On Sunday June 5th, the Mafrika Music Festival presented by Burkinabé Entertainment celebrates its 10th Year Anniversary showcasing the diversity of New York’s global music scene.
Everyone is invited to come and enjoy this FREE outdoor global music and arts festival featuring traditional and modern international music and art at Harlem’s iconic Marcus Garvey Park.
OBJECTIVES & IMPACT OF THE MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL
– Develop and sustain New York City’s highest quality world-music festival.
– Achieve a positive cultural and educational impact on future generations by promoting the integration of world culture in New York City
– Unite disparate international artists and performers annually in order to increase
cultural exchange opportunities amongst both artists and audience members.
– Provide a platform for the discovery of musical and artistic talent
– Build a festival in which diverse audiences can take pride in their culture and heritage.
– Create a historic opportunity of for diverse communities who live side-by-side, often as strangers – to meet and celebrate each other’s culture.
The Peoples Film Festival, a 4-Day annual film festival showcasing independent films from around the world will take place this week from June 2nd-June 5th. Don’t wait, the special Opening Night and Reception at the AMC Magic Johnson Theater (2309 Frederick Douglass Blvd) will be held on June 2nd, and must be purchased in advance online through TICKETBUD, all other ticket information available at http://thepeoplesfilmfestival.com/tickets/
Tickets for ALL Other Screenings & Panels June 3 – June 5 at the:
Maysles Cinema (343 Malcolm X Blvd. /Lenox Avenue at 127th Street).
Julia De Burgos Performing Arts Center (1680 Lexington Ave Btwn. 105th & 106th St)
Frederick Douglass Boulevard Alliance Presents the 5th Annual Food & Drink Boulevard Event on FDB in Harlem
The Frederick Douglass Boulevard Alliance is set to put on the Fifth Annual Food & Drink Boulevard Event on Wednsday June 8, 2016 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. featuring an evening of food, cocktails, music and entertainment along Frederick Douglass Boulevard from 110th to 124th Streets. Always a fun event in Harlem, Food & Drink Boulevard evening festivities offer local residents and visitors a chance to explore restaurants and bars along the Harlem Restaurant Row on Frederick Douglass Boulevard. Just buy a ticket to receive significant discounts at each participating establishment and enjoy sample food and drinks.
Participating businesses include:
67 Orange Street
Angel of Harlem
Harlem Burger Co.
Harlem Food Bar
LoLo’s Seafood Shack
By now you’ve probably heard about the annual Miss Harlem Shake contest, but this year Harlem Shake restaurant’s search for the new “face” to represent the brand is now open to both men and women! Interested parties can apply now – Sunday, June 12th if you are a Harlem resident 18 and over. Do you have what it takes?
Winners receive great prizes, including:
· Free burgers for a year
· $500 for themselves; $1000 for their charity
· A head-shot photograph on Harlem Shake restaurant’s Wall of Fame and a chance to represent the restaurant at the African American Day Parade.
That’s right, the Second Annual Harlem EatUp! Festival – celebrating the food, culture, music and Spirit of Harlem – will have some FREE things to enjoy in Morningside Park this Saturday, May 21 st and Sunday, May 22nd!
Harlem EatUp! is bringing together dozens of top artists, chefs and athletes, and offer free, interactive activities for parents, children and festival goers at The Kids’ Zone presented by Aetna and EatUp! Main Stage at The Stroll Presented by Macy’s. Don’t miss out!
This weekend UPTOWN Magazine is set to present the 1st Annual UPTOWN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL at MIST – 46 West 116th Street in Harlem!
Tickets on Sale Now for Friday May 13th and Saturday May 14th – $14 each day.
One of Harlem’s best Summer outdoor events uptown is always the Sweet Spot Festival, and they are back to kick-off the season on Saturday May 21st from 2pm-9pm at West Harlem Pier! Celebrating 5 years of bringing in the best DJ’s from around the world, the Sweet Spot Festival and Okayafrica present ELECTRAFRIQUE Harlem with DJ Rich Medina, DJ Underdog, and Native Sun. See you there!
CELEBRATE SUMMER IN HARLEM WITH THE SWEET SPOT FESTIVAL. FREE Family Event Series. Great Music, Food Vendors, Kids Activities, Awesome Vintage & more!
Vendy Plaza in East Harlem is back! This Sunday, May 1st, join Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito for the opening of the new season of Vendy Plaza where you can listen to music, dance, drink and most importantly, sample food from many vendors 12 noon – 6 pm.
Located on Park avenue between 115th and 116th street at La Marqueta just near the #6 train 116th street stop, Vendy Plaza is on every Sunday except July 3rd, until October 16th!