We hope you’re keeping warm East Harlem! We’ve still got a full schedule to fill you with holiday cheer and get you into the spirit for the next few weeks. You can find everything you need to know in our Shop and Dine Guide, which is now available online. There are still deals going on, and lots of place for you to get some retail therapy and eat to your fill! You can also find more information about the rest of the year’s events, which are also listed below.
What’s happening in November?
10th Anniversary Celebration of Daughters of the Stone (Nov 21st | 6-9pm | 120 East 125th Street)
Join Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa, author of Daughters of the Stone for an intimate gathering and reading in celebration of the iconic book for its 10th Anniversary. All are invited to a night of music, food, and of course, readings by special guests. Find more information and register here.
Small Business Saturday (Nov 30th | 10-12pm | Ginjan Café, 85 East 125th Street)
The following Saturday after Black Friday, American Express promotes Small Business Saturdays to assist small businesses with increasing their sales during the holidays. We’ll b be partnering with Uptown Grand Central and there will be trolleys for travel for our attendees. And for those who weren’t able to make Shop and Dine 2019, we will have more Shop and Dine Guides available at Small Business Saturday. RSVP Here: bit.ly/shopsmalleh
What’s happening in December?
Holiday Pop-Up Market (Dec 6th & Dec 13th | 12-2pm | Metropolitan Hospital, 1901 1st Avenue)
The holiday season is an extremely busy time for businesses around the country, and our goal is to assist small businesses holiday sales by encouraging the community to think local when they consider their shopping and dining during this time. We make it easy and convenient for residents to locate great deals and values with our local merchants during the holiday season. RSVP here!
Harlem Night Market (Dec 7th, Dec 14th & Dec 21st | La Marqueta, 1590 Park Ave)
The first-ever Harlem Night Market will be the largest holiday market in all of Harlem — transforming the new Placita space with twinkling holiday lights, seasonal spirit, and row after row of carefully curated vendors who represent the best of our neighborhood. Working with NYC Economic Development Corporation and Uptown Grand Central, there will be tons of fun for everyone, and something you do not want to miss! Learn more on The Best of Harlem’s More info
Cash Mob December (Dec 8th | 2-4pm | Amuse Bouche @ La Marqueta, 1590 Park Avenue)
The Cash Mob Initiative is a local, neighborhood effort to gather friends, partners, and residents of Harlem with the purpose of supporting small businesses, and building community among these networks. Healthy community happens when we personally know business owners, and use cash so capital is redistributed within the local economy. RSVP Here: bit.ly/cashmobamuse
Chango’s Women In Music and Song W/ Baba John Mason (Dec 5th | 6-9pm | 120 East 125th Street)
A presentation by John Mason and musical presentation by his Jam-Ja Band | Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Move quickly on this, as seating capacity is limited. Get your tickets here.
16th annual East Harlem Holiday Tree Lighting Event (Dec 13th | 6:30 p.m. | 106th Street and Third Avenue)
Get into the holiday spirit with the annual tree lighting event! It’s East Harlem’s own little Rockefeller Center lighting ceremony! All families are welcome for this kickoff for the winter season.
A Very Merry Barrio Holiday Comedy Show (Dec 14th | 8pm | El Teatro at El Museo del Barrio)
The best Puerto Rican talent and comedians in the city are coming to El Teatro to warm up your holidays. Hosted and directed by Suni Reyes (Billions, Comedy Central), it will be a night full of comedy, dance and music. You’ll be joining special guest Sara Contreras, The Latin Diva of Comedy (HBOLatino, Showtime) and music by Bombayo! RSVP here: bit.ly/museocomedy
Jumping Santa (Dec 16th thru Dec 20th | 4-6pm | Various Retail Locations)
We know Santa is busy around this time of year, so we’re giving families a chance to meet and take pictures with St Nick himself! Santa will be at two locations each day to help support local businesses, and goodie bags will be available for attendees! Catch Santa while you can! Information on locations and times will be announced shortly and found here:
What’s happening in January?
43rd Annual Three Kings Day Parade (Jan 6th, 2020 | 11-1pm)
El Museo del Barrio’s Three Kings Day Parade is a tradition that has been around for almost fifty years! The parade march begins at 106th Street and Lexington Avenue and travels to Third Avenue to end at 115th Street and Park Avenue. The procession features camels, colorful puppets, floats and thousands of students and other community members as participants. Learn more and add it to your calendar from El Museo del Barrio’s website.