HARLEM WEEK Opening Gala


A presentation of a proclamation to the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce (GHCC) was accepted by founding HARLEM WEEK members Lloyd Williams, Stephanie Francis and William Rogers. André De Shields, a broadway actor, was honored by Mayor Bill de Blasio, and Ekundayo Bandele, a representative from the City of Memphis, was honored by GHCC. Tiannah Adams, this year's HARLEM WEEK scholarship recipient was also presented with an award.

Live Entertainment Provided By:

Phil Young House of Blues Experience: Phil Young (Lead & Drums), Andy Story (Guitar), Ed Cherry (Guitar), Jeff Levine (Keyboar), Lee Marvin (Bass), Roy Bennett (Vocals), Tina Fabrique (Vocals)

Memphis Singing Duo: Talibah Safyira (Vocals)Dylan Kaminkow (Bass)

The Feeling Messengers: Miguel Valdes, Mariang Valdes, Román Díaz

...if you want to think about what we aspire to be as a city, as a nation, and how we put the problems of our past behind and build something better, then all you got to do is visit Harlem.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio, July 18, 2019, Gracie Mansion