There are music and dance performances, dozens of food and drink vendors, cooking demonstrations, activities for the kids, and more.
It’s a giant street fair, in Morningside Park, May 19/20, noon to 5:30pm, rain or shine, so let’s hope for shine.
Harlem Eat-Up also includes ticketed special tastings, with prices starting at $85, including for prix fixe meals at Harlem’s top restaurants.
Harlem Eat-Up is the idea of renowned Chef Marcus Samuelsson, whose Red Rooster Harlem is one of the top restaurants in New York City. .
But let’s focus on what’s FREE and cheap, because the name of the website you are reading is NYC on the Cheap.
Free admission for Harlem vendors offering both food and handmade crafts, giveaways, and a beer and wine garden.
- Purchase a $25 food and beverage ticket online and skip the lines at the event.
EatUp Main Stage for culinary demonstrations, live music and DJ.
Here’s what’s on the menu on Saturday:
- Leticia “Skai” Young & Chef Raymond Zamanta Mohan, LoLo’s Seafood Shack with Jose Garces, Garces Group
- Chef Marcus Samuelsson, Red Rooster Harlem, with Stephanie Izard, Girl & The Goat
- Melba Wilson, Melba’s, with Jacques Torres, Jacques Torres Chocolates featuring wines from Bordeaux
- The Peoples Band
- Lorenzo Laroc
- The Rakiem Walker Project
Here’s what’s n the menu Sunday
- Melba Wilson, Melba’s, and Lorenzo Boni, Barilla America, with Jernard Wells, “Chef of Love”
- Marcus Samuelsson, Ginny’s Supper Club with Jarobi White, A Tribe Called Quest
- Adrienne Cheatham, Sunday Best Pop-Up with Laila Ali, Author of Food for Life
- A special book signing by Laila Ali follows immediately after her demonstration at the EatUp! Shop in the Marketplace.
- SIYA featuring Yacouba Sissoko,
- Vy Higginson’s Sing Harlem Choir
- Johnny Mambo & Friends
Arts & crafts, story-telling, kids’ demos, and activities such as hula hooping.
Additional fun on the basketball court with clinics, scrimmages, and more, including Grandma’s Place, HOOPERNOVA Fitness, healthy food demos