HARLEM WEEK 2012 starts this weekend with “A GREAT DAY IN HARLEM”

It’s time for 2012 HARLEM WEEK events to kick off this weekend, with “A GREAT DAY IN HARLEM” taking place this Sunday, July 29th starting at 1:00 pm at Ulysses S. Grant National Memorial Park at 122nd & Riverside Drive.  The organizers of the 38th Annual HARLEM WEEK are planning a day full of activities at this FREE Outdoor Festival including a fashion show, arts & crafts, dance, theater, and concerts featuring gospel, latin, R&B and Jazz. This event will celebrate the late radio legend Hal Jackson, and the “Sunday Classics”  themed day will wrap-up with a “Concert Under the Stars” on Sunday evening from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm, directed by Ray Chew, American Idol’s musical director and Harlem Jazz & Music Festival producer.

There more than 100 events scheduled for HARLEM WEEK 2012 from the last weekend of July through the month of August. You don’t want to miss “HARLEM DAY” under the theme “Harlem: Where the World Meets the World” on Sunday August 19th, when west 135th Street will be shut down for traffic between 5th & St. Nicholas Avenue and packed with outdoor events.

One of the stand-out “Summer in the City” events to take place on Saturday, August 18th will include a salute to Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary of Independence and the one and only Bob Marley.  The HARLEM WEEK Outdoor Film Festival and ImageNation will present the Film: “Marley”, The definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend on the Great Lawn of St. Nicholas Park – W. 135th Street & St. Nicholas Avenue from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

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