Harlem Week 2011 Events: 'A New York State of Mind'

8/11/2011, 12:17 p.m.

JULY: The Magical Weekend of Music!

"Great Jazz on the Great Hill,"

  • What: a free outdoor concert on the Great Hill of Central Park. A multigenerational celebration of big band jazz and swing dancing.
  • Presented by Jazzmobile in partnership with the Central Park Conservancy, Harlem Week, the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Harlem Arts Alliance, WBGO-FM and the NY Amsterdam News.
  • Where: On the Great Hill at Central Park West, from 103rd to 107th streets.
  • When: Sat., July 30
  • Time: 2-5 p.m.
  • More Info: www.jazzmobile.org

"A Great Day in Harlem: An Empire State of Mind"

  • When: Sun., July 31
  • Time: Part 1: 1-3 p.m. International cultural showcase, featuring Millennium Dance Company, National Dance Institute and the African Chorus Ensemble.
  • Time: Part 2: 3-4:30 p.m. International gospel showcase, featuring Bishop Hezekiah Walker, the Love Fellowship Choir and others.
  • Time: Part 3: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Fashion fusion showcase.
  • Time: Part 4: 6-8:30 p.m. Harlem SummerStage presents "A Concert Under the Stars," a salute to international music legends featuring the Jeff Foxx Band and Rahsaan Patterson. Saluting music legends Dave Valentin and Johnny Gill, with a special tribute to Gil Scott-Heron.

AUGUST: Harlem's Healthy Eating Outdoor Farmers Market & Expo

When: Every Tuesday and Saturday in August

  • Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • What: Discover fresh fruits, vegetables, spices, baked goods, herbs, oils, etc., with live cooking demos by selected chefs.
  • Where: On the plaza at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, West 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard.

Jazz for Curious Listeners

  • When: Every Tuesday in August
  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Where: At the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 104 E. 126th St.
  • More info: www.jazzmuseuminharlem.org


  • When: Wed., Aug. 3
  • Time: 7 p.m

Featuring Ray Mantilla

  • When: Wed., Aug. 10
  • Time: 7 p.m

Featuring Geri Allen

  • Where: At U.S. Grant National Memorial Park, 122nd Street and Riverside Drive.
  • More Info: www.jazzmobile.org

NYC Economic Development Day

  • When: Thurs., Aug. 4
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • What: Indoor expo on career and job opportunities, health services, business development, professional services, banking and finance. With conferences on health and tolerance in the morning.
  • Where: At Columbia University, 115th Street and Broadway.

Harlem Summer Stage

  • When: Thurs., Aug. 4, 11, 18, and 25
  • Time: 5 p.m.
  • What: With Ray Goodman and Brown, Force MDs, Full Force, DJ Red Alert, Love Jones Girlz. Aug. 18 the National Black Sports & Entertainment Hall of Fame joins with Harlem Summer Stage to present its annual awards.
  • On the Plaza at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, West 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard.
  • More info: www.harlemsummerstage.net

Uptown Fridays

  • When: Every Friday in August
  • Time: 6-9 p.m.
  • What: Explore current exhibitions with free guided tours, purchase special gifts and dance to great music in the Studio Museum's courtyard.
  • Where: Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 W. 125th St.
  • More Info: www.studiomuseum.org

Artz, Rootz & Rhythm Festival

  • When: Sat., Aug. 6
  • Time: 1-4 p.m.
  • What: Presented by the Harlem Arts Alliance.
  • Where: At the Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell, 148th Street and Bradhurst Avenue.
  • More info: www.harlemaa.org

Studio Museum Kids & Family Programs

  • When: Every Sunday in August
  • Time: 2-4 p.m.
  • Cost: A FREE event!
  • Where: Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 W. 125th St.
  • More info: www.studiomuseum.org