Three weekend destinations that make it fun to shop local. Plus, a few ongoing exhibits and reopenings you might have missed.
Harlem Chocolate Factory Reopening
Friday, November 6 at noon
Central Harlem 2363 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd between W 138th and W 139th Sts
This small shop specializing in chocolates inspired by Harlem reopens after being closed for a while due to the pandemic.
Saturdays and Sundays noon-5pm through November
Central Harlem 191 Malcolm X Blvd between W 119th and W 120th Sts
This stylish gift shop is spotlighting a different vendor each weekend in November by inviting them to hang out and display their essential products.
Through November 22, by appointment only
East Harlem El Barrio's Art Space PS 109, 215 E 99th St between Second and Third Aves
The art of 46 local artists—everything from a yarn bomb of Ruth Bader Ginsburg to black-and-white portrait photography—are featured in this exhibit that's a response to "uncertain times." Bonus: all the work is for sale.
In case you missed it:
Dia de los Muertos altar at El Museo del Barrio
Saturdays and Sundays noon-5pm, through November 15
East Harlem El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Ave at E 104th St
Stop by El Museo's galleries to see "Sweet Blue," this year's Dia de los Muertos altar by artists Libby Paloma and Ace Lehner.
Live music returns to the Shrine
Central Harlem 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd between W 133rd and W 134th Sts
After months of pandemic-forced silence, one of Harlem's top spots for live music reopens. Call to RSVP.
In Our Season of Discontent, Count It All Joy
Through November 29
Central Harlem Jackie Robinson Park, Bradhurst Ave and W 145th St and St. Nicholas Park, St. Nicholas Ave at W 132nd St and W 140th St
Part of the citywide Photoville festival, this free outdoor photo exhibit centers on Black joy and is inspired by the poetry of Ross Gay and the music of Stevie Wonder.
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