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experienceHARLEM @Home

Updated: Dec 28, 2021

Weekly we’re highlighting the local businesses and virtual experiences offered by our local community while staying safely at home.  Drop by our Facebook wall and let us know how you’re doing, what you’re excited about, and be sure to help us spread the word.

Motivation Monday

Can’t go outside? Then go within. As these stressful times make it increasingly difficult to find tranquility & relaxation in our lives, one of the few options left is to create a peaceful haven in our home. Set your week off right with Play in the Sunshine Yoga offering daily 26 and 2 yoga classes. 

Get in-touch with your inner peace. Mindful Harlem invites you to meditate live via Zoom on Wednesday nights at 8 PM and Saturday Mornings at 9:00 AM. Can’t make it?  You can view their meditations and yoga sessions at you leisure on Youtube. Find more ways to search within here.


Get in. Go Hard. Get out. Join JTW Fit. Harlem‘s first boutique fitness studio of its kind is now in your home. This #MotivationMonday, and each day this week, you’re able to participate in up to 20 classes built for multiple levels of fitness. Reach your fitness goals during quarantine here.

Takeout Tuesday

Sylvia’s world-famous bar-b-que ribs drowned in Sylvia’s original sassy sauce OR  & stewed turkey wings on a bed of homemade cornbread dressing? The type of hard decisions we welcome. Take advantage of free delivery on Uber Eats and get Sylvia’s world famous soul food brought to you at home! 

Lolo’s Seafood Shack is where Caribbean food meets Cape Cod meets your Harlem home. Ever had crispy shrimp w/ creamy ghost pepper glaze? Try it today! Order for contactless delivery & take out in seconds! Now offering alcoholic drinks. Find out how to treat your yourself this & every #takeouttuesday here.

You deserve to relax and enjoy a menu that deliver a modern twist on classic cuisines of the world. Tastings NYCGaudir and Mountain Bird specialize in fine dining, food beverage and service to fit the style of your entertaining needs. Let Tastings organize tailored, small or large virtual cocktails and meals while we’re together apart.

Mother’s Day is just as special, even apart. Celebrate with a spring menu, wine, champagne, a flower bouquet and macarons delivered from Tastings NYC.

Find out how to treat your yourself this & every #takeouttuesday here.

Wellness Wednesday

If you’re feeling less lively than usual, you can count on their ginger turmeric body immune booster to perk you up! The world of aroma and flavor have no limits, get it in your home from Serengeti Tea’s and Spices for your wellness while sheltering in place. 

Ginjan Cafe has been able to donate over 700 bottles of Ginjan organic ginger juice, to Harlem Hospital. You can be a supporter by donating a bottle for a health care worker for $4. You also purchase a 6 pack of their signature immune boosting ginger juice for yourself. Super fast home delivery anywhere in NYC or to anywhere in the US & Canada.

Lyn-Genet’s Kitchen has a healthy recipe for us to try at home. Create their top selling PLT: portobello and pico de gallo. YUM. Mushrooms are a rich source of vitamin D, a necessary nutrient for immune function.

Ingredients: 2 medium portobello mushrooms, stem cut off 1/2 cup flour 2 eggs, lightly beaten 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs 1/2 teaspoon thyme sea salt and pepper to taste avocado oil for frying

Directions: Peel the skin off of the portobello. Dredge the portobello in the flour, dip them in the egg and then into a mixture of the panko breadcrumbs, salt and pepper. Pour a 1/2 inch of oil in a cast iron skillet on medium high. Fry until crispy brown.

Lyn-Genet’s Kitchen is open for takeout Wed, Fri and Sun 4pm to 8pm.

Thirsty Thursday

Serving the widest array and freshest selection of beers in Harlem, let Harlem Hops supply the drinks for all the Instagram live parties you’ve been attending. 

Be you own favorite bartender. Enjoy #quarantineandcocktais at home with 67 Orange at-home kits. They’re making sure a great drink is a click away.  Inquire about their specialty Jack Daniels cocktail this #thirstythursday. Harlem wineries and restaurants are quenching your thirst with delivery here.

Quench your thirst with a pear margarita or old fashioned cocktail from Vinateria NYC. If wine, is more fitting for your taste this #thirstythursday, take a trip to the Mediterranean. View their wine like which represents a tour around the countries on the Mediterranean coast.  Full wine list is 20% off.

Find which Harlem wineries & restaurants are delivering here.

Family Friday

Let’s have #FamilyFriday fun as we embark on a Historic Harlem Scavenger Hunt with The Boys and Girls Club of Harlem! This scavenger hunt will expose students to the rich history and culture that exists within their local neighborhoods (Central Harlem and Sugar Hill/Hamilton Heights). Get the kids together and explore from home here.

Play board games and card games. Video games are fun but playing actual board or card games is a good way to bring everyone in the house together and lift everyone’s spirits. For children, games can help them develop a stronger sense of individuality and creativity. If you do not have games in your home, click this link, , for the nine boardless, cardless games you can play as a family.

#FamilyFridays is brought to you by Boys & Girls Club of Harlem.  Visit for virtual academic enrichment programming, homeschooling tips, wellness advice and more.

Service Saturday

Sylvia’s Restaurant and Melba’s has been doing good for the neighborhood! They’re brought much-needed comfort to Harlem Hospital, donating dozens of meals to health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak. Both iconic Harlem restaurants joined the #HarlemFoodPantry Grocery Pick Up in partnership with Harlem Park to Park to supply free groceries for Harlem/Upper Manhattan hospitality and restaurant workers affected by the shutdown.

The Communities for Healthy Food at West Harlem Group Assistance team works hard daily to make sure that the food hub is ready to service residents. ⁠During the COVID-19 outbreak, the food hub serves as an integral part of their response action as a Food Bank for NYC. Making dry food products available to residents is part of what they offer. Not registered with CfHF? No problem. They will serve any and everybody as long as they are able to. Visit for more information.

Spiritual Sunday

Being able to get the service from home leaves you with no excuses. Revive and uplift your spirit. Tune in to First Corinthians Baptist Church from the comfort of your living room sofa. 

Wake up your spirit with Convent Avenue Baptist Church. Stream their live Sunday school and worship service from home here. Be #togetherapart in spirit. See a list of Harlem churches with live streaming services here.

Let’s uplift our spirits at the virtual Sundae Sermon with DJ Stormin Norman. The Sundae Sermon music festival soulfully supports and strengthens diverse communities. Let’s celebrate life while dancing and singing to disco, funk, soul, reggae, old school hip-hop, and Afro house remixes on Instagram Live.

We want to know about your week. Drop your comments and thumbs up, double tap & retweet on all experienceHarlem social platforms. Let’s be social!


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