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

NYC Senior Citizens Day: “Elder’s Jubilee”

  • When: Tuesdays in Aug
  • Times: 9, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • What: ndoor/outdoor expos and farmers market.
  • Where: On the plaza and second floor of the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building., West 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard.

The Apollo Theater Salutes HARLEM WEEK

  • When: Throughout August.
  • What: Special events at Amateur Night including performances by special guests including the cast of “Mama, I Want to Sing” (Aug. 10), Punco and the Latin Soul Brothers and guest host Tamara Tunie. (Aug. 17), Alyson Williams (Aug. 24) and Johnny Kemp (Aug. 31). Also presenting college scholarships to deserving young New Yorkers (Aug. 17). Apollo historic tours connect the past, present and future. Tour director Billy Mitchell discloses little-known facts about the theater and the legendary people who have performed there.
  • Reservations: Call (212) 531-5337 for reservations.
  • Where: The Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St.
  • More info: www.apollotheater.org

Golden Hoops at Rucker Park

  • When: Thurs.-Sun., Aug. 11-14
  • Time: 1-7 p.m.
  • What: Showcasing the finest high school athletes, boys and girls, on the East Coast.
  • Where: 155th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard.
  • More info: call (212) 862-8477.

Afro-Latin Jazz/Salsa Festival

  • When: Fri, Aug. 12
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • What: Featuring the NJMH Afro-Cuban Allstars and Afro-Cuban legends Chocolate, Ray DePaz and Jimmy Bosh. Presented by the National Jazz Museum.
  • Where: At the Leather Lounge, 454 W. 128th St. between Amsterdam and Convent avenues.
  • More info: www.jazzmuseuminharlem.org

Entertainer’s Basketball Classic

  • When: Wed., Aug. 17 and Thurs., Aug. 18
  • Time: 6 p.m
  • What: Semi-finals and championship games.
  • Where: At Rucker Park, 155th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard.
  • More info: www.ebcsports.com

Tri-State Junior Tennis Classic

  • When: Thurs.-Sun., Aug 18-21
  • Time: 1-7 p.m.
  • What: HARLEM WEEK , in concert with the U.S. Tennis Association and the U.S. Open, showcases the best up & coming boys & girls tennis talents in the region ages 12 to 18.
  • Where: At the F. Johnson tennis courts, West 150th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard.
  • More info: call (212) 491-3738, www.harlemjuniortennis.org

“Summer in the City: Dancing in the Streets”

  • When: Sat., Aug. 20
  • Time: Part 1: 12-5 p.m. New York City Children’s Festival, featuring Disney exhibits, games, arts & crafts, live music, dance, free health testing, exhibits and sports clinics. On West 135th Street between Malcolm X and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. boulevards.
  • Time: Part 2: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Senior citizen’s swimming exercise and demonstrations by the Harlem Honeys & Bears for the whole family. Hansborough Recreation Center, West 135th Street between Malcolm X Boulevard and Fifth Avenue.
  • Time: Part 3: 12-5 p.m. Historic Black College Fair, with over 50 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, public, private, city and state colleges and universities distributing information on admissions and scholarships. West 135th Street between Malcolm X and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. boulevards.
  • Time: PART 4: 12-2 p.m. New Yorkers are “Dancing in the Street” to the Electric Slide, reggae, Latin and calypso music. West 135th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard.
  • Time: Part 5: 2-3 p.m.
  • Adult Fashion Flava show. 3-5 p.m. The “Quiet Storm,” featuring Kola Nut with a special musical tribute to “Fela!” and the fabulous sounds of R&B great Jeff Redd
  • Time: Part 6: 12-5 p.m. International exhibitors and vendors village featuring arts & crafts, music, clothing, jewelry, hats, sculpture, food, general exhibits, job recruitment, product sampling and corporate exhibits. West 135th Street between Malcolm X. and Frederick Douglass boulevards.

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

12-6 p.m.:

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.