The deadline to register to vote is Friday, May 28 and early voting begins on Saturday, June 12. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is June 15.
Free Concerts in Marcus Garvey Park this Weekend
National Black Theatre is partnering with the New York Philharmonic to bring NY Phil Bandwagon 2 to Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem!
NY Phil Bandwagon 2 is a series of four weekend-long festivals across New York City, May 7–30, 2021. Performances will feature Philharmonic musicians and more than 100 New York artists, which span artistic disciplines from reggae, jazz, and opera, to dance, poetry, theatre, film, and visual art. All performances will take place on a customized, mobile, 20-foot shipping container featuring a foldout stage and LED video wall.
The final list of NYC Comptroller Candidates is in:
The NYPD and the 28th Precinct is inviting you to their 1st HBCU College Fair that will take place on June 5th, 2021 from 1200-1600 hrs. It will take place in the rear of the 28th precinct 2271 8th Avenue (St. Nicholas btw W 122st & W 123rd St). Please share with any youth you know that may be interested in attending college. Also, if you can post on your social media accounts that would be awesome. Hope to see you there! Thank you.
The Community Affairs Bureau offers a variety of information including personal safety tips and local events. Sign up today, by visiting www.nypdcommunityaffairs.comfor more information.” or by texting NYPD to 22828
And yes, you can help beautify your community too (this weekend)!
Green and Blue Eco Care Hey everyone! How have you been?? I hope this email finds you well. Are you following us on Instagram and Facebook yet? Have you seen all the incredible events we already had this year? Feeling so grateful and humbled here. It’s amazing what we can do together! Check pictures of our events on our social media! We already collected hundreds of pounds of litter from our streets in East Harlem, bringing awareness about this major problem in our community and planet! This year we have also been planting sunflower seeds and other wildflowers on the street tree beds, for the benefit of our urban ecosystem and to beautify and uplift our community. Who can be sad or mad staring at a sunflower? The weather has been unpredictable and birds are having to adapt fast, but we hope our flowers can sustain pollinators’ lives and feed the birds too. Here’s where we planted so far:
We are very excited to team up with Friends of the East River Esplanade (60th-120th st) to create pollinators gardens on our riverfront near 96th St. Join us this Saturday and don’t miss the fun. Feel free to invite your contacts. Volunteers must be 18+ for this specific event. Please RSVP.
Friends of the East River Esplanade (60th-120th st) invite kids for this fun event:
And this Sunday, Growing Green is hosting their first event in Harlem and we’ll be there to support them! Let’s see what many artists and dedicated volunteers can create together? Let me know if you are joining the fun. 11am in front of the Apollo Theatre.
We’ll keep you posted about the events on May 22nd at the Thomas Jefferson Park and Sunshine Playground. Save the date! Cheers!
Many New Yorkers rely on the subway as their primary mode of transportation. Neighborhoods with greater subway access tend to have more foot traffic, making surrounding real estate highly desirable for residents and business. Subway use encourages active transportation (walking, biking), which improves the health of residents.
Subway station density measure takes into account multiple route-transfer opportunities at one subway station and each stop is counted only once regardless of how many route-transfer opportunities are available at any given subway station. Density is calculated by dividing the count of MTA subways stations as of 2012 by the total land area in km2 of the UHF neighborhood (excluding inland water bodies).
The Harlem Rose Garden is delighted to offer you another performance in the garden this Saturday at 2PM.
6 E 129th St, New York, NY 10035
Judith Insell / Joe Fonda Duo – Dark Wood Explorations Project
Chamber jazz dominated by the dark, rich tones of the viola and bass as played by the Judith Insell / Joe Fonda Duo, focuses on the hidden subtleties of jazz and improvisation: harmonic possibilities and the variety of timbres of their instruments. The intimate, interwoven, and often fragile “Dark Wood Explorations” Project is comprised of compositions by John Coltrane, Richie Beirach and Bill Evans, as well as original compositions.
Amid complaints that East Harlem has been neglected by the city government, a forum next week will force candidates for mayor to explain how they would serve the neighborhood if elected.
Monday’s mayoral forum will be hosted by the East Harlem Community Alliance, a collection of more than 200 organizations across the neighborhood. It will start at 6 p.m., broadcast live on Facebook and on Manhattan Neighborhood News.
The six participants include five of the leading candidates in the June 22 Democratic mayoral primary: Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Comptroller Scott Stringer, former Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia, former finance executive Ray McGuire and the nonprofit leader Dianne Morales.
“East Harlem is one of the most underserved communities in New York City, and so it is vitally important that we hear directly from the candidates how they plan to address the needs of this community,” said David Nocenti, executive director of Union Settlement and chair of the Alliance, in a statement.
It will be moderated by Nocenti and Nilsa Orama, director of the East Harlem Multi-Service Center and chair of Community Board 11.
After Monday’s mayoral forum, a panel of representatives from East Harlem organizations will discuss the issues raised during the event.
Participants will be: Walter Roberts, executive director of Hope Community Inc.; Eric Donovan Estades, C.O.O. and General Counsel of East Harlem Council for Human Services; Ana Chireno, director of government and community affairs for El Museo del Barrio; and Shirley Annan, ministry programs coordinator at Bethel Gospel Assembly.
Cayuga will be hosting a pop-up COVID vaccine clinic at our location on Third ave location. Here are the details: When: Thursday 05/06 and Friday 05/07
When: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Where: Cayuga Centers (2183 Third Ave, New York, NY 10035)
Brand: Moderna Walk-ins will be accepted on a limited basis. If interested in being vaccinated at our clinic please email Yiseily De Los Santos at [email protected]g or call at (646) 988-6718 to secure an appointment.
More on Redlining
The digitized versions of the 1930’s redlining maps are fairly ubiquitous these days.
What is often not discussed is that in the early 20th century the white men who drew these maps predicted that the waterfront of the Upper East Side (then with breweries, warehouses, factories, and a mostly German and Slavic immigrant community) was going to go downhill. We also need to recall that the presence of the 2nd and 3rd Avenue Els were also a source of class-panic in that the depressed land values under the Els and the sorts of businesses that located there, seemed to portend a dark future.
In the illustration, above, you can see the almost complete expectation (by the redlining teams) that the Financial District and the LES + Chinatown, would invariably become ‘hazardous’ investment locations.
Redlining, however, did more than predict a community’s viability as a site of investment, it also determined community’s futures by starving them of capital and slowly consigning any existing property owners in ‘hazardous’ areas to insolvency or bankruptcy.
FDNY and High Winds
Last week with the high winds, the FDNY was called to investigate loose metal flashing that appeared unsafe on the Church of All Saints.
Nothing major was discovered at this recently sold building.
Join the Voter Awareness March in Harlem on Saturday, May 8th at 2:00 PM.
March from the Adam Clayton Powell State Building (ACP+125) to the Frederick Douglass Monument (FDB+110)
Mental Health Awareness Rally
Join mental health experts, local leaders, political candidates, and advocates for mental health support for all at a rally at City Hall on May 7th. Then, on May 8th, stop by Marcus Garvey Park for giveaways, information, and referrals for you or a loved-one. Details on the poster, below:
653 West 143rd Street (Between Malcolm X Blvd & Lenox Ave)
Event Hours: 1:00PM-6:00PM
To make Black Girl Magic Day more spectacular than ever, we want to make sure that every little girl who attends our event walks away with a goodie bag and a huge smile on their face. To make this possible, we are kindly asking for donations through our GoFundMe account. We are also accepting toy(s) donations as well. To donate a toy(s), please connect with us via our online contact form.