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Juneteenth Shop & Sip In Harlem

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Experience Harlem will kick off their 15th anniversary with a special summer Juneteenth edition of their successful event series, SHOP & SIP HARLEM highlighting Harlem’s Black-owned businesses with a weekend filled with supporting restaurants and restaurants across Harlem.

SHOP & SIP – Juneteenth celebrates the roots of the now-observed holiday in New York state; Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

“Harlem has long been recognized as the Black capital of the world, there’s no better way to celebrate Juneteenth weekend, kick off summer and the reopening of New York than to discover Harlem’s scores of Black entrepreneurs, small businesses, artists and artisans,” says Angie Hancock, founder, Experience Harlem.

“We know it’s been such challenging times….by supporting the Shop Harlem campaign, we hope we can make this summer a little more remarkable,” said Liz Osei, On Channel brand manager, Beam Global Spirits (home to Maker’s Mark) about sponsoring SHOP & SIP HARLEM.

SHOP & SIP – Juneteenth festivities kick-off with cocktails and conversations at Ristorante Settepani on June 18th. The kick-off will celebrate all the participants and is co-hosted by Harlem Commonwealth Council honoring their 55th year of providing economic and entrepreneurial services to Harlem, Upper Manhattan and South Bronx. 

Experience Harlem will also launch the 2021 guide to Black Harlem with a curated a list of Black-owned Harlem retail and restaurants to welcome shoppers to socially distant shops on Friday, June 18th until Sunday, June 20th at a participating retailer, and receive a ticket to present to a participating restaurant to sip a complimentary Maker’s Mark® cocktail.

Participating restaurants:67 Orange, Chocolat,Cove,Harlem Hookah,Melba’s,Ponty Bistro,Renaissance Harlem, and Settepani.

Participating retailers: Home to Harlem Pop Up, Make My Cake, NiLu, Sudsy Water, The Brownstone, and Wines by Mozel.

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New York Trend is a weekly news publication that focuses on issues and lifestyles of the African & Caribbean American communities throughout the New York metropolitan area and Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island. It is a respected and well recognized news publication that has been in existence since 1989. Owner, Publisher and Executive Director, Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams has been at the helm of this award-winning publication since its inception. New York Trend continues to be the only black woman-owned, metropolitan newspaper in New York and Long island. New York Trend is the largest black-owned newspaper throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.