Harlem Week was organized 37 years ago by the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce as Harlem Day, a one-day celebration of the rich economic, political, artistic and cultural history of the community. It was also intended as an effort to counter some of the negative images of Harlem and lift the spirits of its citizens.
Since then, Harlem Week has evolved into a month of street fairs, musical performances and sporting events. This year, more than 100 activities, including film screenings, restaurant specials, parties and an auto show are planned.
Following are some of the activities taking place at this year’s Harlem Week. Follow this link for a complete list.
- “A Great Day In Harlem” Sunday, July 31st
- NY City Economic Development Seminar Luncheon and Expo Thur., August 4th
- New York City Senior Citizens “Elders’ Jubilee” Tuesday, August 9th
- “Summer in the City”: “Uptown Saturday Nite” Saturday, August 20th
- The National Historic Black College Fair Saturday, August 20th
- New York City Children’s Festival – Part I: Saturday, August 20th
- HARLEM DAY Sunday, August 21st
- New York City Children’s Festival – Part II: Sunday, August 21st
- The Upper Manhattan Auto Show Sunday, August 21st
- New York City Health Fair & Expo Sunday, August 21st
- NY Family Health Walk-A-Thon Saturday, August 27th
Harlem Day will be celebrated on August 21st from noon until 7 p.m. with an auto show, music, vendors, a children’s festival, arts and crafts, food, etc.
Harlem Week 2011 ends on August 30th. However, two Amateur Night events at the Apollo Theater on August 31st and September 7th will be dedicated to Harlem Week.
Hope you’ll swing uptown and experience the festivities.