Well, unless you live on another planet, or under a rock, you know that this is the middle of Harlem Week in New York City. Of course, most New Yorkers know that Harlem Week is a month-long celebration of things Harlem - running from the end of July to the beginning of September. It's then followed by The West Indian Day Parade, and the beginning of the end of Summer.
Harlem Week, of course, in and of itself, is chocked full of enough activities, that you almost don't have to post anything else. It's about business, culture, health, love, education, spirituality and a whole lot of fun. We have enough to go for the next 30 days non-stop. Enough that you could just do Harlem Week and have more than filled your quota of activities. But we know that New York always has something going on everywhere at the same time, I though I might fill you in on what else is happening and bring you up to speed on some other events of interest taking place over the next few days.
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NEW YORK CITY
HARLEM WEEK - HARLEM USA
JULY 31 - AUGUST 27
These are just some of the events that are upcoming over the next two weeks - mark your calendars, get out your walking and dancing shoes, sharpen your appetite, have your cameras ready - so much to see and do!!!
Harlem Week’s ‘Harlem Music Festival’
Free Live Salsa Concert/Dance
Sammy Gonzalez, Jr
and his Orchestra
August 12, 2016 5:00 pm
Riverbank Park 145 Street & Riverside Dr.
NO FOOD ALLOWED IN CULTURAL CENTER
SPONSORED BY MEDICUS GLOBAL
For more information, visit our website:
AUGUST 13, 2016
EMPRESARIO JIMI HOLLOWAY'S ALL WHITE AFFAIR
FVIH - Poetry * Networking & Open-Mic * Kennedy Center 34 W. 134th Street, West Harlem, NY (Hosted By: Momma-D)
MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2016
Asase Yaa Center for the Arts
ART IS ALIVE
FREE DANCE CLASS FOR A WEEK
featuring classes in
Afro Fusion Hip Hop · West African Dance ·
Urban Line Dance · Afro-Haitian Dance · Congolese Dance
For more information, contact Asase Yaa at 347.915.2563 office or send an email to email@example.com
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Aleathia Brown, Founder of UNVEILED UNLOCKED is Hosting the 1st Annual GLOBAL BARE HEAD BEAUTY DAY at the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building Plaza, 163 W. 125th Street.
AUGUST 19, 2016
LOTTERY FOR TICKETS TO THE “WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY: ONE HUMANITY”
19 August marks the 8th anniversary of the World Humanitarian Day. The United Nations and its partners will kick-off the #ShareHumanity campaign with a special event bringing humanitarian workers, celebrities and media together to give voice to humanitarian issues.
The event will be held on 19 August 2016, from 6:30 to 9 PM in the General Assembly and feature performances by Mohammed Assaf, Leslie Odom, Jr., and Alisan Porter, as well as speeches by Natalie Dormer and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Yasmine Al Masri, Hala Kamil, a Syrian refugee whose family was featured in Marcel Mettelseifen’s documentary Children of Syria, will address the audience and close the ceremony with her message for humanity.
Click here by 12:00 noon on Friday, 12 August 2016, for a chance to win tickets:
Ticket winners will be notified by e-mail by Monday, 15 August 2016.
*Please note that seating at the event will be on a first come, first serve basis.
The National Park Foundation is hosting a 100th birthday blowout for the National Park Service on Monday, August 22nd.
Through a first of its kind partnership with Brooklyn Bridge Park and One World Trade Center, New Yorkers will be able to affect the color of the spire on One World Trade Center together for the first time ever, using interactive movements on a giant digital circuit board hosted by Centennial Ambassador, Bill Nye, the Science Guy.
There will also be family-friendly events throughout the day and a celebrity DJ set by Questlove at night. See below for a full schedule of events that are all free and open to the public:
· Starting at
o Family friendly activities like sand-
art, cornhole, temporary tattoos, games, prizes and learning stations with National Park Foundation Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque partners American Express, Subaru, and Coca-Cola.
· – Free Ice cream social with Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory
o One free scoop of ice cream in a cone or a cup - flavors will be renamed after national parks
· - Musical performance by kid-friendly band, Ramblin’ Dan
· – Surprise musical performance
· ** – Bill Nye, the Science Guy hosts interactive experience where participants work together to affect the color of the One World Trade Center Spire
· – Celebrity DJ set by Questlove
I LOVE BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY - MY KIDS WERE RAISED ON BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY!!! I WANNA GO!! LOVE YOU 2 QUESTLOVE! IJS! BILL NYE - WOW!!