Harlem Week in NYC (Until Aug 24th)


HARLEM WEEK 2013 is a fabulous month-long celebration of all things Harlem! What began in 1974 as a one-day tribute to Harlem has evolved into this incredible event about the community’s rich economic, political and cultural history. From children’s festivals to a college fair to the New York City Senior Citizens Day “Elders’ Jubilee,” there is a diverse range of events for residents and visitors.

HARLEM WEEK began in 1974 as HARLEM DAY – a day of inspiration and togetherness in the Village of Harlem. Due to the huge success of the day, the event was extended to one week, and it continues to grow and achieve international acclaim. It offers over 100 events during July and August and attracts more than two million attendees from all over New York and the world.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

HARLEM WEEK’s two-day street festival “Harlem Day,” for which it may be best known, takes place on 135th Street, extending from Lenox Avenue to St. Nicholas Park. This year’s festival will harness the best of the community’s creative and cultural energy!

Here are the exciting events planned that day:

  • Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington

Over 90,000 attendees will enjoy four outdoor stages of live entertainment featuring “The International Roots of Jazz” which will include:

  • Reggae
  • Latin
  • Soca
  • Gospel
  • R&B
  • Hip-hop
  • Rock
  • Blues
  • And Calypso

There will also be exhibitors and vendors providing delicious foods, creative arts & crafts, clothing and much more.

Time: 12 – 7 p.m.
Location: 4 blocks on West 135th Street between 5th & St. Nicholas Avenue

  • Upper Manhattan Auto Show

The Upper Manhattan Auto Show is an exhibition of some of the most unique, collectible, vintage and new vehicles throughout the region. Awards will be presented in select categories. Look out for the Auto Parade throughout historic Harlem! The “Sunday Caravan of Stars” will begin at the “Duke” Ellington monument at 9 a.m.

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: W. 135th Street – between 5th Ave & Malcolm X Boulevard

  • The NY City Health Village

“The Village within our Village” will feature exhibits from:

  • hospitals
  • health centers
  • health service providers
  • doctors
  • holistic practitioners
  • acupuncturists
  • dentists and others

Free health testing will also be provided on site as well as information on health plans, exercise, and healthy eating and living.

Time: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Location: W. 135th Street – between 5th Ave & Malcolm X Boulevard

  • Upper Manhattan Small Business Expo & Fair

Enjoy  indoor and outdoor expos on business, finance, and real estate, along with attending seminars focusing on small business related issues with top experts and the economic prosperity and revitalization of New York.

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: W. 135th Street – between 5th Ave & Malcolm X Boulevard

  • 5th Avenue Stage

Featuring salutes to South African music legends.

Time: 12 – 7 p.m.

  • St. Nicholas Main Stage

Celebrating the music of Motown.

Time: 1 – 7 p.m.
Location:  St. Nicholas Stage – W. 135th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue

July 27 – August 24, 2013

Throughout the Harlem community
New York, New York

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Visit www.harlemweek.com for the complete calendar.


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