What we're about

Do you live, work, play or volunteer in the Harlem area? Maybe curious to find out what social and community activities are taking place uptown? The HarlemGo Meetup Group is dedicated to getting together offline to take in some of the social options available in Greater Harlem (East, Central, West), as well as to participate in the various volunteer opportunities in the community.

If you're new in town, new to the city, looking to meet new friends or people, or just curious about the things to do in Harlem, consider joining us! Even if you're not so new - you used to live or work here, come back and visit! This is a fun, diverse, and progressive group. We'll visit bars, restaurants, lounges, art exhibits, museums, parades, have board / card game parties, attend outdoor & sporting events, concerts, nightlife and many cultural events taking place. The subdistricts (villages) of Greater Harlem include Morningside Heights, Manhattanville, Hamilton Heights, Sugar Hill, Spanish Harlem (East Harlem), Striver's Row, Astor's Row, and Central Harlem.

Upcoming events (4)

#TheShed Open Mic Session - New Launch @ Ginny's Supper Club, Free to Attend!

The Shed is a monthly jam session catering to New York City's hottest Hip Hop, Soul and Jazz musicians. The showcase is a platform for progressive music as well as a place for artist to build their chops - with surprise guests that are known to stop by from time to time. The jam session is now relocating to Ginny's Supper Club, downstairs at Red Rooster - one of the best venues in Harlem to experience live music! To learn more about The Shed, visit them on Instagram: www.instagram.com/theshedopenjam (http://instagram.com/theshedopenjam) Below is a music vibe example of The Shed house band when they were at Tammany Hall in early 2014, led by HarlemGo Meetup member Anu The Giant (http://www.meetup.com/HarlemGo/members/179304312/), however all genre of music is welcome to come share their talent. http://youtu.be/Rg3PmE6dAAQ Past Performances at #TheShed Include: Robert Glasper, James Poysner (of The Roots), Mark Kelley (of The Roots), Bilal, Raymond Angry (of The Roots), RC and The Gritz (Erykah Badu’s backing band), Big Yuki, Marcus Strickland, Jaleel Shaw, Jerimiah Abiah Our Meetup More information will be posted regarding seating closer to the event, so lookout for updates. The open mic jam session starts around 8:00pm and ends around 11pm. If you are interested in performing this evening, be sure to arrive early (between 8:30-10:00pm) and sign-up on the performing list at the venue. As always, if there are any questions, you're running late, etc. feel free to reach Daniel at[masked] via phone or text. Directions of Ginny's Supper Club (Red Rooster): Red Rooster is located at 310 Malcolm X Blvd. (also known as Lenox Avenue), between 125th and 126th streets in Central Harlem. The closest subway stop is the 2 & 3 train lines to the 125th Street station. Nearby bus lines include the M100, M101, M60, M7, & BX15.

Volunteer Opportunity: City Harvest Mobile Market: Hamilton Heights

City Harvest - Mobile Market

PLEASE READ - For this Healthy Neighborhoods Mobile Market volunteer effort in Harlem, please also register through the City Harvest website at the link below. https://cityharvestvolunteers.civicore.com/index.php?section=indGpRegistrations&action=profile_conditional&fwID=7835 The Registration process is as follows: • Follow the Group Sign-up Link above and click "New User" to create a new volunteer profile and click "Submit" (if you previously registered on the City Harvest website before, simply log in with the information from your previous registration). • Read project details and click "Register" to confirm participation • You will then receive a confirmation email and a reminder the day before the project Only 10 volunteers are needed. All volunteers must be 18 years and older. Description of Duties: All food is distributed free of charge and the volunteer effort WILL BE indoors in the event of bad weather. Volunteers will be stationed at 3-4 market tables, each supplied with thousands of pounds of fresh produce that they will help distribute to eligible market-goers. Sample produce items may include bananas, onions, cabbage, or potatoes - the food offered can vary from month to month, depending on what City Harvest has available. As the market-goers stop by each table, volunteers greet them-and then weigh and bag the produce, then distribute. That's it for now. If you have any questions, feel free to give me (Daniel) a call or text at[masked]. Thanks! About City Harvest Healthy Neighborhoods Program Nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers are facing hunger and for many people that City Harvest serves, healthy food is unavailable and unaffordable. In turn, diseases related to poor nutrition – including diabetes and heart disease – tend to be concentrated where demand for emergency food is greatest. As a natural extension of the anti-hunger work we began more than 30 years ago, City Harvest developed Healthy Neighborhoods programs to respond to the need for emergency food, improve access to fruits and vegetables for residents in low-income communities and provide nutrition education that will inspire affordable, healthy meal choices. Through our Healthy Neighborhoods programs, City Harvest partners with residents, community organizations, after school programs, and local businesses. Together we work to achieve a long-term impact in the fight against hunger by engaging residents in healthy choices and enhancing the local food landscape. Building off our nutrition education classes which began in 2000, and our Mobile Markets which began in 2004, City Harvest has since expanded Healthy Neighborhoods programs to high-need communities across the five boroughs.

Venus Rising: A Black Herstory Month Celebration / Short Film Screening - Free!

ImageNation and featured artist Dana Verde present 'Venus Rising: A Black Herstory Month Celebration'. This program will explore the objectification and empowerment of Black women thru the ages from Sara Baartman (the Venus Hottentot) to Cardi B. Venus Rising features the short films "Entitled" by Adeyemi Michael, "800 Pound Gorilla" by Dana Verde. The program also includes Gibson and ReBlacka of BlackIssuesIssues, and American Candy comedian Hollie Harper, followed by a discussion with filmmakers Dana Verde and Adeyemi Michael. The event is free to attend and all are welcome! Also, learn about the crowdfunder for Dana Verde's new project Saartjie, a dramatic short film based on the true story of Sarah Baartman. The Crowdfunder launches March 21st. Come out and learn more! Doors - 6:30pm Program & Reception - 7pm to 8:30pm We'll meet at ImageNation at 6:30 at ImageNation for refreshments and a brief meet-and-greet with Dana prior to the start of the program, with some networking after. Directions to ImageNation are below, but feel free to call or text Daniel at[masked], or post a comment below if there are any additional questions. Directions to ImageNation Raw Space: ImageNation is located at 2031 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., between 121st and 122nd streets. Subway lines nearby include the #2 or #3 trains to 125th street, the B or C trains to 116th street, or the A or D trains to 125th. The M2 bus line also has a stop very nearby and street parking should be available as well.

Games Day! Board Games / Card Games & PS4 Trivia! - Free To Attend!

E's Bar - Morningside Heights

Once again, it's ON! This adult event will be open and free to everyone - members and their guests - just be sure to add your 'pluses' when you RSVP so that we have an idea how many we should expect. When you arrive, please ask for Daniel, who'll introduce you to other members of the group. From there, you can order some food/drink or you can simply get started on playing your favorite board & card games. As for the room layout, there will be a number of different "Board Game" stations which are tables with different board games already set up - all you will have to do is pick a station and wait for some more players, or simply join a game already in progress! Decks of cards for Spades, Tonk, etc. • Uno • Taboo • Cards Against Humanity • Dominoes • Battle of the Sexes • Chess / Checkers • Connect Four • Cranium • Guesstures • Jenga • Scrabble & more There will also be some open tables for people who would like to bring their own games - feel free to bring your favorite. Again, this event is free and you are not required to buy food or drinks, but let's help support E's Bar as they are supporting us for use of their space. The event starts at 3pm and is officially over at 8pm, but may run a little longer, depending on energy/turnout/interest. If you have any questions, feel free to post them below in the comments section or call/text Daniel @[masked]. Directions to E's Bar - 2888 Broadway, between 112th and 113th Streets Take the #1 subway train to 110th Street or 116th Street, then walk 2/3 blocks up Broadway. The M4, M104, and M60 bus lines are also an option, and for those driving, there should be available parking on the street near the venue.

Past events (510)

Volunteer Opportunity! Citymeals on Wheels For The Elderly

Stanley Isaacs Senior Center

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