from Harlem Eatup Website
This four-day festival invites you to see and taste all Harlem has to offer from the artists of the kitchen, the canvas, the stage and the streets. Come Dine In Harlem! for a one-night-only multi-room dinner party for the ages, hit The Stroll, where Harlem’s food, art and culture will converge or hear what the tastemakers are discussing at Harlem Talks. With all of this and more, you need to be in here!
When friends and founders of the Harlem EatUp! Festival, executive chef, restaurateur and Harlemite Marcus Samuelsson and veteran event marketer, Herb Karlitz, put their heads together about celebrating Harlem they couldn’t be stopped. Three months later, together with the sage insight and support of Harlem business tastemakers and residents, they would announce Harlem EatUp! to the world!
As part of its mission and dedication to Harlem, the Festival will donate proceeds from ticket sales to Harlem Park to Park and Citymeals-on-Wheels. Respectively, both organizations continue to provide a positive and direct impact on the community through small business support and feeding Harlem’s homebound elderly.
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Annual NBPA Turkey Giveaway in Harlem
The National Basketball Players’ Association held its annual Great Turkey Giveaway in Harlem on Monday, this week. Every year the NBPA hosts a Turkey giveaway just before Thanksgiving as a way for the players to give back to the community. The Harlem community lined up along 126th Street as NBA player John Wallace passed out turkeys to those waiting.
The Great Turkey Giveaway is one of the organization’s favorite philanthropic events, as they giveaway around 9,000 turkeys nationwide. In New York alone, 1,000 turkeys were handed out to needy families while the other cities participating in the giveaway included Atlanta, Los Angeles, Houston, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and New Orleans.
Turkey – Sliced
But Should Black People Celebrate Thanksgiving?
Some black liberationist said celebrating Thanksgiving is like celebrating Native American genocide. Black folks in the United States have joined with the descendants of the same European murderers who enslaved them and systematically all but destroyed the Amer-Indian, in feasting and giving thanks to God for the opportunity to live in one of the most racist, imperialist, and oppressive countries on earth. Black People celebrating Thanksgiving Day is like the Americans celebrating the bombing of Pearl Harbor, or the so-called Jews celebrating the rise of the Third Reich…….
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BOBBI HUMPHREY Performed at Ginny’s Supper Club in Harlem
“The First Lady of the Flute,” Bobbi Humphrey, celebrated her 40th anniversary as a recording artist with two sold out performances on August 11th at Ginny’s Supper Club in Marcus Samuellson’s Red Rooster restaurant in Harlem.
She told the crowd, “Feel the music, feel the love. I am so excited. From my days at Texas Southern University and S.M.U. in my hometown of Dallas, my dream was to play my flute.” She continued, “I believe through the power of music, we can explore the power of pure possibilities. Let’s enjoy the ride together!”
Of course Bobbi took the audience on a musical ride with her signaturetune “Harlem River Drive,” as well as “Chicago, Damn” from the 1973 album Black and Blues, and a cover version of Lionel Richie’s “Hello.”
It was appropriate that she was performing in Harlem just one block from where she made her New York City debut more than four decades ago on Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater. Her career highlights include performing with Duke Ellington, recording with Stevie Wonder on his 1976 classic album Songs In The Key of Life, and being recognized by Billboard magazine as Best Female Instrumentalist. Earlier this year she received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Women in Jazz Festival in New York.
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