Harlem EatUp! Festival
Welcome! We are thrilled to share this week-long festival celebrating the food, art and culture of our dynamic village of Harlem. Get your seat at the table for the festival’s signature Dine In series, a multi-night and multi-room dinner party featuring one-night-only culinary collaborations between Harlem’s best chefs and restaurants with some of the biggest nationally acclaimed guest chefs. Spend the weekend at The Harlem Stroll in Morningside Park eating foods from local restaurants and food makers, watching EatUp! Main Stage cooking demonstrations with national chefs, and celebrating Harlem with art, live music and more. Join in…check it…get down…Harlem EatUp!
As part of its mission and dedication to Harlem, the festival’s net proceeds will be donated to nonprofit organizations that empower this iconic neighborhood.
The Harlem EatUp! Foundation’s mission is to strengthen community by supporting the people, cultures and non-profit organizations that empower Harlem.
Citymeals on Wheels (citymeals.org) provides a continuous lifeline of nourishing meals and vital companionship to New York City’s homebound elderly. Working in partnership with community-based organizations and senior centers, Citymeals prepares and delivers over 2 million weekend, holiday and emergency meals for more than 18,000 of our frail aged neighbors each year. Last year, over 21,000 volunteers gave nearly 68,000 hours of their time.
Since its founding in 1981, Citymeals has relied on the generosity of its Board of Directors, the City of New York, sponsors and other designated gifts to cover administrative costs. This ensures that 100% of all public donations will be used entirely for the preparation and delivery of meals.
Harlem Park to Park (HP2P) is a social enterprise representing 200+ entrepreneurs committed to cultural preservation, small business and economic development in Central Harlem, NYC's premiere cultural, dining, shopping, lifestyle and nightlife hub north of 110th Street. Formed in September 2009, HP2P’s membership is comprised of premiere businesses located within the geographic area of Central Park North to 145th street and Morningside Park to Marcus Garvey Park. Our mission is to encourage commerce that successfully sustains small businesses; promotes the community and culture of the Village of Harlem and celebrates the neighborhood’s historic CHARM.
Shaped by the steep and irregular topography of northern Manhattan, Jackie Robinson Park, Marcus Garvey Park, Morningside Park, and St. Nicholas Park are collectively known as “Historic Harlem Parks.” Venerable members of the NYC parks system that range in age from 75 to 150 years old, the four parks total over 85 acres and make up more than 40% of the open space in Harlem. The parks are much needed public spaces and each unique for its vibrant history, spectacular natural landscapes, recreation facilities, and historic landmarks.