Bohemia Blog by Agent Lauren Smith
By: Lauren Smith
Spring has sprung and there’s so much to do uptown. Here are activities, restaurants and events to check out!
Location: 110th Street & Lenox Avenue
The Lasker Pool is located on the north end of Central Park and is open daily from the end of June until Labor Day. It overlooks the beautiful Harlem Meer and is a favorite of active park-goers. The pool itself is free of charge, and offers swimming lessons and sunscreen at no additional cost.The park also runs a series of free programming throughout the summer. More info available here!
Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH)
Location: 8 West 126th St
Since its founding in 1999, CTH has presented a repertory of works ranging from traditional classical playwrights (Anton Chekhov, Euripides, and William Shakespeare), to established 20th century playwrights (August Wilson, Langston Hughes, and Jean Genet), to new plays by emerging playwrights. Every year CTH performs a play at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park. Past performances include Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth and The Three Musketeers. More information available here.
Citibike is the nation's largest bike share program, with 12,000 bikes and 750 stations across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Jersey City. In 2017, Citibike added 49 new stations in Harlem, extending from 110th Street up to 130th Street. Day passes are available for $12 and annual membership costs as little as $14 a month. All the information you need is availablehere.
LoLo's Seafood Shack
Location: 303 West 116th St
Zagat outlines, “this ‘tiny’ Harlem seafood specialist rolls out a ‘delectable’ mix of New England summer fare and Caribbean street eats, offering ‘sloppy-casual’ dishes like conch fritters and steampots with an array of sauces.” While there is a small counter-order space in the front of the restaurant, there is also expansive outdoor patio seating perfect for dining during the warmer months.
The Cliffs at Harlem
Location: 256 W 125th St
A state-of-the art facility coming to Harlem, The Cliffs will feature 15,000 square feet of bouldering, dedicated climbing training and a fitness center. It is slated to open this Spring.