Harlem Week 2015 Events Schedule – Sunday, July 26 – August 22

Harlem Week 2015 Events

It’s that time! Harlem Week events kick-off this Sunday, July 26th with “A Great Day in Harlem,”  a full day of family-oriented Outdoor Festival events to enjoy, including a Fashion Show,  Gospel,Latin, Rhythm & Blues, and Jazz concerts, Dance, and Theater arts.

Surrounding the main stage at U.S. Grant National Memorial Park on West 122nd St. and Riverside Drive you’ll find stands with arts & crafts, food from around the world, vendors, exhibitions, corporate exhibits, career recruitment and more. Harlem Week features 100 events throughout the months of July and August, which are said to attract about 2 million attendees from all over New York and the world.

Harlem Week promotes and celebrates what Harlem was, is and will be! HARLEM WEEK is a series of events throughout the summer, that bring together all age groups and cultures to celebrate the unique and diverse essence of Harlem. This celebration of Harlems offers over 100 events throughout the months of July and August, attracting approximately 2 million attendees from all over New York and the world.

Harlem Week 2015

Harlem Week 2015 Schedule of Events! – Sunday, July 26 – August 22

Sunday, July 26

“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

Featured performers: Harlem Swing Dance Society, IMPACT Repertory Theatre and Uptown Dance Academy

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location: U.S. Grant National Memorial Park – W. 122nd Street and Riverside Drive

Admission: Free

 

Africa Center Music Series

Featured Performers: Okay Africa DJ’s and Dancers

Time: 3:00 – 4:00pm

Location: U.S. Grant National Memorial Park – W. 122nd Street and Riverside Drive

Admission: Free

 

International Gospel Showcase

Featured performers: Mama Foundation Gospel Choir, Tiger the Hope Boy and
Bishop Hezekiah Walker and the Love Fellowship Crusade Choir

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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: 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Location: U.S. Grant National Memorial Park – W. 122nd Street and Riverside Drive

Admission: Free

 

HMF Music Tributes

Music Salute to B.B. King-featuring King Solomon Hicks and Keith “The Captain” Gamble
Music Salute to Little Jimmy Scott -featuring Lavelle Crawford
Music Salute to Ben E. King -featuring Chuck Jackson, Lloyd Price, Paul Shaffer and Toya

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: U.S. Grant National Memorial Park – W. 122nd Street and Riverside Drive

Admission: Free

 

“A Concert Under the Stars”

Featuring Ray Chew and the Harlem Music Fest All Star Band, Maysa and special guests

Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: U.S. Grant National Memorial Park – W. 122nd Street and Riverside Drive

Admission: Free

 

Tuesday, August 4

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.

Time: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Expo: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Entertainment:

Conference – “Demystifying Technology” – 2 – 4PM

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

Admission: Free

 

Thursday, August 6 – Sunday, August 9

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

 

Saturday, August 8

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 a: Health; b. music and arts; c. community relations

Location: Our Children’s Foundation,
527 West 125th Street

Time: 11AM – 5PM

Admission: Free
Tuesday, August 11

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 University, Alfred Lerner Hall, 115th Strert & Broadway

Admission: Registration required

 

Saturday, August 15

“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 – 2PM

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

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-12:30PM

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

12:30PM-1:00PM

“All Lives Matter “Music

135th Street & St. Nicholas Ave Stage

1:00PM-3:00PM
“All Lives Matter” Program
135th Street & St. Nicholas Ave. Stage

3:00PM-4:00PM
The Fabulous Fashion Flava Show
Featuring the best in Urban Fashions

135th Street & St. Nicholas Ave. Stage
4:00PM – 6:00PM

HMF “Uptown Saturday Concert”

Featuring The Jeff Foxx Band, Kenny Lattimore and Deborah Cox

11:00AM – 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

HMF/Imagenation Film Festival
Outdoor Film Festival – “Still Bill”

On The Great Lawn of St. Nicholas Park
W. 135th St. & St. Nicholas Ave.
Sunday, August 16

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 1PM-7PM

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

NJPAC Jazz for Teens, Kim and Reggie Harris and others
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.
Salute to Malcolm X featuring R&B, Jazz, Hip Hop, Blues, and Dance with a special guest performance
by Doug E. Fresh and guest artists

1:00PM-6:00PM
International Vendors Village
Upscale arts and crafts and designers
Saturday, August 22

Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run & Walk ”
A 5K Run & “All Lives Matter” 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 22
HARLEM WEEK Outdoor Film Festival in Concert with ImageNation

“Finding Fela”

Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: The Great Lawn of St. Nicholas Park – W. 135th Street & St. Nicholas Avenue

Admission: Free

Harlem Week 2015 Events