Archive for August, 2009

HARLEM WEEK EVENT UPDATE – THURS., AUGUST 20TH – 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM HARLEM SUMMER STAGE – Harlem Dance: featuring uptown Dance Academy, Milleneum Dance A.C. Powell, Jr. State Office Bldg. W 125th & A.C. Powell, Jr. Blvd for info call 212 961-4390 – SAT., AUGUST 22ND – Run Starts at 8:30 AM Walk Starts at 9:30 AM The New York Family: Health Walk-A-Thon & the First Annual Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run. A Run and Walk through Historic Harlem *At (1) St. Nicholas Park* (2) Jackie Robinson Park* Visit www.nyrr.org/races or for info call (212) 860-4455 WED.,AUGUST 26TH – (4) at 5:30 PM & (4) at 7:30 PM “The Joints are Jumpin” At Eight Upper Manhattan Restaurants & Nigth Clubs Live Entertainment including Jazz, R&B, Latin, Blues By Invitation Only – 7:00 PM Jazzmobile Featuring Frank Wess At U.S. Grant Nat. Memorial Park Riverside drive & W122nd St. For info visit www.jazzmobile.com or call (212) 866-3616 – 7:30 PM Apollo Theater Amateur Night “Where stars are born and legends are made” 253 W. 125th St. btwn A.C. Powell Jr. & F. Douglass Blvds. – THURS., AUGUST 27th – 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Harlem Summer Stage Outdoor Dancing on the Plaza with WBLS FM’s, Jeff Foxx Band and DJ Mitch A.C. Powell, Jr. State Office Bldg. W125 & A.C. Powell, Jr. Blvd. – SAT., AUGUST 29TH 2:00 PM TO 8:00 PM Charlie Parker Jazz Festival (outdoor) At the Marcus Garvey Park Band Shell Btwn. W122nd & W123 St. & Mt. Morris Park West www.cityparksfoundation.org SUN., AUGUST 30th – Sunday Afternoon Gospel, Jazz & Music Brunches: At Great Harlem Restaurants: Sylvia’s – 212 996-0660, Londel’s – 212 234-6114, Gran Piatto – 212 722-2244, Gospel Uptown – 212 280-2110, Terrace in the Sky – 212 666-9490 and Ricardo’s – 212 666-9490 Please call Directly for Reservations

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

HARLEM WEEK EVENT UPDATE – SATURDAY AUGUST 15TH – SUMMER IN THE CITY PART I – “RELIEVE THE STRESS” – MORNING EXERCISE A “Healthy Eating & Healthy Living” Initiative at Marcus Garvey Park @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am btwn W. 123rd & W. 124th St. & Madison Avenue for information call 212 283-3315 visit www.nyrr.org Call for info on Rain Option site — PART II 11:00 am – 7:00 pm Events Include NY City “Children’s Festival” on W. 135th St. btwn. Malcom X & A.C. Powell Jr. Blvds. — PART III National Historic Black College Fair & Expo on W. 135th St. btwn. Malcom X & A.C. Powell Jr. Blvds. — PART IV — Honey & Bears Senior Citizens Swimming Exhibitions Hansborough Recreation Center on W. 135th St. at Lenox Terrace — PART V –Urban Skateboarding for youth at Howard Bennett Playround on W. 135th St. for more info visit www.nycgovparks.org/facilities/skateparks — PART VI — International Exhibitors & Vendors Village On W. 135th St. btwn. A.C. Powell Jr. & F. Douglass Blvds. Major Arts & Crafts, Music , Clothing, Jewelry, Hats, Sculptures, General Exhibits, Job Recruitment. Produce Sampling.

Friday, August 14th, 2009

HARLEM WEEK 35TH ANNIVERSARY 2009 THEME “HISTORIC CELEBRATIONS” – Harlem Week began in 1974 as a Harlem Day, which was a one-day tribute to Harlem’s glorious history. It was so unexpectedly successful that more days were needed to showcase the community’s rich economic, political and cultural history. UPCOMING EVENTS THIS WEEK: FRIDAY, AUGUST 7TH – Jazz Mobile Featuring Jeremy Pelt – at Marcus Garvey Park – W. 122nd Street and 5th Avenue – info visit www.jazzmobile Saturday, August 8th – C’ote D’Ivoire Diversity Week – African Festival, arts and culture with musical performances, food and art – From: 12 noon to 6:00 pm – Morningside Park at W. 114th Street to 117th Street – For info email cotedivoire7@gmail.com

Friday, August 7th, 2009