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Four fun things to do this weekend before or after Harlem EatUp!

Updated: Mar 17, 2020

The Perfume Parlor by Muse can be found on the parlor floor of a Harlem brownstone

Head to the fifth annual Harlem EatUp! festival in Morningside Park this weekend, then take your pick of these other fun events taking place around the neighborhood.

Morningside Park, W 112th St and Manhattan Ave

Sat, May 18 & Sun, May 19 12:30pm-5:30pm

Now in its fifth year, this uptown food festival in Morningside Park runs all weekend long. Stroll the Marketplace (a la carte eats from local restaurants and vendors like Harlem Chocolate Factory) or splurge on the Ultimate Grand Tasting, small plates from a selection of Harlem restaurants paired with wine, beer and cocktails (yes, Red Rooster will be there).

66 Edgecombe Ave at W 138th St

Sat, May 18 & Sun, May 19 11am-3pm

This chic little perfume destination on the parlor floor of a Harlem brownstone is usually by-appointment-only, but this weekend owner Kimberly Waters is opening the doors to the general public. It's a great opportunity to check out the full collection of unique, artisanal fragrances, including Maya Njie, a line inspired by its founder's Swedish and West African heritage (the Parlor is the exclusive U.S. retailer). Popular Harlem brunch spot The Edge, Manhattanville Coffee, and Break Juicery are all on the same stretch of Edgecombe Avenue, so you can make an afternoon of it.

Aaron Davis Hall, 129 Convent Ave and W 135th St

Sat, May 18 at 1:30pm and 6:30pm

The inspirational Dance Theatre of Harlem School celebrates its co-founder, Arthur Mitchell, at two back-to-back performances called "Arthur Mitchell and 'That Sense of I Am.'"

Various locations

Sat, May 18 & Sun, May 19

If nothing else, the fire at Notre Dame Paris serves as a good reminder to cherish your local religious buildings no matter what their denomination. At the Sacred Sites Open House Weekend, you can do just that. A number of uptown churches and synagogues will be taking part this year, including the majestic Cathedral of St. John the Divine and Harlem's Old Broadway Synagogue, listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Silvana, 300 W 116th St btwn Frederick Douglass Blvd and Manhattan Ave

Sun, May 19 6pm-9pm

Looking for a one-of-a-kind mix of art and music? You'll find it at this collaborative event that starts with a live art show by ShalomIsrael and Moebocop, followed by a musical performance by Yarnell & the Love Soldiers. Music by DJ Kwadwo will close out the evening.

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