Harlem is one of New York City’s most vibrate neighborhoods. This August, come celebrate how amazing Harlem is during Harlem Week!
Harlem Week is a month long celebration of one of New York City’s most lively neighborhoods. Harlem is a cultural center for African-American culture, music, food, art and more.
Harlem also has been influenced by other ethnicities and Harlem week festivities include African-American as well as Caribbean, European and Hispanic art and culture.
The world famous Apollo Theater is located in Harlem. It is where many famous musicians and singers, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, James Brown, Diana Ross and the Supremes, The Jackson 5, Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill and many more, got their start.
Most of the events offered during Harlem Week are free. Events include dance performances, musical performances, the spoken word, theater, arts and crafts and much more.
Some highlights of this year’s Harlem Week:
August 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31: UPTOWN FRIDAYS! – Free guided tours, dancing and music at The Studio Museum. (free)
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Studio Museum – 144 W. 125th Street
August 18: “Uptown Saturday Nite” – Tribute to Bob Marley free)
Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00
Location to be announced.
August 25: The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival (free)
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Marcus Garvey Park – The Richard Rodgers Amphitheater – 123rd & Mt. Morris Park West
For more information about these and other events, click here.
There will also be plenty of vendors selling local art, crafts, food and music.