Harlem Week “Summer in the City” this Saturday, August 19

It’s always one of the best days to celebrate during HarlemWeek, so come out this Saturday, August 19th and enjoy all of the “Summer in the City” events on this glorious day uptown!

135th street from St. Nicholas Avenue to 5th Avenue will be blocked off from traffic to allow the festivities to take place all day long.

“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.

 HarlemWeek “Summer in the City” events listed below:

Time: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

NYC “Children’s Festival” (Day I)
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: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: West 135th Street – between Malcolm X & A.C. Powell Jr. Boulevard

Admission: Free

“Harlem Honeys & Bears”
Senior citizens as well as the entire family, enjoy swimming and exercises demonstrations.

Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Hansborough Recreation Center – W 135th Street/between Malcolm X Blvd & Fifth Avenue

Admission: Free

Higher Education Fair & Expo

The Higher Education Fair & Expo will take place during “Summer in the City” and offers information on financial aid and college tours for colleges and universities throughout the United States with a special emphasis on Historically Black Colleges with over 50 HBCUs attending. More than 15,000 students, parents, alumni and recruiters attend from around the Greater New York metropolitan area to gather information on college admission, scholarships and grants.

Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: West 135th Street between Malcolm X and A.C. Powell, Jr. Boulevard

Admission: Free


New Yorkers are “Dancing in the Street”

Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Location: W. 135th Street and Frederick Douglas Boulevard

Admission: Free

Fashion Flava Show
Showcasing fashion from designers of color.

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location: TBD

Admission: Free

“Uptown Saturday Concert”
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: TBD

Admission: Free

HARLEM WEEK Outdoor Film Festival in Concert with ImageNation
Featured Film: “I Am Not Your Negro”
Director Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished – a radical narration about race in America, using the writer’s original words. He draws upon James Baldwin’s notes on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr to explore and bring a fresh and radical perspective to the current racial narrative in America.

Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Admission: Free