HARLEM WEEK 2011 Events

2011 HARLEM WEEK events kick off this weekend with “A GREAT DAY IN HARLEM” taking place this Sunday, July 31st at U.S. Grant National Memorial Park at 122nd & Riverside Drive.  Under the theme:  “An Empire State of Mind,” the day begins at 12 PM with a bunch of family friendly events, and it ends with a “Concert Under the Stars”  Sunday evening featuring a special tribute to the late Gil Scott-Heron.

Now in its 37th year, Harlem Week has come a long ways since it first began as HARLEM DAY back in 1974.  The event is looking more like “Harlem Month” now, as you can enjoy a variety of events scheduled throughout the month of August. Personally, I’m looking forward to the “ImageNation: film salute to Lena Horne” which will be presented on the Great Lawn at St. Nicholas Park 135th Street on August 21st.

Check out the complete HARLEM WEEK 2011 schedule of events below:

harlem week 2011

Theme:  “An Empire State of Mind”
Part 1 • 11 PM  – 4 PM:  “Family Unity Day”
Part 2 • 4 PM  – 5 PM:    NY Gospel Caravan
Part 3 • 5 PM  – 6 PM:   Urban Fashion Fusion Showcase
Part 4 • 6 PM  – 9 PM:    Harlem Summer Stage presents:
“A Concert Under the Stars”
Paying Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron

U.S. Grant National Memorial Park 122nd Street and Riverside Drive

NYC Economic Dev. Seminar Lunch & Expo – Thur., August 4th 

Free Indoor & Outdoor Public Expo

Health, Small Business & Economic Development Seminars in the morning and the afternoon Alfred Lerner Hall, at Columbia University 115th Street & Broadway

Health Seminar: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Small Bus. Seminar: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Indoor Expo Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

NYC Senior Citizens, Elders’ Jubilee – Tuesday, August 9th

Adam C. Powell, Jr. State Office Bldg. 163 W. 125th Street

Morning Expo: 10:00 AM Afternoon Expo: 12:00 Noon


Thursday, August 18th Friday, 19th & Saturday, 20th and Sunday, 21st   

1:00 PM – 7:00 PM 

The HARLEM WEEK Tri-State Junior Tennis Classic  Fred Johnson Tennis Courts at W. 150th St. & Adam C. Powell, Jr. Blvd.  Presented by GHCC/Les Halles Cup In concert with the U.S. Tennis Association and The U.S. Open Showcasing the best up & coming boys & girls tennis talents in the region aged from 12 to 18. Free to the general public. For more information visit call 212-491-3738  www.harlemjuniortennis.org

“Summer in the City”   

Part I • 12 PM – 6 PM
NY City “Children’s Festival”
On W.135th St. btwn. – Malcolm X & A.C. Powell Jr. Blvds.

Featuring Excerpts from Disney, games, arts & crafts, live music, dance, healthy eating and living exhibits, Open House at the Harlem YMCA, exhibits, sports and recreation clinics.

Part II • 9 AM – 2 PM:
Youth/Senior Citizens Swimming Exercise & Demonstrations
by the Harlem Honeys and Bears for thewhole family.

Hansborough Rec. Center • W. 135th St.
btwn. Malcolm X Blvd. & Fifth Ave.

Part III • 12 PM – 5 PM
National Historic Black Colleges Fair & Expo
Over 50 Historical Black Colleges and Universities, Public and Private, City and State Colleges and Universities.  Distributing information on admissions,

scholarships and test requirements.
On W.135th St. btwn. Malcolm X & A.C. Powell Jr. Blvds.

Part IV • 12  PM – 5 PM:
International Exhibitors & Vendors Village
Featuring major Arts & Crafts, Music, Clothing, Jewelry, Hats, Sculptures, Foods, Beverages, General Exhibits, Job Recruiment, Product Sampling, Corporate Exhibits, Vending Sales & Exhibits.

On W.135th St. btwn. Malcolm X. & F. Douglass Blvds.

PART V • 12 PM – 2 PM:
The Public is “Dancing In the Street”
to the Electric Slide, Reggae & Latin

On W. 135th Street bet. F. Douglass Blvd. & St. Nicholas Ave.

Part VI •   2 PM – 5 PM
“Uptown… UPTOWN” on the St. Nicholas Ave. Main Stage
3 PM to 3 PM:   “Going out at night” Fashion Flava Show
3 PM to 5 PM:    The “Quiet Storm”

“Uptown Saturday Nite”
Presented By Jazzmobile Summerfest, The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Harlem Arts Alliance & National Jazz Museum in Harlem Salute to Frankie Manning
An Outdoor Big Band “Swing Dance” Concert
Jackie Robinson Park – Bradhurst Ave. Btwn. 146th & 147th Sts.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21st  –  12 PM – 7 PM

Site I •12 AM – 7 PM:
On W.135th St. btwn. 5th Ave & Malcolm XBlvds.
I. The Upper Manhattan Auto Show

II.  Health Village “Our Village Within the Village”

III. Upper Manhattan Small Business Expo & Fair

IV. 5th Ave Main Stage,
presented by Harlem Summer Stage A salute to Rhythm & Blues musical tributes Rock, Gospel, Blues, Dance, Calypso

V. Vending & Exhibits  • 1 PM to 7 PM
Foods, Arts & Crafts, Clothing, Books, much

Site II • 12 PM – 7 PM:
On W.135th St. Btwn. Malcolm X & A.C. Powell Jr. Blvds.

I. NY City “Children’s Festival”
(Part II) Theme:  “Back to School”

II. On the YMCA Stage
– “Open Line” Radio Broadcast
– Dance, Spoken Word, R&B, Jazz, Reggae
– “Back to School” Children’s Fashion

Site III:  • 12 PM to 7 PM
International Exhibitors &Vendors Village
Village On W.135th St.

btwn. Malcolm X. & F. Douglass Blvds
Major Arts & Crafts, Music, Clothing, Jewelry, Hats, Sculptures, Foods, Beverages, General Exhibits, Job Recruitment, Product Sampling, Corporate Exhibits, Vending Sales & Exhibits,

Site IV• 2 PM – 8 PM
St. Nicholas Main Stage
W. 135th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue
An International  Musical Tribute  R&B, Hip Hop & Gospel plus Adult Fashion Show

Site V:  • 7 PM
ImageNation Film Festival
At St. Nicholas Park 135th Street & St.

Nicholas Park on the Great Lawn

Screenings from Sundown to 9:00 PM

NY Family Health Walk-A-Thon – Saturday, August 27th

The Hon. Percy Sutton Harlem 5k Run and NYC Walk for the Health of the Children of Haiti.  Join thousands of your friends and neighbors to help raise money to support the Harlem: Healthy Eating and Living (HEAL) Initiative.

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