Looking for a way to celebrate the anniversary of our Independence Day and the fall of the last-standing Confederate State? Harlem has the biggest Juneteenth weekend celebration planned in New York State.
The three-day party includes music, food, shopping at an explosive Experience Harlem special summer Juneteenth edition of Shop & Sip Harlem. Guests “shop” at at a participating Black-owned businesses in Harlem, then receive a ticket to “sip” a complimentary Maker’s Mark cocktail to celebrate.
“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 of Experience Harlem.
The Juneteenth weekend officially kicked-off on Friday, June 18 with cocktails and conversations at Ristorante Settepani to discuss the work of the Harlem Commonwealth Council, an enterprise which has provided economic and entrepreneurial services to to upper Manhatan and the Bronx for the past 55 years.
Experience Harlem will also launch the 2021 guide to Black Harlem with a curated a list of Black-owned Harlem retail and restaurants for the rest of the year.
Home to Harlem Pop Up | 246 Lenox Ave, hometoharlem.nyc (Saturday only)
Make My Cake | 409 W 125th St makemycake.com
NiLu | 191 Lenox Ave, shopnilu.com
Enjoy live music by Blues and Jazz Preservation band Saturday afternoon.
Sudsy Water | 2394 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, sudsywater.com
The Brownstone | 24 E 125th St, thebrownstonewoman.com
Wines by Mozel | winesbymozel.com
67 Orange St | 2082 Frederick Douglass Blvd, 67orangestreet.com
Rose Gold – Makers Mark, Fresh Lemon Juice, Rosemary Simple Syrup, Egg White and Angostura Bitters
Chocolat | 2223 Frederick Douglass Blvd, chocolatharlem.com
Chocolat Bourbon Bliss – Makers Mark/Ginger beer/Simple syrup/Lemon juice
Cove Lounge | 325 Lenox Ave, covelounge.com (Friday & Saturday only)
The Council – Makers Mark/Serrano syrup/Ginger syrup/Mexican bitters/Angostura bitters/Orange bitters/Muddled jalapeño
Harlem Hookah | 381 Lenox Ave, www.harlemhookah.com
Millionaires Cocktail – Makers Mark, Orange Curacao Liqueur, Crème de Framboise Liqueur, Grenadine
Melba’s | 300 W 114th St, melbasrestaurant.com
The 619 – Makers Mark, Honey, Fresh Lemon Juice
Ponty Bistro | 2375 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd, pontybistroharlem.com
Renaissance Harlem | 2245 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd, renaissance-harlem.com
Makers Mark Juneteenth Holiday Smash – Makers Mark/ Hibiscus (Bissap) juice/Lemon Juice/Simple Syrup/Ginger Beer
Settepani | 196 Lenox Ave, settepani.com
Leah’s Lemonade – Makers Mark/Fresh Lemon Juice/San Pellegrino Limonata/Sugar Rim