Diana Ayala Hosts Community Forum on the Opioid Crisis, Tonight

Tonight, at 5:00 PM, Council Member Ayala is hosting a community conversation on the opioid epidemic.

Join her, city officials, community leaders, and East Harlem neighbors in a wide-ranging (in-person) discussion about what she plans to do about the open air drug dealing and drug using that has inundated our community.


Please come out and bring your perspective and questions.

The forum will be held tonight at 5PM in La Marqueta, Park Avenue, under the train, between 116 and 115th Streets.

East 125th Street

Harlem’s Night Market Returns

The Harlem Night Market returns to the historic La Marqueta this Friday, December 17, to Sunday, December 19: https://www.instagram.com/harlemnightmarket.

Join us the last weekend before Christmas to celebrate the best food, makers and music from across East and West Harlem. This year we’ve expanded to include more vendors than ever in the stalls at La Marqueta — plus Santa and family-friendly activities by El Museo del Barrio at Urban Garden Center.

MARKET HOURS & ACTIVITIES:
Friday, December 17, 5-9 p.m.
Saturday, December 18, 4-9 p.m. (Family activities 4-6 p.m.)
Sunday, December 19, 3-8 p.m. (Family activities 3-6 p.m.)

MUSIC:
D.J.s Ted Smooth & Stormin’ Norman will be holding us down each night on the ones and twos. Plus there’ll be family-friendly live music each afternoon:
Friday, 5-6 p.m.: Yotoco Music
Saturday, 4-5 p.m.: Traditional Puerto Rican parranda with Los Pleneros de la 21 that will wind its way through all lots of the market, and end on the La Placita mainstage
Sunday, 3-4 p.m.: Son Pecadores
Sunday, 4-4:30 p.m.: Sing Harlem Gospel Choir

VENDORS:
Our vendor list is topping out at some 75 amazing chefs and makers across the course of the three days! To give you a taste:

Food: Sugar Hill Creamery, Harlem Biscuit Co, Cafe Ollin, Au Jus BBQ, El Paso, La Fonda, Make My Cake, Black Rican Vegan, Dell’Aria Caffe, Harlem Seafood Soul, Harlem Baking Co., Maryam’s Yum Yum & more.

Alcohol: Pitorro by Port Morris Distillery, plus coquito by Lolo’s Seafood Shack, Flaco Coquito and several winners of the New York State Coquito Masters.

Makers: Void Asylum (winners of Harlem Fashion Week), Jam + Rico, Adinkra Republic, the NYC Fair Trade Coalition, Body Vanity, HERBAS, Harlem Hoopz, Hannah Bandannah, Aya Hand Fans, Taller Jibaro, East Harlem Preservation, Yo Soy Mia, Della Designz, Pop Pins, K’s Jams, Craft Miztli & more.

Proof of vaccination and ID are required to enter the indoor spaces of the market, and face coverings must be worn except when eating and drinking. Urban Garden Center and our temporary Open Street on 115th Street will remain outdoors and in the open air.

Free tickets on Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harlem-night-market-tickets-220442849497

Scenes From A Protest

HNBA members joined a protest and march organized by 1775 Houses, AK Houses, JR Houses, and The Greater Harlem Coalition on Saturday.

200+ people joined to protest the continued oversaturation of our community with addiction treatment programs that primarily serve people from other communities that have managed to keep treatment programs out of their neighborhoods, and instead, pack them in ours.

Congress Member Adrian Espaillat and other political leaders (and aspirants) joined the march.

HNBA Holliday Comic Cooking

We had a lot of fun last night cooking together over Zoom and sharing some laughs and food.

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/33GwfmSZnoYHpU4SAOsqvUqmtOy42WIbxuGWQD-MX449SuZSSqOcRC43QoariuuN.oQgEdsnDC67AXEOA 

Passcode: [email protected]

Feel free to watch to learn more about a great, fast, and tasty pasta meal.