, Jackson costumes and performance art, and an amazing light show–each delivered with a precision that could only be superseded by the greatest entertainer of all time. Come in your favorite Michael Jackson costume for this Halloween Eve Theatrical Party and have a Ball!

Performance Schedule:

 Sunday, October 30, 2011

Showtime: 7:00p.m.

 The Black Box Theater

308 West 133rd Street

New York, New York 10027

 General Admission:

$20.00 Adult, $10.00 Youth


Book Your Seats Early to Avoid Disappointment

All seats $25.00 at the Door!

24/7 Ticket Hotline: 1-855-223-1008 or PURCHASE ONLINE HERE

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Fall Harvest Festival in Fort Tryon Park this weekend!

With the year-long renovation of Bennett Park under way, this Fall’s Harvest Festival is moving to Fort Tryon Park.

The festival will take place on Saturday, October 22 from 1-4PM at the New Leaf Cafe lawn. (Rain location: Fort Washington Collegiate Church on 181st Street.)

Festivities will include the traditional pie-baking contest. Submissions should be in by 2pm. There will also be the usual scarecrow making and pumpkin painting contests.

Community volunteers organize the free event with support from local businesses and the Parks Department. There will be a canned food drive for the hungry, so bring a donation!

Illustration: poster of the 2011 Harvest Festival by Margaret Peot


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THE RALPH LAUREN CENTER and BBraxtons invite you to a Reception!

WHEN:  Wednesday, October 19 · 6:00pm – 8:00pm

WHERE: BBraxton Salon 1400 5th Avenue New York, NY 10026

Ralph Lauren Center

The RALPH LAUREN CENTER FOR CANCER CARE AND PREVENTION and BBraxtons  are pleased to collaborate and hold an evening of elegance and education.

There will be a brief presentation by Brian L. Harper, MD, MPH Medical Director & Chief Operating Officer


Entertainment and Refreshments will be served!

And there is Limited space available.

RSVP is a MUST to attend

Please RSVP to RP Lewis & Associates:


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Harlem Restaurants to Suit Any Mood

By Jeff Mays, DNAinfo

Sakita Holley, editorial director of the Eat in Harlem blog, says Lido Harlem provides great Italian fare at reasonable prices. (Ebony Johnson)

HARLEM — Just call it the Red Rooster effect.

Ever since the hotspot owned by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson opened late last year, more attention is being paid than ever to Harlem’s burgeoning restaurant landscape.

“Harlem’s restaurant scene is more exciting now because of the attention. The sustained coverage of Red Rooster has brought more people here and they are discovering new places,” said Sakita Holley, a publicist and editorial director of the soon-to-be relaunched Eat in Harlem blog.

The diversity of restaurants has increased quickly. From beer gardens such as Bier International to speakeasies such as 67 Orange and a brick oven pizzeria planned for Lenox Avenue, Harlem residents have more choices than ever before.



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Harlem Tavern Brings Germany Uptown With a Local Oktoberfest

via Jeff Mays/ DNAinfo 

Harlem Tavern has 18 beers on tap. The restaurant will host its first annual Oktoberfest on Oct. 22. (DNAinfo/Jeff Mays)

HARLEM — Harlem Tavern wants to bring a little bit of Germany to Harlem when it kicks off its first annual Harlem Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 22.

The restaurant’s spacious outdoor patio will serve as the meadows of Munich and visitors will be able to sample several beers from brewers such as Sam Adams, Goose Island, Hoffbrau and Becks. Jagermeister will also be on hand with shots.

“We want to have a good time and we want to put on an event for the neighborhood,” said Harlem Tavern co-owner Gareth Fagan, 33.

In Germany, Oktoberfest runs anywhere from 16 to 18 days, starting in September. The annual festival has become one of the most popular in the world with over five million visitors. Revelers consumed 7.5 million litres of beer at this year’s festival, according to reports.



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1st Exhibition of “Cultural Unity Through Arts”

Friday at 3:00pm – October 2 at 8:00pm

Harlem Art – H&M Art and Home Decor

17 East 125th Street

New York, NY


Come, come, whoever you are!

Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving — it doesn’t matter,

Ours is not a caravan of despair.

Come, even if you have broken your vow a hundred times,

Come, come again, come.

Rumi (Jalal al-Din Rumi)

 HARLEM ART – H&M ART AND HOME DECOR, INC. proudly presents its All-Arts-Inclusive, 1st Annual Exhibition of  “CULTURAL UNITITY THROUGH ARTS”.

Join us for this Major Exhibition, enjoy the artworks of over 45 different visual artists, over 35 performing artists, poets, story tellers and cultural, informative, educational presentations by major speakers including a Columbia University Professor, an Author-Historion, a Cardiologist and other intellectuals.

 Reception on Sept. 23rd. 3pm – 8pm


Gallery Ph#- 212-831-9176




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Harlem’s Hamilton Grange National Memorial Re-Opening September 17, 2011

via Harlem World

The long anticipated re-opening of Hamilton Grange National Memorial is upon us. This Saturday, September 17 at noon, which is Constitution Day, the National Park Service will open the Grange to the public in Harlem.

With you we will celebrate the opening of Hamilton’s ‘sweet project’ this weekend with music, living history demonstrations with re-enactors, rangers talks and lectures. You can find the full schedule of events on the Hamilton Grange Event Flyer.

The festivities begin with a rededication in the morning and re-open to the public with an afternoon celebration from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17. Re-enactors will portray Alexander Hamilton and the ordinary New Yorkers who were his contemporaries. There will be music, games and crafts, and other family-friendly activities throughout the afternoon. The celebration continues Sunday with a lecture series from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We look forward to welcoming you to the ‘new’ Grange in old Harlem!

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