The Cosmopolitan Review: Oct. 20 - Oct. 26

Yvonne Delaney Mitchell | 10/20/2016, 11:47 a.m.
It’s official. You can pack away the bikinis and summer shorts and pull out the long johns. Early reports predict ...

It’s official. You can pack away the bikinis and summer shorts and pull out the long johns. Early reports predict a long, cold winter, so it is not too soon to start squirreling away your nuts.

It’s never too cold, however, to come out and party as warm bodies draw plenty of heat, but you knew that. What you may not know is that Gin Fizz, located on Lenox Avenue between 125th and 126th streets above Chef Lucienne, and one of Harlem’s favorite places for live music, is now under new management by Etienne DeYans of Tapis Rouge Hospitality. The night spot has always been cozy and a fun place to hear good jazz and dance, for folks of all ages. DeYans brings more than 20 years of expertise to Gin Fizz, and with him has come a full calendar of events.

Thursdays are an amazing night of sultry sounds with the talented Celia of the Grammy-nominated duo Les Nubians here at Gin Fizz. It can only be described as an intimate French cabaret with an after-party with DJ Flavien. Cover is free. Froback Fridays rocks every Friday with the sounds of DJ Finesse. Doors open at 11 p.m., the kitchen is serving until 1:30 a.m. and hookah is available all night long. Saturdays are set aside for international sounds, including Afrobeat, Ethiopian, reggae, zouk, hip-hop, salsa and more with DJ Pitch One. I like that. The party starts at 10 p.m., and guess what? Admission is free at the door. Dress to impress. For VIP contact and reservations, email Also check out Gin Fizz on Facebook and Instagram.

Still promoting mental health awareness, the Center for Comprehensive Health Practice celebrated their 65th anniversary with a gala held at Indeed, 1120 Avenue of the Americas, Ninth floor. Proud to be of service to families in need, CCHP boasts, “For over five decades, we have worked hard to be ‘your family’s home, for a lifetime of care’ by providing quality, comprehensive, caring and affordable health care.” The Pregnant Addicts and Addicted Mothers Program, started in 1975, was among the first in the nation to offer comprehensive family care and treatment to opioid-addicted women and their families.

Aware of the many mental and health care issues that people face, CCHP provides an individual total health care plan to address all of the patient’s needs. The Center is an interdisciplinary, family focused health center, located in East Harlem, offering quality primary care, behavioral health, substance use treatment and supportive services all under one roof. CCHP uses the community health, team-based approach to provide individuals and families with an array of specialty services, including internal medicine, pediatrics, HIV/AIDS and hepatitis prevention and treatment, behavioral health, substance use treatment, health education and the Early Childhood Development Center. This year’s Thursday Night Fever was a special event that took it back to the 1970s, when CCHP first started their Early Childhood Development Center. The mission then was to create a program targeting vulnerable pregnant women and provide integrated primary and behavioral health services. Today, they have flourished into so much more. As always, donations are appreciated.