Yolande’s Yard: Lyn-Genet’s Kitchen Day Of The Dead Celebration In Hamilton Heights (Video)

Story by Yolande Brener and photographs by Maribel Acosta

Nutritionist and cookbook author, Lyn-Genet Recitas, has a vision–not only to provide healthy comfort food for all tastes from vegan to omnivore–but also to create a tradition of community events. Continue Reading →

Yolande’s Yard: From Harlem To Windsor For The Royal Wedding (Photos And Video)

By Yolande Brener

As a long-time Harlem resident who grew up in Windsor, attending this wedding meant a lot to me because it combined the traditions of royalty with a strong dose of African-American influence, and more diversity than we have ever seen at a royal event. Continue Reading →

Yolande’s Yard: Jimma Juice Bar and Oasis Powerhouse in Harlem (Podcast Update)

By Yolande Brener

The first time I entered Oasis Jimma Juice Bar off Broadway on 139th Street, owner Abdi Abajabal, asked me if I had a skill I could offer for Oasis Powerhouse. Continue Reading →

Yolande’s Yard: Hooked On Harlem Hookah

hookah2By Yolande Brener

I went to Harlem Hookah for the Bloggers, Authors, and Publishers celebration on October 5th, 2016. Husband and wife co-owners, Tiffany and Stephen Bowen, gave my friend and I a warm welcome when we arrived. Continue Reading →