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© 2019 by The Curious Uptowner

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:...

April 17, 2018

Car Free Earth Day is now an annual event the Saturday before Earth Day when a few sections of the city are blissfully closed to traffic. Uptowners can take part in the exhaust-free fun this weekend on St. Nicholas Avenue between 181s...

January 26, 2018

The Winter Olympics in South Korea are only two weeks away, which means (after a four year hiatus) we'll all soon be debating which country's ice skating darling had the best triple Lutz–or was it a Salchow?

In the meantime, why not get a jump s...

January 12, 2018

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Harlem is the perfect place to find events throughout the weekend that will honor the civil rights giant's words and spirit. Here's a shortlist:


ConSERVE NYC: MLK Day Service at St. Nicholas P...

December 15, 2017

Holiday decorations are now fully up all around the city, and uptown is no exception. From east to west, here are some of the best spots to find festive cheer to melt even the coldest, weariest heart:

It's always fun to take a stroll past Neil Patrick Harris's...

December 13, 2017

I wish this website had smell-o-vision because there are no words to describe the heady scent that greeted me on a recent visit to Carmen Keels' Hamilton Heights apartment: a mix of homemade spelt sandwich bread baking in the oven and fresh Christmas tree. Reader, it w...

December 12, 2017

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house...You know the rest, right?

Fans of Clement Clarke Moore's famous poem have a big reason to head uptown this Sunday, when the 107th annual reading of A Visit from St. Nicholas will take place at the Church of...

December 6, 2017

Necessity, as they say, is the mother of invention. A friend of mine who is a mom to three boys (and a former lifestyle editor) just came out with a brilliantly simple and sanity-preserving family organizer called the Giant Family Calendar.

And since it's...

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