Join The Solstice Soul Train: Holiday Pop-up Market + Kumbakín In East Harlem

What’s the Winter Solstice? It’s the longest, darkest night of the year — and what better way to celebrate than by bringing light and music to East 125th Street?

On the evening of the solstice, Friday, December 21, 2019, from 4-6 p.m., join us along East 125 for Solstice Soul Train, the Uptown version of Make Music Winter.

There’ll be live musicians and marching bands from Fifth to Lexington avenues, ranging from:

There’ll also be a holiday pop-up shop at the Caribbean Cultural Center, visits with Santa at the Second Avenue Subway Center, a shine-in-the-dark community art project with artist LadyKFever, and the official lighting of the 125th & Park tree.

PLUS, FREE PIE! Visit three of our small businesses during Solstice Soul Train, and get a Solstice Soul Train card punched at each store. Once you’ve gotten three stars, head back to our community plaza under the tracks at 125th Street & Park Avenue and collect your free holiday pie baked by the Harlem Pie ManPies are provided thanks to Potamkin Automotive and are while supplies last.

Below are photos from our 2017 celebration, and click here and here and here for video.


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