Harlem Restaurant Week Returns & Reigns Over NYC

Harlem, NY – Harlem Restaurant Week, presented by Harlem Park to Park in conjunction with Empire State Development, Harlem Community Development Corporation, New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Uptown Grand Central, returns for its 12th season to present 60 restaurants and bars across One of the coolest neighborhoods of New York City (Time Out New York) – Harlem!

“Harlem Park to Park and Harlem’s hospitality community continue to exhibit the leadership it has shown from the onset of the pandemic, as one of the only NYC neighborhoods activating marketing programs including Harlem Restaurant Week within weeks of the citywide shut down last year; and spearheading community outreach efforts to feed frontline workers to families in need.  As our restaurants continue to provide safe spaces for local residents and visitors to gather with family and friends, this season will focus on showcasing the unique curated experiences available within each neighborhood in addition to the array of menus offered.  We are also excited to expand the impact and reach of Harlem Restaurant Week as a community outreach platform through our new partnership with The Angel Project to feed food-insecure families during the pre-Thanksgiving season,” says Nikoa Evans-Hendricks, Executive Director.

Harlem Restaurant Week’s two-week dining promotional period will take place November 7 – 21 with dine-in, take-out and delivery options featuring restaurants and bars in Central, East and West Harlem featuring everything from fresh fruit smoothies to award-winning cocktails to sumptuous fine dining.  A few highlights include: Best Bites for $10, Lunch for $25 and Dinner for $35. Please see the full list of participating restaurants here; All deals and a list of participating restaurants can be accessed at www.harlemrestaurantweek.com.

Customers will also experience the first HRW Social Media Sweepstakes promotion with over 50 gift card prizes contributed by participating restaurants.  Families in need will receive complimentary meals donated by participating restaurants through Harlem Park to Park’s partnership with The Angel Food Project and The Ladies of Hope Ministries. 

“The Ladies Of Hope Ministries (LOHM; the parent organization of The Angel Food Project) is proud to partner with Harlem Park to Park and neighborhood restaurants to advance the economic development of local businesses and support food-insecure community members who are impacted by incarceration by delivering gourmet dinners right to their doorstep,” said Topeka K. Sam, Founder and Executive Director of The LOHM.

For images of participating venues or interview with Nikoa Evans-Hendricks, Executive Director of Harlem Park to Park, please contact: Kim Wilson Marshall, Wilson Marshall PR + Events, 646.721.4375 or prdirector@wilsonmarshallpr.com

About Harlem Park to Park 

Harlem Park to Park (HP2P) is a social enterprise representing 300+ 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. The membership of Harlem Park to Park is composed of premiere businesses located within the geographic area of Central Park North to 145th Street and Morningside Park to Marcus Garvey Park. HP2P produces strategic marketing and economic development initiatives designed to promote and ensure the sustainability of its member businesses; and celebrate the neighborhood’s historic CHARM. • Community and Culture • Heritage and Hospitality • Art and Architecture • Retail and Restaurants • Music and Media. For more information about HP2P visit us at www.Harlemparktopark.org. 

About The Ladies of Hope Ministries

The Ladies of Hope Ministries (The LOHM) is a New York-based nonprofit organization that works to create alternatives to incarceration, decarceration and post incarceration opportunities by providing access to resources for education, entrepreneurship, and sustainability through advocacy. Learn more at thelohm.org.

About Uptown Grand Central 

Uptown Grand Central is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to transforming East 125th Street into a thriving corridor by delivering programs that put advocacy into action through collaborations with small businesses, residents and neighborhood organizations across East Harlem. Since we got our start five years ago as the New Harlem East Merchants Association (NHEMA), we have brightened hopes for the community via programs that include organizing our small businesses, hiring formerly homeless individuals to clean our streets, beautifying the commercial corridor with public art and holiday lights, sponsoring street festivals and promotions including Party On Park and Solstice Soul Train, and adopting the public space near the Metro-North tracks at 125th Street & Park Avenue as a community plaza that features a year-round farmers market and promotes local small businesses. 

About New York’s Women’s Chamber of Commerce

The New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce (Women’s Chamber), established in 2002, is a not-for-profit charitable 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization dedicated to assisting women to achieve success and economic independence through business ownership and self-employment. NYWCC advocates for and actively works to create equal and fair business opportunities fostering an environment that nurtures the growth of women-owned businesses in the City and State of New York. We propel and support business success for our members through network building, educational resources, assistance with government contracting and advocacy. Since its creation, the Women’s Chamber has provided business services and training to more than 20,000 individuals, assisted with the creation of more than 5,000 new businesses and aided entrepreneurs in accessing 35 Million in the capital and 45 Million in procurement contracts. The organization has also assisted more than 1,000 entrepreneurs in applying for minority certification through its Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) Center and its Women Microenterprise Institute. 

About Empire State Development 

The mission of Empire State Development (“ESD”)is to promote a vigorous and growing state economy, encourage business investment and job creation, and support diverse, prosperous local economies across New York State through the efficient use of loans, grants, tax credits, real estate development, marketing and other forms of assistance. 

 About the Harlem Community Development Corporation 

Harlem Community Development Corporation (“HCDC”), a subsidiary of the New York State Urban Development Corporation, d/b/a Empire State Development Corporation, was created in 1995 to serve the greater Harlem community, including Central Harlem, El Barrio/East Harlem, Washington Heights and West Harlem. Through various partnerships, HCDC plans and facilitates a wide range of community revitalization initiatives, strengthening upper Manhattan and its economically and culturally vibrant communities. Learn more here. 

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