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May 2018
Free

inHarlem Gallery Tour | Firelei Báez: Joy Out of Fire

May 1 - 8:00 am - November 24 - 5:00 pm
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture,
515 Malcom X Blvd, New York, NY United States
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Join the Studio Museum in Harlem inside the Latimer/Edison Gallery at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for a tour of Firelei Báez: Joy Out of Fire. In this exhibition, Báez features women whose legacies are preserved and maintained by the archives of the Schomburg Center. During the gallery tour, visitors will explore the artist’s practice of using photographs, letters, and other archival materials to create large-scale, imaginative portraits. This dynamic and immersive inHarlemtour will have something for everyone: adults, families and…

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July 2018
Free

Harlem Week

July 29 - 8:00 am - August 25 - 5:00 pm
Various Sites

What began in 1974 as a one-day tribute to Harlem has evolved over four decades into a monthlong celebration of the community’s rich economic, political and cultural history. Things kick off on July 29 with “A Great Day in Harlem” and reach a fever pitch during the bursting-at-the-seams weekend of events held under the banner of “Summer in the City” and “Harlem Day,” including an auto show, children’s festival, small-business expo, fashion show, educational fair, outdoor film screening and a dancing-in-the-street party.…

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August 2018
Free

Back to School Fashion Show

August 19 - 12:00 pm - 6:00 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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There’s nothing new about style, flair or fashion in Harlem, so it’s no surprise that fashion has been an integral part of Harlem Week since the event’s infancy. Harlem Week’s final fashion event is the “Back-to-School” children’s show. The show will feature various styles of sweat suits, tutus, barrettes and bows, vests, evening clothing and daywear.

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Free

Percy Sutton 5K

August 25 - 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
135th Street & St. Nicholas Avenue,
135th Street & St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY United States
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This 5K race honors the late Percy Sutton, who as Manhattan borough president in the 1970s championed the New York City Marathon as a five-borough event and remained a supporter of NYRR and running throughout his life; he passed away in 2009. The run celebrates historic Harlem and is part of HARLEM WEEK, one of the northeast area’s largest cultural celebrations.

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Free

Uptown Saturday Concert

August 18 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
135th Street & St. Nicholas Avenue,
135th Street & St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY United States
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The St. Nicholas Ave. stage is where the “Uptown Saturday Concert” will be showcasing top headlining artists to close stage activity for the day.

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Free

Summer in the City

August 18 - 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
135th Street & St. Nicholas Avenue,
135th Street & St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY United States
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There are many parts to “Summer in the City,” an all-day affair on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., on W. 135th St. between Malcolm X and Frederick Douglass Blvds. Highlights will include an International Vendors Village of clothing, arts and crafts and jewelry; the Senegalese Village, representing the African portion of Harlem’s immigrant flavor; and the Children’s Festival, featuring the Kalabante Circus, dance, sports clinics and free health screenings.

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Free

SummerStage: Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

August 24 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Richard Rodgers Amphitheater, Marcus Garvey Park,
18 Mt. Morris Park West, New York, NY United States
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In 1968, Jazz trumpeter Charles Tolliver recorded his debut album, Paper Man.  Praised for its explorative, avant-garde approach, the record includes six of Tolliver’s original compositions, and features renowned jazz musicians Gary Bartz, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Joe Chambers.  Tolliver will be performing alongside Bartz at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in August 2018, celebrating fifty years since the completion of Paper Man.  Additional guests include jazz-fusion multi instrumentalist Jack DeJohnette, and Buster Williams, the bassist responsible for backing Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk, and Bobby McFerrin. Rising vocalist Brianna…

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Free

SummerStage: Rapsody

August 19 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Richard Rodgers Amphitheater, Marcus Garvey Park,
18 Mt. Morris Park West, New York, NY United States
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This year, the talented wordsmith Rapsody was the only woman nominated for a Best Rap Album Grammy. But she’s hardly a newcomer; Rapsody’s been shaking up hip-hop for over a decade, and claimed the only guest verse on Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, on “Complexion.” Fans can expect cuts from the Grammy-nominated album Laila’s Wisdom, where she tackles gnarled topics not limited to beauty standards and breakups, with the singular finesse that only a true star can do.

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Free

SummerStage: Pape Diouf and La Génération Consciente

August 18 - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Richard Rodgers Amphitheater, Marcus Garvey Park,
18 Mt. Morris Park West, New York, NY United States
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Pape Diouf, who’s been dubbed “the future of Senegalese music” by the legendary Youssou N’Dour, has been making hit records since the mid-1990s. His dynamic music, which melds traditions of dance and mbalax, will be performed with his band La Génération Consciente in Marcus Garvey Park this August. featuring pre show African Drums Workshop and The Big Good Wolf performance from the CityParks PuppetMobile, 4pm.

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September 2018
Free

Love Beats Rhymes: BLACK GIRL MAGIC! at St. Nicholas Park

September 7 - 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
St. Nicholas Park at 135th St,
135th St, New York, NY United States
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When struggling rapper Coco (Azealia Banks) enrolls in a poetry class, she thinks her rhymes will impress her teacher, Professor Dixon (Jill Scott). Instead, Dixon challenges Coco to seek real meaning in her lyrics, setting her on a journey of discovery that takes her through rap clubs and poetry slams, leading her to find her true voice – and true love – in this uplifting movie costarring Lucien Laviscount and Common

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August 2018

August 17 - 10:52 am
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