In Hamilton Heights, a Renaissance

In Hamilton Heights, a Renaissance In the wake of historic-home restorations, cafes and restaurants proliferate. Alexander Hamilton may be the current toast of Broadway, but he is having a moment, too, in the uptown Manhattan enclave that bears his name. Bookended by City College to the south and the Hispanic Society of America to the north, Hamilton Heights, so named for the founding father who made his home in the area, is enjoying a renaissance with a wave of historic home restorations, followed by new restaurants and cafes.

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  • December 29, 2015

Top African Restaurants in the United States

Top African Restaurants in the United States Top African Restaurants in the United States. A child of Africa living abroad? We know all about the pains of craving for some traditional food like maman use to make it. #TheStruggleIsReal. We’re on a mission to track down the tastiest African restaurants outside of the continent. We’re starting off in the United States of America [stay tuned for our list of Top African Restaurants in other parts of the world!]. Did you know the number of Africans living in the United States has increased dramatically ...

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  • December 29, 2015

Tsion Cafe’s Sugar Hill Beats Presents: Live Music

International Day Party On DEC 19th at 2PM, International Day Party. Mark your calendars - International Day Party returns for its holiday edition on Dec. 19th, and you're invited to take part in a what promises to be another amazing time. Some throw "ugly sweater" shindigs but we are betting your style could use a change-up. Hence, we are giving one of our nice Ankara Prints away to whoever wins our lovely sweater contest. Also, Tsion Cafe our place of festivities will be celebrating one year of being in awesome existence, yet another reason to mix, mingle and ...

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  • December 15, 2015

Tsion Cafe’s Sugar Hill Beats Presents: Live Music

Tsion Cafe Supports the Arts (and Artists) On DEC 18th at 8PM, we will host the reception for mother and son duo artists Trevor and Alice Tunison. Trevor Tunison is an artist from New York known for his Indie-Rock band Fort Vine. He paints all of the band's show posters which can be viewed on their website, www.fortvine.com. Trevor studied sculpture under the guidance of his father, famous sculptor, Ron Tunison, known for his historic bronze monuments around the world, most notably the "Friend to Friend" monument on the battlefield at Gettysburg, PA. Trevor ...

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  • December 15, 2015

Tsion Cafe’s Sugar Hill Beats Presents: Live Music

Tessa Souter Freddie Bryant On DEC 17th at 8PM, Tessa Souter Freddie Bryant. Come enjoy world reknown jazz musician Tessa Souter. Born in England, the daughter of Trinidadian and English parents, award-winning New York-based vocalist, composer and lyricist, Tessa Souter, who cites Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis, Sandy Denny, Leon Thomas, Youn Sun Nah, Jon Lucien, Andy Bey, Milton Nascimento, and mentors Mark Murphy and Sheila Jordan as influences, imbues a mix of jazz and stunning originals with the soul and passion of flamenco, Indian and Middle Eastern music. ...

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  • December 15, 2015

Tsion Cafe’s Sugar Hill Beats Presents: Live Music

Tsion Cafe Supports the Arts (and Artists) On DEC 12th at 8PM, we will host the reception for mother and son duo artists Trevor and Alice Tunison. Trevor Tunison is an artist from New York known for his Indie-Rock band Fort Vine. He paints all of the band's show posters which can be viewed on their website, www.fortvine.com. Trevor studied sculpture under the guidance of his father, famous sculptor, Ron Tunison, known for his historic bronze monuments around the world, most notably the "Friend to Friend" monument on the battlefield at Gettysburg, PA. Trevor ...

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  • December 15, 2015

Tsion Cafe’s Sugar Hill Beats Presents: Live Music

Nkumu Katalaay On DEC 10th at 8PM, Nkumu Katalaay Nkumu Katalay is an artist and orator whose main objective is to promote the beauty of connections in humanity. Born in Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and now living in New York City, His music represents the blending of two worlds. For the past two decades, the artist has worked as an ensemble musician, choreographer, dancer, and speaker. In doing music and community leadership, Isaac hopes to train leaders and establish both social and professional networking in extended commun...

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  • December 15, 2015

Tsion Cafe’s Sugar Hill Beats Presents: Live Music

On Nov. 7th at 8:00PM, come enjoy the Sagi Kaufman trio, with their Mediterranean inspired Jazz. Enjoy with a veggie combo and a some Ethiopian Honey Wine (Sheba Tej). Sagi Kaufman leads a jazz trio that has been working with the great Billy Drewes. Mr. Drewes is best known for his saxophone playing (every Monday night) with the Village Vanguard Orchestra, with Bill Frisell and others, but in this project he demonstrates his wonderful drum and percussion playing. In addition to Mr. Drewes we have Tal Yahalom on guitar. We play my original compositions as well as ...

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  • November 3, 2015

The Benefits of Teff

Teff benefits
Teff is used to make the Ethiopian staple - Injera Teff is an Ethopian-native grain now gaining worldwide recognition for its gluten-free and nutritive properties. This grain, if unprocessed (raw), is used to enrich the nutritional value of your breakfast, breads and muffins, cakes and cookies, to make soups and stews thicker and tastier and it can be cooked as porridge as well. Teff contains many vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and amino-acids. 100 grams of teff (uncooked) contains 367 calories. It contains as much as 5 of the B complex group of ...

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Artists Chanel Cook and Vincent Jackson at Tsion Cafe

Tsion Cafe Supports the Arts (and Artists) On Mar. 11th at 7:30PM, we will host the reception for Chanel Cook and Vincent Jackson. Chanel Cook Chanel Cook is an artist singularly devoted to the texture of art. Quite literally, Chanel's works of interwoven canvases, layered medium painting style and gross juxtaposition of subjects create a depth in her finished pieces that have to be experienced personally to be fully understood. While studying studio art and art history at Drew University, Chanel experimented with various themes of presentation, from ...

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