Author: Shaneeka Wilson

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

Celebrating an American KING Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist Minister and prominent Civil Rights Activist. He was assassinated in 1968, however, we will always recognize him for his work in ending segregation and promoting unity and equality among all Americans. Want to continue the discussion at home and in our communities? We’ve highlighted some ways for families to honor this great American and continue his legacy. Did you know? Did you know that Dr. King’s birthday is actually January 15 (the day the holiday falls on this year!) Martin was born Michael King Jr. His father, also...

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Happy Healthy families with CookedKlean mealplans!

“When diet is incorrect, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.” Ancient Ayurvedic proverb Welcome to 2018! The best is yet to come! The New Year feels like a clean slate to begin anew. It’s the reason so many of us feel compelled to make resolutions for the new year. And we want to help! We’ve partnered with CookedKlean to bring you a New Years special! During the month of January ONLY, buy 4 meals, get the 5th meal FREE. Plans are created and prepared by Harlem Chef Kevin Lewis. His menu of over 20 items are grouped by goal: Skinny, Clean, Bulk or Vegan! View the menu here. And check out his Instagram for mouth-watering photos! These meals are family friendly, I share with my 9 year old daughter often! All orders and inquiries must be emailed to Pickup is in the Central Harlem area. Payment must be made when placing the order and is accepted via Chase Quickpay, Paypal, or Cash app. Allow time for your meals to be prepared and communicate your questions or particulars to the chef. And to get your 5th meal complimentary – mention UPTOWN BIRDIES!   For additional information, check out Chef Kevin’s Bio...

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Holidays in the Big Apple…Uptown Style!

Living in the Big Apple, there’s always so much to do in the city especially during the holidays. Uptown has no shortage of events and festivities to get you into the Holiday Spirit! See our guide below for Theatre, Tree Lightings and Holiday shops! Experience: HSA Theatre Alliance Presents: “Harlem Holiday Live!” Celebrate the holiday season with a multi-disciplinary performance by the HSA Theatre Alliance, Dorothy Maynor Singers, HSA Dance Ensemble and HSA Dance Junior Ensemble. DECEMBER 8, 9*, 10, 15, 16, 17 Fridays, 7PM | Saturdays, 3PM & 7PM | Sundays, 3PM *December 9 will only have a...

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Sol La Ti Music Together – Now at Harlem School of The Arts! Open House & Demo Class

Sol La Ti Music invites you to celebrate with us the opening of our new location at the Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) Sol La Ti’s Music Together invites you to our upcoming free demo classes We are offering: Music Together® (mixed age and baby classes) Pre Rhythm Kids™ (for children ages 3-5 years) Canta y Baila Conmigo® (spanish immersion music program) Musikalische Mäuse™ (German immersion music program)   Music making is one of only 4 activities that stimulates “neuroplasticity”, the brain’s ability to form new pathways and make novel connections between pre-existing skill sets. The Music Together® experience is multi-modal, exercising several areas of the brain simultaneously. Thus, it has a positive effect on ALL learning. The early years are a crucial time to give your child a head start on his/her future life. During this period, the brain develops at its fastest rate.Music improves language development, the development of fine and gross motor skills, spatial awareness and social learning. MusicTogether® is a research based, award winning program that will enhance not only your child’s development but also give caregivers new insights on education and music learning. Sol La Ti’s Music Together is the winner of the Golden Daisy Award by Macaroni Kids as best enrichment program in Morningside Heights and Harlem.   Open House at HSA Saturday, Sept 16 – 10:30am (mixed ages) (room 208) Opening...

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Excitement, Skill Building & Fun! Afterschool Programs

While many of us prep for “Back to School” – one overlooked aspect of the back to school planning, is afterschool. We’ve talked to parents whose children attend a school where the afterschool offerings are too costly, have a limited amount of seating, or do not exist at all. And there are occasions where the afterschool program is not as fulfilling as we’d like it to be. There are plenty of options for parents who wish to provide their children with some enrichment, a different atmosphere, or both. Below you will find some of our favorite afterschool choices, complete with links to their websites. Have a fantastic Afterschool program open to the public? Is it Uptown? If we did not list it below, please comment and let us know about it. We’d love to include it and provide parents with all they need for a successful school year!   Figure Skating in Harlem: Obviously a favorite of UptownBirdies as both of our daughters are enrolled. See more about the program here. Girls must live Uptown and commit to 4 to 5 days of this year round program. There’s tutoring, and enrichment classes (STEAM, Financial literacy and more) and the best part! the girls participate in a grand show in March – showing off what their hard work and dedication can achieve.   JCC Harlem: The Jewish Community Center is...

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