Uptown Battle of the Bars 2016: The Art of the Mix starts today in Harlem! Sponsored by Hendrick’s Gin, Belvedere Vodka and Little Bamboo, this event features top Bartenders representing thirty Uptown bars and restaurants who will create original cocktails to compete for the title of Best Uptown Bartender.
You can participate by sampling cocktails from the list of participating bars and voting for your top pick on Instagram from Mon, Jun 27th to Sun, July 10th. The Showdown Finale is set to take place on Monday, July 18th.
This Saturday June 25th, come out and enjoy Harlem Pride 2016 Celebration Day at Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem! The Annual Harlem Pride Celebrations feature entertainment, a variety of food vendors and more, so bring family and friends.
The event organizers will also disseminate important information and provide services including referrals for health, legal and financial services, and on-the-spot testing for communicable diseases, while also welcoming and educating the community-at-large about the SGL/LGBT community.
Hosts: Tammy Peay & David Bridgeforth (Harlem Pride Board Member and Owner/Editor of DBQ Magazine)
Jackie Robinson Park
(Entrance at Bradhurst Avenue at 148th Street)
12 noon – 6 pm
This weekend marks the fifth year anniversary of the Harlem Arts Festival, which will return to Marcus Garvey Park Saturday June 25th and Sunday June 26th with a schedule filled with 43 talented musicians, dancers, singers, theatrical and visual artists as well as vendor space for more than 30 retailers and local small businesses.
The main stage in Marcus Garvey Park is at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater, while additional performances will take place at the Second Stage near the northwest entrance of the park. There’s no better place to spend the weekend under the sun with family and friends than at the FREE Harlem Arts Festival!
You can also come out and party on Friday, June 24 from 8:30pm-12:00am at the 2016 Harlem Arts Festival Opening Night Party at National Black Theatre. Tickets for this event are priced at $20 online, $25 at the door.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
#HAF2016 DAY 1
3:00pm-8:30pm Harlem Arts Festival Day 1 @ Marcus Garvey Park- FREE!
10:00pm-2:00am #HAFterparty @ Gin Fizz
Sunday, June 26, 2016
#HAF2016 DAY 2
12:00pm-3:00pm #HAF2016 Brunch @ Urban Garden Center
3:00pm-8:30pm Harlem Arts Festival Day 2 @ Marcus Garvey Park – FREE!
Hi-ARTS, Jill Newman Productions and The Blue Note Jazz Festival Presents: A Rose In Spanish Harlem the works of Sandra Fabara AKA Lady Pink.
Gallery Opening: June 16th, 2016 6:00-8:00pm
Exhibition on Display: June 16th – July 30th, 2016
Viewing Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays 2:00-7:00pm
Partnering with Grow NYC and the Sugar Hill Museum, the Sweet Spot Festival presents POP + SHOP this coming Saturday, June 18th from 10AM-5PM.
This event celebrates the opening day of the Sugar Hill GreenMarket season, and will feature farmers with fresh produce, craft, food and vintage vendors, and Museum-led art-making for the kids at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling located at 898 St.Nicholas Avenue – West 155th Street in Harlem. Music will be provided by DJ OLIVIA DOPE + KEEYS.
The 2016 Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic is set to take place with bike races around Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem on Sunday, June 19th! This event always brings a lot of excitement to the neighborhood, so come out and enjoy.
Created as a Father’s Day event in 1973 by David A. Walker, the Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic is the oldest continually held bike race in New York. The three-quarter-mile circuit around Marcus Garvey Park hosts the nation’s fastest criterium specialists for a 55-lap spin. A variety of children and amateur bicycle races were held before the Pros raced.
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)