See below to learn how East Harlem is celebrating the holidays this season.
The Museum of the City of New York invited top bakeries and amateur bakers from across the city to enter Gingerbread NYC: The Great Borough Bake-Off —our first-ever holiday celebration of the communities in each of the five boroughs. Select bakers created a gingerbread display to represent their respective neighborhoods, inspired by the theme “Winter in New York.” A cohort of prominent New York City-based bakers, curators, and restaurant owners judged the final designs. Judges named an overall winner and awarded prizes in a variety of categories, such as: Best Borough (Most Representative, Sweetest, Good Enough to Eat, Grandest, and more.
Small Business Saturday weekend: Hot Chocolate Rides
Calling all chocolate fans! After hosting a sold-out series last winter season, we're teaming up again with our friends at El Barrio Bikes for four weekends of bike tours that will have you sipping some of the best hot drinks across Harlem. Ride leaders will share tips for riding during winter weather, all while rolling to some of our favorite neighborhood coffee shops. You'll brush up on how to gear up and be seen, keep the right tire pressure, and what to do if there's muck or ice.
116th Street Light Up
Annual Holiday Street Lighting
East 116th Street between Park Ave and 1st Avenue, lights go on at 5pm every night.
East Harlem For The Holidays
2022 Experience List
East Harlem Trolley Schedule
Catch the trolleys circulating East Harlem
1. El Museo 104th and 105th Park Avenue
2. Harlem Night Market at La Marqueta (115th & Park)
Start in front of Museo, head southeast down 104th street and turn on Madison, go down east 106th street, make a left on 3rd avenue, head straight up third Ave, make the left on 116th street and drive to park ave.
The challenge is how to shift it once 5pm comes.
5pm and after
96th and Lex ave go east on 96th street, stop at 96th and 2nd, go to 1st avenue make a left, go to 106th street and make a left then make a right on Park ave and go straight to 116th st.
103 and 104 Fifth Avenue – First Stop in front of MCNY go to 96th street and drive straight down to 1st avenue, drive to 106th and make a left go to 2nd avenue and make a left to 2050 2nd avenue stop then go to 105th and make a left go to 3rd avenue and make a right to 106th street make a left on 106th street then head to 115th street and park ave, then last stop 124th street and park.
Remove MCNY and start from 96th street,
96th and Lex ave, go down 96th street, go to 1st avenue make a left, go to 106th street,
make a right on Park ave and go straight to 115th st and park, then head to 124th and park avenue and continue doing that til 7pm.