Harlem Week

Fri Aug 12, 2022
Various times
All ages
Harlem (See listing)
, New York, NY

The 48th annual Harlem Week returns with 10 days of live and virtual experiences celebrating the people, arts, culture, entertainment, and history of Harlem, centered around the theme, “Inspiration, Impact, and Legacy."

Marque events include:

NBA & Rucker Park Salutes: The Ruckers Pro Legends–Each One Teach One Reunion and Hall of Fame Induction, Alhambra Ballroom (August 6); Harlem Basketball Legends Gala honoring Tom “Satch” Sanders, Salem United Methodist Church (August 13); Philadelphia vs. Harlem All-Star Game, Rucker Park (Aug. 14)

Senior Citizens Day (August 12): Recognizing that Harlem would not be the cultural staple it is today without the historic contributions of our elders, HARLEM WEEK honors seniors by providing an array of live and virtual summits and activities including health services, the Demystifying Technology panel, the Senior Hat Fashion Show Seniors, and more. (10-3pm; Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building. Watch portions online via the Harlem Week website.)

Teen Takeover: The Code (August 12): Apollo Teen Takeover returns live on the soundstage of the iconic Apollo Theater for a one-night-only, exclusively teen event. On this magical night, guests are transported through music, dance, and visual arts produced and presented by teens.

Percy Sutton Harlem 5k Run & Anti-Gun Violence Health Walk: SAVE OUR CHILDREN (August 13): Everyone is invited to join the walk and make a statement against gun violence in our communities. (8-12pm)

Great Jazz on the Great Hill (August 13): Bring a picnic, blanket, and dancing shoes for Great Jazz on the Great Hill, featuring live music and swing dancing in a beautiful park setting. The event features performances by Jimmy Heath Legacy Band, Antonio Hart Quartet, and Tammy McCann. Enter Central Park at 106th Street and Central Park West. This event is presented by Jazzmobile and the Central Park Conservancy. (4-7pm; Great Hill in Central Park West)

A Great Day In Harlem (August 14): The day begins at 12pm with the opening of the International Village featuring vendors and exhibitors with items for sale ranging from arts & crafts, jewelry, clothing, unique accessories, international foods, and more. Entertainment from the stage is presented in four segments. Artz, Rootz & Rhythm featuring local, community, and emerging performers of varying genres; The Gospel Caravan featuring local, national, and international gospel performers; and the day closes with the Concert Under Under the Stars featuring national and international performers performing backed by the Harlem Music Festival All-Star Band led by “Music Director to the stars” Ray Chew. (12-7pm; Ulysses S Grant National Memorial)

Summer in the City (Saturday, August 20, 1-6pm)
West 135th Street between St. Nicholas Avenue and 5th Avenue
“Summer In The City” offers a full day of activities. With performances from local, national, and international artists, Harlem Broadway Row (Day 1), the highly anticipated adult urban fashion show, health testing stations, and hundreds of food vendors, arts & crafts, music, jewelry, hats, sculptors, corporate exhibitors, and games.

Alex Trebek Harlem Children’s Spelling Bee (Saturday, August 20, 3-5pm)
 Schomburg Center (515 Malcolm X Blvd.)
Kids in grades 1– 5 show off their spelling brilliance and win prizes. Everyone’s a winner!

Harlem Day (Sunday, August 21, 1-7pm)
West 135th Street between St. Nicholas Avenue and 5th Avenue
Harlem Week concludes with three stages of entertainment, Sundae Sermon Dance Party, the back-to-school fashion show, the Harlem Health Village, Harlem Broadway Row (Day 2), Performances from Broadway productions, local, national and international artists in various musical genres from Jazz, R&B, Hip-Hop, Gospel, Reggae, Soca, Latin and more. Plus hundreds of food vendors, arts & crafts, music, jewelry, hats, sculptors, corporate exhibitors, and games.

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.
** Please keep your family and others safe by wearing masks and social distancing. If an activity appears too crowded, try using the "nearby" search feature on our activity calendar to find something else to do.
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