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March 27, 2019

Part historical examination, part magical fashion exhibit, Haitian-born artist Fabiola Jean-Louis's new show at the Andrew Freedman Home in the Bronx reimagines the past through a series of beautiful, if haunting, portraits–and the paper gowns the models wear....

February 22, 2019

Here's an idea for the weekend: hit the pavement and go on The Curious Uptowner's DIY walking tour of Harlem's inspirational black monuments. From point A to F it should take you about an hour and a half on foot. Not only is it an amazing opportunity to explore th...

November 9, 2018

So many great things to see and do uptown, and never enough time. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Blackness in French and Francophone Film

Through Friday, November 16

This film series at Columbia showcases movies exploring the black experience–from documentaries t...

September 21, 2018

So many things to check out this weekend, so little time–from a dance festival in the empty Highbridge Park pool to the new Das Bronx lager at the Bronx Brewery. Hope to see you there!

Mott Haven Bagel & Barista

Open 7 days a week, 6am-5pm

Yesss! Mott Hav...

September 11, 2018

For the second time in three months, a free production of "Antigone" is coming to Harlem.

Created in response to Michael Brown's 2014 death in Missouri, "Antigone in Ferguson," is set to begin a five-week run at Harlem Stage this Thursday.

This latest staging–t...

September 7, 2018

There's a little bit of something for everyone this weekend in Harlem, from a pretty pop-up flower shop at one of Harlem's newest cafes to the 7th annual Morningside Lights, a spectacular lantern processional with birds as the focus. Here's where to find the fun:...

August 17, 2018

If you've ever dreamed of attending Marjorie Eliot's jazz parlor–the legendary free concert the jazz pianist has held in her Edgecombe Avenue apartment every Sunday afternoon since 1994–but have been too shy, you won't want to miss this weekend....

August 10, 2018

Celebrating its 10th anniversary–and coinciding with Harlem Week–one of uptown's most joyful music festivals is returning to its original location this weekend.

On Sunday DJ Stormin' Norman will be bringing his Sundae Sermon dance party to St. Nicholas Pa...

July 26, 2018

Judi Desire, founder of the 11-month-old Uptown & Boogie Bicycle Advocacy, is on a mission to promote bicycle riding throughout Upper Manhattan and the Bronx.

To achieve her goal, this Harlemite dreams up fun group rides that encourage people to expl...

July 13, 2018

If gyms aren't your thing but you still have trouble finding the motivation to exercise on your own, here's an idea: NYC Parks has a roving fitness mobile that will get your heart pumping in no time–and it's all for free.

On Fridays this summer, you'll find the snazzy b...

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