Applicants must answer all questions.  Optional questions are encouraged but not required.  Applicant can upload any documents you like in either text, photo, or video to support your application, but it is not required.

After completing all of the questions hit submit.

Thank you for your participation in Harlem Holiday Lights! Please submit the content for your page to be included on our website.  

If you have any questions, please email bid125thst@aol.com.  Please copy kmm2334@columbia.edu and darlene.gillard@gmail.com

Warm-up your voices, Harlemites! Karaoke is ON for Harlem Holiday Lights 2020!

The 125th Street Business Improvement is proud to present Karaoke, produced by DJ Night Star, as part of Harlem Holiday Lights 2020.

To create a positive experience for all participants, all participants are required to fill out this form to secure their registration for the event. Upon completion of this form, you will be emailed the Zoom link for Karaoke. 

This is a family-friendly event. Explicit language or other vulgar actions will not be tolerated. 

Please direct all questions to bid125st@aol.com.

For more information on Harlem Holiday Lights, visit the 125th Street BID's Harlem Holiday Lights website!


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Greetings from the 125th Street Business Improvement District,

Thank you for your interest in being a part of the 2020 Harlem Holiday Passport! To register your business & submit a Passport offer, please complete the form below no later than October 10, 2020.

Still have questions or want to review the Harlem Holiday Passport program? Please email Barbara Askins, 125th Street BID President & CEO, at bid125st@aol.com.


Still have questions or want to review the Harlem Holiday Passport program? Please email Barbara Askins, 125th Street BID CEO and President of Board of Directors, at bid125st@aol.com.

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125th Street Business Improvement District partners with Schneps Media To expand the “Harlem Canvas For Change” project from the boarded up storefronts into print and digital media platforms.

This initiative seeks four interns, 2 high school and 2college students from HARLEM. to work at  Schneps Media  beginning ___________ and ending _____________.  This internship will provide an introductory work experience in the print and digital media profession. The selected interns will gain experience and insight into the industry while also having an opportunity to capture the thoughts feelings and ideas of other young people on social justice. They will interact with the community and report and record the creation of new walls on 125th Street.  This project will allow new voices  into the discussion.  

 

Background on Harlem Canvas For Change

During a devastating week of anguish in the middle of a global pandemic, 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 response from owners and businesses in this historic Black community, was almost instantaneous.  The plywood protecting store windows and dissuading vandalism, would be painted black and turned into a living canvas calling for social justice in all forms and inviting everyone to share their emotions, feelings and sense of frustration in a creative way – through words, drawings, poems and verse. Blick Art Supplies, a tenant on 125th Street provided the graphic medium.

Since that time 5 walls were painted in 3 locations and 2 more are in the works. The walls now depict the raw emotions many are feeling and have lived with, even before the public execution of Mr. George Floyd. Now that Phase 2 for re-opening New York City is in effect and the board up walls are coming down, there is a need to preserve existing walls and move on to new forms of expression.  

Internship Amount:  $________

Criteria and Application:  

Application Opening:  _____________

Application Closing:  ______________

Winners will receive notification:  _____date______

 

Eligibility:

The Student:

-  Must live in Harlem (from 96th Street to _________

-  High School Students Must be Junior or Senior level

-  High School Students Must obtain parents permission

-  College Student Must attend a college in New York State

-  Must Have Strong Writing Skills

-  Must have great Tech Skills

 

Application Requirements:

Applicants will be required to respond to the following:  

-  A brief description of  your interest in doing an internship.   

-  A list of previous work experiences  

-  A brief summary of how your life has been affected by social justice in America.

-  A brief summary of how your life has been impacted by COVID19.

-  A statement on how this internship will help you with your career goals.


Supplemental Materials:

-  A copy of your most recent grade report 

-  Evidence of residence in Harlem for at least 6 months

-  Sample of your writing

-  Listing of your computer skills


Send any questions to bid125thst@aol.com.