Sunday, July 30

“A Great Day in Harlem”

With an expected attendance of 40,000+ , “A Great Day in Harlem” is a day long family-oriented event.  Participants can enjoy an Outdoor Festival, Picnic, Fashion Show and Concerts, saluting Gospel, Dance, Theater, Latin, Rhythm & Blues and Jazz.  There will also be arts & crafts, food from around the world, vendors, exhibitions, corporate exhibits, career recruitment and much more!  Check out all of the “Great Day in Harlem” events below:

Artz, Rootz & Rhythm International Cultural Showcase

             Featured performers: TBA

Time:  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location:  U.S. Grant National Memorial Park – W. 122nd Street and Riverside Drive

Admission:  Free

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International Gospel Showcase

Featured Performers: TBA

Time: 3:00 – 4:30pm

Location: U.S. Grant National Memorial Park – W. 122nd Street and Riverside Drive

Admission: Free

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Fashion Fusion Showcase

Highlighting the best in fashion from upcoming Urban Designers

Time:  4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Location:  U.S. Grant National Memorial Park – W. 122nd Street and Riverside Drive

Admission:  Free

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Concert Under The Stars

Featured Artists: TBA

Time:  6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location:  U.S. Grant National Memorial Park – W. 122nd Street and Riverside Drive

Admission:  Free

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Tuesday, August 1

Youth Education & Career Conference 2.0 & Hackathon

This conference is open to young people age 13-24. The conference will feature sessions on careers in technology (“21st Century Jobs”), technology based exhibits and demonstrations in the workplace and  special hackathon activities focused on virtual reality

Location: USS Intrepid Sea, Air, Space Museum. 46th Street & 12th Avenue

Time: 10AM – 5PM

Admission:  Free

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August 3 – August 6

The Hip Hop Film Festival
The festival is the first of it’s kind, showcasing the talents of filmmakers from all over the world who are the sons and daughters of the Hip Hop culture.

Location: National Black Theatre, 2031 5th Ave bet. 125th & 126th Street, Harlem, NY

For more info and a full schedule of films and times please click here

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Thursday, August 10

NYC Economic Development Day

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM  International Business &  Health Conferences

10 AM – 3 PM              Indoor  Business & Professional Services Expo

10 AM – 5 PM               Outdoor Farmer’s Market

12 Noon – 2 PM            Basil A. Patterson Business Award Luncheon

3PM – 5PM                   Tech “MeetUp”/ Business Conference presented by Silicon Harlem

Location:  Columbia University, Alfred Lerner Hall, 115th Strert & Broadway

Admission:  Registration required

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Tuesday, August 15

NY City Senior Citizens Day

Members of the Senior Citizens community can enjoy a farmers market, senior expo as well as the Elder’s Jubilee Awards Luncheon.

Time:  9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Expo: 10:00am – 3:00pm


Location:  A.C. Powell, Jr. State Office Building – 125th Street & A.C. Powell, Jr. Boulevard

Admission:  Free

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Saturday, August 19

“Summer in the City”

 12 NOON – 5PM

NY City “Children’s Festival” (Day I) 

Featuring parade, exhibits, games, arts & crafts, live music, dance, free health testing and sports clinics
135th St. (bet. Malcolm X & Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvds.)
 11AM – 2PM

Harlem Honeys and Bears
Senior citizen’s swimming demonstrations

For the whole family
Hansborough Recreation Center
W. 135th St. (bet. Malcolm X Blvd. & Fifth Ave.

12:00 Noon – 5PM


Highlighting SUNY, CUNY, Community Colleges, Technical & Trade Schools, and showcasing Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Over 50 colleges, universities and public and private institutions of higher learning will provide information on admissions, scholarships and financial aid.

West 135th Street (between Malcolm X and A. C. Powell, Jr., Blvds.)

“Dancing In The Streets”
135th Street & St. Nicholas Ave. Stage

The Fabulous Fashion Flava Show
Featuring the best in Urban Fashions

135th Street & St. Nicholas Ave. Stage
4:00PM – 6:00PM

HMF “Uptown Saturday Concert”
11:00AM – 5:00PM
International Vendors Village

Featuring Arts & Crafts, Music, Clothing, Jewelry, Hats, Sculptures, Foods, Job Recruitment, Product Sampling, and Corporate Exhibits
From W. 135th Street Malcolm X. Blvd to Frederick Douglas Blvd.


HARLEM WEEK/Imagenation Outdoor Film Festival 

Featured Film: “I Am Not Your Negro”

Director Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished – a radical narration about race in America, using the writer’s original words. He draws upon James Baldwin’s notes on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. to explore and bring a fresh and radical perspective to the current racial narrative in America.

On The Great Lawn of St. Nicholas Park
W. 135th St. & St. Nicholas Ave.


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Sunday, August 20

Site I
W. 135th St. (bet. 5th Ave & Malcolm X Blvd)
10:00AM – 4:00PM

Upper Manhattan Auto Show

Featuring classic, vintage and the newest cars, as well as motorcycles and historic     buses.

West 135th Street between 5th Avenue & Malcolm X Blvd.

Our Health Village

Health testing, education and information
Harlem Hospital Mural Pavilion 12NOON-6PM
(between 136th Street and 137th &  Malcolm X Blvd.

Upper Manhattan Small Business Expo & Fair
(Fifth Avenue & Malcolm X Blvd)

Tri-State Junior Tennis Clinics 10AM-4PM

Howard Bennett Playground –
W. 135TH Street Fifth Ave & Malcolm X Blvd

NY City “Children’s Festival” (Day 2) 12NOON – 7PM

Theme: “Back to School”.  Featuring exhibits, games, arts & crafts, live music, dance, free health testing and sports clinics
135th St. (bet. Malcolm X & Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Blvds.)

Site II
HMF-5th Avenue Main Stage 1PM-7PM

Jazz, R&B Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Gospel and guest artists

Site III
1:00PM-7:00PM HMF/YMCA Stage
Dance, Gospel, Jazz, Spoken Word, Hip-Hop, R&B, Musical Theater and “Back to School” Children’s Fashion Show
135TH Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd

Site IV 1:00PM-7:00PM
HMF St. Nicholas Avenue Main Stage
W. 135th St. and St. Nicholas Ave.
R&B, Jazz, Hip Hop, Blues, and Dance with special guest performances by guest artists

International Vendors Village

Upscale arts and crafts and designers

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Saturday, August 26

Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run & Walk 
A 5K Run &  walk through historic Harlem to bring us all together in our communities.After the run & walk everyone is invited to join us in St. Nicholas Park for a community celebration featuring multiple DJ’s saluting our musical icons plus family oriented performances produced in conjunction with the Hip Hop Hall of Fame & Museum.

Event Registration:  6:00 am/ Run  & Walk Start Time: 8:30 am

Community Celebration: 12Noon

Location: 135th Street & St. Nicholas Avenue

Admission:  Registration required

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Saturday, August 26

HARLEM WEEK Outdoor Film Festival in Concert with ImageNation

Featured Film: “Queen of Katwe”
Queen of Katwe is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion. Directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding) from a screenplay by William Wheeler (The Hoax) based on the book by Tim Crothers, Queen of Katwe is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher (The Darjeeling Limited) and John Carls (Where the Wild Things Are) with Will Weiske and Troy Buder serving as executive producers. The film stars Golden Globe® nominee David Oyelowo (Selma), Oscar® winner and Tony Award® nominee Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave) and newcomer Madina Nalwanga.

Time:  7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Location:  The Great Lawn of St. Nicholas Park – W. 135th Street & St. Nicholas Avenue

Admission:  Free

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