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December 13, 2019

A song-and-dance-filled "A Christmas Carol in Harlem," the neighborhood's first night market, the annual reading of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" and visit to Clement Clark Moore's grave–and more fun you can only find uptown:

"A Christmas Carol in Har...

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...

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 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...

September 5, 2019

The Hudson, a restaurant from the owner of the Brother Jimmy's restaurant chain, has opened in the old La Marina space in Inwood. [Patch]

• Here's how actor Ty Jones, the artistic director of the Classical Theater of Harlem, spends his Sundays. [NY Times]

• A new women...

August 19, 2019

Season 3 of Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" premieres later this year– December 6 to be precise–but the show hasn't wrapped yet, continuing to film throughout New York.

Today the cast and crew of the popular TV series headed to Harlem.

Dressed in period costume...

July 22, 2019

The dog days of summer are officially here, and The Curious Uptowner will be posting on an abbreviated schedule for the next few weeks. In the meantime, try out these warm-weather ideas below or simply scroll through the archives—there’s plenty to discover either way.


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 10, 2019

Five years after her death at the age of 91, legendary actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee is having a major moment in Harlem–the neighborhood where she grew up and got her start. Here's where to soak up a bit of her light:

The archive of Ruby Dee and O...

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