See below to learn how East Harlem is celebrating the holidays this season.

East Harlem For The Holidays Map

Gingerbread NYC

Small Business Saturday weekend: Hot Chocolate Rides

116th Street Light Up

Gingerbread NYC

Gingerbread Installation-2022

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.

For more information click here.

Small Business Saturday weekend: Hot Chocolate Rides

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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.

For more information click here.

116th Street Light Up

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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

Gingerbread Installation-2022
Gingerbread NYC
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
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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
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116th Street Light Up
Annual Holiday Street Lighting - on East 116th Street between Park Avenue and 1st Avenue. Lights go on at 5pm.
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Holiday Tree Lighting 106th Street
The East Harlem Holiday Tree is a beacon that symbolizes the persistence of hope and the determination to prevail in the diverse and culturally rich community of East Harlem
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Ugly Sweater and Fashion Contest
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Tree Lighting - Harlem Art Park
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Prida's Annual Holiday Artisan Market
PRIDA's Annual Artisan's Holiday Market: Pick up your last minute gifts for the holidays.
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Cocktails & Culture: Winter Soulstice Celebration
At our December edition of Cocktails & Culture, we celebrate the winter solstice season and our brand-new exhibition, City of Faith: Religion, Activism, and Urban Space.
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Harlem Night Market
The Harlem Night Market is back this holiday season! So mark your calendar for three weekends of fun, food & winter shopping at the historic La Marqueta.
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Coqui Club: Celebrating the Holidays!
The holidays are here and to celebrate we will be reading A Piñata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twelve Days of Christmas by Pat Mora.
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Cocktails & Culture: Winter Soulstice Celebration
At our December edition of Cocktails & Culture, we celebrate the winter solstice season and our brand-new exhibition, City of Faith: Religion, Activism, and Urban Space.
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Movies for Minis: Elf (and gingerbread decorating)
10:00am – 10:45am: First session of gingerbread cookie designing. 11am – 12:45: First session screening of Elf (2003, 97 mins.) & raffle competition.
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106th Street Oldtimer's Christmas In the Park
East Harlem's Old Timers Annual Holiday Celebration - Dec 17,2022 at 1pm
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Holiday Mania
NYSOM will host their annual Holiday event that features gifts, resources, and fun activities for youth!
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Make Music NY Winter
125th Street & Park Avenue - Live band
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El Museo's 46th Annual Three Kings Day Parade
11am - 12pm El Museo del Barrio is delighted to present the 46th Annual Three Kings Day Parade and Celebration entitled Entre Familia: Mental Health & Wellness in our Communities. Returning once again to the streets of El Barrio (East Harlem)
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El Museo's Three Kings Day Celebration
1pm - 2pm El Museo del Barrio is delighted to present the 46th Annual Three Kings Day Parade and Celebration entitled Entre Familia: Mental Health & Wellness in our Communities. Returning once again to the streets of El Barrio (East Harlem)

East Harlem Trolley Schedule

Catch the trolleys circulating East Harlem

December 10 Schedule

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.

December 17 Schedule

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.

After 5pm
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.