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Harlem Word: Dr. Alondra Nelson talks about the importance of genetic ancestry testing in the African American community

Dr. Alondra Nelson is a Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and awarding winning author who has published numerous books such as “The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome.” Through her work, Dr. Nelson looks at the ways ancestry, race, and DNA come together in American society.

A Fitness/Aerobics Intructor in Training, from the Harlem Health Promotion Center!

Tenisha DeWindt, from the Harlem Health Promotion Center, who is training to become a certified fitness and aerobics instructor with the Department of Parks & Recreation, held her first aerobics session at the Hike the Heights event on June 4th at Highbridge Pa

International Back to School Code-A-Thon!

Jan 11 2017

There are few skills more useful and important in today's world than the knowledge of how to code. January 20-22nd marks the International Back To School Code-A-Thon, which teaches students across the world these crucial skills. There are Code-A-Thon sites all over the world, from Australia to Nepal, including one right here in Harlem!

African Burial Ground National Monument MLK Day Celebration

Jan 16 2017 10:30 am
Jan 16 2017 3:30 pm

Join the African Burial Ground National Monument as they host the grand opening of their visitor center and honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr.  The monument, honoring and preserving the memory of a burial ground for Africans in America (used from the late 17th century to the late 18th century), is an unforgettable historic site right here in Manhattan. 

Don't just survive in holiday stress-Thrive in it!

The Holidays are a wonderful time. But they can also be quite stressful. Fortunately, they don't have to be! Dr. Sidney Hankerson, a psychiatrist at  Columbia University and the  New York State Psychiatric Institute, has published an infographic on how to handle holiday stress.

God's Trombones

Dec 22 2016
Dec 23 2016

Enjoy the beautiful sounds of a master musician this holiday season! Craig Harris, who is a top talent with the trombone, will be performing a show based on classic African-American poetry at the Mount Olivet Baptist Church. Come and hear the beautiful sounds of the holidays!





New Art Exhibition: Shelter

Dec 15 2016

The Harlem School of Arts presents a new exhibition with the National Association of Women Artists! Called Shelter, this art exhibition is a great chance to see a wide range of incredible artwork, right in the heart of Harlem!






Healthy Tip of the Week (HTW), Dec 11-17

Bullying is something that should never happen. But far too often, it does. Here are some tips on how to help create a bullying-free environment where everyone can feel safe and comfortable.

9th District City Council Representative Candidates Forum

Jan 11 2016 6:00 pm

Do you live in NYC's 9th District (Central Harlem, Morningside Heights, parts of East Harlem and the Upper West Side)? If so, come see the candidates for your City Council representative position! The NYC Equality Coalition is sponsoring a forum where the candidates will discuss their plans and make their case for why you should vote for them.

"Pop-Up" IDNYC Enrollment!

Dec 20 2016
Dec 30 2016

Do you know about IDNYC? It's a new IDCard for New Yorkers. Anyone, as long as they're at least 14 years old, who lives in NYC can get one, "regardless of immigration status"! The Harlem YMCA will be hosting an IDNYC sign-up from December 20-30. The sign-up is open from Tuesday-Friday between 9am-5pm (on the 30th it closes at 11am).

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