We might be past the threshold for this but we want to say Happy New Year to all of you who have supported us through 2019! Our goal has always been to bring the community closer together and 2019 was a great year for that, because of you. We want to continue that in 2020 for you, and we’ve already got some of your favorite events lined up! 

Here’s your first look at the first half of the year:

Our first event for 2020 is a Meet and Greet on February 6th at 5:30pm, and it will be at Teddy’s Bar and Grill. Many of you already have an idea of what our Meet and Greets are like, and we’ll be continuing the tradition. We’ll be bringing small businesses together with suppliers and purchasers to help deepen the business network of East Harlem. As we usually do Meet and Greets quarterly, the next one is scheduled for May 28th. Email mcruz@unionsettlement.org to RSVP or sign up here.

The next event is something for those feeling the spirit of love out there, and it’ll be a Valentine’s Day Pop Up Market! If you’re in need of a gift for a  significant other, a friend or even just a bite to eat, V-day is the perfect occasion to take part in this event. Taking place at Mount Sinai Hospital on February 10th from 11am to 2pm, this pop up market is another way for us to continue the beginning of the year in the good, loving spirits and shop small.

For those crazy about the Cash Mob, the first one of the year will be on Sunday, March 22nd, hosted by Metro Hope Church. It’ll be your chance to help keep cash circulated within the local economy as we patronize small businesses and strengthen community relationships with business owners. We focus on a particular merchant and gather Harlem residents to support them. Attendees love it because it’s simple, affordable and brings the neighborhood closer.

We’re also back with the Trolley Tour for 2020, doing our part to empower local merchants and deepen industry connections. Happening on April 22nd, we host this event to help forge better connections between merchants and local purchasers. While it is not open to the public, we will be sharing photos from this event and details on the businesses that will be featured.

Along with the second installments of the Cash Mob and Meet and Greet events in May, Harlem Eat Up will also be on the list of things to do in May. It’s a week long festival in celebration of Harlem’s rich culture with a focus on food and art, and it is organized by the Harlem Eat-Up Foundation.

East Harlem Nights is also lined up to happen on May 15th! A top pick among East Harlem residents, East Harlem Nights is free and is truly an event for local residents, businesses and artists to get together and enjoy what our community has to offer. Rsvp here

Further into the year we still have events like Restaurant Week hosted by Harlem Park to Park, in partnership with our friends over at Uptown Grand Central, running from March 1st to 15th, so please be sure to stay tuned to the site and all social media to get the latest on your favorite events. Once again, we’re so grateful for all of you who have supported us in any form to this point, and we hope to continue bringing you quality events!

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