Upper Manhattan sets celebration of Bastille Day with tour of historic Morris-Jumel Mansion

Commemorates anniversary of uprising against crown that became signature moment of French Revolution Don’t put away the enthusiasm for everything red, white, and blue just yet.

Historian Eric Washington will lead a special tour of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattan’s oldest house, with an emphasis on Madame Eliza Jumel. The Napoleon sympathizer tried to create a “Little France” movement in Harlem in the 1800s.

Historian Eric Washington will lead a special tour of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattan’s oldest house, with an emphasis on Madame Eliza Jumel. The Napoleon sympathizer tried to create a “Little France” movement in Harlem in the 1800s.

This weekend is Bastille Day, and uptown will be full of joie de vivre and francophones celebrating the birth of modern France on its national holiday. Author and historian Eric Washington will lead a special tour of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattan’s oldest house, as well as the Trinity Church Cemetery, with an emphasis on Madame Eliza Jumel. The Napoleon sympathizer tried to create a “Little France” movement in Harlem in the 1800s. Two of Harlem’s French-inspired eateries will also throw a little soiree to commemorate the anniversary of the uprising against the constitutional monarchy during the French Revolution.

Fireworks light up the sky at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Friday, July 14, 2000, as part of the Bastille Day celebrations. France's national celebration commemorates the storming of the bastille, the uprising against the constitutional monarchy that became a signature moment of the French Revolution.

Fireworks light up the sky at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Friday, July 14, 2000, as part of the Bastille Day celebrations. France’s national celebration commemorates the storming of the bastille, the uprising against the constitutional monarchy that became a signature moment of the French Revolution.

Cedric French Bistro and Bar will celebrate with a Brunch Party starting at 11 a.m., and the bubbly will continue until 5 p.m. Maison Harlem will serve up crepes, live music, swing dancing and a $17.95 dinner and wine special, choice of fish or hanger steak. Other French dining options uptown include ever-popular Chez Lucienne (308 Lenox Ave.), Yatenga Bistro and Bar (2269 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.) with its beloved Mussels Provençal, and Les Ambassades (342 Lenox Ave.), which serves up tastes of Senegalese-influenced Parisian cuisine.

Bon appétit! Call Me Madame: Eliza Jumel’s Bastille Day Tour, Start at the Morris-Jumel Mansion 65 Jumel Terrace and W. 160th St. in Harlem, (212) 923-8008, July 14, 11 a.m. For info, visit http://www.mas.org Bastille Day with Cedric French Bistro, 185 St. Nicholas Ave. and 119th St. in Harlem, (212) 866-7766, July 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For info, visit http://www.cedricbistro.com Bastille Day Celebration at Maison Harlem, 341 St. Nicholas Ave. and 127th St. in Harlem, (212) 222-9224, July 14 noon-midnight. For info, visit http://www.maisonharlem.com Chez Lucienne, 308 Lenox Ave and W. 125th St. in Harlem, (212) 289-5555, July 14, 11a.m-11 p.m. For info, visit chezlucienne.com Yatenga, 2269 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. and W. 134th St, (212) 690-0699, July 14, 10 a.m.-midnight. For info, visit http://www.yatengabistro.com Les Ambassades, 342 Lenox Ave. and 127th St in Harlem, (212) 866-9700, July 14, open until 11 p.m. For info, visit patisseriedesambassades.com.

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Nine famed restaurants are serving up specials during Lenox Ave. Restaurant Crawl

Lonnie Youngblood performs at legendary soul food mecca Sylvia's restaurant, which is one of nine participating in the Lenox Ave. Restaurant Crawl on June 18.

Lonnie Youngblood performs at legendary soul food mecca Sylvia’s restaurant, which is one of nine participating in the Lenox Ave. Restaurant Crawl on June 18.

Red Rooster Harlem and Sylvia’s Restaurant are among nine notorious eateries that will be serving up drinks, appetizers and entertainment during the Lenox Ave. restaurant crawl next week.

“This area has been the pulse of Central Harlem for so long,” said Tren’ness Woods-Black, the vice president of marketing at Sylvia’s and one of the organizers of the event, which is slated for June 18 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. “Everyone has put a lot of thought into their menu, pulling out the neighborhood faves or showcasing something new.”

A percentage of the Crawl’s proceeds will go the the Sylvia and Herbert Woods Scholarship Fund, which helps Harlem high school seniors pay for a four-year college tuition.

Other participating restaurants include Boulevard Bistro, Chez Lucienne, Corner Social, Cove Lounge, Les Ambassades, Native Restaurant and Ristorante Settepani.

Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at summersizzles.eventbrite.com. If purchased before midnight on June 17, they are available at a 2-for-1 rate.

Tickets can be picked up at Native Restaurant, 118th St. and Lenox Ave., or Carver Bank, 75 W. 125th St. (just east of Lenox). The ticket grants admission to any participating venue.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/uptown/crawl-heart-harlem-culinary-center-article-1.1370862#ixzz2W9HocneD

Chez Lucienne – Harlem Travel Guide – Sutro Media

France has officially arrived in Harlem

It’s like Rive Gauche in the heart of Harlem: Chez Lucienne, Harlem’s first French bistro. This inviting eatery was opened in early 2009. Add to the mix executive chef Thomas Obaton, who cooked with master chef Guy Savoy in Paris, and you have a body of experience and talent that delivers a memorable dining experience. Bistro classics such as Coq au Vin, Steak frites, Boeuf Bourguignon, Mussels with frites and Tuna Tartare are some of the favorite picks on a menu of traditional French dishes, an extensive wine list, exotic cocktails, and scrumptious desserts. The reasonably priced prix-fixe lunch special is one of the best bargains in Harlem. The sixty-seat eatery, with comfortable and inviting décor that includes powder blue banquettes, also offers outdoor dining during late spring, summer, and early fall. The friendly and professional service, authentic French music wafting in the background, and quality food at affordable prices makes this place a winner. Check out their live entertainment on Saturday night when they have a new live band every week playing jazz, R&B, soul and Afro-beats. Because of its popularity, advance reservations are recommended.

Cuisine: French

Menus: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Pre Fixe Sunday, Pre Fixe, Dessert, Cocktail, Wine, Fish Market, Steak Night, Crepes

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To make it a complete evening stop by the Maysles Cinema, a new theater dedicated to the exhibition of documentary film and video. The Lenox Lounge is a stop for those after dinner cocktails and some great live jazz entertainment.

Transportation: Bus—M2, M7, M60, M100, M101, M102, BX15. Subway—2, 3 to 125th St.

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Harlem Offers Big Deals During Retail and Restaurant Month

MANHATTAN — Harlem’s hottest nightspots and retailers will throw their doors open with special deals on meals and goodies starting on Friday.

A total of 20 restaurants and retail stores in Central Harlem will offer three-course prix-fixe meals and select retail items for $20.11 as part of the Harlem Restaurant and Retail Month.

The month of restaurant and store discounts around Harlem kicks off Friday. (Courtesy Harlem Park to Park)

Participants include a who’s who of Harlem’s nightspots like Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster Restaurant and Chez Lucienne on Lenox Avenue and retailers Harlem Vintage and the Harlem Flo floral boutiques on Eighth Avenue.

The deals, sponsored by the Harlem Park to Park Initiative, will run through May 15.

Read more: http://www.dnainfo.com/20110414/harlem/harlem-offers-big-deals-during-retail-restaurant-month#ixzz1JpJqMgpD