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August 2017
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Food Bank For New York City Presents: New York City Council Candidate Forum, District 8

August 22 - 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
LSA Family Health Service,
333 East 115th St, New York, NY United States
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To better ensure that voters hear from those seeking to represent them, Food Bank For New York City is excited to present this Candidate Forum so voters can hear from the candidates looking to represent District 8 on the City Council. This forum is presented in partnership with the Gotham Gazette.

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Imagenation Presents: I Am Not Your Negro [HARLEM WEEK]

August 19 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Marcus Garvey Park,
5th Avenue & 124th St, New York, NY United States
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Learn more about the life and thoughts of one of Harlem’s most revered native sons, James Baldwin. “I Am Not Your Negro” was nominated for a 2017 Academy Award, and the seed for this film was planted more than 35 years ago. In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, “Remember This House,” a personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin…

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Jazz at the Mansion

August 19 - 2:00 pm - August 20 - 6:00 pm
Morris-Jumel Mansion,
65 Jumel Terrace, New York, NY United States
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Melt into the sounds of classic jazz as you enjoy the great outdoors on the lawn of one of oldest houses in the city (George Washington decamped here for a spell during the American Revolution). Bring a blanket and some libations as Harlem icon Marjorie Eliot, who has been giving live jazz concerts in her home for more than 30 years, performs the standards.

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NYC Children’s Fair [HARLEM WEEK]

August 19 - 12:00 pm - August 20 - 6:00 pm
Various Locations,
New York, NY United States
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Over 10,000 children between the ages of 5 to 12 descend on 135th Street to revel in a day of storytelling; children’s entertainment showcasing tap dancers, dance troupes, step shows, hip-hop dancers, theater, poetry and vocalists; arts and crafts; double dutch competitions; face painting; technology; health services; dance lessons and sporting events.

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Jim Jones

August 19 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Marcus Garvey Park,
5th Avenue & 124th St, New York, NY United States
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One of Harlem’s prodigal sons returns as Joseph Guillermo Jones II, better known as Jim Jones, rocks the stage of Marcus Garvey’s ampitheatre. This hometown hero and self-proclaimed capo of Harlem-born and bred Diplomats (Cam’ron Giles, Freekey Zekey and Juelz Santana,) will no doubt perform his biggest hit, “We Fly High,” as well as a bevy of other songs made famous by his Dipset crew. Ayyyye!

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Harlem Day [HARLEM WEEK]

August 20 - 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
135th Street – between Fifth Avenue and St. Nicholas Ave,
135th Street – between Fifth Avenue and St. Nicholas Ave, New York, NY United States
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Over 90,000 people descend on four blocks in central Harlem to partake in this always unique fair with flair. There are four outdoor stages of live entertainment, this year featuring “The International Roots of Jazz:” reggae, Latin, soca, gospel, R&B, hip-hop, rock, blues and calypso. The Upper Manhattan Auto Show from is always fun; as is the Children’s Festival at the YMCA stage. Wash all the magic down with delectable soul vittles and fresh squeezed lemonade, and cop some music,…

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$45

Pretty-N-Pink Fashion Show and Party Mixer Fundraiser

August 20 - 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Row House Restaurant,
2128 Frederick Douglas Blvd., New York, NY United States
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Pink Fundraiser and fashion show and party mixer to raise breast Cancer Awareness and funds towards the Avon walk in October to help Cancer patients in need.

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Def Poets: A Reunion feat. Ursula Rucker, Jessica Care Moore, Mums, Steve Colman, Vanessa Hidary, Bonafide Rojas, Toni Blackman

August 20 - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Marcus Garvey Park,
5th Avenue & 124th St, New York, NY United States
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Featuring 4pm poetry workshop with Ursula Rucker and Derrik Cross Def Poetry Jam brought urban poetry and the poetry slam movement to the national stage. Presented by Russell Simmons, Def Poetry Jam was a spoken word poetry television series hosted by Mos Def, which aired on HBO.

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$21 – $33

AMATEUR NIGHT AT THE APOLLO

August 23 - 7:30 pm
Apollo Theater,
253 West 125th St, New York,
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A brand new line-up of contestants competes for the chance to perform during the September 13 Show Off and move on to Top Dog on November 15. It all leads to the chance of winning the title of Super Top Dog and the cash prizes of $5,000 in the Child Star category and $20,000 in the Adult category on November 22!

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’80s Outdoor Movie Screenings at Morris-Jumel

August 24 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Morris-Jumel Mansion,
65 Jumel Terrace, New York, NY United States
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Though the drive-ins of the ’70s are mostly long gone, you can enjoy classics of the ’80s under the stars and in the shadow of Manhattan’s oldest mansion. Aug. 24, promises a take on the crazy antics of The Goonies.

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August 19 - 10:14 pm
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