What's in store: holiday highlights

Renee Minus White | 12/5/2019, 1:07 p.m.
NiLu Gift Boutique offers quality gifts including candles, diffusers, jewelry, pillows, greeting cards, art prints, body butters and lots more.

On Dec. 5, at NiLu Gift Boutique at 191 Malcolm X Blvd., (between W. 119th and 120th Streets), there will be a book signing for “Dapper Dan: Made In Harlem,” from 6-9:30 p.m. “Finally, the world will know my full story, beyond being a brand, but as a Black man finding his place in the world,” said Dapper Dan. The book is about the author’s struggle against poverty, crime, and drugs; social rebellion and his quest for spiritual enlightenment. Register on Eventbrite for this special event.

NiLu Gift Boutique offers quality gifts including candles, diffusers, jewelry, pillows, greeting cards, art prints, body butters and lots more. The store offers free holiday wrapping with your purchase.

Designer Donna Karan and Urban Zen have opened their annual Holiday Marketplace at 705 Greenwich Street, NY 10014. It’s another great place to shop. The Urban Zen Soulful Economy Marketplace has created a space for organizations and communities to collaborate, communicate and connect. Their purpose is to raise awareness and inspire change. They showcase a unique collection of one-of-a-kind jewelry, handcrafted leather pieces, artisanal furniture and home décor. The Holiday Marketplace hours are Monday-Sunday from 11a.m. to 7 p.m.

On Dec. 10, Urban Zen will feature an African Twilight Exhibition by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher from 6:30-9:30 p.m. There will be conversation, and cocktails! Choose from an array of gift ideas.