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© 2019 by The Curious Uptowner

December 6, 2019

Reimagined classical theater, soul-stirring photography, Harlem's first night market–and more fun you can only find uptown:

A Christmas Carol in Harlem

Through December 21, Wednesday-Sunday

Aaron Davis Hall, City College of New York, Convent Ave and 135th St

Based on...

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 20, 2019

• Here's why the closing of the McDonald's on 125th Street and Broadway–part of Columbia University's expansion into Manhattanville–"hurts." [Gothamist]

• New details have been revealed about the twin towers going up at 233 West 125th Street, aka the Victoria Theater re...

August 13, 2019

On a budget and looking for some local spots that you–and maybe those summer guests crashing on your sofa–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 up terrifi...

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 31, 2019

A free talk by the son of legendary lensman Art Kane of "Harlem 1958" fame, a season-closing classical music concert, and a monthlong celebration of the arts uptown.

Art Kane: Harlem 1958 presented by Harlem School of the Arts

Harlem School of the Arts, 645 St. Nicholas...

April 10, 2019

Leaf through photographer Silvie Bonne's new book, "NYC Guide for Instagrammers" –or scroll through her popular Instagram feed–and it's easy to admire her natural eye for capturing New York City at its prettiest.

But it turns out Bonne, a native of Belgium who moved to...

March 19, 2019

It's an opportunity that doesn't come around every day: a treasure trove of vintage portraits by legendary Harlem photographer James Van Der Zee is now up at the Howard Greenberg Gallery.

A photographer who opened his first studio in Harlem in 1918, Van D...

January 18, 2019

Harlem's the perfect place to find events all weekend long that celebrate the civil rights giant. Here's a shortlist:

Martin Luther King Prix Fixe Menu at Red Rooster Harlem

Through Monday, January 21

Reserve this special dinner menu–inspired by the Stone o...

November 29, 2018

• Big news, folks. Lyft, the parent company of Citi Bike, has agreed to dramatically expand the city's popular bike share program, promising to invest $100 million and double the service area. Although the new boundaries haven't been determined yet, there are strong hi...

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