HARLEM WEEK Festival NYC

Harlem Week Festival Celebration Summer Harlem New York

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What 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 3 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.

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What Are The Dates For Harlem Week?

Dates: Sunday, July 30th – Saturday, August 26th


Sunday, July 30

“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:

Family Technology Pavilion

Time:  12Noon – 5:00 pm
Location: Sakura Park,  Across from U.S. Grant National Memorial Park – W. 122nd Street and Riverside Drive
Featuring robotics, smart gadgets, interactive science activities and more.
Admission:  Free

Artz, Rootz & Rhythm International Cultural Showcase

Featured performers: Local, Global and Choral companies
Time:  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location:  U.S. Grant National Memorial Park – W. 122nd Street and Riverside Drive
Admission:  Free

A Gospel Celebration

Featured Performers: Inspirational Music
Time: 3:00 – 4:15pm
Location: U.S. Grant National Memorial Park – W. 122nd Street and Riverside Drive
Admission: Free

Fashion Fusion Showcase

Highlighting the best in fashion from upcoming Urban Designers
Time:  4:30 pm – 5:30pm
Location:  U.S. Grant National Memorial Park – W. 122nd Street and Riverside Drive
Admission:  Free

A Concert Under The Stars

Featured Artists: Ray Chew & Harlem Music Festival All-Stars with guest performances from National and International Stars
Time:  5:45 pm – 8:30 pm
Location:  U.S. Grant National Memorial Park – W. 122nd Street and Riverside Drive
Admission:  Free


Tuesday, August 1

Youth Education & Career Conference 2.0

This conference is open to young people age 13-24. The conference will feature sessions on careers in technology (21st Century Jobs), technology based exhibits and demonstrations in the workplace and special hackathon activities focused on Health, Music & Arts and Community Relations.
Time:  11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location:  The Intrepid
Admission:  Free


Thursday, August 3 – Sunday, August 6

The Hip Hop Film Festival

The festival is the first of it’s kind, showcasing the talents of filmmakers from all over the world who are the sons and daughters of the Hip Hop culture.
Location: National Black Theatre, 2031 5th Ave bet. 125th & 126th Street, Harlem, NY

For more info and a full schedule of films and times please click here


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Golden Hoops @ Rucker Park

“Each One Teach One” Showcases the finest boys and girls high school athletes in the NY region, NY Daily News “Peace” Game, Legends of Puerto Rico vs. Dominican Pro Legends. Basketball Clinics by NBA Legends, NY Knicks & Each One Teach One
Location: Rucker Park, 155th Street & Frederick Douglass Blvd.
Admission: Free

 


Thursday, August 10

NYC Economic Development Day

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM :: International Business &  Health Conferences

10 AM – 3 PM :: Indoor Business & Professional Services Expo

10 AM – 5 PM :: Outdoor Farmer’s Market

12 Noon – 2 PM :: Basil A. Patterson Business Award Luncheon

3PM – 5PM :: Tech “MeetUp” - Business Conference presented by Silicon Harlem

Location:  Columbia UniversityAlfred Lerner Hall, 115th Street & Broadway
Admission:  Registration required

 


Tuesday, August 15

NY City Senior Citizens Day

Members of the Senior Citizens community can enjoy an Indoor / Outdoor Expo, a farmers market as well as the Elder’s Jubilee Awards Luncheon.
Time:  9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Expo: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Entertainment:

Location:  A.C. Powell, Jr. State Office Building – 125th Street & A.C. Powell, Jr. Boulevard
Admission:  Free

 


Saturday, August 19

“Summer in the City”

12 NOON – 5PM

NY City “Children’s Festival” (Day I)

Featuring parade, exhibits, games, arts & crafts, live music, dance, free health testing and sports clinics
135th St. (bet. Malcolm X & Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvds.)

11AM – 3PM

Harlem Honeys and Bears

Senior citizen’s swimming demonstrations
For the whole family
Hansborough Recreation Center
W. 135th St. (bet. Malcolm X Blvd. & Fifth Ave.

12:00 Noon – 5PM

HARLEM WEEK HIGHER EDUCATION FAIR & EXPO

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.

West 135th Street (between Malcolm X and A. C. Powell, Jr., Blvds.)

12:00PM - 2:00PM

“Dancing In The Streets”

135th Street & St. Nicholas Ave. Stage

2:00PM - 3:00PM

The Fabulous Fashion Flava Show

Featuring the best in Urban Fashions
135th Street & St. Nicholas Ave. Stage

3:00PM – 5:00PM

HMF “Uptown Saturday Nite Concert”

Concert featuring national and international performers.

12:00AM – 5:00PM

International Vendors Village

Featuring Arts & Crafts, Music, Clothing, Jewelry, Hats, Sculptures, Foods, Job Recruitment, Product Sampling, and Corporate Exhibits
From W. 135th Street Malcolm X. Blvd to Frederick Douglas Blvd.

7:00PM - 10:00PM

HARLEM WEEK/Imagenation Outdoor Film Festival

Featured Film: TBA
On The Great Lawn of St. Nicholas Park
W. 135th St. & St. Nicholas Ave.

 


Sunday, August 20

HARLEM DAY

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

10:00AM – 4:00PM

Upper Manhattan Auto Show

Featuring classic, vintage and the newest cars, as well as motorcycles and historic buses.

West 135th Street between 5th Avenue & Malcolm X Blvd.

12:00PM-6:00PM

Our Health Village

Health testing, education and information
Harlem Hospital Mural Pavilion 12NOON-6PM
(between 136th Street and 137th &  Malcolm X Blvd.

Upper Manhattan Small Business Expo & Fair

10AM-4PM

(Fifth Avenue & Malcolm X Blvd)

HARLEM WEEK /USTA

Tri-State Junior Tennis Clinics 10AM - 4PM
Howard Bennett Playground
W. 135TH Street Fifth Ave & Malcolm X Blvd 

NY City “Children’s Festival” (Day 2) 12NOON – 7PM
Theme: “Back to School”
Featuring exhibits, games, arts & crafts, live music, dance, free health testing and sports clinics
135th St. (bet. Malcolm X & Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Blvds.)

Site II - HMF-5th Avenue Main Stage

1:00PM - 7:00PM

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

Site III

1:00PM - 7:00PM

HMF/YMCA Stage - 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

1:00PM - 7:00PM

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

1:00PM-6:00PM

International Vendors Village

Upscale arts and crafts and designers

 


Saturday, August 26

Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run & Walk

A 5K Run &  walk through historic Harlem to bring us all together in our communities.After the run & walk everyone is invited to join us in St. Nicholas Park for a community celebration featuring multiple DJ’s saluting our musical icons plus family oriented performances produced in conjunction with the Hip Hop Hall of Fame & Museum.

Event Registration:  6:00 am/ Run  & Walk Start
Time: 8:30 am
Community Celebration: 12Noon
Location: 135th Street & St. Nicholas Avenue
Admission:  Registration required

 


Saturday, August 26

HARLEM WEEK Outdoor Film Festival in Concert with ImageNation

Featured Film: TBA
Time:  7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location:  The Great Lawn of St. Nicholas Park – W. 135th Street & St. Nicholas Avenue
Admission:  Free

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