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© 2020 by The Curious Uptowner

January 5, 2020

The annual Three Kings Day Parade, which brings live camels, puppets, music and dancing to the streets of East Harlem on Epiphany, is set for this Monday, January 6.

Hosted by El Museo del Barrio, the procession kicks off at 11am at 106th S...

December 18, 2019

On a budget and looking for some local spots that you–and maybe those guests crashing on your sofa over the holidays–can explore? You're in luck: some of the best places to visit in Harlem also happen to be free.

Here are five neighborhood destinations serving...

November 14, 2019

Make it a fun weekend with these events you'll only find uptown, including an exhibit featuring long-hidden Harlem art, a classic Hitchcock screening in a spectacular venue, and a brand new documentary film festival celebrating black filmmakers and topics.

Har...

October 23, 2019

An immersive outdoor light installation, a roaming production of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, and a mass inspired by the life and music of Beyoncé–all free and in Harlem today and tomorrow.


 

Waterlicht NYC

Public Plaza at the Columbia University Lenfest Cente...

October 1, 2019

Bookmark these four fun Halloween events in Harlem, then start planning your pup's costume, a float-worthy jack o'lantern, and more.

Crypt Crawls: Spotlight on Halloween

The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave at 112th St

Friday, Oct 25 and Satur...

September 25, 2019

Fall in New York is for exercising outdoors. Sunny days accompanied by cooler temperatures mean that conditions are ideal for putting sneaker to pavement.

And if you live uptown–an area known for its many neighborhoods with the word "Heights" in them–you'...

July 19, 2019

To beat the heat over the next three days–temperatures are expected to climb to 96 degrees on Saturday and Sunday–the city is extending pool hours to 8pm in all Olympic- and intermediate-sized outdoor pools. That's one full hour longer.

Above 96th Street, there are...

July 5, 2019

The Classical Theatre of Harlem returns to Marcus Garvey Park this month with a free outdoor production of Euripides' Greek tragedy "The Bacchae."

In this modern retelling, Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and ecstasy, is a pleasure-seeking rock star (think Len...

June 21, 2019

It's the first day of summer, and uptown is ready! Check out these three events where you can kick off the season right with music, shopping and bites.

Make Music New York on East 125

E 125th St between Fifth and Lexington Aves

Fri, June 21 from 3pm

Celebrate the...

May 22, 2019

The Public Theater's free, open-air productions of Shakespeare in the Park are back for another summer, and kicking off the season is an inclusive "Much Ado About Nothing" that features an all-black cast (Danielle Brooks from "Orange Is the New Black" plays B...

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