Co-founders Marcus Samuelsson and veteran event marketer, Herb Karlitz, put their heads together with the sage insight and support of Harlem business tastemakers and residents, to create the Harlem EatUp! festival.
Gearing up for its third year, this four-day festival invites you to see and taste all Harlem has to offer from the artists of the kitchen, the canvas, the stage and the streets. Dine In Harlem! are one-night-only dinner parties pairing celebrity chefs with local talent; The Stroll is where Harlem’s food, art and culture will converge and culinary masters take the stage and The Grand Tasting allows for unlimited tastings from Harlem's signature dishes, and samplings of craft beer, fine wine and bespoke cocktails.
As part of its mission and dedication to Harlem, the Festival donates proceeds from ticket sales to Harlem Park to Park and Citymeals-on-Wheels. Respectively, both organizations continue to provide a positive and direct impact on the community through small business support and feeding Harlem’s homebound elderly.