Harlem Week 2011 Events: 'A New York State of Mind'
8/11/2011, 12:17 p.m.
HARLEM WEEK/Imagenation's First Annual Outdoor Film Festival
- When: Sat., Aug. 20, and 27
- Time: 7-9 p.m.
- What: Aug. 20: "Stormy Weather," with Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers and other historic greats. Free! Aug. 27: "This is It." This incredible film will be shown as a Harlem pre-birthday celebration for Michael Jackson, whose birth date is Aug. 29.
- WhereOn the Great Lawn of St. Nicholas Park at West 135th Street.
- More info: www.imagenation.com
Harlem Day: "New York, New York"
When: Sun., Aug. 21
Time: 12-7 p.m.
Where: Site 1, West 135th Street between Fifth Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard.
10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Upper Manhattan Auto Show
New York City Health Village
What: Come on out and join the biggest day of Harlem Week. All are invited. Upper Manhattan Small Business Expo On the Fifth Avenue stage, celebrate Kiss-FM's 30th anniversary with a salute to R&B and musical tributes to rock, gospel, blues, dance and calypso with Felix Hernandez. (1-7 p.m.) Vending and exhibits, selling foods, arts & crafts, clothing, books and more. Site 2, West 135th Street between Malcolm X and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. boulevards. (12-6 p.m.)New York City Children's Festival (Part II): "Back to School," on the YMCA stage "Open Line" KISS-FM radio broadcast, with dance, spoken word, R&B, jazz and reggae "Back to School" children's fashion show. Site 3, St. Nicholas Main Stage at West 135th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. (1-7 p.m.) Special tributes to the 30th anniversary of KISS-FM, featuring selected artists from the past decades. Site 4, International Exhibitors & Vendors Village. (12-7 p.m.) Featuring arts & crafts, music, clothing, jewelry, hats, sculptures, foods, general exhibits, job recruitment, product sampling and corporate exhibits.
Jazzmobile presents "Within Our Gates"
- When: Fri., Aug. 26
- Time: 8 p.m.
- What: By Oscar Micheux, music composed by Wycliffe Gordon, who has written and arranged new music that acknowledges the historical importance of the film.
- Where: Miller Theater at Columbia University, Broadway and 116th Street.
- More info: www.jazzmobile.org
Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run tribute to 9/11
- When: Sat, Aug. 27,
- Time: Registration at 7 a.m., race at 8:30 a.m.
- WherE: New York Family Health Walk-A-Thon honoring Japan
- What: A run/walk through historic Harlem. Starting point at 135th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue.
- More info: call (212) 862-7200, www.nyrr.org
The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
- When: Sat., Aug. 27
- Time: 3 p.m.
- What: Featuring Toots Thielmans, James Carter, Tia Fuller and Cecile McLorin Salvant.
- Where: Richard Rodgers Amphitheater at Marcus Garvey Park, 123rd Street and Mt. Morris Park West.
- More info: www.summerstage.org
For more information about these events and the entire Harlem Week celebration, visit www.harlemweek.com.