Kristin Richardson Jordan to Meet With HNBA Tonight

HNBA will host Kristin Richardson Jordan tonight at 7:00 PM to talk about her historic upset of the Harlem machine, her plans for City Council District 9, the upcoming November election, and what she means by Radical Love for Harlem.

To join in, reach out to Shawn, Hallia, Cecile, Saiyda, or Kat for the link, or email: [email protected]

Heart to Heart on Saturday

Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Time: Starting at 6:00pm
EST Location: Online from the comfort of your own home!  

Live events continue to be on hold, but,Labor of Love Association is dedicated and resourceful!
We will host the 2021 Heart to Heart Concert, New York’s Premier Event for Authentic Traditional/Contemporary Gospel Music, online again this year so you can enjoy from the safety and comfort of home!  
Featuring:
The Labor of Love Ensemble
Brother Alson Farley, Jr
Reverend Vandell Atkins
Elder George Heyward
Sister Kimmy Jenkins
The Richard Curtis Singers
Brother Richard Page

Broadway venues are still reeling from the effects of 2020. But that won’t stop us from bringing to you an EXCITING and UPLIFTING virtual concert. Just what we All NEED!
Streaming live into your home on Saturday, September 18th comes music you love, PLUS a high-energy *virtual show* that includes healthy lifestyle tips.
Fundraising: In lieu of ticket sales, we hope you’ll support our purpose and mission with a donation. Give what you can and make a difference!
Your support is deeply appreciated.
MAKE A DONATION!

As Seen on Madison

$100 and Free Vaccine

Madison Avenue between East 128th and 129th Streets.

$100 Giveaway for Vaccinations

Tell your neighbors. The vaccine $100 giveaway is in effect on Madison Avenue between East 128/129.

9/11 Tribute

You can see our Harlem neighbor, Dr. Keith Taylor at 14:00 talk about 9/11 from his perspective as a first responder on the scene 20 years ago.

Sally’s Special Freedom Bus!

Credit: 4054340 ©Klytus Smith. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library.

The Schomburg has a great image entitled: Sign for Sally’s Special Freedom Bus, to go to the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom from August 28, 1963

The sign was located in the window of Sally’s Restaurant, in Harlem, and referenced a bus leaving 58 years ago today.

Today that location is the site of the Harlem Wine Gallery, and Soraya’s House of Beauty.

Day of Service Today

Saturday, August 28,2021 from 10am-3pm.

We will be giving out free covid-19 testing, vaccinations (we have all 3) as well as mammograms!! The NY AME YP will be distributed backpacks as well. We will also have register voting as well as HIV testing and free distributing of PPE.

Please see the flyer below. All mammogram appointments must be scheduled prior to the 28th the number is on the flyer.

East River Plaza Movie Night Tonight

Tonight is the final night of Movies @ ERP Summer 2021.  NYSoM is giving out free school supplies (while they last) in the afternoon.  At night, come join us at ERP for a free screening of The Wiz. 

It’s free, but space is limited.  Remember to RSVP at East River Plaza Movie Night

Also, it looks like the weather may cooperate so we can have some fun.  Just in case . . . check out the East River Plaza Movie Night link above for weather-related updates. 

NoMAA Has a New Home

NOMAA makes new home at theUnited Palace of Spiritual ArtsNoMAA’s Studios

The uptown arts community now has a new place to create art as the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) has officially opened NoMAA’s Studios @4140, taking residence in the office and four arts studios on the 2nd floor of the United Palace of Spiritual Arts at 4140 Broadway.   

Led by Executive Director Niria Leyva-Gutierrez and Executive Coordinator Michelle Orsi Gordon, NoMAA moved its base of operations into space the last month, and, this spring, will begin programming the United Palace’s two professional dance studios and two multi-purpose arts spaces.   NoMAA was established in 2007 as a non-profit arts service organization that cultivates the works of local artists, strengthens the infrastructures of local arts organizations, and encourages public engagement and dialogues around issues affecting the cultural community of the area. Its programs include technical assistance workshops for artists, promotion of artist open studios (online since March 2020), and the annual Uptown Arts Stroll, now in its 18th year.  

United Palace of Cultural Arts and NoMAA have already begun working in collaboration on “Uptown Artists at United Palace”, a virtual performance featuring uptown artists on the United Palace stage as we safely usher in the return to theater. 
Please join us in giving a warm welcome to NoMAA’s Studios @4140

Eligible New Yorkers Can Get the COVID-19 Vaccine at Home

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Note:  Mayor de Blasio announced that the City will resume use of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccine including for the home vaccination program.

New York City is vaccinating City residents at home with the COVID-19 vaccine if they are 75 years or older, have a disability, or are fully homebound. “Fully homebound” means that the individual cannot leave their home.

To schedule an in-home, personalized vaccine visit, please use this form:

https://forms.cityofnewyork.us/f/home

Free Film on Monday the 30th

MUST SEE FILM! 

THE NEUTRAL GROUND AT MARCUS GARVEY PARK ON MONDAY 8/30!

A film about white southerners and the continued obsession with the confederacy and their use of euphemisms like “states rights” to obscure their continued maintenance of white supremacy.

Who shoulders the burden of housing disrepair?

Housing disrepair goes far beyond inconvenience or mess. Disrepair can harm health.

As a result of the segregation and disinvestment caused by redlining, Black and Latino people have less access to healthy housing. They are more likely to live in buildings that have health-threatening maintenance issues.

These disparities persist across income levels.

Black and Latino people have less access to healthy housing, but this isn’t due to higher poverty rates in these populations. Black and Latino people with higher incomes are also more likely to live in buildings with serious maintenance issues – further suggesting that racism is behind these disparities.

These healthy housing problems can’t be fixed by a little bit of tidying up – they stem from chronic neglect of maintenance by building management and landlords, and old housing stock in disrepair after decades of disinvestment.

And the disparities in access to healthy housing are related to real estate practices that maintain segregation.

To see disrepair by income:

http://a816-dohbesp.nyc.gov/IndicatorPublic/Closerlook/housing/index.html

Delta is Here! Get Vaccinated

Happy 4th of July

Vaccination Scholarship Incentive

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GET A SHOT TO MAKE YOUR FUTURE

The ‘Get a Shot to Make Your Future’ vaccine incentive is a public outreach campaign consisting of a series of statewide drawings to increase awareness of the availability and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines and provide incentives to New Yorkers 12-17 years of age to get a COVID-19 vaccination.

Parents or legal guardians of any New Yorker, ages 12 to 17, can enter their child who has received at least their first COVID-19 vaccine dose, for a chance to win one of 50, four-year full-ride scholarships (including tuition, fees, room-and-board, and expenses) to any New York State public college or university.

REGISTER TODAY

Enter to Win a Full Scholarship

Parents or legal guardians, enter your vaccinated child for a chance to win a full scholarship to any New York Public College or University.

REGISTER

The Marcus Garvey Park Bathroom Construction Saga

Dear Friends:

I am pleased to report that the construction of the Little League clubhouse building has finally been completed. The construction fence was removed yesterday.  The public bathrooms are fantastic.  They have air conditioning and heating and are far superior to the bathrooms in almost any other Parks Department comfort station.  However, at the request of the Department of Environmental Protection, we are not opening them yet.  DEP needs to repair the sewer line in Mt. Morris Park West, and we are waiting to find out when that will happen.  It has been my hope that we can open the bathrooms in time for the start of the Classical Theatre of Harlem’s performances on Tuesday evening, but unfortunately that is not clear at this point.

I will try to keep you posted.

Steve Simon

Chief of Staff – Manhattan
NYC Parks
T 212.408.0110

Karaoke at The Corner Lounge

Romeo the owner of a new lounge/restaurant is hosting a Karaoke night tonight at 8:00 PM

Bring your own bottle (wine and beer only) and they’ll have excellent food at reasonable prices. Get there early if you want to get a spot – 130th and Madison. 

See their website and menu, here:

https://www.thecornerloungeny.com/

Vaccine Available – July 9th – Lex/129

Protest Yesterday Arrived at Park/125

A long line of police cars announced the conclusion of a protest that started at 26th Street last night and marched up to East Harlem chanting “Abolish the Police”.

A protester (below) observes a smoking device, set off under the tracks.

The exhausted remnants of the protest:

Vaccination Bus at Marcus Garvey Park

Get on the bus! Head to Marcus Garvey Park between noon and 8pm, today and tomorrow, to get a free COVID-19 vaccine.

To learn more go to https://www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/vaccines/covid-19-vaccines.page#walk-up-sites

HBCU College Fair for Harlem Teens

If you have, or know of a Harlem teenager, make sure to encourage them to attend the upcoming HBCU College Fair on June 5th 2021 12-4 pm in Harlem St. Nicholas Avenue between West 122-West 123 Street! 

Imagine a World without COVID!

If you know an un vaccinated teenager, send them to Marcus Garvey Park tomorrow – Noon to 8 PM!

Press Conference and Protest Regarding Rising Crime

With the rise in both shootings in our streets and rise in crimes within our train systems community advocates and clergy have come together to demand accountability of our elected officials for their failed policies and reckless funding of ineffective programs.

Who: Community Advocate Alpheaus Marcus, Police Clergy Members Pastor Antoinette Glover, Pastor Robert Rice, and Pastor Staci Ramos along with community members who are tired of the violence and rise of homelessness within their communities?

When: Friday June 4th.

Where: At both the hotbed for homelessness and crime 125th Street and Lexington Avenue Train Station.

Time: 12:00 pm.
Cordially
Mr. Alpheaus Marcus
(718) 916-2141

Pastor Staci Ramos

Pop-up Vaccinations Today and Friday

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.