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  • Support 125th Street Vendors

    Who else feels like Harlem is its own borough? We don't need to tell you that 125th Street has it ALL. Our street vendors are such a huge part of what makes our neighborhood special. Supporting Harlem and supporting Black business is not a trend and will never go out of style. From eyewear to healing crystals to hand-sewn bags, here are some vendors that you should patronize*: EYEWEAR Brand: EENY CRYSTALS MUSIC CLOTHNG & ACCESSORIES Brand: BUCALEANY (Be Unique Cool And Lean New York) Refer to our Guide to Black Harlem to support Black businesses & learn more about the rich history of our home. Taste, hear, see, shop and EXPERIENCE Harlem. You can support in multiple categories: arts & culture, clothing and accessories, food and drink, fitness, gift shops and more. Like, love, & share this listing with your fellow Harlemites.

  • Experience Harlem 2022 #ShopHarlem Holiday Gift Guide

    There’s no need to travel outside of Harlem to discover the perfect gift this holiday season. With scores of local entrepreneurs, small businesses, artists and artisans, there’s no better place to shop! Although this season is unlike any other prior, gift giving is still a tradition we can uphold to stay in good spirits. Show love to our community while making a loved one smile. Apollo Gift Shop 253 W 125th Street , www.apollotheater.shop Grab everything you need to show your Harlem pride, from afro picks to timepieces. Use the promo code Holiday2022 to save 15% now through December 31. Harlem Haberdashery 245 Lenox Ave, 646 707 0070, www.harlemhaberdashery.com Just stepping inside of Harlem Haberdashery is an experience worth savoring. The retail expression of 5001 Flavors almost exclusively features unique designs; and inventory ranges from unique Ts to more bespoke accessories, like the fast selling two-tone scarf, which can dress up any look. Flamekeepers Hat Club 212 531 3542, www.flamekeepershatclub.com The chapeau is a fine expression of style and cool, and at Flamekeepers, you’re sure to find the perfect fit for the modern man (or woman) in your orbit! Stop here to impress those for whom good taste is a must. The Brownstone 24 E 125th St, 212-996-7980, www.thebrownstonewoman.com The Brownstone dresses women for the important moments in her life with ethnically-inspired fashions like leather trimmed shawls or funky jewelry that are sure to be conversation starters. There are also one-of-a-kind gifts for home and special holiday cards, too. Hrlm Girl https://hrlmgirlapparel.com/ Have a friend who is proud to be born and raised in Harlem? Help them represent Harlem with apparel from Hrlm Girl. From masks to hoodies to tees saying “Made in Harlem”, give the gift of Harlem pride this season. Harlem Chocolate Factory 2363 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., www.harlemchocolatefactory.com Who wouldn’t love a chocolate bonbon in their holiday stocking?  The Harlem Chocolate Factory is an artisan chocolate company based in Harlem where we convey the cultural experiences of Harlem through chocolate. Harlem Underground 2217 Frederick Douglass Blvd, 212 987 9385, www.harlemunderground.com A Harlem staple for almost 20 years, Harlem Underground has a bevy of hats, t-shirts, jackets and sweatshirts that are sure to please even those hard to please teens. From black superheroes to jazz legends, HU is a mainstay because of its contemporary and quirky products. Hempsville Harlem 2384 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, www.hempsvilleharlem.com Their mission is to pave the way for a line of excellent CBD wellness products that promote a healthy body and strong mind. We are committed to producing safe, reliable, and effective products using the hemp plant the way nature intended. Gift baskets filled with CBD infused teas, oils, bath bombs and more are available. Frederick Benjamin https://shop.frederickbenjamin.com/collections Men’s grooming brand for men of color, developed a regimen of products to help every man sculpt his best self, no matter his style. Give the gift of grooming, looking good and feeling good. Junny www.junny.nyc Junny’s designs are carefully curated. The designer creates fluid, vibrant, custom, limited edition & one of a kind pieces. Each piece is a tribute to the sight, sounds, style and vibrancy of my hood, Harlem, NYC. Ruth Nathan’s ruthnathans.com Ruth Nathan’s creates joy by helping you express your need for distinctive looks with bow ties, face masks, and more. MY PRIDE: Mastering Life’s Daily Performance www.altonfitzgeraldwhite.com You’ll want to gift this book to someone who needs inspiration. Drawing on his own life and career and the rich lore of The Lion King, Alton Fitzgerald White, Broadway’s longest running “King,” delivers his message of service — taking responsibility for and deriving happiness from commonplace achievements — as a philosophy that anyone can get through each day with satisfaction, pride and a sense of accomplishment. SoHarlem Designer Pop Up 471 W 126th St, www.soharlem.org Keep fashion local this holiday season and help SoHarlem make the case for in person shopping in Harlem. Experience the individual pop-up shops of their collective of designers. GIFT FOR KIDS Ground the children in your life with unique, culturally-diverse gifts that can’t be found anywhere else. Grandma’s Place 84 W 120th St, https://www.grandmasplaceinharlem.com/  It is a toy and children’s book lovers’ dream come true in this enchanting, old-fashioned store. Dolls, stuffed animals and action figures, wooden puzzles, games, books, puppets, activities and more, all hand selected and curated by Grandma herself, a 40+ year experienced retired Teacher of the Year award winner. K Schomburg Center Gift Shop 515 Lenox Ave, 917 275 6975, www.nypl.org/locations/schomburg The Schomburg gift shop features all sorts of sweet chotskies for children drawing from an extensive selection of books through young adult reading levels, to culturally reflective dolls, posters, pins and buttons. K, M, W, H GIFTS FOR HOME Whether it’s for your own home during the holidays, your best Martha Stewart/B.Smith-esque bud or hostess gift, the following shops have you covered: NiLu 191 Lenox Ave, 646 984 4926, www.shopnilu.com There’s literally something for everyone at Nilu, but we’ll focus on home. Find everything from framed original photography or collages from local artists, culturally reflective dinner wear, funky pillows and candles, or even disco ball ornaments for your trees. Proprietor Katrina Parris Pinn’s taste is unparalleled and your home finds here will be coveted by one and all. H, M, W, K, P Wines by Mozel 2254 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd , https://www.winesbymozel.com Tis the season to toast with family and friends. Purchase Wines by Mozel’s curated Black-owned wine box with a box Rose wines, white wines, or a mixture. Serengeti Teas & Spices www.serengetiteasandspices.com At the forefront of African tea gastronomy, Serengeti crafts unique botanical blends, sea salts and the loveliest tea sets in glass or cast iron. A Zen moment isn’t far away. Harlem Candle Company https://www.harlemcandlecompany.com/ Your home can be filled with beautiful scents that celebrate the Harlem Renaissance. Harlem Candle Company crafts candles, fragrances, diffusers and sprays that tell a story while taking you on an olfactory journey. Enhance your space while creating a sense, literally, of comfort and luxury. HH Bespoke Spirits www.hhbespokespirits.com Not into cooking but have to contribute to the holiday meal? Impress your guests with beautifully crafted bespoke spirits, perfect mixer for cocktails or refreshing alone. Find a Harlem retailer near you here. Soular Powered etsy.com/shop/soularpowered Share season’s greetings with African American holidays cards to wish everyone love, peace and joy. Ma Smith’s Dessert Cafe 2380 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, masmithdessertcafe.com Sweet things come small packages, and Ma Smith’s Dessert Cafe would know. Pick up cakes and cobblers, individually wrapped cupcakes for serving small groups or gift giving. You’ve got to try the sweet potato cheesecake! H Make My Cake 409 W 125th, www.makemycake.com Cakes, pies and pastries are probably the last things you want to cook this holiday. Have Make My Cake, make your holiday treat specials without the hassle. Reserve your pastries today. Barbara’s Flowers 2522 Frederick Douglass Blvd, www.barbarasflowershop.net Bring a traditional holiday centerpiece or modern arrangements for a fun surprise. Barbara's Flower Shop can deliver! View here. H Franz James Floral Boutique 2114 Frederick Douglass Blvd, www.fjfloral.com Holiday time is the perfect time to decorate your home, offices and other special spaces with beautiful festive floral arrangements! Click here. H Ho! Ho! Ho! from us at EXPERIENCE HARLEM —Harlem doesn’t have a St. Nicholas Avenue for nothing, you know.

  • Accelerate Your Business in 2023 with Opportunity for Growth!

    The Harlem Entrepreneurial Fund is kicking off recruiting for their sixth cohort of Opportunity for Growth - a FREE business education program designed to accelerate the growth of businesses owned by women and entrepreneurs of color. This four-month entrepreneurial experience utilizes the nationally recognized and award-winning Interise Streetwise 'MBA curriculum. The curriculum covers finance, marketing, government contracting, human resources, and much more! Program Benefits: Achieve immediate results as you create your customized three-year Strategic Growth Action Plan™ Explore your business through live case studies in intimate, interactive classes with fellow entrepreneurs and business experts. Connect with fellow business-minded peers with similar growth challenges through peer-mentoring and accountability sessions. Get advice from finance, marketing, government contracting, and human resources experts. Receive continued support from our alumni network of more than 8,000 graduates. Receive a $2,000 implementation grant upon successful completion of course requirements. Space is limited for applicants who meet the following criteria: Businesses operating for at least three years $100K - $10M in revenue At least 1 full-time employee Located in Upper Manhattan, Harlem, Inwood, Washington Heights, or the Bronx Classes will be held virtually. Apply to their FREE entrepreneurship program by January 16th

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    EXPERIENCE: HARLEM IS A VALUED RESOURCE – “Thank you for this wonderful resource. I share it with others to keep it know to all.” “It’s a great guide to navigate around Harlem. I always know what’s happening!” “Great way to check out the restaurants and get an overall feel for the atmosphere and service.” “Love it. Thank you for all you do!” “Thank you for providing the opportunity for people to ‘experience harlem.’” ​ Our weekly newsletter offers what’s unique and undiscovered. Driving consumers to your business and to learn more. Our opt-in email list reaches over 5,000 subscribers and we leverage our social media channels to amplify your message. Our social media channels deliver an additional 2.5M+ impressions annually. AUDIENCE Our audience consists of multi-cultural, urban professionals who thrive on discovering unique and different experiences. They are the first to tell their friends – they are influencers. • 65% are women • 77% are single • 72% are between 25-54 • 81% have obtained a college degree • 35% have children • 34% own their homes • 73% earn $50K or more • 79% dine out 2 or more times per week ​ RATES Our dedicated email package reaches our opt-in list of 5,000+ subscribers + social media touts. We request artwork at least one week in advance of your desired send date to ensure we have enough time to set up/test your email. OPTION 1 - Great addition to any campaign - (1) Dedicated email (artwork supplied by client) - (3) Social media posts (one post on each platform - FB/T/I) + FB boost - Investment - $300 OPTION 2 - Great way to ensure consistent visibility throughout the year - (4) Dedicated emails (artwork supplied by client) - (12) Social media posts (one post on each platform - FB/T/I) + FB boost - Investment - $1,000 (save $200) ​ ​ RESERVE NOW Work With Us Tell us a bit about you and what you're working on. We might be able to help. First Name* Last Name* Email Business name* Project description I want to subscribe to the newsletter. GET IN TOUCH

  • HOME | Experience Harlem | New York City

    Around the Neighborhood Check out the latest on Harlem's best stops, shops, sips and more. 13 Harlem Holiday Hacks Harlem Holiday Hacks are back to save the Thanksgiving! Choose a shortcut or two or three to make this season a little more special and worry-free. 2022 Harlem Holiday Gift Guide There’s no need to travel outside of Harlem to discover the perfect gift this holiday season. 130+ Black-Owned Businesses Supporting Harlem and supporting Black business is not a trend and will never go out of style. Latest News Support 125th Street Vendors Who else feels like Harlem is its own borough? We don't need to tell you that 125th Street has it ALL. Our street vendors are such a huge... Experience Harlem 2022 #ShopHarlem Holiday Gift Guide There’s no need to travel outside of Harlem to discover the perfect gift this holiday season. With scores of local entrepreneurs, small... Accelerate Your Business in 2023 with Opportunity for Growth! The Harlem Entrepreneurial Fund is kicking off recruiting for their sixth cohort of Opportunity for Growth - a FREE business education... Keep it local this holiday season Come experience the individual pop-up shops of SoHarlem's collective of designers now through December 22nd at The Malt House, 471 W... Harlem Holiday Hacks 2022 Harlem Holiday Hacks are back to save the Thanksgiving! Holiday planning doesn't have to be stressful. Choose a shortcut or two or three... Guide to Black-owned Harlem Restaurants 2022 Your problem: you’re hungry & you want to support a black-owned business. Your solution: EASY! View our listing of... See More

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