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It’s Time for Harlem’s Battle of the Bars!

Harlem Park to Park presents Harlem Battle of the Bars

April 23rd to May 7th

Sponsored by Grey Goose

Harlem Park to Park will be presenting Harlem Battle of the Bars from April 23rd – May 7th. Participating bars will battle to create the best Grey Goose Cherry Noir cocktail. With 10 Harlem Park to Park bars and restaurants participating, guest can enjoy the signature cocktail and cast their vote for their favorite cocktail. Voters will also be entered in a raffle to have a chance to win prizes from other Harlem Park to Park businesses.

Participating restaurants and bars include Red Rooster, Sylvia’s Restaurant, Melba’s Restaurant, Chocolat Restaurant and Lounge, and Harlem Tavern. Native, Moca Lounge, Corner Social, Harlem Vintage, and 67 Orange Street will also be participating in the event. Sponsored by Grey Goose Vodka, the two week event will be sure to showcase Harlem’s finest mixologists.

To vote, be sure to visit Harlem Park to Park’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/harlemparktopark. Here you will be able to cast your votes and learn more about other featured events.

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CHECK OUT JAZZ BY THE RIVERSIDE!

AZIZA MILLER PERFORMS AT JAZZ BY THE RIVERSIDE

Upcoming: 

Aziza Miller

Jazz By The Riverside

 Friday, April 20

$10

Call 914 512 5395 to order or CLICK HERE!

Aziza Miller Ten years ago, Linda Williams, best known in music circles for her 5 _ years playing and conducting for Natalie Cole, had an epiphany: it was time for a change – time for a new name, a new direction, a new life.

Aziza, the performer, the composer/lyricist, the complete artist was born. After her Hollywood period in which she composed the melody for Miss Cole’s “La Costa”, a contemporary standard, then wrote and recorded “City Living”, her debut album on Clive Davis’ Arista Records, Aziza turned to the daunting task of raising her son Brandon. She spent years happily shaping her young man’s life until he graduated with an Aerospace Engineering degree from U.S.C. and became Lt. Brandon Miller, pilot, U.S. Navy. Finding herself in the proverbial “empty nest”, Aziza brought out her yellow writing pad and began chronicling her thought and feelings. Somewhat to her amazement, the poet in her emerged! Reams and reams of poetry, song lyrics and topical statements poured out of her busy pen. Marrying those words to melody had always been her forte, so the composer in her got to work setting lyric to melody. Watching Aziza perform we sense the organic nature of her songwriting. Everything becomes a part of her work – a trip on the subway, a walk through the neighborhood, a fantasy about the man she will love, a statement about the man she will no longer love, her paean to the great ladies of jazz, and yes her exhortation to all the ladies to strut their divalicious ways – it all sums up her positive take on life. Watching her audiences nod their heads in agreement as she weaves her way through the types of relationships “out there” today, one gets the sense that she is talking for them, saying the things they think but can’t really express. She is becoming their voice, their spokesperson in a world that doesn’t always make sense. Her audience knows she makes sense to them.

JAZZ BY THE RIVERSIDE

Riverside Church

10th Tower

91 Claremont Avenue

Between 121 & 122 Claremont Avenue

(One block over west of Broadway)

New York, NY 10027

Dates:

Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

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ArtCrawl Harlem™’s Hispanic Showcase Is Here!


 

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It’s Harlem Restaurant Week!

Where are You eating??!

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A New Harlem: A New Renaissance

 

 

By Christy Smith-Sloman

 Today’s Harlem has a celebrity chef whipping up gourmet cornbread for President Barack Obama, a new Starwood Hotel featuring loft-style rooms geared toward an urban tech-savvy clientele, a newly opened 174,000-square-foot Target big-box store that carries everything from Spanish-language greeting cards to multicultural dolls to locally-produced Southern food. There’s even an intimate speakeasy tucked away on Frederick Douglass Boulevard offering up live jazz from up and coming local musicians and staffed with aspiring models serving up couture cocktails.

Harlem continues to be one of the most recognizable neighborhoods in the world. During the much romanticized Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, the explosion of nightlife was so legendary we’re still talking about it 90 years later.

Harlem extends from the East River West to the Hudson River between 155th and 96th streets and is comprised of seven neighborhoods: Hamilton Heights, Mount Morris Park, Manhanttanville, Strivers Row, Astor Row, Morris Jumel Landmark District and East Harlem.

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The Best of Both Worlds New Years Eve

Saturday, Dec 31 8:00p to Sunday, Jan 1 (2012) 3:00a

Legends Kevin “Sugar Daddy” Woodley and DJ Reggie Wells join forces to ring in the New Year with a Grown Folk Crowd Saturday Dec 31st. Live performances by Allison Williams & Full Force. Free Scrumptious Buffet, Hats, Noisemakers and Masks. ADVANCE Tickets on Sale NOW call 646-696-8879.

 

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Paul Winter presents The 32nd annual Winter Solstice Celebration

with the Paul Winter Consort

and special guests

Gospel singer, Theresa Thomason

African mbira master, Chris Berry

Forces of Nature Dance Theatre Ensemble

 December 15, 8 pm

December 16, 8 pm

December 17, 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Tickets: $80 (reserved) $50 & $35 (general admission)

 PLEASE CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS or call 866.811.4111

*The Box Office is only open 1 hour prior to each performance to pick up tickets purchased online or by phone. The box office is also open 1 hour prior for those who want to purchase tickets on site (we strongly recommend online or phone purchases to better ensure you have a ticket for the event. The Cathedral cannot guarantee tickets will still be availible day of)

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Harlem Draws a Restaurant Crowd

via AMY FELDMAN at The Wall St. Journal

Star chef Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster, pictured, has become a Harlem hot spot since opening a year ago.

For many years, even as Harlem gained new residential developments, its restaurant scene—with the exception of a few reknowned soul-food places—had lagged. That’s no longer the case, as Frederick Douglass Boulevard has become a veritable restaurant row and celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster has become one of the hottest places in the city, from a location just north of 125th Street.

In fact, over the past three years, at least a dozen new restaurants, cafes and bars have opened in Central Harlem, between 110th and 125th streets. Notable newcomers include Cédric, a French bistro; 5 & Diamond, a nouveau American spot; Bier International, a popular beer garden; Lido, an Italian restaurant; Harlem Tavern, which transformed a former auto body shop into a massive outdoor dining area; wine bar Nectar; and cocktail lounge 67 Orange Street.

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Manhattan’s Grid System Celebrated in 200th Anniversary Exhibit

via DNAinfo

Manhattanhenge drew out crowds of shutterbugs on Manhattan's cross streets Monday night. (DNAinfo/Paul Lomax)

 

MANHATTAN — It’s the building block of the city.

A new exhibit at East Harlem’s Museum of the City of New York celebrates the 200th anniversary of Manhattan’s grid system — a plan that defines New York’s unique and concentrated structure.

“The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811 — 2011” chronicles the history of Manhattan’s streets and avenues, from the birth of the 1811 Commissioner’s Plan to the grid’s construction and development over the next two centuries.

Rare historical maps, original plans and photographs dating back as far as 1763 illustrate how the grid’s production transformed Manhattan from rolling green hills and farmland to a bustling metropolis during the 19th century. READ MORE >>>

 

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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: 125thStreetBid.com

 

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