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Harlem Happenings
June  2020, vol. 2

Today, Friday- June 12, 2020
3:00pm to 6:00pm 
125th Street BID presents  
another opportunity for YOU to express your thoughts and ideas on 
social justice.  
261 W. 125th St 
261 W. 125th St. 
202 W. 125th St. 
Bring your art supplies or just show up
We got chalk, sprays, paints, and brushes  
Courtesy of Blick Art Materials
During a devastating week of anguish in the middle of a global pandemic, the Board of Directors of the 125th Street BID, feeling the pain of the protestors in the community and around the world, initiated "Harlem Canvas For Change" (HCFC).  
HCFC calls for property owners and businesses along 125th Street who had boarded up their storefronts with plywood, to paint the walls black and turn them into a canvas for people to express their ideas and emotions on social justice.
The project is evolving and we are looking at different ways to continue the project so stay tuned.


CovidWatcher is building a website to house and archive imagery.  Columbia School of Public
Administration will use the thoughts and expressions to develop policy that can be used for advocacy. 
What are the next steps for a safe New York? 
Have you taken the CovidWatcher survey? 
Do you know what it is about? 


13 more days to apply 
Grants to be awarded to small independent Harlem  
businesses affected by the world health crisis  
The Apollo Theater, in collaboration with 125th St. Business Improvement District (BID) and the Harlem Commonwealth Council (HCC), announced today that applications are open for the Harlem Entrepreneurial Micro-Grant Initiative
Deadline June 25, 2020
Recipients will be notified the week of July 6, 2020 

Week 1 -- Phase 1 of NYC Re-opening on 125th Street
Eligible 125th Phase One Businesses that were eligible to open in Phase One did so displaying signs for signs reminding everyone of health safety practices.  Members of the community provided free food and peaceful protests continued.

The Department of Health is requiring businesses to have a safety plan before they open up legally  again.

John Jay has put together a guide that includes State and City requirements. 
How much occupancy can you have, what to do if someone gets sick on the premise, and more.

click here to get more info and down the guideline 

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