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© 2020 by The Curious Uptowner

November 21, 2019

Spectacular art, dance, music and more to brighten up your weekend–and you can only find it uptown:

Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island)

Wed-Sat 11am-6pm, Sun noon-5pm; through March 22, 2020

El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Ave between E 104th and E 105th St...

October 25, 2019

Harlem is the place to be this weekend, with some of the neighborhood's biggest cultural institutions and landmarks inviting you to come on by. There is truly something for everyone–shoppers, literature buffs, dancers, history hounds, kids and, yes, even your fur frien...

October 18, 2019

From a Day-of-the-Dead-inspired musical procession in East Harlem to a chance to enter some of uptown's typically closed-off landmarks, there's lots of great stuff to check out this weekend. Take your pick from these four standout events:

Congo in Harlem...

September 27, 2019

There's something for everyone this weekend–and most of it is free–including outdoor movies, music, art and, yes, jousting and jesters. Here's where to find the fun:

Movies Under the Stars: "Claudine"

Marcus Garvey Park

Friday, Sept 27 at 7pm; Free

Bring a blank...

August 17, 2019

The uptown celebration known as Harlem Week–a total misnomer because it lasts a whole month–is in full swing this weekend, and you won't want to miss both Saturday's and Sunday's events. Oh, and Black Woodstock is also marking its 50th anniversary in Marcus Garvey Park...

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 27, 2019

• Norman Foster–the architect behind New York's Hearst Tower and London's "Gherkin"–is designing a new two-story boathouse on the Harlem River for Row New York, a non-profit that offers rowing training and academic support to kids of all backgrounds. [...

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...

June 3, 2019

June is World Pride Month–marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots here in New York– and Harlem is joining in on the celebration in a big way. Here are some of the best Pride events to look for uptown:

Pride: Photographs of Stonewall...

May 20, 2019

Norma Miller, raised across the street from Harlem's legendary Savoy Ballroom and a star Lindy Hop dancer on its stage by the time she was a teenager, has died at the age of 99. Touring the U.S. in the 1930s and '40s with Whitey's Lindy Hoppers and appearing in such mo...

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