HARLEM WEEK began in 1974 as HARLEM DAY, a day of encouragement and fellowship in Harlem for New Yorkers. Given the huge success of the celebration, more days were added to showcase the community’s rich economic, political and cultural history.
Celebrating its 40th year in 2014, HARLEM WEEK offers over 100 events throughout the summer to over 2 million attendees from all over New York and the world. HARLEM WEEK celebrates the neighborhoods assets and unique flavor, promoting Harlem’s rich African, African-American, Caribbean, Hispanic and European history, culture, arts, religion, entertainment and sports.
About HARLEM WEEK, Inc.
HARLEM WEEK, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that fosters continued growth and development of Harlem, one of the world’s best-known neighborhoods. HARLEM WEEK, Inc. highlights Harlem’s assets and unique flavor. Now in its 38th year, HARLEM WEEK continues to promote Harlem’s rich African American, Hispanic, Caribbean and European history, culture, arts, religion, entertainment and sports.