ALDI Food Market 'Flights, Bites & Tights' Event with Dance Theatre of Harlem

by - 12/17/2012 02:06:00 PM

As a person who grew up in the Harlem area, and who's currently raising a family here, I like to see new business coming into the neighborhood. And in the case of ALDI Food Market’s opening it's first Manhattan store in Harlem’s East River Plaza, this means something yummy for my fellow Harlem residents.

AlphaMom ALDI Food Market Event with Dance Theatre of Harlem

Note: I was invited to this event and received a gift bag. Views expressed are always 100% my own.

A few months ago, I attended the “Flights, Bites & Tights" event hosted by my friend Isabel Kallman of AlphaMom to celebrate the ALDI Food Market opening.

ALDI Food Market in Harlem

While part of the event was to introduce some of the food selection found within ALDI Food Market, the other part was to highlight ALDI’s support to Harlem and the Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH). Watch the below video to hear Isabel talk about how.

As you heard, the Dance Theatre of Harlem were also present at the event. They were suppose to perform but due to the rainy weather, there was a change of plans. Instead the group spent time talking and mingling with guest at the event.

Michaela DePrince ballet princess in First Position documentary

I had the change to meet and learn more about Michaela DePrince, the DTH young ballerina better known as the ballet princess who was featured in the ballet documentary First Position. Michaela grew up as an orphan in Sierra Leone during the civil war and her life's story of hope and survival is really inspiring.

I had an amazing night eating and chatting. Kudos to Isabel and ALDI Food Market for supporting the Harlem community in so many ways.

You can learn more about the First Position documentary here -

To learn more about ALDI Food Market, visit -

To learn more about Dance Theatre of Harlem, visit -

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