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shop and groove harlem flyer


Jared Wayne Gladly



Jared Wayne Gladly is a Houston-born, Harlem based artist known for his gifts as an actor, singer, host, and voice-over talent. He has captivated audiences from the Apollo Theater (Dreamgirls) to Broadway (Disney’s Aladdin). 

Deeply committed to community engagement, Jared has partnered with local initiatives centering black and brown expression including the Soapbox Presents and Harlem Late Night Jazz.

Follow the journey on Instagram: @jaredwaynegladly or visit


Ready to shine? Showcase your small business at the event! CLICK HERE to learn more and claim your spot. Payment is not due until your application is confirmed.

Spaces are limited, if you do not hear back from us within two weeks then it is likely that we are at capacity for vendors in your product category. We will consider you in the future.


Beyond just shopping, Shop & Groove fosters connection with the stories and values behind brands. Our strategic location in Harlem resonates with our shopper’s desire to engage with the local entrepreneurial scene, support BIPOC and woman-owned businesses and contribute to the community’s economic growth.

This is your chance to:

  • Tap into a pre-qualified audience enthusiastic about supporting brands aligned with their values.
  • Showcase your authenticity and connect with consumers who appreciate quality and craftsmanship.
  • Become part of a vibrant community event that celebrates diversity and cultural richness.
  • Make a positive impact by supporting economic growth in Harlem.
  • Don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity! Secure your sponsorship slot today and join us at Shop & Groove!


Shop & Groove is a curated marketplace brimming with unique finds! We offer a diverse selection of independent vendors specializing in art, home décor, fashion and more. 

Payment options (cash or credit) reflect the individual preference of each vendor. We encourage all vendors to offer cash, credit, Venmo, Zelle and/or CashApp. 

*Sorry we cannot accept payment of cocktails or beverages at the bar. Please select one of the drink option tickets in order to enjoy drinks at the event.

Shop & Groove is a 21+ event.

Sorry we cannot accommodate pets in the space.

Drinks are sponsored by Uncle Nearest and Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages.

*Alcoholic drinks must be purchased with tickets and will not be sold at the event.

Soft drinks will be available courtesy of Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages while supplies last. 

Please see our VENDOR LIST

Street and metered parking is available but limited at certain times of the day.

Get In Touch

Dwyer Cultural Center

309 W 123rd St bet. St Nicholas Ave and Frederick Douglass Blvd.

Grind Life Balance

+1 347 903 8272

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