HARLEM WEEK 2012 Gracie Mansion Gala Reception & Lawn Party Theme:
Harlem: â€œWhere the World Meets the Worldâ€?
Day/Date/Time Location: Audience:
Thursday, July 19th, 5:30PM Gracie Mansion Over 1,800 attendees
Hon. Michael R. Bloomberg Mayor of the City of New York
& proudly present the
Gala Reception & Lawn Party
The Gala Reception, hosted by Mayor Michael Bloomberg on the Great Lawn of Gracie Mansion, is the kickoff of the HARLEM WEEK festivities, and is traditionally the largest annual event at Gracie Mansion. This year, over 1,800 guests were in attendance. Among them were business leaders, elected officials, foreign diplomats, civic leaders, sports personalities, theater, movie, radio and television celebrities from throughout the New York region, across the nation and internationally. The evening included live entertainment from Broadway Theater provided by cast members of the 2012 Tony Award Winning musical â€œPorgy and Bess.â€? Awards were presented to Jackie Rowe-Adams, HARLEM WEEK Board Member and co-founder of Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E. for her efforts towards combating violence in our communities; NY CARIB NEWS, in celebration of their 30th Anniversary; and to Sylvia Woods, â€œThe Queen of Soul Foodâ€?, celebrating the restaurantâ€™s 50th year in business. The award presentation proved to be bittersweet as the restaurantâ€™s icon (Sylvia Woods) passed away a few hours before the event, the reception was the first public announcement of her passing. A traditional highlight of the evening is the presentation of College Scholarships and Educational Grants by key HARLEM WEEK 2012 sponsors and members of The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce. Special thanks to the eveningâ€™s co-MCâ€™s, Dave Price of Fox 5 TVâ€™s Good Day New York and John Noel of NBC4
TV News. We also thank our program/production team members, Patricia Ricketts, Voza Rivers, Marko Nobles, Michele Scott, Albretha Conner â€œACâ€?, Darwin Davis, Bob Tate, DiAnne Henderson, Linda Jackson, Santina Goodman, â€œCharlieâ€? Sutton, Dillard Boone and Pauline Barfield of Barfield Associates for their coordination of this fabulous event.
1. Mayor Michael Bloomberg welcomes our guests to Gracie Mansion 2. Cast members from Broadwayâ€™s 2012 Tony Award Winning Musical â€œPorgy and Bessâ€? 3. Hon. Inez E. Dickens, NYC Council Member (Man.) with our event honoree Jackie Rowe-Adams of Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E.
1. Mayor Bloomberg shares thoughts with Hon. Keith L. T. Wright, NYS Assemblyman 2. Renowned restaurant/tourism icon Tim Zagat (Zagat Guide) pays tribute to our event honoree Sylvia’s Restaurant Celebrating its 50th Anniversary and “The Queen of Soul Food,” Sylvia Woods 3. l-r Hon. Herman G. Lamont, Jamaica’s Consul General joins with Hon. Shigeuki Hiroki, Japan’s Consul General, James Harding and Michael Garner, MTA Senior Executives in presenting the 30th Anniversary Award to NY Carib News and its founders, Faye and Karl Rodney 4. Our evening’s co-host, John Noel, NBC 4 TV personality 5. Our other co-host, Dave Price, Fox 5 TV personality 6. Dr. Hazel Dukes, President, NY State NAACP being interviewed by News 4 TV 7. Some of our guests, Bernadette McKetney-Brown, Renaissance Healthcare Network, world renowned Tuskegee Airman, Dr. Roscoe Brown and Robin Bell Stevens, JazzMobile in attendance 8. A glimpse of the hundreds of guests in attendance
“A Great Day in Harlem” Theme:
Day/Date/Time: Sunday, July 29th , 12:00 Noon to 8:30 PM Location:
Ulysses S. Grant National Memorial Park
Over 40,000 persons from across the city, tri-state region and around the world
“A Great Day in Harlem,” the first public event of HARLEM WEEK 2012, attracted over 40,000 people to Ulysses S. Grant National Memorial Park throughout the day. This year’s event was themed “SUNDAY CLASSICS” and the day was a salute to broadcasting pioneer, radio icon and co-founder of HARLEM WEEK, Hal Jackson, who passed away earlier in the year.
In the first segment, attendees enjoyed “Family Unity Day” which featured Harlem Arts Alliance member performers from selected local arts & culture organizations. The second segment was an International Gospel Showcase featuring choirs from across the nation, Africa, and the Caribbean, with a moving performance by the renowned Bishop Hezekiah Walker and the Love Fellowship Choir. The very popular “Fashion Fusion” showcase, which embraced our 2012 theme, HARLEM: “Where the World Meets the World”, was the best yet, attracting regional and international models and designers. Following the fabulous fashion showcase, it was show time: “A Concert Under the Stars.” The concert was the day’s finale and tribute to the legendary Hal Jackson. Special presentations were given to Hal’s wife and radio partner “Debi B” by the NY Daily News and The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce. After the presentations, there were stellar performances saluting Hal given by R&B greats Cuba Gooding Sr., Alicia Meyers, Freddie Jackson, Alyson Williams with a special tribute to Hal from Bishop Hezekiah Walker. All of the performances were backed by Ray Chew and the Harlem Music Festival AllStar Band. The audience of 10’s of thousands was enthralled by the musical tribute. Special thanks to GHCC Board Members, Deon Levingston, WBLSFM, Voza Rivers, Harlem Arts Alliance, and our Artistic Director, Ray Chew for coordinating this not-to-be-forgotten production. Kudos also go to HARLEM WEEK Board Members Irene Gandy,
Marko Nobles, Pamela Lee, Michael Preston, Winston Majette, and GHCC Board Member Tony Rogers for their excellent coordination of the external aspects of “A Great Day In Harlem”.
“A Great Day In Harlem” 1. A few of the fabulous models who participated in the Fashion Fusion Show 2. Dancers from Millennium Dance Company performing at “A Great Day in Harlem” 3. R&B Legend Cuba Gooding, Sr. (of The Main Ingredient) performs in tribute to Hal Jackson 4. The fabulous South African Harlem Voices getting ready to perform
1. (l-r) Marci McCall, Emblem Health, Kim Jasmin, JP Morgan Chase and (l-r) Brian Adams, NY Daily News, Voza Rivers, HARLEM WEEK present special recognition awards to (c) Debi B., widow of radio legend, Hal Jackson 2. The MCU exhibit attracted great interest throughout the day 3. Harlem Arts Alliance provided a youth dance company to entertain the audience 4. Sweet Chef Southern Style Bakery invites all to â€œeat pie.â€? Their booth was busy throughout the day
1. A patriotic fashion statement 2. Thousands in attendance at “A Great Day in Harlem” 3. One of the beautiful wedding gowns modeled at the Fashion Fusion Show 4. (l-r) Famous DJ Red Alert joins with WBLS-FM on-air personalities Ann Tripp and Jeff Fox in saluting Hal Jackson 5. R&B Music Great, Freddie Jackson performs in tribute to Hal Jackson 6. R&B Star Alyson Williams and Music great, Ray Chew energies the audience at the “Concert Under the Stars” Tribute to Hal Jackson
NY City Senior Citizens Day Expo
NY City Senior Citizenâ€™s Day
Tuesday, August 7th, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM The Senior Citizens Expo - 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Art Gallery of the A. C. Powell Jr. State Office Bldg. Audience: Attended by 900 Seniors and Family Members This extremely popular day-long event included free health testing, exercise demonstrations, senior citizens gifts, information, presentations and educational materials provided by The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Emblem Health, Apple Bank, Con Edison, Harlem Hospital Center, NY Road Runners, Harlem YMCA, Metro Plus, MTA, St. Lukeâ€™s-Roosevelt Hospital, CVS, Greyhound, Applebeeâ€™s, AARP, NY City Police Department, Harlem Arts Alliance, NYC & Company, HOT 97, The City College of New York, NY State Office of General Services, NY City Department of Health, NY City Department of Transportation, NY City Department of Parks & Recreation, NY City Fire Department, NY City Department of Aging, Social Security Administration, Touro College, Cabot Creamery, New York Christian Times and more.
â€œEldersâ€™ Jubileeâ€? Annual Awards Luncheon Concert & Fashion Showcase
â€œOur Tribute to Your Legacyâ€?
Theme: Time: 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM Location: Melbaâ€™s 125 â€˘ A. C. Powell, Jr. State Office Bldg Audience: Attended by 250 specially selected NYC Senior Citizens HARLEM WEEK Board Members Stephanie Francis & John Purcell served as the emcees of the program. The Keynote Speaker was the Hon. Charles B. Rangel, U.S. Congressman. The honorees were Dr. Marcella Maxwell, renowned educator & health activist; Negro Baseball League pioneer James â€œJimâ€? Robinson; Rev. Robert Royal, Minister of Social Justice, St. Paul Baptist Church; and Patricia Davis, distinguished educator and member of the United Federation of Teachers. The always entertaining Carl E. Younger Fashion Show featured beautiful hats designed by Harlemâ€™s Heaven Boutique, Rosebud and Chris Hats. The Yaz Band provided great live music for the luncheon, courtesy of the MTA.
â€œOur Tribute to Your Legacyâ€?
AWARDS LUNCHEON ÂŞ 11:45 AM â€“ 2:00 PM
Farmers Adam C. Powell, Jr. State Office Bldg. at MELBAâ€™S 125 3rd Floor Tuesday, August 7th Market 10 AM to 4 PM
â€œEldersâ€™ Jubileeâ€? â€˘ Presentations, Concert & Fashion Showcase presented by &
EXPO & FAIR
2ND FLOOR ART GALLERY 10 AM to 3 PM
The specially prepared and very tasty senior citizensâ€™ healthy lunch was provided courtesy of Melbaâ€™s 125 Restaurant. Fabulous desserts were provided by Make My Cake. Special thanks to HARLEM WEEK Board Member, Stephanie Francis for planning the annual salute to our seniors, assisted by Patricia Ricketts The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce; John Purcell, Tina McRae HARLEM WEEK; and DiAnne Henderson, Valorie Williams and Bob Tate of Harlem Renaissance, supported by Carrie Robinson, for their excellent event coordination. The fabulous Senior Hat Fashion Show was coordinated by Gladys James, assisted by Deborah Williams of Her Game 2.
1. Rev. Robert Royal (Harlemâ€™s Street Minister) receives the annual Joseph Roberts, Sr. Outstanding Senior Citizens Award seniors 3. Apple Bankâ€™s popular exhibit at the Seniors Expo
2. Harlem Goju demonstrates easy self-defense options to the
1. NYS Senator Bill Perkins greets a “cool senior” 2. (l-r) Hon. Letitia James (NYC Council Member-Bklyn.), Hon. Cy Vance, NY County District Attorney joins with luncheon program MC, Patricia Ricketts, The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce 3. The spry, oldest female in attendance, Caroline Lightburn, 104 years of age (seated right), receives her special award from Stephanie Francis, HARLEM WEEK Senior Citizens Day Chairperson and other Committee Members 4. Awesome hat is modeled 5. Luncheon honoree, renowned educator and health activist Dr. Marcella Maxwell receives the Annual Vivian Robinson Senior Citizens Award from NY Council Member (Man.) Hon. Inez E. Dickens 6. (l-r) Donna McCullough accepts grant for “Each One Teach One” Program from Rev. Dennis Dillon, NY Christian Times along with Reginald Idlett, Jr., accepting a college scholarship award from Stephanie Kinlock, Con Edison
1. Harlem’s own fabulous Jean West models at the fashion show 2. NYC Comptroller John Liu welcomes the senior citizens 3. (l-r) Two of the fabulous hat models and hat designer, Evetta Petty of Harlem’s Heaven Hat Boutique 4. Winston Majette, HARLEM WEEK Executive Director, presents award to the dapper oldest male, Catalino Colon, 100 years of age 5. A “Healthy Eating” exhibit at the Outdoor Farmers Market on the Plaza of the A. C. Powell Jr. State Office Building
National Nite Out Day/Date/Time: Location: Audience:
Tuesday, August 7th, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM W. 135th St. bet. Adam Clayton Powell Jr. & Frederick Douglass Blvds. Attended by over 1200 families, children and seniors from the community
National Night Out is an event held across America intended to strengthen ties between law enforcement and local community residents and businesses. National Night Out has become a regular event on the HARLEM WEEK calendar as the Harlem community and the NY City Police Department and other law enforcement agencies come together to continue to build their relationships through a summer evening of entertainment, fun games and public safety educational information for the entire family. This yearâ€™s event took place in front of the 32nd Precinct and included visits from Mayor Bloomberg, City Council Speaker, Christine Quinn, NYPD Commissioner, Raymond Kelly, New York County DA Cy Vance, Council Member Robert Jackson, with featured performances from IMPACT Repertory Theatre Company and health and safety demonstrations from New Breed Life Arts and more.
1. (l-r) Hon. Robert Jackson, NYC Council Member (Man.) and Jackie Rowe-Adams, Founder, Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E with S.A.V.E. members 2. (l-r) Lloyd Williams, The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce; Hon. Christine Quinn, Speaker of the NY City Council join with NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly (c), Hon. Cy Vance, NY County DA, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg in addressing the audience. 3. Young members and Instructors of the New Breed Martial Arts Program with its Founder, Lamarr Thornton (c) and NYPD Inspector Rodney Harrison
New York City Economic Development Day Conferences, Awards Luncheon & Indoor/Outdoor Expos Thursday, August 9th, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Location: Columbia University, Alfred Lerner Hall
Thousand’s of New Yorkers and others participating in various components of the day
HEALTH CONFERENCE Attended by 200 selected invitees Part I - Theme: “OUR HEARTS” Moderator: Dr. Damian Kurian, Chief of Cardiology, Harlem Hospital Center Speakers: Dr. Icilma Fergus, Dir. of Cardiovascular Disparities, Mount Sinai Medical Center Dr. Joseph Ravenell, Assoc. Professor, St. Luke’s Roosevelt/NYU Langone Med. Center Dr. Eliza Ng., Sr. Med. Dir., Emblem Health, Inc. Part II - Theme: “HEALTH CARE REFORM” Moderator:
Dr. Neil Calman, President/Co-Founder, The Institute for Family Health Panelists: Ross Frommer, J.D., Assoc. Dean, Columbia University Medical Center Sheila Thorne, President & CEO, Multicultural Healthcare Marketing Group Dr. Robert Goldberg, Dean & C.A.O., Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce 2012 Excellence in Health Award was presented to Dr. Icilma Fergus, President-elect of the Association of Black Cardiologists.
BUSINESS CONFERENCE Attended by 150 selected invitees Part I - Theme: “Doing Business In New York” Remarks: Hon. John Liu, New York City Comptroller Kenneth Knuckles, Esq., President & CEO, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Panelists: Paul Williams, President & CEO, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York Curtis Archer, President & CEO, Harlem Community Development Corporation La-Verna Fountain, Vice President Public Affairs, Columbia University Michael Garner, Chief Diversity Officer, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Part II – Theme: “International Business Opportunities and Partnerships” Moderator: Greg Campbell, Sr. Partner, Best Associates Panelists: Karl Rodney, Publisher, New York Carib News Hon. Herman G. Lamont, Jamaica Consul General Hon. Fumio Iwai, Deputy Consul Gen. Japan in NY Hon. George Monyemangene, South African Consul General
New York City Economic Development Day
Harlem: “Where The World Meets The World”
The 33 rd Annual Hon. Lloyd E. Dickens & Hope R. Stevens, Esq.
2012 Business Awards Luncheon
The 32nd Annual Hon. Lloyd E. Dickens & Hope R. Stevens, Esq. Awards Luncheon Welcome Remarks: Robert Kasdin, Sr. Executive Vice President, Columbia University Greetings: Alphonso David, Esq. Deputy Secretary for Civil Rights for New York State Special Remarks: Hon. Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner, NYC Department of Transportation; Congressman Charles Rangel Keynote Address: Hon. Raymond Kelly, Commissioner, New York City Police Department 2012 Public Service Honoree: Harlem Community Development Corporation Attended by over 400 businesses, civic, professional and public persons from throughout the tri-state region and beyond. INDOOR BUSINESS EXPO A Free Public Indoor Business Expo from 10:00AM to 3:00PM Attended by thousands. Featuring exhibits on small businesses, health, banking, finance, education, employment & career opportunities, new business opportunities, community development and healthy food tastings. OUTDOOR HEALTHY EATING EXPO “Healthy Eating” Outdoor Expo from 9:00AM to 5:00PM - Visited by thousands On Broadway from 114th to 116th Sts. - “Harlem Healthy Eating & Healthy Living” green marketplace farmer’s market with fresh fruits & vegetables, herbs, honeys, spices, holistic items, juices and more.
Thursday, August 9th • Alfred E. Lerner Hall
12:00 NOON – 2:00 PM
Columbia University • West 115 th Street & Broadway
A JOBS & CAREERS FAIR & WORKSHOP The Metropolitan Transit Authority presented a Jobs & Careers Fair & Workshop entitled “The MTA In Your Community” which attracted hundreds of persons seeking information on jobs and career opportunities. Special thanks to Patricia Ricketts, Chamber VP, and board members, Darwin Davis and Curtis Archer, who did a tremendous job on this event. And to Kenneth Knuckles, President & CEO of UMEZ for his continued leadership.
1. Robert Kasdin, Senior Executive Vice President of Columbia University, gives host remarks at the luncheon
New York City Economic Development Day Conferences & Expo 1
1. Greg Campbell, CEO, Rainmaker, Inc., Dallas, TX served as MC of the “International Business Opportunities and Partnerships Conference.” 2. (l-r) Michael Garner, Chief Diversity Officer, MTA; Paul Williams, President & CEO, DASNY; La-Verna Fountain, Vice President, Columbia University served as panelists for the “Doing Business in New York” Conference 3. Consul Generals, Hon. Herman G. Lamont, Jamaica, Hon. George Monyemangene, South Africa and Hon. Fumio Iwai of Japan address the “International Business Opportunities and Partnerships” Conference. 4. Walter Edwards, President, Full Spectrum, addresses the “International Business Opportunities and Partnerships” Conference 5. The Indoor Business Expo was filled throughout the day with hundreds of interested attendees 6. The MTA’s exhibit at the business expo attracted hundreds 7. The City National Bank exhibit was well received 8. The Gilbane/McKissack exhibit was busy throughout the day
New York City Economic Development Day Awards Luncheon 1
1. Lloyd Williams, President of The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, welcomes the awards luncheon attendees 2. NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly provides the keynote address to the awards luncheon 3. Rev. Jacques DeGraff, Canaan Baptist Church, gives welcome remarks to the luncheon attendees 4. Imam Al-Hajj Talib Abdur Rashid, Imam Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood, gives closing remarks at the luncheon program 5. President Curtis Archer, Harlem Community Development Corporation, receives the 2012 Community Service Award from South African Consul General Hon. George Monyemangene, Patricia Ricketts, VP for Programs The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, and Jamaica Consul General Hon. Herman G. Lamont 6. The dais at the awards luncheon 7. The Economic Development Day Award Luncheon scholarship grant recipients and presenters
New York City Economic Development Day Conferences & Outdoor Healthy Eating Farmers Market
1. NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly is interviewed by the media attending the conference. 2. The conference attendees are updated on ”Doing Business in New York” 3. The audience Q&A at the “International Business Conference.” 4. & 5. The Economic Development Day Outdoor Fresh Farmer’s Market
HARLEM WEEK 2012 Jobs & Career Events
New York City Economic Development Day MTA JOB FAIR Day/Date/Time: Location: Audience:
Thursday, August 9th, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Columbia University, Alfred Lerner Hall Thousands of New Yorkers and others
participating in various components of the day
A JOBS & CAREERS FAIR & WORKSHOP The Metropolitan Transit Authority presented a Jobs & Careers Fair & Workshop entitled â€œThe MTA In Your Communityâ€? which attracted hundreds of persons seeking information on jobs and career opportunities.
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Attendees at the MTA Economic Development Day Jobs & Career Fair at Columbia University on August 9th
5. The Upper Manhattan Jobs & Career Expo,
sponsored by Assemblyman Keith L. T. Wright, SCAN and The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce in East Harlem on August 15th was busy all day responding to thousands of applicants
The Apollo Theater Salute to HARLEM WEEK 2012 Theme:
FOUR SPECIAL SHOWS
Amateur Night Honors HARLEM WEEK sponsored by
Day/Date/Time: Wednesday, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd at 7:30 PM Location:
Approx. 1100 attendees each week from throughout the tri-state region and internationally
The World Famous Apollo’s month-long salute to HARLEM WEEK 2012 featured exciting showcases at its famous Amateur Night with special weekly guest performances by National Dance Institute, New Harlem Arts Theatre, The Boys & Girls Choir of Harlem, and Alyson Williams. On Wednesday, August 15th, the Apollo gave special tribute to HARLEM WEEK 2012 College Scholarship Award Winners and selected Harlem educational support programs on its fabled main stage. This program, which was attended by an audience of many hundreds from throughout the city, nation, and beyond, was hosted by the renowned television personality Sue Simmons.
We wish to recognize and thank Jonelle Procope, President, of the Apollo Theater Foundation and her tremendous team of professionals for the fantastic job that they are doing in building the Apollo brand through its community outreach programs.
HALF-PRICE FOR HARLEM
If you are a Harlem resident, get ready to experience four special Amateur Night shows for half-price. Each week features a special celebrity guest.
AUGUST 1- 22, 2012
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3 1. The Famous Apollo Marquis during HARLEM WEEK 2. The Apollo Theatre saluted HARLEM WEEK with a special half-price ticket offer for Harlem residents 3. Renowned TV personality Sue Simmons served as MC for the HARLEM WEEK/Apollo 2012 Scholarship/Grant presentation on the fabled stage of the Apollo Theatre
Summer in the City Salute to Reggae Legend, Bob Marley, also recognizing the 50th Anniversary of Jamaica
Saturday, August 18th
11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
W. 135th Street between Malcolm X Blvd. & St. Nicholas Ave.
Attendance: Over 65,000 persons “Summer In The City”, presented with our media partner WBLS-FM, is a full day of activity that includes the ‘Dancin’ In The Streets’ event, which features WBLS on-air personalities and master mixers, with performances by members of the Harlem Arts Alliance. This year, we celebrated Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary with special reggae and calypso tributes to international Jamaican music icons, Bob Marley and Harry Belafonte.
Special thanks to Deon Levingston, Cynthia Smith, Skip Dillard, and Dr. Bob Lee of WBLS.FM for co-producing this great event in concert with Harlem Music Festival and Harlem Arts Alliance.
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Famous Jamaican Reggae Artist, Lazah Current salutes Bob Marley.
3. Jubilant participants are “Dancing in the Streets.” 4. Youngsters enjoy sampling the products.
Summer in the City (Cont.): The Urban “Fashion Flava” Show
3 1. Beautiful urban ”Fashion Flava” model with stunning make-up. 2. Exotic models grace the “Fashion Flava” runway 3. The crew and staff “behind the scenes” at the ”Fashion Flava” Show 4. “710 Fashion” Designers with a beautiful model showcasing their creation.
Stephen A. Smith
“Summer in City”
at the Historic Black College Fair & Expo
1. The Magic Johnson exhibit promotes the new “Inspire” TV channel. 2. “Get out to Vote” exhibitor signs up registrants. 3. The Taliah Waajid promotional team in front of their exhibit. 4. (l-r) ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, a graduate of an HBCU (Winston-Salem State University) warmly greets HARLEM WEEK’s Black College Fair & Expo Executive Director and Board Member Winston Majette
Black College Fair & Expo Theme: Day/Date/Time: Location:
Our Educational Heritage
Saturday, August 18th, Noon - 6:00 PM W. 135th Street between Malcolm X & A.C. Powell, Jr. Blvds. Audience: Thousands of alumni and interested college attendees Over 50 historic black colleges and universities, along with institutions of higher education from throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut were exhibitors at this great event. College recruiters were present, and distributed information on admissions, scholarships, financial aid, test requirements, internships, career and job placement information, and other related support services. Each year HARLEM WEEKâ€™s Executive Director Winston Majette, its Treasurer Barbara Burwell, and board member Michael Flanigan collaborate to do a tremendous job in coordinating our educational initiatives throughout HARLEM WEEK including scholarships and grants, as well as the college fair.
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HARLEM WEEK/Imagenation Outdoor Film Festival
Swimming: Senior Citizens & Youth Exercises & Demonstrations Presented by: Harlem Honeys & Bears Theme: Swimming is Fun for the Whole Family Day/Date/Time: Saturday, August 20th, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Location: Hansborough Swimming Pool – W. 134th St. (between 5th Ave. & Malcolm X Blvd.) Audience: 300+ persons from throughout Harlem and New York This special one day event for the entire family featured senior & youth swimming demonstrations, water exercise and health information. Luther Gales, President of Harlem Honeys & Bears, is to be congratulated for truly being New York’s urban “aqua man”.
Sat., Aug 18th, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM and on Sat., Aug. 25th, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Great Lawn of St. Nicholas Park – W. 135th St./ St. Nicholas Ave. 900 + persons from throughout Harlem, New Yorkers and visitors
Produced in concert with the extraordinary partnership of Imagenation, the incredible group which pays year round tribute to the contribution of the Diaspora to the world of film, the HARLEM WEEK Annual Outdoor Film Festival presented two incredible films this year - On August 18th, “Marley,” the definitive life story of Bob Marley, musician, revolutionary, and legend was shown. Prior to the film, there was a special tribute saluting legendary historic filmmaker Bill Miles. The featured film on August 25th was “Amandla: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony,” telling the story of protest music in South Africa and capturing the images of the struggle against apartheid from the 1950s to 1990, when Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress came into power.
1. A strong butterfly stroke 2. Harlem Honeys & Bears synchronized swimming demonstration 3. A young girl being taught how to swim 4. A youngster is given swimming lessons at the annual event
5. Lloyd Williams in his unique “Marley” shirt welcomes the outdoor film attendees on behalf of HARLEM WEEK 6. An attractive couple sitting on the St. Nicholas Park hill 7. A large crowd came out to see the HARLEM WEEK/Imagenation Outdoor International Film Festival Tribute to Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary which featured the extraordinary film “MARLEY”
The NY City “Children’s Festival” Theme: Date: Time: Location:
“Back To School”
Sat. & Sun., Aug. 18th & 19th 12 Noon – 6:00 PM W. 135th Street bet. Malcolm X & A.C. Powell, Jr. Blvds. Audience: 30,000+ children, parents & family members attended the two-day festival. This weekend event continued to grow with children from across the region attending with their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, or guardians (no adult was allowed entrance without a child). Two exciting days of live entertainment, fashion shows, sports, games, exercise, health, education, technology, and fun. Children enjoyed face painting, portable recreation centers, exhibits, visits with famous Sesame Workshop characters “Cookie Monster” & “Elmo” and much more. As a part of the “Healthy Eating & Healthy Living” Initiative earmarked for children, there were special performances, exhibits, exercises, eating, and cooking demonstrations designed to instruct children and their families about the benefits of good nutrition and exercise.
HARLEM WEEK Board member, Tina McRae, chaired this event supported by board members Linda Wood-Guy and Jackie Rowe-Adams. They, along with their excellent management and production team, have made the 2-day Children’s Festival into one of the best summer family events in NYC.
1. The kids enjoying activities at The Children’s Festival 2. Mother and daughter enjoying the festival in front of the NYC Parks Exhibit. 3. MCU and other Children’s Festival Exhibitors 4. Beautiful faces are painted at the Children’s Festival
NYC Children’s Festival (cont.) 2
1. Sesame Workshop’s “Elmo” 2. A youngster walking in giant footsteps 3. Harlem Arts Alliance “Children’s Festival” MC Don Thomas of the NY Beacon interviews young attendee 4. Face painting (a little lion) was a big hit at the Festival 5. Apollo Theater “Stars of Tomorrow,” Organist Matthew Whitaker and 6. Jazz Guitarist Solomon Hicks perform for the audience 7. IMPACT REPERTORY THEATRE COMPANY entertains the audience
NYC Children’s Festival (cont.)
1. A Puppet embraces youngster at Children’s Festival 2. At the Manhattan Physicans Group exhibit children create an art mural at the Festival 3. The UFT’s Festival Exhibit was very popular throughout the day. 4. The “Famous Footwear” Exhibit attracted large audiences 5. The NYPD Mounted Division provided beautiful horses for the children to pet and enjoy
HARLEM DAY OUR BIGGEST DAY Theme:
HARLEM: “Where the World Meets the World”
Day/Date/Time: Sunday, August 19th, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM Location: W. 135th St. from 5th to St. Nicholas Ave. Audience: 90,000+ attendees from New York and around the world
1 1. The massive HARLEM DAY audience listened to music provided by WBLS-FM on the St. Nicholas Avenue Stage 2. Harlem Music Festival famous Executive Producer & Artistic Director, Ray Chew has a great time on the St. Nicholas Avenue Stage 3. HOT 97 provided artists on its Fifth Avenue Stage in a great Hip-Hop tribute to South Africa and Japan 4. New York Basketball Legend “Pee Wee” Kirkland welcomes the 5th Avenue Stage audience on behalf of HOT 97
HARLEM DAY (cont.) REV. AL SHARPTON’S
“HOUR OF POWER” &
WBLS’s “OPEN LINE” LIVE RADIO BROADCASTS Day/Date/Time: Sunday, August 19th Location: HARLEM YMCA W. 135th St. between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd & Malcolm X Blvd. Audience: 100 attendees onsite /Hundreds of thousands listening on 107.5 WBLS-FM.
HARLEM DAY 2012 kicked off with live broadcasts of the popular “Hour of Power” radio show hosted by Rev. Al Sharpton, and the top rated Sunday morning talk show, “Open Line”, broadcast live from the Harlem YMCA. The shows discussed important national and local political and community issues with featured guests Congressman
Charles Rangel, Assemblyman Keith L. T. Wright, Council Member Robert Jackson with the audience live at the YMCA, and a massive listening audience throughout the tri-state region on WBLS-FM.
7 1. The audience participated in the “Open Line” program. 2. Rev. Al Sharpton’s national radio show “Hour of Power” broadcast live from YMCA with special guest Congressman Charles Rangel 3. WBLS-FM on-air personality James Mtume broadcasted the very popular “Open Line” radio show from YMCA 4. Council Member (Man.) Robert Jackson was an “Open Line” guest presenter. 5. HOT 97’s Drum Tribute to South Africa. 6. The Carver Bank exhibit was popular throughout the day 7. The crowd danced to the hip-hop sounds of the HOT 97 5th Ave. stage
Auto Show Theme: Day/Date/Time: Location: Attendance:
“Our History on Wheels”
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Sun., Aug. 19th, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM W. 135th St. bet. 5th Ave. & Malcolm X Blvd. 10,000+ car enthusiasts, buyers, collectors and observers of all ages
The Upper Manhattan Auto Show celebrated its 23rd year as the premier outdoor urban auto show in the northeast, exhibiting some of the most unique new vehicles, hybrids, fuel efficient cars, as well as showcasing newly released cars for the upcoming year. This great auto show also features motorcycles, as well as fabulous antiques, collectibles, and historic buses.
This year’s Auto Show was sponsored by the MTA and co-sponsored by the family of the Bay Ridge Auto Group, as well as by Japanese auto giant, Honda. Attendees voted for and selected their favorite cars and motorcycles in several categories. Special awards were given to winners in each category.
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Special thanks to HARLEM WEEK board member, Reginald Idlett Sr., who chaired the event, along with board members Michael Flanigan, Dwayne Montgomery, Michael Preston, Gil Paschall & Greater Harlem Housing Development Corporation representatives, Bill Hurley, and Wallace Goodwin, for producing this magnificent show.
”Souped – Up” unique low rider vehicle dances throughout the Auto Show Parade route 2. Lincoln Tech exhibit 3. Chevy Mustang G.T. 350 in mint condition 4. Fabulous 1930’s Vintage car opens up to be inspected 5. The custom made supercar was a crowd stopper 6. A beautiful white classic Jaguar Coupe was a crowd pleaser
1. Bay Ridge Auto Group displays their vehicles at Auto Show 2. First Place People’s Choice Award Winner giving remarks 3. Coca-Cola’s all electric“Specialty Van” was the winner of the best Environmental Vehicle Award 4. Best Motorcycle Award 5. Auto Show Executive Committee members Reginald Idlett, Sr. (Chairman) and Michael Flanigan present award to best 1930’s Era Award Winner
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Health Village Theme: â€œYour Health is Your Wealthâ€? Day/Date/Time: Sun., Aug. 19th, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: Lenox Terrace Cove W. 135th St. bet. 5th Ave. & Malcolm X Blvd. Attendance: Over 10,000 persons mainly from Harlem, the Bronx and the tri-state region This yearâ€™s Health Village which continues to grow, was our largest and busiest yet - attracting attendees from across the city and beyond. â€œThe Village Within Our Villageâ€? had approximately 60 exhibits from hospitals, health centers, health service providers, doctors, holistic practitioners, acupuncturists, dentists, and others, providing important health information to attendees. Free health testing was provided on site, as well as information on health plans, health insurance, nutrition, holistic medicine, exercise, and
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The audience lines up for private health screening at the Arianna Prostate Cancer Community Outreach Mobile Unit 2. An elder visitor to the Health Village receives free blood pressure screening provided by Touro College 3. Staffers from Harlem Hospital Center provide health testing from its popular Mobile Health Van 4. Affinity Health Plan staffers distributed tons of medical information throughout the day
HARLEM DAY Business Expo Theme:
Support Our Local Businesses
Sun., Aug. 19th, 12 Noon - 6:00 PM
W. 135th St. Bet. 5th Ave. & Malcolm X. Blvd.
3,000+ HARLEM DAY attendees
USTA TENNIS CLINIC Day/Date/Time:
Sun. August 19th, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Howard Bennett Playground W. 135th St. (bet. 5th Ave. & Malcolm X Blvd.)
Over 500 attendees
The HARLEM DAY Outdoor Business Expo has become a major showcase for local businesses and organizations who support and promote the interests of the small
In partnership with Harlem Junior Tennis Program, US Tennis Association,
business sector. Since its inception in 2010, this event has become one of the anchors of
NY City Department of Parks and Recreation and HARLEM WEEK, free
HARLEM DAY featuring special products and services from unique Harlem businesses, and business service information from selected financial services companies who focus on the needs of the small business sector.
tennis clinics were provided throughout HARLEM DAY for persons of all ages and skill levels looking to learn about or to improve their game. Instructors focused on children, seniors and adult partners. The event was a tremendous success.
1. NYC & Company promoted New York Tourism 2. Lenox Terrace promoted its fabulous housing 3. Green Mountain Energy promoted pollution free electricity for local businesses and residents 4. The free haircuts provided by Dome Groomers Barber Shop were a big hit throughout the day. 5. Mother teaching her young child how to volley. 6. The outdoor tennis clinics featured this major mobile historic tennis photo exhibit â€œBreaking the Barriers: The ATA and Black Tennis Pioneersâ€? 7. A young princess enjoys learning how to play tennis
HARLEM DAY STAGES
5th Avenue Stage
ON THE MAIN STAGES From 12 Noon - 7:00 PM Location: 3 MAIN STAGES- On W. 135th Street 1) 5th Ave. Stage 2) YMCA Stage 3) St. Nicholas Ave. Stage Attendance: Over 50,000 persons experienced the international music, fashions, poetry, dance and DJ mixers featured on the three stages
HARLEM DAY 2012 was the largest and best yet. The stages featured stellar performances in a variety of music categories, with artists from around the world. There were performances on the 5th Avenue stage sponsored by Hot 97 featuring Hip Hop from around the world, including artists and DJ’s from South Africa, Jamaica, Japan, along with Hip Hop pioneers from the Bronx and Harlem, Grandmaster Caz & Kool Moe Dee.
The YMCA Stage produced extraordinary “Back to School” Fashion Shows for kids sponsored by Macy’s and Famous Footwear, along with stellar performances provided by Harlem Arts Alliance which attracted the best of local and regional talent.
The St. Nicholas Avenue Stage sponsored by WBLS-FM featured a tribute to Don Cornelius and Soul Train from brilliant music director and Executive Producer Ray Chew & the Harlem Music Festival AllStar Band, with performances by Alyson Williams and many others.
Martial Arts is highlighted by Harlem Go ju on HARLEM DAY.
2. The Famous Casym Steel Band performs courtesy of the NY Daily News 3. City Council Speaker, Hon. Christine Quinn 4. Basketball legends Joe Hammond & Pee Wee Kirkland, and Hip Hop Pioneer Melle Mel 5. A family
joins with the beautiful Mackey Twins in greeting a young girl at the Health Village enjoys dancing on the HOT 97 Stage.
Crowd enjoying the HOT 97 Hip Hop performance on the 5th Avenue Stage
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1. Some of the great young “back-to-school” models at the Macy’s Fashion Show. 2. One of the handsome young men who modeled at the “Famous Footwear” Fashion Show. 3. A group of Harlem’s famous “Bald Head Beauties”, model their spectacular designer outfits on the YMCA stage. 4. L. A. Williams, of The Apollo Theater, serves as the MC for the Apollo’s music segment on the St. Nicholas Avenue stage 5. Hip Hop Legends Sista Souljah and DJ Marly Marl “Rockn”the crowd on the St. Nicholas Ave. Stage 6. Harlem Music Festival All Star Band Guitarist in his Groove
PERCY SUTTON Harlem 5K RUN & “A WALK for Peace In Our Communities” Date/Time: Location: Starting Line: Audience: Sponsored by:
Saturday, August 25th, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM St. Nicholas Park St. Nicholas Park at W. 136th Street & St. Edgecombe Ave Thousands of Harlemites, New Yorkers and visitors from throughout the region. GHCC, New York Road Runners, WBLS-FM, NY Daily News, Amsterdam News, HOT 97, The City College of New York, FOX TV, Harlem News Group
The Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run attracted over 3800 registered runners, accompanied by an additional approximately 1200 unregistered runners of all ages and from all parts of the tri-state region, nationally, and internationally.
The NYC Family Health “Walk for Peace In Our Communities” attracted over 1100 walkers from around the city who came out to support reducing violence in our city and beyond. The walk attracted religious organizations, unions, teachers, and family members of all ages. The message of “Peace In Our Communities” resonated with persons of all ages and backgrounds as we encouraged everyone to come together to take a personal stand against the violence that is claiming far too many of our citizens, especially our youth, nationwide. We were very pleased to see our largest field of runners ever and the many hundreds of walkers. Thanks to GHCC board members, Karen Witherspoon and Tony Rogers for their oversight, as well as to our partners at New York Road Runners, Mary Wittenberg, Peter Ciaccia, Paul Ortolano, Zakia Feracho and Corey Witmer for their ongoing leadership in this important family health initiative.
1 1. The excited runners take off at the beginning of the Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run
PERCY SUTTON Harlem 5K RUN & “A Walk for Peace in Our Communites”
1. Percy Sutton 5K Runners moments after the start of the race 2. Percy Sutton’s granddaughter Keisha Sutton-James (c ) and her children, Shelby and Nola 3. Hundreds of walkers begin the popular “A Walk for Peace In Our Communities” 4. The Harlem 5K Run First Place Male Winner, Mikael Tesfaye Kahsay 5. Walk/Run participants (l-r) NYS Senator Bill Perkins; NYRR Pres. Mary Wittenberg; Rev. Jacques DeGraff, Canaan Baptist Church; NYC Council Member (Man.) Robert Jackson; Emblem Health Executive Marci McCall and Jazz Trumpeter Joey Morant 6. NYRR Announcer Dave Cugini; HARLEM WEEK Vice Chairman, Voza Rivers; 5K Run First Place Male Winner Mikael Tesfaye Kahsay; Congressman Charles Rangel; FOX 5 TV On-Air Personality Antwan Lewis & 5K Run First Place Female Winner Catherine Beck 7. Runners racing through the historic streets of Harlem
PERCY SUTTON Harlem 5K RUN & “A Walk for Peace in Our Communites”
NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly, HARLEM WEEK Board Member/ Co-Founder Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E., Jackie Rowe-Adams, Dr. Bob Lee, WBLS-FM, Congressman Charles Rangel, NYPD Inspector Rodney Harrison, 32nd Precinct 2. “A Walk For Peace In Our Communities” participants included, (l-r) Lloyd Williams, NYS Senator Bill Perkins, Mary Wittenberg, New York Road Runners, Rev. Jacques DeGraff, NYC Council Member (Man.) Robert Jackson, Marci McCall, Emblem Health, Trumpet-great Joey Morant, Dr. Bob Lee, WBLS-FM, Linda Wood-Guy of HARLEM WEEK & the Office of NYS Senator Bill Perkins 3. NYC 5K “A Walk For Peace In Our Communities” 2nd Place Walk Winners (l-r) NYRR Community Walker Motivator Lon Wilson; The City College of New York, VP Karen Witherspoon, The City College of New York Exec. Dir. Continuing & Professional Studies, Sharon Mackey McGee, George Washington University VP Human Resources, Sabrina Ellis 4. Harlem Go Ju participated in the “Walk for Peace In Our Communities”. 5. The Coca-Cola’s Powerade exhibit was a great hit
â€œThe Joints Are Jumpinâ€? Theme:
Discover â€œOur Harlemâ€?
Wed., Aug. 28th 7 specially selected music sites & restaurants 1,400+ specially invited sponsors, community based organizations, public officials, artists, entertainers, civic and cultural representatives
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Attendees were treated to complimentary samplings of great wines, beers, ales, and beverages provided by
Sugar Hill, Karin, 57 Main Street and CocaCola, as well as diverse international entertainment including R&B, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Latin, and Reggae, to name a few.
Celebrating the glory of Harlem's historic nightclubs and restaurants, this year's selected sites for "Jumpinâ€™ Joints" included: 1) Chocolat; 2) Showmanâ€™s; 3)
Corner Social; 4) Dinosaur Bar-B-Que; 5) Sylviaâ€™s Also; 6) Londelâ€™s; 7) PJâ€™s Lounge; 8) Gran Piatto dâ€™Oro
Featured artists included: 1) Joey Morant; 2) Lady
Cantrese; 3) Petawane; 4) Janice Robinson & Friends; 5) Laura Mann and Friends; 6) Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers; 7) MTA Underground Horns; 8) Winard Harper & Jeli Posse There was major television, radio, cable and print coverage of this event. GHCC General Manager Emmett Causey, VP Patricia Ricketts, HARLEM WEEK Board Members John Purcell, Tina McRae, Reginald
Idlett, Sr., Michael Preston, and Gilbert Paschall, Jr. deserve kudos for their excellent efforts in coordinating the eight â€œjointsâ€? sites in concert with our event producers Bob Tate, Valorie Williams,
and DiAnne Henderson.
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1. Jazz guitarist performing at Chocolat Restaurant Lounge 2. (l-r) The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce Board Member Tony Rogers & HARLEM WEEK Executive Director Winston Majette at Chocolat 3. Vocalist performing at
1. (l-r) Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone President, Kenneth Knuckles & Manhattan Deputy Borough President Rosemonde Pierre-Louis at Corner Social 2. David Banks, Phil Banks, Sr., Tina McRae, Kenneth Knuckles and Irene Gandy at Corner Social co-presenting to Phil Banks, Sr. 3. South African Consul Representative Lebogan Mokweng & HARLEM WEEK 2nd Vice Chairman Marko Nobles at the Corner Social ”Joint” 4. (l-r) Jazz instrumentalist Joey Morant & Catfish Stew performing at Corner Social 5. & 6. The Jeli Posse & Jazz Drummer Winard Harper performing at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que 7. Mothers from Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E with Founder Jackie Rowe Adams (2nd r) at PJ’s Bar & Lounge 8. R&B vocalist Petawane performing at PJ’s Lounge 9. MTA’s Underground Horns performing at Gran Piatto d’Oro 10. (l-r) former New York State Governor David Paterson; SUNY Chairman H. Carl McCall; Chairman of Webb & Booker Realty Eugene Webb at Londel’s
1. (l) Fred Crawford, former NBA Player and (r) John Purcell, HARLEM WEEK Board Member present award to (c) Bob McCullough. Sr. Comissioner, Each on Teach on Program 2. Former Harlem Globetrotter Bobby Hunter and Rucker Legend Tony Greer greet the audience at Londel’s 3. The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce Vice President for Programs Patricia Ricketts welcomes guests to Sylvia’s Lounge 4. Bass player jamming at “Joints”. 5. Dancing couple swinging to Jazz vocalist Lady Cantrese performing at Showman’s 6. Greyhound Lines provided complimentary transportation during Joints. 7. (l-r) UFT President Michael Mulgrew; President of NAACP NYS Conference, Dr. Hazel Dukes; Manhattan Community Board 10 member David Weaver and attendee at Sylvia’s Also
Tri-State Golden Hoops High School Basketball Classic Theme: Day/Date/Time: Location: Audience:
The Golden Hoops Thursday, August 9th thru Sunday, August 12th Holcombe Rucker Park, W.155 St. & F. Douglass Blvd. Over 6,500 attendees
Basketball legends, enthusiasts, spectators, and young persons came from around the world to the legendary home of basketball in New York, the famed Holcombe Rucker Park. There, they saw the top High School stars of today and tomorrow in the Boys and Girls divisions and the legends who will shortly bring the game of basketball to new heights. The Golden Hoops Commissioner Bob McCullough, Sr., Harlem’s “Mr. Basketball”, continues to excel in producing this event and attracting the best teams from the New York region and beyond.
1. The 2012 HARLEM WEEK/Daily News “Golden Hoops” Winning Team – “Gauchos” receiving their tournament trophies
2. Golden Hoops Tournament under way at Rucker Park
3. Member of Brooklyn JC All-Stars (2nd from left) receiving Sportsmanship trophy from Emmett Causey, and Dwight Smith of The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce (2nd from right)
HARLEM WEEK Tri-State Junior Tennis Classic Theme: Day/Date: Location: Attendance:
Healthy Living Through Sports Thurs, Aug.16th, Fri, Aug. 17th, Sat, Aug. 18th & Sun. Aug 19th Fred Johnson Tennis Courts 150th St. and A. C. Powell Jr. Blvd. Thousands of spectators and tennis buffs
Presented by the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program and HARLEM WEEK, this event is held in concert with the Les Halles Cup, U. S. Open, and The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce. This four-day free competition for youth throughout the tri-state region and beyond showcases the best male and female tennis players ages 12 through 18.
Dante Brown, the extraordinary Program Director of the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program and co-founder of the
HARLEM WEEK Tri-State Junior Tennis Classic, has brought the best of tennis to our urban communities in a magnificent, organized and educational manner.
1. One of the many players who participated in the HARLEM WEEK Junior Tennis Classic 2. Another participating in the HARLEM WEEK Junior Tennis Classic 3. The Girls Division Tournement winners of the HARLEM WEEK Junior Tennis Classic receive their awards 4. The Boys Division Tournement winners of the HARLEM WEEK Junior Tennis Classic receive their awards
HARLEM Arts Alliance Theme:
ARTZ ROOTZ & RHYTHM FESTIVAL
Sat., Aug. 6th, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell
Hundreds of Harlemites & New Yorkers
HARLEM Arts Alliance (HAA), HARLEM WEEK’s lead arts and cultural partner, proudly showcased the diverse creative offerings of HAA member artists and organizations and by so doing, helped to build awareness of Harlem's great international cultural vitality. This year’s Artz Rootz & Rhythm Festival featured performances from individual and organizational HAA members such as the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Solomon Hicks/Band of
Brothers, Heights Performing Arts Troupe, Keith ”The Captain” Gamble, Tevin Thomas Group and Ethan Mann Jazz Group among others. HAA continues to provide citywide leadership in education, programs and promotions of the importance of arts & culture.
3 1. The Harlem Arts Alliance exhibit attracted hundreds of visitors 2. Award-winning actor and poet Daniel Beatty enthralls the Artz Rootz & Rhythm audience with his presentation 3. Tens of thousands attended the Harlem Arts Alliances Artz Rootz & Rhythm performances from the St. Nicholas Avenue Stage during “Summer In the City” 4. Harlem Arts Alliance African Dance Troupe perform at the Children's Festival 5. South African gospel Artz Rootz & Rhythm singers impress the audience at “A Great Day in Harlem”
STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM
HARLEM SUMMMER STAGE Day/Date/Time: Location: Audience:
Theme: Day/Date/Time: Audience:
Friday August 24th, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hundreds of Harlemites, New Yorkers and visitors
Studio Museum in Harlem opened its magnificent facility on Friday night, August 24th to present an outstanding variety of free and vibrant events, which were free to the public. During Uptown Friday!, the museum transformed its location to become a center of social activity in Harlem, featuring music, free admission, signature cocktails, drink specials, and creative food fare at the Atrium Café. Throughout the course of the evening there were opportunities to explore current exhibitions, enjoy free guided tours, browse, visit the Museum Store and purchase its incredible books, jewelry, t-shirts, and gifts. Harlemites, New Yorkers, and visitors danced to the sounds of DJs in the Studio Museum’s courtyard. A good time was had by all, and many who had not previously visited the museum are sure to come back again and again.
Thursdays Aug. 2nd, - Aug. 30th, 5:00 PM A. C. Powell, Jr. State Building Plaza Thousands of Harlemites, New Yorkers and tourists
Harlem Summer Stage has rapidly become THE place to be Uptown after work on Thursday evenings during August. Outstanding performers during this year’s series included R&
B greats, The Persuaders, Alyson Williams, Gospel Legend Bishop Hezekiah Walker, and more. There was also the Annual National Black Sports & Entertainment Hall Of Fame Living Legends Tribute.
Harlem Summer Stage, which annually partners with WBLSFM and Harlem Arts Alliance, has become one of the most important events during the summer months, which showcases the best in upcoming talent from throughout the region.
Theme: Day/Date/Time: Audience:
Willie Walker, who produces Harlem Summer Stage for the State Elected Officials in Harlem, has done a tremendous job in creating a great success story.
KIDS & FAMILY PROGRAMS Sundays: August 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Hundreds of Harlemites, New Yorkers and visitors
The Studio Museum in Harlem also hosted a series of Sunday events on site for the entire family, which featured Hands on Workshops for kids and families as well as a wide variety of Education Programs which brought art alive for the public through lectures, dialogues, performances, and onsite and off-site interpretive programs. Thelma Golden , Director and Chief Curator continues to make Studio Museum in Harlem more accessible to the general community and beyond.
5 1 . Hundreds in the crowd enjoying the Harlem Summer Stage performers 2. Young vocalist is introduced to the audience 3. Performing artist is well received by the audience 4. Visitors mixing and mingling and conversing about art at “Uptown Friday” 5. Young children excitingly viewing the exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem
Dance Theatre of Harlem Festival Day/Date/Time:
Saturday, August 4th, Noon - 7:00 PM
W. 152nd St. from Amsterdam to St. Nicholas Aves.
Over 800 Harlemites were in attendance
ENTERTAINERS BASKETBALL CLASSIC FESTIVAL
This annual event has become a staple in the community during HARLEM WEEK. It attracts hundreds from around the community who enjoy outstanding modern dance, ballet and African
Day/Date/Time: Aug. 1st - Aug. 16th , 5:30 PM Location: Holcombe Rucker Park, W. 155th St. & F. Douglass Blvd. Audience: Thousands from all walks of life For over 60 years, Harlem has been known throughout the world as the home of the best of urban basketball. The Mecca of urban basketball has historically been featured at the renowned Rucker Park. For the past few years, the Entertainers Basketball Classic has assumed the mantle of the Rucker Professional Basketball Tournament and taken its legend to new heights. This global showcase (Entertainer’s Basketball Classic) which started as a game between two rival New York rap/hip hop groups has become the most prestigious summer basketball tournament in the region.
dance showcase performances from students of Dance Theater of Harlem as well as unique shopping opportunities with local arts & crafts and food vendors.
Some of the superstars of basketball who have recently played in the Entertainer’s Classic include LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Allen Iverson, and Amare Stoudemire. Former basketball greats, Julius “Dr. J” Irving, Michael
Jordan and Kareem Abdul Jabbar regularly join with music mogul Jay-Z, actor Denzel Washington, R&B great Mary J. Blige, former President Bill Clinton and countless other well known spectators who visit the Entertainers Classic each year.
Greg Marius, CEO of the Entertainers League and his team, have done a tremendous job in maintaining Rucker Park as the nucleus of urban basketball.
2 1. The fabulous Dance Theatre of Harlem ballerinas perform for the public at the annual DTH Summer street festival 2. Ballerinas wow the public at the Dance Theater of Harlem street festival 3. Night Basketball under the lights at the Entertainer's Classic 4. A high-jumping player at the Entertainer's Classic
JAZZMOBILE Theme: Day/Date/Time: Location: Audience:
Charlie Parker Jazz Fesitival
Great Jazz on the Great Hill
Saturday, July 18th, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM The Great Hill – Central Park at 106th Street Thousands of New Yorkers and tourists
Jazzmobile The Central Park Conservancy, in partnership with HARLEM WEEK, presented the 5th annual GREAT JAZZ ON THE GREAT HILL
The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival which this year celebrated its 20th anniversary assembled some of the finest musicians in the world who reflected Parker’s musical individuality and genius to promote appreciation for this highly influential and world-renowned artist. This year’s festival featured excellent performances from Roy Haynes, Rene Marie’s “Experiment In Truth”, Derrick Hodge and ERIMAJ as well.
family celebration featuring the Big Band Jazz sound and Swing Dancing. Swing dance lessons were given to hundreds of happy attendees before performances from renowned artists Wycliffe Gordon, Alyson
Williams, Steve Croon and Brianna Thomas. Thousands of New Yorkers and tourists brought their blankets and picnic baskets for an Afternoon of Jazz!
Saturday, August 25th, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM The Richard Rodgers Amphitheater Marcus Garvey Park at 123rd St. and Mt. Morris Park West Over 4,000 New Yorkers and tourists
1. Vocalist Alyson Williams wows the crowd 2. Internationally known trombonist Wycliffe Gordon rocks the audience 3. Renowned percussionist Steve Kroon performing 4. The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival draws thousands to Marcus Garvey Park 5. Jazz great Roy Haynes sets the upbeat tempo for the audience 6. Jazz vocalist Rene Marie performs at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival 7. Large crowd at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
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Theme: Day/Date/Time: Location: Audience:
â€œA Peaceful & Fun Rivalryâ€? Thursday, August 25th Holcombe Rucker Park, W.155 St. & F. Douglass Blvd. Hundreds of attendees
The message of â€œpeace in our communitiesâ€? was delivered throughout the day on August 25th beginning with the â€œWalk For Peace In Our Communities.â€? For the basketball enthusiasts, the â€œStop The Violence â€œ Tournament was presented by Each One Teach One, the NY Daily News and HARLEM WEEK, featuring boys High School All-Star game with teams from Brooklyn & Harlem coming together to play in a oneday â€œfunâ€? tournament - for bragging rights. The highlight of the day was a very special game featuring basketball players from the NY City Police Department All-Star team vs. the NY City H.S. All-Stars.
â€œPush 4 Peaceâ€? Saturday, August 25th 12 Noon â€“ 4:00 PM Wadleigh HS â€“ West 114th St. bet. A. C. Powell Jr. & F. Douglass Blvds. Over 400 attendees
Young people from throughout NYC came out to witness a special live edition of the popular Hot 97 Radio Show, â€œStreet Soldiers,â€? hosted by Lisa Evers which focused on Peace In Our Communities. The show was presented in partnership with the Correction Officers' Benevolent Association headed by its president, Norman Seabrook. Special guests included rap star Jim Jones and former NBA All-Star Jayson Williams who delivered messages to the teenagers and young adults in attendance about the importance of promoting peace in our communities.
1. The action was exciting at the â€œEach One Teach Oneâ€?/ NY Daily News â€œStop the Violenceâ€? Tournament at the famous Rucker Park 2. The award is presented to the Captain of the NYPD winning team by Bob McCullough, Sr., Fred Crawford, Sr., and Brian Adams 3. The NYPD winning team from the â€œEach One Teach Oneâ€?/New York Daily News â€œStop the Violenceâ€? Tournament 4. Lisa Evers fielding questions from audience members 5. (l-r) Darrin "D" Dean - Founder, Ruff Ryder Entertainment and host for Push 4 Peace, renowned comedian Rupuerto Vanderpool (major motion picture star "The Cookout" & HBO P Diddy's "Bad Boys of Comedy") 6. Push for Peace Panelist (l-r) National Action Network Executive Director, Tamika Mallory, COBA President Norman Seabrook and, Former NBA Star Jayson Williams
HARLEM WEEK 2012 SPECIAL SECTIONS
HARLEM WEEK 2012
‘Harlem: Where the World Meets the World’ INSIDE:
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Auto Show returns n Tributes to late music greats
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1. The cover of the NY Daily News/HARLEM WEEK 2012 Special Section featured Hon. Nelson Mandela 2. NY Amsterdam News/HARLEM WEEK 2012 Special Section Cover page in the August 9th Issue
HARLEM WEEK 2012 SPECIAL SECTIONS
1. Harlem News Group cover on the Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run and New York City Family Health Walk “A Walk for Peace in Our Communities” 2. NY Christian Times HARLEM WEEK Special Section cover featured the 2012 theme Harlem: “Where the World Meets the World”
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HARLEM WEEK 2012 Commerative Posters
1. The City College of New York HARLEM WEEK 2012 Commemorative Poster 2. The highly popular limited edition MTA HARLEM WEEK 2012 Commemorative Poster
HARLEM WEEK 2012 Commerative Posters
The United Federation of Teachers/HARLEM WEEK poster is always a hot item. 2. Macyâ€™s poster & full page ads throughout the region celebrated HARLEM WEEK 2012
The Key Elected Partners & Supporters of HARLEM WEEK 2012
Hon. Inez Dickens New York City Council Member (Manhattan)
Hon. Keith L. T. Wright New York
Hon. Charles B. Rangel
Hon. Michael Bloomberg
Hon. Robert Jackson
State Assemblyman (Manhattan)
Member of Congress (Manhattan)
Mayor of The City of New York
New York City Council Member (Manhattan)
Hon. Adriano Espaillat
Hon. Melissa Mark-Viverito
Hon. Scott Stringer
New York State Senator (Manhattan)
New York City Council Member (Manhattan)
President Borough of Manhattan
Hon. Eric Adams New York State Senator (Brooklyn)
Hon. Edolphus Towns Member of Congress (Brooklyn)
Hon. Kirsten Gillibrand United States Senator (NYS)
Hon. Letitia James New York City Council Member (Brooklyn)
Hon. Gregory Meeks Member of Congress (Queens)
Hon. Albert Vann New York City Council Member (Brooklyn)
Hon. Bill Perkins New York State Senator (Manhattan)
Hon. Christine Quinn Speaker â€“ The City Council of New York
Hon. Leroy Comrie
Hon. Cyrus Vance
New York City Council Member (Queens)
New York County District Attorney
Hon. Helen Marshall President Borough of Queens
Hon. John Liu New York City Comptroller
Media Partners of HARLEM WEEK 2012 TELEVISION
HARLEM WEEK 2012 also received additional coverage from:
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2012 Presenting Sponsors
HON. CHARLES B. RANGEL
HON. KEITH L. T. WRIGHT
HON. MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG
HON. INEZ E. DICKENS
MAYOR OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL, MEMBER
HON. BILL PERKINS
HON. CHRISTINE QUINN
HON. ROBERT JACKSON
NEW YORK STATE SENATE
NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL
NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL, MEMBER
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HON. HERMAN D. FARRELL
HON. JON LUI
NEW YORK CITY COMPTROLLER
2012 Supporters HON. SCOTT STRINGER MANHATTAN BOROUGH PRESIDENT
Community Board No. 9 MANHATTAN
Community Board No. 10 MANHATTAN
A PARTIAL LISTING OF OUR ONLINE COVERAGE INCLUDE: A partial listing of our HARLEM WEEK 2012 major web partners included Harlem Arts Alliance, WBLS-FM, The New York Times, WNBC-4, FOX-TV, NY Daily News, WNYC-AM/FM, PIX-11, NY1, Amsterdam News, UPTOWN Magazine, Playbill.com, NYC Offical City Guide, NYC & Company, WLIB-AM. Others were:
125th Street BID
Harlem Condo Life
My Fox New York
Harlem One Stop
NBC New York
New Canaan News
News 12 Bronx
News 12 Connecticut
I 4 U News
News 12 Long Island
Before Its News
In Flex We Trust.com
News 12 New Jersey
Rap 4 Ever
Bi Daily Sun
Kids on The Town.com
News 12 Westchester
Black America Web
New York News Press
Long island Wins
Mom Trends New York
Streets of New York
CBS New York
News 12 Hudson Valley 411
Child Grows in
Guest of a Guest
My Central Jersey
NY Harlem Tommy
The BlackList Pub The Dallas Morning News The Epoch Times Theater Mania Time Out New York WABC Radio Westport News Wire Image WNYC Yelp Yomitime Zvents
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