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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE********************

HARLEM HOLIDAY WINDOWS: A Harlem Holiday Story Told Through Eight Participating
Business Windows, Written, Visualized and Performed by Local Harlem Artists.
*December 4, 2014 January 5, 2014*
NEW YORK CITY, NY - Harlem Tourism Board, Taste Harlem Food and Cultural Tours, Harlem Park-to-Park
and the Frederick Douglass Boulevard Alliance present Harlem Holiday Windows. This creative and
unprecedented project revolves around an original holiday story written and performed by storyteller and actor,
Daniel Carlton about an 11 year old boy named Chaz who travels through various eras of Harlems history on a
magical horse.
The story is illustrated through holiday imagery in the windows of eight participating businesses, and can be
accessed via QR code at each site, courtesy of Harlems Alive. Each business represents a different era in Chazs
adventure, with the story brought to life through painting, illustration, 3D sculpture and installation, set design and
holiday decorations created and assembled by some of Harlem and New York Citys most prolific talent.
Jacqueline Orange/Taste Harlem Food & Cultural Tours spearheaded this holiday initiative along with
curator, Omo Misha. The project is a partnership between (HTB) Harlem Tourism Board, Taste Harlem Food
and Cultural Tours, Harlem Park-to-Park, Frederick Douglass Boulevard Alliance and Frederick Douglass
Boulevard Alliance and has been sponsored by (HTB) Harlem Tourism Board, (HCDC) Harlem Community
Development Corporation, Life Plan Wealth Management Group, New York Ki Energy Wellness Center and
Foxworth Realty.
Participating business include Barawine, The Cecil, Harlem Shake, Land Yoga, Lido Harlem, Seasoned
Vegan, Vinateria and Cohens Optical. Participating artist and curators include Laura Gadson, Christopher
Trujillo, Tijana Bjelejac, Es Alexis, Taina Traverso and Paula Coleman with Carrie Mae Weems, JaSon
Auguste, Dianne Smith, Marivel Mejia, Donna Dove, Jordan Baker Caldwell and Kenneth Browne.
- KICK-OFF: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | 6:00pm
The project launches with a Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at Frederick Douglass Circle, located at 110th Street
and Frederick Douglas Boulevard, presented by Friends of Frederick Douglass Circle. A free guided tour will
follow the lighting ceremony to participating HP2P, FDBA & HTB sites with a live performance by Daniel
Carlton.
- Self Guided Tours: December 2, 2014 - January 5, 2015
Use the self-guided Tour Map to visit the sites anytime this holiday season. Window app provided by Harlems
Alive, www.harlemsalive.com/harlemholiday - official app of H2P2!
- Guided Tours: December 4-20, 2014
Enjoy guided performance tours, Thursday, Friday & Saturdays 4:30-6:30PM
$20 per adult | $5 per child, Book in advance at www.tasteharlem.com or call 1.800.979.3370.
MEDIA NOTE: Press tickets are available. Spokespersons are available to talk about the tour. Contact
Jacqueline Orange, tour@tasteharlem.com 202.262.8840
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