Shop Harlem Live Harlem Holiday Expo

Shop Harlem Live Harlem Holiday Expo – Saturday, December 3d

Harlem Park to Park has organized the Holiday event “Shop Harlem Live Harlem Holiday Expo,” inviting visitors to Shop Harlem this holiday shopping season at MIST Harlem on Saturday, December 3rd. Shop More »

Harlem Holiday Windows

Harlem Holiday Windows begins on Wednesday, November 30th

Harlem is getting in the Holiday spirit with Harlem Holiday Windows set to kick off this Wednesday, November 30th, a great opportunity to bring the kids up to learn some Harlem history More »

CCCADI - Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute Grand Opening this weekend!

The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) is celebrating its grand opening this weekend with a full schedule of FREE events and activities starting today, Saturday, October 15th. Come out and More »

Silicon Harlem Tech Conference

Silicon Harlem Tech Conference Friday, October 21 – Register Today!

Join Silicon Harlem on October 21, 2016 for the 3rd annual Silicon Harlem Tech Conference at MIST – My Image Studios, located at 46 West 116th Street in Harlem. This Next Gen More »

HARLEM HARVEST FESTIVAL

Harlem Park to Park’s Harlem Harvest Festival this Saturday October 8th

The 2016 HARLEM HARVEST FESTIVAL is on this Saturday, sponsored by POWER 105.1 FM, Whole Foods Market, NYC Small Business Services, Harlem Community Development Corporation, and hosted by Tren’ness Woods Black from More »

El Barrio Latin Jazz Festival FREE Concert with Tito Puente Jr.

El Barrio Latin Jazz Festival (Free Concert)

This Friday, September 16th from 5 PM – 8 PM come out for the first El Barrio Latin Jazz Festival FREE Concert featuring Tito Puente Jr. at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem.

 

A FREE concert celebrating the Birthplace of Latin Jazz; Harlem! The 1st Annual Festival brings Hot, live Latin music that will move your hips and feet with hard hittin’ beats!!!

Check out all El Barrio Latin Jazz Festival events here.

Harlem International Film Festival set to begin

harlem-international-film-festivalThe Harlem International Film Festival will be taking place September 14th-18th, with all shows taking place at MIST Harlem (46 West 116th Street New York, NY 10026)   Be sure to check out the full line-up of films and get tickets!

The 2016 Harlem International Film Festival Opening Night Tribute to PRINCE and PURPLE RAIN The Purple Party follows – Wear something purple for the giant group photo Wednesday, September 14

 

Inaugural Harlem Fashion Week is on

Harlem Fashion Week

Here’s a reminder that the inaugural HARLEM FASHION WEEK kicks off uptown this week at the Museum of the City of New York on 5th avenue and 103rd street. Some tickets are still available for several shows and events.

 

 

Harlem Fashion Week will be an explosion of culture that will bridge the Downtown fashion hub to the Uptown vibe for a rich community experience. Our goal is to produce an event that will showcase the fashion industry, provide business education for emerging designers, grow Harlem businesses, create a cultural platform and just have fun!

The inaugural HFW will kick off with an opening night celebration on September 7th and culminate with Runway Shows on September 9th at the historic Museum of the City of New York on 5th avenue and Central Park. The four-day event will be hosted at restaurants, businesses and cultural centers all throughout the Harlem community and looks to attract 5,000 guest including, fashion industry professionals, members of the media, artists, entertainers, buyers and a host of VIPs
A portion of the proceeds from Harlem Fashion Week will be donated to the Junior Scholars Program at the Schomburg Library in Harlem and the Big Goree Project to restore the Slave Museum on Goree Island in Senegal, West Africa.

The Studio Museum in Harlem launches “inHarlem” artistic projects

inHarlem-artistic-projects

Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem has partnered with NYC Parks and The New York Public Library in launching “inHarlem” site-specific art projects around Harlem.

On view August 25, 2016 to July 25, 2017, inHarlem: Kevin Beasley, Simone Leigh, Kori Newkirk, Rudy Shepherd presents four site-specific installations in four historic Harlem parks—Morningside, Marcus Garvey, St. Nicholas and Jackie Robinson—and is organized by The Studio Museum in Harlem in partnership with NYC Parks along with the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance.

The Studio Museum in Harlem invites you to celebrate the opening of inHarlem: Kevin Beasley, Simone Leigh, Kori Newkirk, Rudy Shepherd

Thursday, August 25, 2016
5–7 p.m.
Remarks at 5:30 p.m.

Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem
Enter on Madison Avenue and 123rd Street

Rain or Shine
Open to All

2016 Charlie Parker Jazz Festival is coming to Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park

2016 Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

Honoring the legendary Jazz musician Charlie Parker’s contribution to jazz, the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival is once again set to entertain audiences at Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park.  This year, the Jazz festival is more of a celebration than ever as it’s around the centennial of the term “jazz,” and what would have been the 100th birthdays of late jazz greats including Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Ella Fitzgerald.

In Marcus Garvey Park on the 26th, audiences can enjoy performances from Jason Lindner: Breeding Ground, the electrifying 11-piece band led by keyboardist Jason Lindner and jazz vocalist Antoinette Montague, accompanied by Jazzmobile friends.

Randy Weston African Rhythms Sextet will play jazz infused with influences of African culture, while jazz pianist and gospel musician Cory Henry will wow audiences with his full band sound on the 27th.

Jason Lindner: Breeding Ground
Antoinette Montague and Jazzmobile Friends
DJ Greg Caz
Friday August 26, 2016
7 pm – 9 pm

Randy Weston African Rhythms Sextet
Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles
The Artistry of Jazzmeia Horn
Charles Turner 111
Saturday August 27, 2016
3 pm – 7 pm

Harlem Havana Music and Cultural Festival August 15 – 21 – Full schedule

harlem-havana-festival

It’s time for the 1st Harlem Havana Music & Cultural Festival, which is set to bring Cuban artists to Harlem, New York City in August for a week of live music, visual arts, dance, film, food and more during HarlemWeek festivities.

The Harlem Havana Music and Cultural Festival (August 15 – 21) was created to celebrate the artistic connection between Harlem and Havana, and now that relations between the U.S. and Cuba have been re-established for the first time since they were suspended in the 1960s, it is time to get the party started in Harlem.

Cuban musicians, visual artists, dancers, filmmakers, chefs and educators will be highlighted during this years Harlem Week from Aug. 15-21. They include saxophonist César López and his Habana Ensemble, and pianist Jorge Luis Pacheco, a young lion who was selected by Wynton Marsalis to perform with the Jazz at Lincoln Center orchestra during the New York big band’s trip to Havana in 2010.

Next year, some American artists with Harlem connections, including Smokey Robinson will return the favor and travel to Havana, Cuba in a similar effort of cultural exchange in February 2017.

Free Harlem SummerStage Concerts in August

Harlem Summerstage concerts

It’s time to come out and enjoy some live music and performances in Harlem as City Parks Foundation’s 2016 season of SummerStage concerts at Richard Rogers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park through August will feature reggae singer Alpha Blondy, a night of powerful words and song with renowned poet and performer Saul Williams, and more.  All concerts are FREE!

 

Harlem SummerStage Concert schedule in Marcus Garvey Park:

Tuesday, Aug 16. 7:00 p.m.: Alpha Blondy

Wednesday, Aug 17, 7:00 p.m.: Saul Williams / Kimberly Nichole

Thursday, Aug 18, 7:00 p.m.: Tamar-kali with ASE Dance Collective / Master Class: Calvin Wiley

Friday, Aug 19, 7:00 p.m.: Nathan Trice Rituals / HAS Dance Ensemble / Master Class: Calvin Wiley

Saturday and Sunday, Aug 20-21, 7:00 p.m.: Kalabantè Circus / Iron Skulls & Quim Moya / Sxip’s Hour of Charm

Friday, Aug 26, 7:00 p.m.: Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Jason Lindner: Breeding Ground / Antoinette Montague and Jazzmobile Friends / DJ Greg Caz

Saturday, Aug 27, 3:00 p.m.: Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Randy Weston African Rhythms Sextet / Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles / The Artistry of Jazzmeia Horn / Charles Turner III / Master Class: Samuel Coleman

Having highlighted hip-hop music and culture in 2013 and salsa and Latin music in 2014,  the festival is thrilled this year to honor another distinctly New York musical form: Jazz.  The 2016 season of SummerStage will both showcase exceptional performing artists from around the globe, and will also feature more jazz performances than ever before, with nearly half a dozen planned for Central Park and many more in neighborhood parks across the city. The focus on jazz this season coincides with the upcoming centennial of the musical dawning of the term “jazz,” as well as what would have been the 100th birthdays of late jazz greats including Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Ella Fitzgerald.

Harlem Summerstage concerts

“Capital One is proud to once again support SummerStage as it celebrates New York’s artistic energy and creativity,” said Michael Slocum, President, Commercial Banking and Northeast Regional President, Capital One. “The artsbuild communities and enrich lives, and this remarkable festival embodies our commitment to investing for good in the diverse communities where our associates live and work.”

Sweet Spot Festival is back with 4th Annual JAMAICAN INDEPEN-DANCE!

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UPDATE: Due to expected rainy weather, this event will take place on SUNDAY, August 7th!

The Sweet Spot Festival is back this Saturday, August 6th, from 2PM-9PM at West Harlem Pier/ 125th St + West Side Highway.   Presented with Large UP, the 4th Annual JAMAICAN INDEPEN-DANCE! A celebration of all things Caribbean with a Reggae & Dancehall Bashment! -With music by Father German NYC Champion Sound RICE + PEAS Deejay Gravy, Max Glazer, Orijahnal Vibez, Micro Don & more surprise guests.  This will be the place to be for great vibes under the sun Saturday so pack a picnic and come have some fun.

The event also includes:

FREE dancehall workshop by international choreographer

BLACKA DI DANCA

Selecting, Dancing, Art for the little ones,
Good Food, Vintage & Artisan Vendors