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  • The Last Greek Deli In Harlem
    The Last Greek Deli In Harlem

    A photo of St. Nicholas and 112nd Street, looking westward at the north-west corner. The photo is called the “Gang’s Home Deli” and focuses on Alexandria Supermarket & Deli. Note that this was the era when a few vestiges of Greek delis remained in NYC. Here is the block today. The Deli is gone, but…

  • HNBA November Meeting on Tuesday at 7pm
    HNBA November Meeting on Tuesday at 7pm

    On Tuesday (November 14th) at 7:00 PM, come out to meet some neighbors at our monthly community meeting. Come to the Salvation Army building (2306 3rd Avenue) on the 2nd floor: Officers from Manhattan North – the overarching NYPD group that manages crime and public safety above Central Park will be there to hear from…

  • The Classical Theater Returns to MGP
    The Classical Theater Returns to MGP

    With the Delacourt Theater in Central Park under renovation, the Public Theater will not be running Shakespeare in The Park this coming summer. As a result, expect larger crowds in Marcus Garvey Park as the Classical Theater of Harlem puts on the only NYC Shakespeare in the Park in 2024. To celebrate the Classical Theatre…

  • Want to Make Films?
    Want to Make Films?

    Do you want to make films? One of the FREE filmmaking programs at Maysles Documentary Center in Harlem might jumpstart your passion or your career! No previous filmmaking experience is required and you don’t need your own equipment either. Vanguard DocMakers Who: Young Adults age 18-24 When: Wednesdays, 4-7pm, starting November 8, 2023 through May 2024. Get paid…

  • National Black Theater Tops Off
    National Black Theater Tops Off

    The new 21-story residential tower and cultural center – aka, The National Black Theater – has topped out at 2031 Fifth Avenue in East Harlem. The base of the building will house the theatre, retail space, and a multipurpose “communal living room” open to the public. The upper levels of the building will house Ray…

  • The First Map to Identify Haerlem
    The First Map to Identify Haerlem

    The map Novi Belgii, quod nunc Novi Jorck vocatur, Novaeque Anglia et partis Virginiae, or: New Netherland, Which is Now Called New York, and New England and Part of Virginia, from 1671 is the first map I know of that shows Haerlem/Harlem: The map of New Belgium, New Netherlands, New England, and New France, is…

  • Celebrate The Launch Of the 2nd Avenue Subway
    Celebrate The Launch Of the 2nd Avenue Subway

    Representative Adriano Espaillat to Host United States Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg to Kickoff Second Avenue Subway Construction Espaillat and Secretary Buttigieg will Hold a Press Conference Announcing Phase II of the Second Avenue Subway (SASII) PRESS CONFERENCE: Saturday, November 4th at 10:00 a.m. NEW YORK, NY – On Saturday, November 4th at 10:00 a.m.…

  • It’s My (Marcus Garvey) Park Day
    It’s My (Marcus Garvey) Park Day

    IT’S MY[MARCUS GARVEY]PARK DAY!SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 410AM – 1PMJoin the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance, as we roll up our sleeves to plant daffodil bulbs, rake leaves, and spruce up the dog run, to beautify our historic park. MEETING PLACE:Pool Entrance @ 124th Street & Fifth AvenueVolunteers specifically interested helping at the dog run can meet in…

  • NY Democrats and The Machine
    NY Democrats and The Machine

    If you’ve ever sighed (or worse) when you’ve heard about closed-door decision-making and sleeze in the Democratic party’s political machine (here in Harlem and in the state as a whole), here is your chance to get involved and make a difference. New York State Committee members have just been given information on the upcoming Fall…

  • You’re Invited to the November HNBA Meeting!
    You’re Invited to the November HNBA Meeting!

    Mark your calendar. On Tuesday, November 14th, join HNBA for our November meeting at 7:00 PM at the Salvation Army building (2306 3rd Avenue): We will have officers from Manhattan North – the overarching NYPD group that manages crime and public safety above Central Park. If you live above Central Park then please come out…

  • $10 Million Dollars
    $10 Million Dollars

    Thursday, at 6:30 PM, at the Silberman School of Social Work (3rd + 119th): Your Chance to Weigh In On How $10 Million Dollars of Your Tax Money Is Spent.  If you have an opinion on who should or shouldn’t receive revitalization funding, come out on Thursday at 6:30 PM and make your voice heard.…

  • The Space Race
    The Space Race

    THE SPACE RACE weaves together the stories of Black astronauts seeking to break the bonds of social injustice to reach for the stars, including Guion Bluford, Ed Dwight and Charles Bolden, among many others. In THE SPACE RACE, directors Diego Hurtado de Mendoza and Lisa Cortés profile the pioneering Black pilots, scientists and engineers who…