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11 fun things to do this weekend in Harlem and beyond

Yankee Stadium kicks off baseball season at 20% capacity.

A reimagined baseball season at Yankee Stadium, Easter Bunny visits at the Renaissance Pavilion, a ramen pop-up from a rising Harlem-based chef, and more great things to see and do this weekend:

Order by Friday, April 2 at 8pm for pickup on Sunday, April 4 noon-2pm

Harlem-based chef Rasheeda Purdie's latest ramen pop-up is an ode to her childhood in Washington D.C., famous for its cherry blossom season. The three-course meal includes Purdie's spin on deviled eggs, ramen, and sweet dumplings; pickup is Sunday at 2048 Madison Ave near 129th St.

Saturday, April 3 noon-4pm

Central Harlem Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd between W 137th and W 140th Sts

Stop by this string of Black-owned businesses that have joined together for a range of Easter activities along the boulevard. The fun includes photos with the Easter Bunny at Kente Royal Gallery (1pm-3pm), build-your-own Easter bags at Harlem Chocolate Factory, and make-your-own ice cream cones at Ma Smith's Dessert Cafe.

From April 1

Yankee Stadium, 1 E 161st St, the Bronx

Yankee Stadium reopens this month, kicking off the 2021 Major League Baseball season at 20 percent capacity and other new safety protocols.


In case you missed it:

Alice Neel, Dominican Boys on 108th Street, © The Estate of Alice Neel

Through August 1

Upper East Side The Met, 100 Fifth Ave at E 82nd St

This career retrospective of Alice Neel includes a treasure trove of portraits and streetscapes from the 24-year period the painter lived in East Harlem.

Through Saturday, April 10; weekends at 10am, weekdays at 6pm; FREE

Via Zoom

Harlem's small fitness and wellness businesses—Harlem Cycle, Harlem Pilates, and more—have joined together to offer three weeks of free classes, including meditation, cardio, HIIT, yoga, and strength & conditioning.

Sundays 6pm-9pm

Hamilton Heights The Grange Bar & Eatery, 1635 Amsterdam Ave at W 141st St

After a brief hiatus, the Grange has reopened and is back to hosting the Sam Taylor trio on Sunday nights.

Through April 25; Wed-Fri, Sat & Sun noon-8pm

Central Harlem Kente Royal Gallery, 2373 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd between W 138th and W 139th Sts

Bronx-based artist Daryl Myntia Daniels explores the stereotype of the "strong Black woman" in this solo exhibition of her vibrant paintings.

Through September 26; Sat & Sun 11am-5pm

East Harlem El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Ave between E 104th and E 105th Sts

The culmination of two years of research and studio visits by the museum's curators, this national survey takes a closer look at the work of 42 Latinx artists and collectives from the United States and Puerto Rico, exploring themes such as identity, structural racism, migration and more.


Central Harlem AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9, 2309 Frederick Douglass Blvd and W 124th St

Starting March 5, NYC movie theaters can reopen at 25% capacity (mask-wearing is mandatory). Current offerings at Harlem's only cineplex include "Judas and the Black Messiah" and "Raya and the Last Dragon."

Through April 4

Manhattanville In the windows of the Forum, Broadway and W 125th St

A preview of "The Protest and the Recuperation," a new exhibition at the Wallach Art Gallery opening in June, is now up in the windows of the Forum. Included is “Power Print” by political cartoonist Khalid Albaih, pictured below.

Through April 3; Tue-Sat 11am-6pm, by appointment only

Central Harlem Claire Oliver Gallery, 2288 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd between W 134th and W 135th Sts

A celebration of Harlem's culture, this photo exhibit includes the work of local photographers John Pinderhughes, Ruben Natal-San Miguel, Jeffrey Henson Scales and Shawn Walker.

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