Inside The Maison de la Luz, New Orleans’ Egyptian-Inspired New Boutique Hotel

With its rich history, fine cuisine, and fabulous festivities like Mardi Gras, it’s no surprise that like Harlem, New Orleans is one of the most exciting destinations in the United States. Continue Reading →


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SummerStage Is Great Time For Family Day In Central Park

SummerStage performances are fun and welcoming for New Yorkers of all ages. Their schedule highlights family-friendly activities, including dance and drum workshops. Continue Reading →


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A Harlem Marching Band Celebrates Its Roots

Hyper Allergic reports that marching bands are joyous sights to behold, whether while watching them process down a football field or a decked-out street during Mardi Gras. Continue Reading →


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Harlem’s Jessie Waddell, Founder Of The West Indian Carnival, NY 1920’s

westindianparade_then in harlemMany slaves brought the tradition of African outdoor ceremonies to the Caribbean. However, once enslaved, they were prohibited from holding public celebrations despite their slaveholders’ engagement in street parades like Mardi Gras. Continue Reading →


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