NEW YORK -- Are you in the festive spirit? Mark your calendars for Harlem EatUp!, a four-day festival (Thursday, May 14th through Sunday, May 17th, 2015) celebrating the art, music, food and culture of Harlem.
Harlem EatUp! will feature a series of ticketed and free events concentrated around the culinary, fine arts and performing arts scene only found in Harlem. To celebrate the vibrant culture of the neighborhood, the festival will integrate local Harlem chefs, restaurants, and artists with national chefs who have an affinity for Harlem.
Tickets will be available for purchase beginning Friday, February 13, 2015 at 9 a.m. Visit www.HarlemEatUp.com to purchase tickets and for more information.
Please find festival event highlights here, with full event schedule below:
Friday, May 15, 2015
"Dine In Harlem" will pair select local Harlem chefs and restaurants (including The Cecil, Ginny's Supper Club, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Jin Ramen, VINATERA) with national chefs who have personal ties to Harlem (including Carla Hall, Jonathan Waxman, Sean Brock, Paul Qui, Ludo Lefebvre) to collaborate on multi-course dinners. Each "Dine In Harlem" dinner will also highlight a dynamic selection of local performing and fine artists; dinners are $85 and $125; some restaurants will offer two seating's. Bordeaux Wine Council is the Official Wine of Dine In Harlem.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Saturday's festivities will include "The Stroll" is comprised of "The Avenue" and "The Experience." "The Avenue," a free admission event open to the public, will include artisans and purveyors selling specialty foods, and exciting culinary demonstrations from acclaimed chefs. "The Experience" will feature four tents influenced by the art, the music, the style and dance of Harlem, and will showcase local artists alongside Harlem restaurants presenting tastings of signature menu items beside wines, beers, and spirited drinks. Additionally, "Harlem Talks" will feature celebrated tastemakers and leaders discussing relevant topics ranging from food and culture to business and the arts.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Closing out the festival, "A Sunday Afternoon in Harlem" will feature Harlem restaurants selling their tastiest fare sold a la carte; tasting tents featuring wine, beer, and spirits; local artists; a sports area; a performance stage featuring live Gospel music from Mama Foundation for the Arts under the direction of Vy Higginsen; DJ Stormin' Norman; a Yoga session from Land Yoga and more. The day will be rounded out with a Kids' Zone, offering interactive activities for all ages, including storytelling, healthy eating activities, and more. This event will be free admission, and will offer an EATS package that includes food tickets, and a SIPS pass for the beverage tents.
As part of its mission and dedication to Harlem, net proceeds from festival ticket sales will be donated to beneficiaries Harlem Park to Park and Citymeals-on-Wheels, two non-profit organizations that have a positive and direct impact on the Harlem community.
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