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Harlem Week Events

Harlem Week New York CityWhat Is Harlem Week?

HARLEM WEEK promotes and celebrates the past, present, and future of Harlem! HARLEM WEEK is a series of Harlem events throughout the summer, that bring together all age groups and cultures to celebrate the unique and diverse essence of Harlem. This Harlem Festival & Celebration offers over 100 events throughout the months of July and August, attracting over 2 million attendees from all around the world to Harlem New York. Featuring: Outdoor and indoor music concerts, The Upper Manhattan Auto Show, Film festivals, Health Fair & 5K, Sporting events, Adult and children’s fashion shows, Youth programs and activities, Career fairs, HBCU Fair & Expo.

Harlem Week 2016 Events!
Dates: Sunday, July 31st – Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Sunday, July 31, 2016
“A Great Day in Harlem”
With an expected attendance of 40,000+ , “A Great Day in Harlem” is a day long family-oriented event.  Participants can enjoy an Outdoor Festival, Picnic, Fashion Show and Concerts, saluting Gospel, Dance, Theater, Latin, Rhythm & Blues and Jazz.  There will also be arts & crafts, food from around the world, vendors, exhibitions, corporate exhibits, career recruitment and much more! Check out all of the "Great Day in Harlem" events below:

International Cultural Showcase

Time: 1-3pm
Location: U.S. Grant National Memorial Park – W. 122nd Street and Riverside Drive
Admission: Free

International Gospel Showcase
Time: 4-5pm
Location: U.S. Grant National Memorial Park – W. 122nd Street and Riverside Drive
Admission: Free

Fashion Fusion Showcase
Featuring cutting edge fashion from designers of color.
Time: 5-6:15pm
Location: U.S. Grant National Memorial Park – W. 122nd Street and Riverside Drive
Admission: Free

“A Concert Under the Stars”
Time: 7:30-8:30pm
Location: U.S. Grant National Memorial Park – W. 122nd Street and Riverside Drive
Admission: Free

Sundays, August 7, 14, 21, 28 2016
Free Gallery Tours and Kids & Family Programs @ Studio Museum
Time: 2-4pm
Location: Studio Museum – 144 W. 125th Street
Admission: Free
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Thursday, August 11, 2016
NYC Economic Development Day
9:30am-11:30am: International Business &  Health Conferences
10am-3pm: Indoor  Business & Professional Services Expo
10am-2pm: Career & Jobs Fair
10am-5pm: Outdoor Farmer’s Market
12-2pm: Basil A. Patterson Annual Business Award Luncheon
3-5pm: Tech “MeetUp”/ Business Conference presented by Silicon Harlem
Location: Columbia University, Alfred Lerner Hall, 115th Street & Broadway
Admission: Registration required

Golden Hoops @ Rucker Park
"Each One Teach One" Showcases the finest boys and girls high school athletes in the NY region. Basketball legends, enthusiasts, and spectators come from around the world to Rucker Park to see the High School stars of today in the Boys and Girls divisions and future legends.
Time: 11:30am-7pm
Location: Rucker Park – 155th Street & Frederick Douglas Boulevard
Admission: Free

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
NY City Senior Citizens Day
Members of the Senior Citizens community can enjoy a farmers market, senior expo as well as the Elder’s Jubilee Awards Luncheon.

Conference – “Demystifying Technology”
 A.C. Powell, Jr. State Office Building – 125th Street & A.C. Powell, Jr. Boulevard

Saturday, August 20, 2016
"Summer in the City"
Over 60,000 attendees will enjoy an outdoor R&B, Rock and Hip Hop concert, featuring regional dance events, College "Step Show" Competitions and an outdoor film festival.  There will also be exhibitors and vendors providing delicious foods, creative arts & crafts, clothing and much more. 

NYC "Children’s Festival"
Over 10,000 children between ages 5 to 12 years of age and family members attend to enjoy storytelling, children’s entertainment (daily performances showcasing tap dancers, dance troupes, step shows, hip hop dancers, theater, poetry and vocalists), arts & crafts, double dutch competitions, face painting, technology, health services, super heroes, dance lessons and sporting events.
Time: 12-5pm
Location: West 135th Street – between Malcolm X & A.C. Powell Jr. Boulevard

“Harlem Honey & Bears"
Senior citizens as well as the entire family, enjoy swimming demonstrations.
Time: 11am-3pm
Location: Hansborough Recreation Center – W 135th Street/between Malcolm X Blvd & Fifth Avenue

Harlem Higher Education Fair
Highlighting SUNY, CUNY, Community Colleges, Technical & Trade Schools, and showcasing Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Over 50 colleges, universities and public and private institutions of higher learning will provide information on admissions, scholarships and financial aid.
Time: 12-5pm
Location: West 135th Street between Malcolm X and A.C. Powell, Jr. Boulevard

Alvin Ailey Dance Instructor Robin Dunn and Dancers with WBLS DJ’s
Hip Hop ballet and African dance class with Ailey instructor, Robin Dunn
HMF Stage 135th St. & St. Nicholas Ave. Stage

New Yorkers are “Dancing in the Street”
Time: 1-3pm
Location: W. 135th  St. and Frederick Douglass Blvd.

The Fabulous Fashion Flava Show
Showcasing fashion from designers of color
Time: 3-4pm

HMF “Uptown Saturday Concert”
Time: 4-6pm
International Vendors Village
Featuring Arts & Crafts, Music, Clothing,  Jewelry, Hats, Sculptures, Foods, Job Recruitment, Product Sampling, and Corporate Exhibits
Time: 11am-5pm
Location:  W.135th  St.

HMF/Imagenation Film Festival
Outdoor Film Festival

Time: 7pm
Location: Great Lawn of St. Nicholas Park - W. 135th Street & St. Nicholas Avenue - 212-694-2887

Sunday, August 21, 2016
Harlem Day

Site I
W. 135th St. (bet. 5th Ave & Malcolm X Blvd)

Upper Manhattan Auto Show
Featuring classic, vintage and the newest cars, as well as motorcycles and historic buses.
Time: 12-6pm
West 135th Street between 5th Avenue & Malcolm X Blvd.

Our Health Village
Health testing, education and information
Time: 12-6pm
Location: Harlem Hospital Mural Pavilion (between 136th Street and 137th &  Malcolm X Blvd.)
Upper Manhattan Small Business Expo & Fair
Enjoy indoor and outdoor expos on Business, Finance, Investment, Real Estate and attend seminars focusing on Small Business Related Issues with top experts and the economic prosperity and revitalization of New York.
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: W. 135th Street – between 5th Ave & Malcolm X Boulevard

Harlem Week/USTA
Tri-State Junior Tennis Clinics 10AM-4PM
Location: Howard Bennett Playground – W. 135TH Street Fifth Ave & Malcolm X Blvd 
NY "Children’s Festival"
Theme: “Back to School”.  Featuring exhibits, games, arts & crafts, live music, dance, free health testing and sports clinics
Location: 135th St. (bet. Malcolm X & Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Blvds.)

Site II
HMF-5th Avenue Main Stage

Jazz, R&B Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Gospel and guest artists

Site III

Dance, Gospel, Jazz, Spoken Word, Hip-Hop, R&B, Musical Theater and “Back to School” Children’s Fashion Show
135TH Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd

Site IV
HMF St. Nicholas Avenue Main Stage


W. 135th St. and St. Nicholas Ave.
R&B, Jazz, Hip Hop, Blues, and Dance with special guest performances by guest artists

International Vendors Village
Upscale arts and crafts and designers

Saturday, August 27, 2016
Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run & NYC Walk
Thousands of participants from all over NYC, the tri-state region, nationally and internationally participate in the Annual Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run & NYC Family Health Walk-A-Thon  through Historic Harlem.This year’s Walk-A-Thon to bring us all together to combat gun violence, bullying and domestic violence & to encourage city-wide unity and to bring about peace in our communities.
Event Registration:  6am/ Run Start Time: 8:30am / Walk Start Time: 9:30am
Location: 135th Street & St. Nicholas Avenue
Admission: Registration required

Explore legendary Harlem and its current Renaissance with tour guides intimately familiar with this splendid neighborhood. Travel through a rich and diverse Harlem, from grand row houses of Striver's Row to the cobblestone streets of Sylvan Terrace. View the historic Morris-Jumel Mansion from 1785, the Apollo Theater, and Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Attend an authentic church service and enjoy the sounds of soul-stirring gospel music and choirs. 

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