Harlem Week: Outdoor Festival, Car Show, College Fair, Children's Fest

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun Aug 19 2018.
Saturday, August 18, 2018 Various times
Sunday, August 19, 2018 Various times
Event Info
Cost: 
Free
Contact Phone: 
(877) 427-5364
Recommended Age: 
All ages
Editor's Pick: 

This Harlem celebration runs for the entire month with tons of  family fun but the big events are this weekend's festivals.

Saturday August 18 12-5pm
NYC Children’s Festival (Day I)
Over 10,000 children between ages 5 to 12 years of age and their family members attend to enjoy storytelling, children’s entertainment (daily performances showcasing tap dancers, dance troupes, step shows, hip hop, theater, poetry, vocalists, etc.), arts & crafts, double dutch competitions, face painting, technology information, information on health services, super heroes (from cartoons & comic books and children’s programs, etc.), dance lessons and sporting events. West 135th Street – between Malcolm X & A.C. Powell Jr. Boulevard

Harlem Honey & Bears 11am – 3pm
Senior citizens as well as the entire family, enjoy swimming and exercises demonstrations.  Hansborough Recreation Center – W 135th Street/between Malcolm X Blvd & Fifth Avenue 

Higher Education Fair & Expo Noon-5pm
The Annual HARLEM WEEK National Historic Black College Fair & Expo will take place during “Summer in the City” and offers information on financial aid and college tours for over 50 HBCUs.  More than 15,000 students, parents, alumni and recruiters attend from around the Greater New York metropolitan area to gather information on college admission, scholarships and grants.
West 135th Street between Malcolm X and A.C. Powell, Jr. Boulevard 
 

Sunday, August 19
HARLEM DAY Over 90,000 attendees will enjoy four outdoor stages of live entertainment, featuring “The International Roots of Jazz”: 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.  Noon– 7:00 pm
West 135th Street between 5th & St. Nicholas Avenue

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 Through Historic Harlem!  The “Sunday Caravan of Stars” will begin at the “Duke” Ellington monument at 9am. Noon – 4pm
W. 135th Street – between 5th Ave & Malcolm X Boulevard
Free

The NY City Health Village 10am-4pm
“The Village within Our Village” features exhibits from hospitals, health centers, health service providers, doctors, holistic practitioners, acupuncturists, dentists and others.  Free health testing is provided on site as well as information on health plans, health insurance, nutrition, holistic medicine, exercise, Healthy Eating & Healthy Living.
W. 135th Street – between 5th Ave & Malcolm X Boulevard

NY Children’s Festival (Day II) Back to School Noon-6pm
YMCA Stage – W. 135th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue
 

Area/Neighborhood: 
Location: 
Harlem (See listing) New York , NY 40° 42' 45.99" N, 74° 0' 21.5028" W
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