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PHOTO ESSAY

PHOTO ESSAY

Theme:

“Harlem: Home of Immigrants, Honoring New York’s International Diversity”


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HARLEM WEEK PHOTO ESSAY 2017

HARLEM WEEK 2017 Celebrating its 43rd Anniversary: A PHOTO ESSAY 2017 The Directors of HARLEM WEEK, Inc. are pleased to present in our Photo Essay, a few of the key highlights and images that were a part of HARLEM WEEK 2017 and Harlem/Havana. The goal of this document is to provide a brief overview of the sights of the broad spectacle of the month long events which attracted nearly 3 million attendees. As you peruse the Photo Essay, we hope you will remember or be introduced to some of the over 110 unique, exciting and diverse annual events featured. We look forward to your participation in HARLEM WEEK 2018. Respectfully, Board of Directors HARLEM WEEK, Inc. BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS

Chairman

Courtney Bennett One Hundred Black Men of N.Y.

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce

Timothy Burwell

Voza Rivers

Ralph Lauren

Michael Flanigan

INSIDE FRONT COVER • Introduction • HARLEM WEEK Board Listing • Table of Contents

DIRECTORS

Lloyd Williams

1st Vice Chairman

TABLE OF CONTENTS 2

HARLEM WEEK 2017 SECTION 3

43rd Anniversary Statement

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Macy’s Youth Model Casting

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“A GREAT DAY IN HARLEM”

Medgar Evers College

Irene Gandy

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YOUTH TECH HACK-A-THON

Jeffrey Richards Associates

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Harlem/Havana Gracie Mansion Reception

Black Hawk Imports

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NY City Economic Development Day

Debi Jackson

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NY City Senior Citizens Day “Elders Jubilee”

Tina McRae

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Summer In the City

NY City “Children’s Festival”

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Higher Education Fair & Expo

Burwell Consulting Group

Dwayne Montgomery

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“2 DAY NY CITY CHILDRENS FESTIVAL”

Asst. Treasurer

Michael Preston

Harlem Arts Alliance

2nd Vice Chairman

Marko Nobles Injoy Enterprises, LLC

Treasurer

Barbara Burwell

Reginald Idlett, Sr.

Youth Development Foundation, Inc.

Over Watch Services 22

Stephanie Francis Blackfrica Productions

JDC Property Management

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Gilbert Paschall, Jr. Bronx Lebanon Hospital

Up Market Arts & Crafts Pavilion HARLEM WEEK/IMAGENATION Annual OUTDOOR FILM FESTIVAL

Jackie Rowe-Adams

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HARLEM DAY

District Council 37

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Upper Manhattan Auto Show

Harlem Music Festival

Donna Walker-Kuhne

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Our Health Village

NJ Performing Arts Center

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Executive Director

Bob Tate

Upper Manhattan Business Fair & Expo

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Secretary

Pamela Lee

Winston Majette

Unlimited Contacts, Inc.

1. A painted “kiddie cat” at the Children’s Festival. 2. The runners start at the Percy Sutton Harlem 5k Run. 3. A view of the HARLEM DAY crowd from the stage. 4. Multiple Grammy Award Winner Lalah Hathaway performed.

Inside Back Cover: Dizzy Gillespie Mural created by Harlem resident artist Marthalicia Matarrita.

PARTNER EVENTS SECTION

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Summer Stage in Harlem Charlie Parker Jazz Fest Caribbean Cultural Center The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

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Dance Theater of Harlem Harlem Arts Alliance The Apollo Theatre Jazzmobile Entertainers Basketball Classic New Jersey Performing Arts Center

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HARLEM WEEK Commemorative Posters

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Special Banners HARLEM WEEK Special Sections

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Key Ads Key Elected Partners & Supporters Prime Media Coverage In Studio & On-Air Coverage Media Coverage Social Media Update

Media Impressions Media Tracker Online Social Media Report

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HARLEM WEEK 2017 Demographic Data

HARLEM DAY 4 Stages

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Our Presenting Sponsors

•St. Nicholas Ave •Children’s Festival • YMCA • 5th Ave

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Our Sponsors

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Our Partners & Supporters

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CLOSING GALA

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Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run & Walk

Partnership Opportunities

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Sponsor Tributes Key HARLEM WEEK Artists & Celebrities over the decades Scholarships, Internships Credits

LMR Productions, Inc. Front Cover

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FAMILY FUN DAY

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HARLEM/HAVANA 2017

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International Initiatives • Dominican Republic • Senegal Dizzy Gillespie Mural Dedication / 100th Birthday Celebration

Back Cover: Dizzy Gillespie Mural created by New Orleans artist Brandon Odums. 40-41

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43rd Anniversary of HARLEM WEEK in 2017 Theme: “Harlem: Home of Immigrants, Honoring New York’s International Diversity” The original planning committee for HARLEM DAY in 1974 was comprised of Percy Sutton, Joseph Roberts, Sr., Dizzy Gillespie, Marvin Kelly, Tito Puente, Tony Rogers, Rev. Wyatt T. Walker, Stephanie Francis, Maya Angelou, Larry Frazier, Hal Jackson, Frankie Crocker, Vivian Robinson, Voza Rivers, Ossie Davis, Joe Cuba, Nancy Wilson, Gloria Lynne, James Baldwin, Max Roach, Charles Rangel, Bill Tatum, Ruby Dee, Basil Paterson, Grace Williams, Ornette Coleman, David Dinkins, Lois Alexander, Dolores Eaton, Lloyd Dickens, Hope Stevens and Lloyd Williams. They all participated in the launch of HARLEM DAY on Saturday, August 17, 1974 at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on West 138th Street and 7th Avenue. On that same day, 7th Avenue officially became Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard in honor of the former Congressman. Little did these planners and their committee members realize that this “one time” “one day” event would, due to great response and demand, eventually increase in popularity to become a month-long happening. Approximately 3 million persons attended HARLEM WEEK 2017, which now includes over 110 events comprised of conferences, seminars, expos, sporting events, festivals, live music, food & beverage tastings, fashion shows, an auto show, art exhibits, culinary initiatives, entertainment, dance, vendors, movies, and outdoor markets.

Harlem: Home of Immigrants, Honoring New York’s International Diversity was the theme for HARLEM WEEK 2017. We were extremely pleased to be able to embody that theme throughout all of our events. Our International Initiatives were expanded to include the second annual Harlem/Havana Music and Cultural Festival, as well as special events saluting the Dominican Republic and Senegal. We were particularly happy to see how the HARLEM WEEK 2017 theme resonated throughout our city, our region and the country, as it was picked up in speeches, news features and other national events. The topic was a major point of emphasis with our awardees, entertainers, and throughout the majority of our activities, beginning with “A Great Day in Harlem” on Sunday, July 30th and concluding on August 26th with the Percy Sutton Harlem 5k Run & Walk. It all reinforced the validity of the Langston Hughes famous quote “As goes Harlem, so goes Black (and Hispanic) America.”

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Macy’s Children’s & Youth Casting Call Location:

Macy’s Herald Square, W. 34th St.

Day/Date/Time:

Tuesday, July 11th at 4:30PM

For the second year, Macy’s hosted the children’s fashion regional “Open Call” for young models ages 5-17 years old at its world famous headquarter store in Herald Square. The open call attracted over 200 youth and their parents from throughout the region. The children selected, participated in the Macy’s/HARLEM WEEK “Back To School” Fashion Show on HARLEM DAY, produced by Deborah Williams and Her Game 2.

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1. Deborah Williams, HARLEM WEEK Fashion Director (rear right) chooses young models for the children’s fashion shows. 2. This young lady is next on the runway. 3. This aspiring model struts confidently down the runway. 4. A modeling star in the making.

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“A GREAT DAY IN HARLEM” INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL SHOWCASE REGIONAL GOSPEL CARAVAN FASHION FUSION SHOWCASE CONCERT UNDER THE STARS

TOP: McDonald's Gospel Super Choir performing. • R&B star Ledisi. BOTTOM: James “D-Train” Williams performs his hits during “Concert Under The Stars”. • Vy Higginsen's Gospel For Teens ask for a little more audience participation during their performance.

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“A Great Day in Harlem” Theme:

Family Unity Day: International Cultural Showcase

Location:

U. S. Grant National Memorial Park, W. 122nd Street & Riverside Dr.

Day/Date/Time:

Sunday, July 30th, 12:00PM - 8:30PM

Audience:

44,000+ from across the city, tri-state region, nationally and internationally

The first public event of HARLEM WEEK 2017, A Great Day in Harlem attracted over 45,000 people throughout the day to Ulysses S. Grant National Memorial Park. The day consisted of four segments, beginning with an international cultural showcase of Harlem Arts Alliance’s Artz, Rootz & Rhythm salute to music and dance. This segment featured performances from Uptown Dance Academy, Impact Repertory Theater, Romeo Mputu and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Wells Fargo Jazz For Teens. The next segment was the Tri-State Gospel Showcase featuring the Harlem Japan Gospel Choir, Sheila Ingram, The Mama Foundation’s Gospel for Teens, Grammy Award Winner Le’Andria Johnson, The Group Called Fire and the Guinness World Record breaking McDonald’s Gospel Super Choir. The third segment included the very popular “Fashion Fusion” showcase, which emphasized the HARLEM WEEK theme Harlem: Home of Immigrants - Honoring New York’s International Diversity. This portion highlighted the very best in Afro American, Afro Cuban and Latino fashion. Designers from the Dominican Republic and Senegal were also featured. Eclectic models moved, pranced, strutted, twirled and profiled for the thousands gathered. Following the fabulous fashion segment, it was show time! “A Concert Under the Stars” featured musical tributes to Patti LaBelle and Bill Withers, and included performances from Ledisi, The Force MD’s, and James “D Train” Williams, along with Harlem MusicFest Musical Director, Ray Chew & the HMF All-Star Band. Thousands of attendees danced and sang throughout this extraordinary outdoor concert produced in collaboration with radio stations WBLS-FM and WLIB-AM featuring live broadcasts and interviews throughout the day. The entire day highlighted international vendors and exhibitors promoting arts, culture, education, and foods from around the world.

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1. Roundabout Theatre representatives ready to sign up new audiences at A Great Day.

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Location:

Intrepid Sea, Air, Space Museum 46th Street & 12th Avenue

Day/Date/Time:

Tuesday, August 1st, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This Conference and Expo was presented by Silicon Harlem and sponsored by The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce in concert with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, LDI Color Toolbox, Radio 103.9FM, Applebee’s, C&C Apartment Management LLC, Charter Communications, Con Edison and Popular Community Bank. The event was hosted at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. 2017 marked the third year of HARLEM WEEK’s S.T.E.A.M. Initiative. This year’s event kicked off with our Youth Education & Career Conference and Hack-A-Thon, hosted at a new site. We were honored that our new partner, The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, not only hosted the Conference and Hack-A-Thon, but they requested that the event serve as the opening activity of their 2017 Space & Science Festival in New York City. Young people from the tri-state area participated in this day-long event that included panel discussions on Artificial Intelligence & The Internet of Things. The Hack-A-Thon focused on creating apps that concentrated on civic engagement.

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1. Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer interacts with Hack-A-Thon participants. 2. These young people are working on their Hack-A-Thon project. 3. Intrepid Museum President, Susan Marenoff-Zausner welcomes attendees to the Youth Conference & Hack-A-Thon. 4. Brian Gertler (left) and Mike Lowe (seated) of LDI Color Toolbox shared information with an interested visitor. 5. Spectrum, Inc. exhibit at the Youth Hack-A-Thon on the USS Intrepid Air & Space Museum welcomes young techies.

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HARLEM/HAVANA Kick-Off Press Conference & Reception at Gracie Mansion Location:

Gracie Mansion, 88th Street & East End Avenue.

Day/Date/Time:

Thursday, August 3rd at 5:30PM

This kick-off event was hosted by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce. The reception saluted HARLEM WEEK’s 43rd Anniversary and was filled to capacity. Special awards were presented to Jazz at Lincoln Center, celebrating its 30th Anniversary; The American Museum of Natural History, for their acclaimed ¡Cuba! exhibit; and NY1 news anchor, Cheryl Wills, honoring her for her news program In Focus with Cheryl Wills. The evening’s music was provided by the Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble Feeling Collective. A fabulous time was had by all.

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7 3. Mayor Bill de Blasio welcomes HARLEM WEEK 2017 opening reception guests to Gracie Mansion. 4. (Far left) Fred Dixon, President, NYC & Company and (Far right): Voza Rivers, GHCC, 1st Vice Pres. honors American Museum of Natural History President, Ellen Futter, with an award for the museum's acclaimed ยกCuba! Exhibition. 5. HARLEM WEEK 2017 Honoree Cheryl Wills receives award for her news show "In Focus with Cheryl Wills" from Hon. Zack Carter and NYS Senator Brian Benjamin at the Gracie Mansion Opening Reception. 6. Jazzmobile Director & Executive Producer Robin Bell-Stevens presents award honoring the 30th Anniversary of Jazz at Lincoln Center to Board Member, Courtney Lee Mitchell. 7. Photo op following awards presentations with (l-r) GHCC President, Lloyd Williams, Honorees Ellen Futter, Cheryl Wills, Presenter Robin Bell-Stevens, Former Congressman Charles Rangel, Honoree Courtney Lee Mitchell, First Lady Chirlane McCray and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DAY OUTDOOR FARMERS MARKET BUSINESS SUMMITS MWBE & Key Small Business Initiatives International Business Opportunities

HEALTH SUMMITS Change: Its Impact on the Health Care System • New 21st Century Community Health Initiatives

INDOOR BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES EXPO BASIL PATERSON BUSINESS AWARDS LUNCHEON THE URBAN TECHNOLOGY “MEET UP” Technology as a 21st Century Growth Engine TOP: GHCC President Lloyd Williams (center) welcomes dais guests and attendees to the Chamber's Basil A. Paterson Business Awards Luncheon. • The MTA Exhibit at the Economic Development Day Expo. BOTTOM: Dr. Enrique Riggs and Health Conference panelist, Marci McCall. • The Late Statesman and Attorney, Hon. Basil A. Paterson.

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New York City Economic Development Day Summits, Awards Luncheon & Indoor Expo

Location:

Columbia University, W. 115th Street and Broadway

Day/Date/Time:

Thursday, August 10th, 9:30AM – 5:00PM

Audience:

3,000+ New Yorkers and regional attendees participated in various components of the day

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6. Former NY State Gov. David Paterson addresses the luncheon attendees in front of his image on the jumbo screen. 7. HARLEM WEEK 2017 Scholarship recipients pose with their sponsors. 8. Dr. Hazel Dukes, President, NAACP NYS Conference gives remarks at the luncheon. 9. Luncheon guests enjoying the program. 10. Silicon Harlem Founder Clayton Banks (far left) and Urban Technology Meet-Up panelists. 11. Urban Technology Meet-Up attendees. 12. Citi was a major exhibitor at Economic Development Day. 13. The outdoor farmers market.

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NEW YORK CITY SENIOR CITIZENS DAY OUTDOOR FARMERS MARKET INDOOR SENIOR CITIZENS EXPO ELDERS JUBILEE LUNCHEON SENIOR HATS, SCARVES & FURS FASHION SHOW TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT “Demystifying Technology: Social Health & Financial Management” TOP: Former Congressman Charles Rangel, Paul Staley (representing Assembly Member Inez Dickens), Athena Moore (MBPO, Northern Manhattan Director), and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, look on as Music Icon Dionne Warwick receives her honor and special recognition from Congressman Adriano Espaillat. • Our models prepare to showcase designer hats at the Elders Jubilee Fashion Show. BOTTOM: United Healthcare shares insurance and health info with Seniors during the Indoor Expo • HARLEM WEEK Board Member Stephanie Francis (middle) and Senior Citizens Day Committee Member Vera Arthur (right) pose with this year’s Oldest Male Senior Citizen.

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NEW YORK CITY SENIOR CITIZENS DAY Location: Day/Date/Time: Audience:

Art Gallery of the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Bldg. Tuesday, August 15th, 10:00AM – 4:00PM 1,100+ seniors and family members

The open-to-the-public Seniors Expo & Fair provided health screenings, live entertainment, raffles and fun throughout the day for hundreds of seniors. The bountiful outdoor Farmer’s Market provided by the Office of General Services on the Plaza of the A.C. Powell, Jr. State Office Building allowed for thousands of seniors and Harlem residents of all ages to purchase fresh produce and other healthy items.

“Elders Jubilee” Annual Awards Luncheon Concert & Fashion Showcase Location: Time:

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Bldg., 3rd floor Executive Dining Room 11:45AM – 2:00PM

This year’s New York City Senior Citizens Day Luncheon featured many highlights. The honorees were HARLEM WEEK board member and Broadway publicist, Irene Gandy, recipient of the 2017 Vivian Robinson Arts & Culture Award and basketball great, Cal Ramsey, recipient of the 2017 Joseph Roberts, Sr. Community Service Award. A special point of the luncheon was the presentation of a lifetime achievement award to internationally renowned music icon, Dionne Warwick for her health advocacy. A Customer Recognition award was also given by MetroPlus. The traditional senior awards were bestowed upon the oldest male and female senior citizens in attendance, who were 100 and 103 years of age, respectively. A traditional highlight of the Elders Jubilee Luncheon is the scholarship and grant presentations to deserving students by HARLEM WEEK partners and sponsors. This year the partners presenting scholarships and grants were NYS Senator Brian Benjamin, Apple Bank, TWU Local 100 and Olive Garden.

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The 2017 “Senior Citizens Hat Fashion Show” was coordinated by Gladys James and Deborah Williams of Her Game 2. This always-anticipated fashion showcase, themed “Fun & Fur” highlighted beautiful hats and scarves designed by Harlem’s Heaven Boutique; Audrey Weaver, Hatmann/Chris Hats; Flamekeepers Hat Club; Andrea’s Natural Styles; and Irene Gandy’s Fun Furs. Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Music Under New York, provided vocalist, Alice Tan Ridley, who gave a lively and entertaining performance of “oldies but goodies.” The specially prepared nutritious and delectable senior citizens lunch was courtesy of Melba Wilson, owner of Melba’s Restaurants. The fabulous and tasty desserts were provided courtesy of Make My Cake bakeries. Special thanks to Stephanie Francis, Bob Tate, Valorie Williams, Jackie Rowe-Adams, DiAnne Henderson, and Carrie Robinson.

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“SUMMER IN THE CITY” INTERNATIONAL VENDORS VILLAGE NY CITY CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING EXHIBITION HIGHER EDUCATION FAIR & EXPO UP- MARKET PAVILION “DANCING IN THE STREETS” “FASHION FLAVA” SHOW UPTOWN SATURDAY CONCERT OUTDOOR FILM FESTIVAL TOP: R&B star Johnny Gill performed.• Harlem Honeys & Bears Swimming Exhibition. BOTTOM: Children and their families wait to get on the Firetruck slide at the Children's Festival. • Models prepare to take the stage for the Fashion Flava Show.

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“Summer in the City” Location:

W. 135th Street bet. Malcolm X Blvd. & St. Nicholas Ave.

Day/Date/Time:

Saturday, Aug. 19th, 11AM – 7PM

Audience:

65,000+ persons citywide, Tri-State region, nationally and internationally

“Summer in the City” was presented in concert with our senior radio partner WBLS-FM. The program offered a full day of activities featuring WBLS on-air personalities, DJs, and master mixers, with performances by members of the Harlem Arts Alliance. Also on hand were hundreds of vendors exhibiting food, arts & crafts, music, jewelry, hats, sculptors, corporate exhibitors, and games.

The main stage at W. 135th & St. Nicholas Ave. showcased performances by The Salvation Army Phil Ramone Orchestra for Children, Grammy Award Winning Songstress Lalah Hathaway, Hip Hop Pioneer Kurtis Blow with Kool DJ Red Alert, and the exciting Fashion Flava Fashion Show featuring Cuban inspired designs as a part of the Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural exchange. Also performing was Cuban master musician Cesar Lopez, renowned R&B Super Star Johnny Gill, and the fabulous Jeff Foxx Band. The stage closed with a special award presentation to author, artist, griot Nana Camille Yarbrough.

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4. An attendee gets Ki Energy wellness treatment from Tony Rogers as she enjoys the day. 5. Local business Soul Cycle exhibit leads exercise sessions. 6. Colorful Cuban designed dress is displayed during the ever popular Fashion Flava Fashion Show. 7. The Original Spinderella from the pioneering hip-hip group Salt-N-Pepa performs. 8. Diverse musical performances are the norm during HARLEM WEEK. 9. An attendee shops for unique art at the Up-Market Pavilion.

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Higher Education Fair & Expo Highlighting City University of NY & State University of NY institutions and showcasing Historically Black Colleges and Universities Location:

W. 135th Street between Malcolm X. & Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvds.

Day/Date/Time:

Saturday, August 19th, 12:00PM – 5:00PM

Audience:

Thousands of college students, high school students, alumni and college supporters

Over 60 higher education institutions including public, private, city, and state from throughout the Tri-State region, were exhibitors at this very special event featuring historically Black Colleges and Universities, along with SUNY and CUNY universities, colleges, junior colleges and trade schools. Recruiters distributed information on admissions, scholarships, financial aid, test requirements, internships, career and job placement information, and other related support services. HARLEM WEEK’s Executive Director, Winston Majette, and Board Member Michael Flanigan from HARLEM WEEK’s senior management team, once again collaborated in coordinating this important regional and local educational initiative.

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The 2 Day New York City

“Children’s Festival” Location:

W. 135th Street between 5th Avenue & Malcolm X Blvd.

Day/Date/Time:

Saturday, August 19th - “Summer in the City” 11:00AM – 6:00PM Sunday, August 20th - HARLEM DAY, 12:00 Noon – 6:00PM

Audience:

10,000+ children, parents and family members attended this 2-day event

Children and youth from throughout the greater New York area and beyond enjoyed two exciting days of festivities including a parade, live entertainment, a HARLEM DAY Macy’s Children’s “Back-To-School” fashion show, sports, exercise, health screening, educational information, technology, and fun. This year’s Children’s Festival took place in a new, larger location where children had an opportunity to enjoy face painting, mobile recreation centers, rides, games and exhibits. Free dental exams, eye exams, and exhibits earmarked for children, were offered by various healthcare providers as a part of the The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce Healthy Eating/Healthy Living family initiative. Adults were allowed entry to the festival only if they brought a child. A special addition this year was the 1st Harlem “Spelling Bee” for elementary school age children.

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3. Everyone has a good time at the Children's Festival. 4. This little one steps up to bat at this game provided by McDonald's. 5. Ronald McDonald sending this young man to the Children's Festival. 6. Young people from Harlem Go-Ju demonstate Martial Arts techniques as they march in the Children's Festival Parade.

7. The Studio Museum in Harlem is ready to engage the children and their families at the Children's Festival. 8. & 9. Kids enjoy their happy painted faces.

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HARLEM WEEK PHOTO ESSAY 2017 This was the second year for this two day event. It featured

Up Market Fashion

unique handmade specialty items ranging from artwork to

and Arts & Crafts Pavilion .

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Audience:

artisans from across the nation and beyond. Renowned leather craftsman, M. Sin and award winning fine artist,

Saturday, August 19th - “Summer in the City” 11:00AM – 7:00PM & Sunday, August 20th, HARLEM DAY 12:00 Noon – 7:00PM Hundreds of visitors attended this two day event

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Grace Williams, were highlighted. Many other well-known craftsmen had exceptional and innovative displays. This event is growing exponentially in popularity and has become “a must visit” event.

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HARLEM WEEK/ImageNation Outdoor Film Festival (2 days - Aug. 19th & Aug. 26th) Theme: Featured Film: Day/Date/Time:

HARLEM WEEK Outdoor Music Film Festival “I Am Not Your Negro” Saturday, August 19th - 7:00PM

Theme: Featured Film: Day/Date/Time:

HARLEM WEEK Outdoor Music Film Festival “Queen of Katwe” Saturday, August 26th - 7:00PM

Location:

Great Lawn in St. Nicholas Park – W. 135th Street and St. Nicholas Ave. 900+ persons from throughout Harlem, New York, tri-state region and nationally attended this 2 day event

Audience:

The film screenings were produced in concert with ImageNation which presents year-round tributes to the contributions of the African-American Diaspora in the world of film. The first day of the film festival, August 19th, featured a screening of the award winning James Baldwin documentary, I Am Not Your Negro, in tribute to James Baldwin. The film was preceded by a short film by popular, Harlem born and raised Hip-Hop artist, A$AP Ferg, who gave remarks and introduced the film. The August 26th family films screening showcased the critically acclaimed Disney film Queen of Katwe featuring actress Lupita Nyong’o. This Kid’s Night was hosted by six year old Kgari Gates. It also featured chess lessons for children and back to school backpack giveaways to youth in attendance.

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HARLEM DAY UPPER MANHATTAN AUTO SHOW UPPER MANHATTAN BUSINESS FAIR & EXHIBITS OUR DOMINICAN VILLAGE OUR HEALTH VILLAGE OUR SENEGALESE VILLAGE NYC CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL (PART II) HARLEM SPELLING BEE

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HARLEM DAY OUR BIGGEST DAY Location:

W. 135th Street from 5th to St. Nicholas Aves.

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Sunday, August 20th, 10:00AM – 7:00PM

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100,000+ attended from New York, Tri-State region, nationally and internationally

This year HARLEM DAY saw its attendance approach over 100,000 persons of all ages from throughout the city, the New York Tri-State area, nationally and internationally. Attendees of HARLEM DAY enjoyed four stages of entertainment, the Upper Manhattan Auto Show, the NYC Health Village, Day 2 of the NYC Children’s Festival, Day 2 of the UpMarket Pavilion, the Outdoor Business Expo, and hundreds of vendors and exhibitors selling and sampling an array of arts, crafts, clothing, food, and much, much more! HARLEM DAY began with a special Statement of Unity from clergy representing the Christian, Jewish, Islamic, and Buddhist faiths, as well as citywide leaders including Michael Hardy, Executive Vice President of National Action Network; Dr. Hazel Dukes, Chairperson, NAACP NYS Conference; along with Lloyd Williams, Chairman, HARLEM WEEK, in response to the divisive, racially motivated events that took place over the summer in Charlottesville, Virginia and other locations around the country in the weeks prior to HARLEM DAY. The opening words of unity set the tone for success of the numerous activities and events of HARLEM DAY 2017.

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Upper Manhattan Auto Show Location:

W. 135th Street between 5th Ave. & Malcolm X Blvd.

Day/Date/Time:

Sunday, August 20th, 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Audience:

12,000+ car enthusiasts, buyers, collectors and observers of all ages

Upper Manhattan Auto Show celebrated its 28th year as the premier outdoor urban auto show in the northeast. It exhibited some of the most unique classic, antique and new vehicles, hybrids, fuel efficient cars, and showcased newly released cars for the upcoming year. This great auto show also featured motorcycles, fabulous collectibles, and historic antique buses provided by the MTA. This year the Auto Show also highlighted Cuban styled American cars from the 1950’s and 60’s. The Upper Manhattan Auto Show was sponsored by The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Greyhound, New York Daily News, and MTA. Co-sponsors were Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hot 97-FM, NYPD, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, NYC & Company, and the Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival. Thousands of auto show enthusiasts and attendees selected and voted for their favorite cars and motorcycles in several award categories which included: The People’s Choice, Best Antiques, Best Muscle Car, Most Unique Vehicle, Best “Green” Vehicle, Best Classic Motorcycle, Best Modern Motorcycle, and Best Vehicles from the 30’s-40’s, 50’s-60’s, 70’s-80’s, and 90’s–present. Special thanks to Reggie Idlett, Sr., Bill Hurley, Lazette McCants, Michael Flanigan, Dwayne Montgomery, Gil Paschall, III, Charles Powell, Solomon Greene, and Sam Hill, Jr. for their extraordinary leadership, vision and creativity in making this event one of New York City’s most unique and memorable.

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New York City

Health Village Location:

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Harlem Hospital Center On Malcolm X Blvd. between W. 135th and W.137th Streets Sunday, August 20th 11:00AM - 5:00PM Over 9,000 persons from upper Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and throughout the Tri-state region “Our Health is Our Wealth”

The Upper Manhattan Outdoor Health Village continues to grow every year and this year was no exception - attracting thousands of attendees from across the city and beyond. The “Health Village within the Village of Harlem” featured approximately 60 exhibits from hospitals, health centers, health service providers, doctors, holistic practitioners, acupuncturists, dentists, alternative health practitioners, and others who provided important information to attendees. Free health screenings were given on site, as well as information on health plans, health insurance, nutrition, holistic medicine, and exercise. Many thanks to Harlem Hospital Center, under the leadership of its excellent CEO Ebone Carrington and her Deputy Executive Director, Sylvia White, for providing the expanded site for the Health Village, now located in front of the magnificent Mural Pavilion of Harlem Hospital Center on Malcolm X Blvd. and 136th Street. Thanks to Patricia Ricketts, Hazel Dukes, Marci McCall and John Palmer for their leadership.

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Upper Manhattan Business Fair & Expo Location:

W. 135th Street between Malcolm X Blvd. & 5th Ave.

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Sunday, August 20th, 12:00PM - 5:00PM

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2,000+ HARLEM DAY attendees

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HARLEM DAY STAGES THE MAIN STAGES • From 12 Noon - 7:00 PM Location:

Audience:

4 MAIN STAGES- On W. 135th Street 1) 5th Avenue Stage 2) The Children’s Festival – Program Stage 3) The YMCA Stage 4) St. Nicholas Avenue Stage 100,000+ persons from throughout Harlem, citywide, the tri-state region, nationally and internationally

St. Nicholas Avenue Stage • WBLS-FM • HOT-97 FM

By all accounts (media, public), HARLEM DAY 2017 was one of our best attended and best produced events. WBLS-FM, WLIB-AM and Hot 97-FM sponsored the stages that featured stellar performances by artists from around the globe in a variety of musical genres including gospel, pop, jazz, Afro-Cuban, Hip Hop, R&B, Caribbean, Folk and Latin. The 5th Avenue stage was produced by the Harlem Music Fest in concert with Hot 97-FM. It featured martial arts demonstrations from Harlem Go Ju, performances from the Bill Saxton Trio, the NJPAC Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens, The Harlem Japanese Gospel Choir, Jermaine Jones, Joey Harris Inc.’s teen Pop artists Summer Valentine and Mylezia,“Poole & The Gang” (courtesy of Jazz from Lincoln Center), Master Cuban Jazz Musician Jorge Luis Pacheco, Hip Hop artist’s Kyle Knight and Haley Smith with Chas Bronxson, R&B/Soul artists Emmanuel Withers, Nadira and Ron Walker. R&B group, Legacy, closed out the afternoon on stage. The Children’s Festival Stage - See Children’s Festival section. The YMCA Stage, produced by Harlem Arts Alliance’s Artz, Rootz & Rhythm in concert with Harlem Music Fest, attracted the best of local and regional talent including Jazz, spoken word, Hip-Hop, and R&B. Performances by Nubia, Deondre Lee, Talithi Tumi, Sheila Ingram, Syndee Winters from the hit play Hamilton, Bomb Shelter, IMPACT Repertory Theater, Afrikan Kartel, Unveiled/Unlocked, acclaimed Cuban drum and dance company, Obini Bata, Youngsun Hyun with Duke Jones, Carlos Bailey and Lorenzo LaRoc. The highlight of the YMCA stage was the annual HARLEM DAY Macy’s Children’s Back-To-School Fashion Show.

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HARLEM WEEK CLOSING GALA Location:

The Mural Pavilion of Harlem Hospital Center, Malcolm X Blvd. @ 136th St.

Day/Date/Time:

Wednesday, August 23rd, 6:00PM

Audience:

350+ invited Chamber members and supporters, HARLEM WEEK sponsors and supporters, representatives of city-wide and regional businesses, arts, culture and education organizations, elected and appointed city and state officials. Media, as well as Harlem residents were also in attendance.

The Closing Gala celebrated the successful HARLEM WEEK & Harlem/Havana 2017 activities and paid tribute to honorees that embodied the HARLEM WEEK theme Harlem: Home of Immigrants Honoring New York’s International Diversity. Honorees included Hon. William C. Thompson, Jr. (St. Kitts) and U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat (Dominican Republic). Other honorees who have been instrumental to the growth of HARLEM WEEK over its four plus decades were William Hurley, Lazette McCants and Fred Powell (posthumously), plus music legends The Drifters and James Mtume. The evening included performances from the Harlem Opera Company, MTA Music Under NY artists Acapella Soul, a fashion show featuring designs from Cuban Fashion Project Arte y Moda, and the Obini Bata Drummers & Dancers. Other high points of the Closing Gala included the Harlem/Havana Art & Photography Exhibit and the special VIP Champagne Tent on the terrace of The Mural Pavilion with music from The Harlem Central Jazz Ensemble.

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PERCY SUTTON HARLEM 5K RUN & WALK 5K RUN HEALTH WALK CHILDREN’S RUN FAMILY FUN DAY OUTDOOR FILM FESTIVAL

TOP: Fox 5 anchorperson Antwan Lewis hosts the Percy Sutton Harlem 5k Run & Family Walk. • U.S. Olympic runner & winner of the 2017 NYC Marathon, Shalane Flanagan, supports NYRR Team for Kids being introduced by NYRR VP Michael Rodgers at the Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run & Walk. BOTTOM: Enthusiastic runners setting the pace as they race to the end of the Children’s Run segment of the Percy Sutton Harlem 5K.• Mayor de Blasio greets the Percy Sutton Harlem 5K spectators and runners.

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PERCY SUTTON HARLEM 5K RUN & WALK Starting Line:

St. Nicholas Park at West 136th Street & Bradhurst Ave.

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Saturday, August 26th, 8:30AM-12:00 Noon

Audience:

15,000+ Harlemites, New Yorkers, regional, national and international runners, walkers and children participated in this event

The Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run/Walk and Children’s Race was sponsored by New York Road Runners in concert with The The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, and co-sponsored by WBLS-FM, Fox TV, NY Amsterdam News, NY Daily News, and NYC & Company. Again, our overall theme of Harlem: Home of Immigrants - Honoring New York’s International Diversity was highlighted by the fact that the Run attracted over 7,000 registered runners and walkers representing 94 countries! According to NYRR, “this event is second in popularity throughout the city on an annual basis only to the (world renowned) NY City Marathon.” Kudos to the young children who participated in the Children’s Run, which is exciting to watch and continues to grow in size and energy. On hand for the awards presentations along with NY City Mayor Bill de Blasio was NYRR Team for Kids Ambassador Shalane Flanagan, winner of the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon and 1st American Female Winner in 40 Years. Thanks to New York Road Runners, under the leadership of Peter Ciaccia, Michael Capiraso, and Michael Rodgers, for their ongoing commitment to year-round healthy living and exercise. This event is an important annual component of The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce “Healthy Eating/Healthy Living Initiative.”

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HARLEM WEEK FAMILY FUN DAY IN ST. NICHOLAS PARK Location:

Great Lawn of St. Nicholas Park – W. 135th Street and St. Nicholas Ave.

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500+ persons from throughout upper Manhattan, New York, the Bronx and the Nation attended

HARLEM WEEK in conjunction with The Hip Hop Hall of Fame & Museum and Radio 103.9FM presented an afternoon in St. Nicholas Park filled with good times and some musical history. Hundreds came from throughout the region for a good old-fashioned party in the park that featured current and classic R&B artists, along with some of the pioneers of Hip Hop. Performances included Kevin Ross, Oran Juice Jones, Roxanne Shante, Pow Wow of Soulsonic Force, Boo Gatti, and Vivian Green. Special Citations from Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer were presented to the Crash Crew, who celebrated 40 years in Hip Hop and also performed. The Edgecombe Avenue Reunion Committee partnered with HARLEM WEEK on this event and, along with artist Boo Gatti, gave away school backpacks to the children in attendance.

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HARLEM/HAVANA MUSIC & CULTURAL FESTIVAL NATIONAL JAZZ MUSEUM IN HARLEM JAZZMOBILE CULINARY INITIATIVE RESTAURANT INDOOR PERFORMANCES W HOTEL - TIMES SQUARE HARLEM DAY INTERNATIONAL ART & PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION TOP: Celebrity Chef/Restaurateur/Harlemite Marcus Samuelsson. • Master Cuban Musician Jorge Luis Pacheco performs at the W Hotel-Times Square. BOTTOM: The Iconic Sylvia’s Restaurant participated in the Harlem/Havana restaurant initiative. • Renowned Cuban artist Choco is interviewed at the Harlem Hospital Center Mural Pavilion.

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INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVES

HARLEM/HAVANA 2017 MUSIC & CULTURAL FESTIVAL The second annual Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival took place from August 12th through 23rd. Led by world famous Chef Marcus Samuelsson of the Red Rooster restaurant, activities showcased culinary initiatives that included twelve restaurants from Harlem to Washington Heights to Midtown Manhattan. The best of Harlem and Havana musicians, visual artists, photographers, fashion designers, dancers and drummers were featured throughout the festival at restaurants, food service, and nightclub locations including Sylvia’s, Victor’s, Floridita, Streetbird Rotisserie, Melba’s, Red Rooster and Whole Food-Harlem. Audiences were treated to live performances and/or promotions at other locations that stretched from Uptown to Midtown at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, W New York-Times Square, Jazzmobile, Dance Theater of Harlem, National Jazz Museum in Harlem, Macy’s Herald Square, Summer Stage in Harlem, and on Summer in the City and HARLEM DAY stages. Havana performing artists included saxophonist Cesar Lopez Y Habana Ensemble, pianist Jorge Luis Pacheco Y Su Grupo, the all female dance and drum ensemble Obini Bata, fashion project designers Arte y Moda, and the Harlem/Havana All Stars (Cuban and American musicians). Artists representing Harlem included the great Ray Chew, Janice Marie Robinson, Bill Saxton, Jaambo, Legacy, Jeff Foxx, and R&B Superstar Johnny Gill, Jazz and R&B Soul artist Lalah Hathaway, and Rapper and Music Producer Kurtis Blow. Visual artists and photographers from Harlem, Havana and the Dominican Republic were featured at the extremely popular Harlem/Havana Art & Photography Art Exhibit at The Mural Pavilion of Harlem Hospital Center. The exhibit was on display from August 15th-October 30th.

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Due to the success of the inaugural Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival, at the request of Congressman Adriano Espaillat, HARLEM WEEK expanded its international initiatives to include a partnership with the Dominican Republic in 2017. This partnership included HARLEM WEEK participating in and promoting the Dominican Day Parade, which annually takes place during HARLEM WEEK. On HARLEM DAY, exhibits, floats and entertainment celebrating the Dominican Republic attracted large crowds and were on display at W. 135th Street.

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As a spectacular close out to this year’s Harlem/Havana Festival, The

DIZZY GILLESPIE MURAL DEDICATION /100TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with Global

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229 West 135th Street Between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. & Frederick Douglass Boulevards

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Street Art Anarchy, Education is Not A Crime, and New York Road Runners, presented a public celebration of the 100th birthday of Jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie. The afternoon featured the official dedication of the newly designed 60’ x 90’ double mural of the international Jazz great and proved to be an awesome backdrop for an amazing celebration. The

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OUR PARTNERS NYC & COMPANY MACY’S NEW YORK ROAD RUNNERS NATIONAL PARK SERVICE SUNSHINE SACHS FOX 5 JET BLUE OFFICE OF THE MAYOR UPPER MANHATTAN EMPOWERMENT ZONE HARLEM COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION NATIONAL JAZZ MUSEUM OF HARLEM JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER W HOTEL – TIMES SQUARE HARLEM TOURISM BOARD

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SUMMER STAGE in HARLEM Location:

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Bldg. Plaza 125th Street & Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd.

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Thursdays, July 31st thru August 27th, 5:30PM-8:00PM

Audience:

1000+ Harlemites, New Yorkers and tourists attended each week

Summer Stage in Harlem was a six week concert series celebrated on the plaza of the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building. The musical events and activities were sponsored by the NYS Office of General Services, WBLS-FM/HOT 97-FM in partnership with HARLEM WEEK, Harlem Arts Alliance and The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, under the leadership of OGS General Manager, Willie Walker. Some of the special events, musical genres and artists included: Fashion Night coordinated by HARLEM WEEK Fashion coordinator Deborah Williams/Her Game 2; Caribbean Night featured Dahved Levy and Samira Gibson; Dance Night featured Impact Repertory Theater, Uptown Dance Academy, The Angels of Transformation, and E Dotty; Latin Night showcased Jaambo, and from Havana, Jorge Pacheco y Grupo and the Obini Bata Drummers & Dancers; Jazz Night showcased Claudia Hayden,Tawanna Shaunte, Raine Torae and Project Grand Slam; and, Gospel Night included Evangelist Talitha Cumi, the ARC Gospel Choir, Rev. Terrence L. Kennedy & the Reach Week Ministry, and Juda Camp. Summer Stage in Harlem continues to grow annually in size, substance, and demand.

PARTNER EVENT

CHARLIE PARKER JAZZ FESTIVAL 2017 Location:

Marcus Garvey Park, 122nd St. & Mount Morris Park West.

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Friday, August 25th & Saturday, August 26th

Audience:

2,500 Harlemites, New Yorkers and tourists

The Annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival is a famous two-day festival in New York City that celebrates the life and times of musical genius Charlie Parker. It is produced by the non-profit organization City Parks Foundation. The long standing jazz festival took place in the neighborhoods where Parker both lived and worked — Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem’s Historic District and Tompkins Square Park on the Lower East Side. The 2017 Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park featured performances from Jason Samuels Smith, Dormeshia SumbryEdwards, Derrick K. Grant, Anat Cohen, Camille Thurman, Lee Konitz, Terri Lyne Carrington, Louis Hayes, and rising vocalist Charenee Wade.

Summer Stage in Harlem: Jaambo’s Marcus Steele enjoys performing on the steel pan at Harlem Summerstage. Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Audience enjoys the music at the Festival in Marcus Garvey Park.

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PARTNER EVENT

This year, The Loiza Festival celebrated its 50th year with a special street

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“Loiza Festival in El Barrio�

and everyone had a good time participating in intergenerational arts and crafts,

naming in honor of one of its famous founders, Aida Perez. Traditional Latin host of kids activities were highlights of the festival. The event was well attended listening and dancing to great music. The cultural genius of Marta Moreno Vega of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute must be

Location:

109th Street between Second and Third Avenues in East Harlem

Dates:

July 29th and 30th

acknowledged for her ongoing efforts to bring our cultures together.

PARTNER EVENT

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine Location:

1047 Amsterdam Avenue @ 112th Street

Day/Date/Time:

Saturday, August 12th, 3:00PM

Audience:

400+

The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine was the host location for the 2017 kick-off event of the Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival featuring classical pianist, Terrence Wilson, Cuban master musician Cesar Lopez, and the renowned all female dance and drum ensemble from Havana, Obini Bata. It was an afternoon of magical performances in this historic setting.

Loiza Festival: One of the many cultural performances at the Loiza festival. The Cathedral Church: Obini Bata performance during the Harlem/Havana Festival kickoff event.

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DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM MASTER CLASS

Location:

DTH Studio, W. 150th St. between Convent & Amsterdam Aves.

Day/Date/Time:

Tuesday, August 15th, 6:00PM

Audience:

200 dancers and guests from Cuba, Harlem and the Tri-state region

Dance Theatre of Harlem hosted Harlem/Havana master classes by the Obini Bata Dance Company. This memorable exchange between the Cuban dance company, DTH dancers and attending dancers from throughout the city was enormously successful.

PARTNER EVENT

HARLEM ARTS ALLIANCE ARTZ ROOTZ & RHYTHM Locations:

“A Great Day in Harlem” Showcases, NYC Children’s Festival Showcases, Summer in the City Showcases & HARLEM DAY

Day/Date/Time:

Sunday, July 30th, Saturday, August 19th & Sunday, August 20th

HAA members were showcased at events including A Great Day in Harlem, Children’s Festival, Summer in the City, and HARLEM DAY. Performances took place at the St. Nicholas Avenue Stage, the YMCA Stage, Children’s Festival Stage, and the Fifth Avenue Stage. Local HAA artists included Uptown Dance Academy, IMPACT Repertory Theatre, The Harlem Japanese Gospel Choir, and others.

Dance Theatre of Harlem •DTH dancer demonstrates traditional dance during the Harlem/Havana Dance Workshop at the Dance Theater of Harlem. Harlem Arts Alliance • The Harlem/Japanese Gospel Choir performed during HARLEM WEEK festivities.

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The Apollo Theater Salute to HARLEM WEEK 2017 Theme:

The Apollo Theater Honors HARLEM WEEK

Location :

Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th Street

Day/Date/Time:

Wednesday, August 16th at 7:30 PM

Audience:

Audience: Over 1,400 attendees from throughout New York, Tri-state region, nationally and internationally

The world famous Apollo Theater is visited annually by over 1.3 million persons, both locally and from around the world. Each August, the Apollo Theater Foundation celebrates HARLEM WEEK at its Amateur Hour Series on Wednesday evenings. On Wednesday, August 16th, HARLEM WEEK 2017 College Scholarship and Grant recipients were on its hallowed stage. Producers and stars of the hit film “Chapter & Verse” co-hosted the scholarship presentations along with supporting sponsors the Shubert Organization, Citi, and Harlem Community Development Corporation. Special thanks to Jonelle Procope, President, of the Apollo Theater Foundation and her tremendous team of professionals for the fantastic on-going achievement in building the Apollo brand nationally and internationally, through its various community outreach programs.

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PARTNER EVENT

JAZZMOBILE HARLEM WEEK and Jazzmobile continue to build on their highly successful and outstanding partnership. In 2017, Jazzmobile and HARLEM WEEK collaborations included Great Jazz on the Great Hill, Harlem Summer Stage, and events at U. S. Grant National Memorial Park. Jazzmobile also featured the HARLEM/HAVANA Festival on the eve of August 16th, starring the Cesar Lopez Y Habana Ensemble, and the Obini Bata Dancers and Drummers. The event attracted Jazzmobile’s largest audience. Thousands were able to enjoy Jazz, Latin Jazz, and Swing music during the Summer of 2017, thanks to the partnership with Jazzmobile and its and its Director & Executive Producer, Robin Bell-Stevens.

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Apollo: The world famous Apollo Theater Jazzmobile: 1. Thousands on the Great Hill in Central Park enjoy The Allan Harris Band. 2. International Jazz Legend Jimmy Heath leads his big band at Jazzmobile's Great Jazz on the Great Hill.

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ENTERTAINERS BASKETBALL CLASSIC FESTIVAL Location:

Holcombe Rucker Park, W. 155th St. & Frederick Douglass Blvd.

Day/Date/Time:

Thursday, August 3rd through Sunday, August 14th, 6:00 PM

Audience:

Thousands attended from all ages and walks of life from throughout the Tri-state region and beyond

For 60+ years, Harlem has been known nationally and throughout the world as the home of the best in summer basketball games played at Harlem’s famous Rucker Park. The Entertainers Basketball Classic (EBC) thrived under the fabled leadership and vision of its late CEO Greg Marius (who passed away in Spring of 2017). Greg assumed the mantle and management of Rucker Park, and took the EBC Professional Basketball Tournament to new and legendary heights. The Entertainers Basketball Classic, which started years ago as one game between two rival New York Rap/Hip Hop moguls, has carried on and become a global sports showcase. Greg’s EBC legacy continues to be one of the most prestigious basketball tournaments in the region, building on the legend of Rucker Park as the international nucleus of urban and summer basketball.

PARTNER EVENT

NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (NJPAC)

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EBC: Player takes it to the hoop at this year’s Classic. NJPAC: Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens performs for HARLEM WEEK.

NJPAC’s Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens performed at HARLEM WEEK events including A Great Day in Harlem on July 30th and HARLEM DAY on August 20th. Thanks to HARLEM WEEK Board member and Senior Marketing Consultant for NJPAC, Donna Walker-Kuhne, for her leadership in bringing this partnership to fruition.

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HARLEM WEEK 2017 SPECIAL BANNERS

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Special Sections featured in the NY Amsterdam News and Harlem News

HARLEM WEEK 2017 SPECIAL SECTIONS

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Special Sections featured in The Positive Community and NY Daily News.

HARLEM WEEK 2017 SPECIAL SECTIONS

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Key Elected Partners & Supporters of HARLEM WEEK 2017 ELECTED OFFICIALS

Hon. Andrew A. Coumo

Hon. Bill de Blasio

Hon. Gale A. Brewer

Hon. Inez E. Dickens

Hon. Adriano Espaillat

Governor of NY State

Mayor of NY City

Manhattan Borough President

NY State Assembly Member

U.S. Congress Member

Hon. Gregory W. Meeks

Hon. Scott Stringer

Hon. Brian A. Benjamin

Hon. Bill Perkins

NY City Comptroller

Hon. Mark Levine

U.S. Congress Member

NY State Senate

NY City Council Member

NY City Council Member

Hon. Ydanis A. Rodriguez

Hon. Carl E. Heastie

Hon. Al Taylor

Hon. Herman D. Farrell

Hon. Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.

NY City Council Member

Speaker of the NY State Assembly

NY State Assembly Member

NY State Assembly (Ret.)

NY County District Attorney

PUBLIC SUPPORTERS

Hon. David N. Dinkins

Hon. Charles B. Rangel

Former Mayor of NY City

U.S. Congress Member (Ret.) Paterson Former Governor of NY State

Hon. David A.

Hon. H. Carl McCall

Hon. Keith L.T. Wright

Chairman, NY Democratic Board of Trustees, County Leader State University of New York

Hon. William C. Thompson, Jr. Chairman, Board of Trustees City University of New York

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PRIME MEDIA COVERAGE RADIO WBLS-FM – has the distinction of being the first FM radio partner of HARLEM WEEK. Under the leadership of Hal Jackson and Frankie Crocker, WBLS-FM created the musical sounds that have become synonymous with HARLEM WEEK. WBLS-FM provides promotional announcements, and many national and international recording artists who perform at our indoor and outdoor concerts. The station’s renowned on-air personalities, host and participate in key HARLEM WEEK and Harlem Music Fest programs and activities. Now under the leadership of Charlie Morgan, Skip Dillard and Cynthia Smith of Emmis Broadcasting Corp., WBLS-FM, and WLIB-AM also host and simulcast in concert with The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, a monthly radio show on the last Sunday of each month featuring Your Chamber in Action. HOT 97-FM – Throughout the history of HOT97, it has been a year round radio partner and key supporter of HARLEM WEEK and The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce. The station has participated in many HARLEM WEEK events including The Upper Manhattan Auto Show, Golden Hoops, Tri-State Junior Tennis Championships, and numerous outdoor stage activities. Recognized as one of the country’s leading Hip-Hop and R&B stations, HOT97 has not only provided HARLEM WEEK with coverage and airtime for interviews, but repeatedly also sponsors top artists to perform on our stages. WLIB-AM – was the very first radio partner of HARLEM WEEK since its inception in 1974, when both WLIB-AM and HARLEM WEEK were headquartered at 310 Lenox Avenue between 125th and 126th Streets. Under the leadership of its late Chairman, Percy Sutton, WLIB-AM has always played a key role in documenting and disseminating messages to the region through numerous live interviews and announcements. WLIB-AM is also instrumental in bringing both national and international gospel artists to perform on our stages. WLIB is the official “health voice” of HARLEM WEEK and The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce. WHCR-FM – is Harlem’s community radio station, owned and managed by The City College of New York. The station’s live broadcast is on 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It provides the opportunity to effectively share the HARLEM WEEK message with college students, residents, and hundreds of thousands more listeners from around the world via the internet. WHCR-FM provides The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce and HARLEM WEEK with airtime via announcements, interviews, and a monthly one hour radio program on the last Tuesday afternoon, which helps spread the word about HARLEM all year round. Radio 103.9FM – is the newest radio partner of HARLEM WEEK. During its existence, 103.9FM has consistently reached out to the Harlem community and promoted Harlem and HARLEM WEEK to its hundreds of thousands of listeners throughout the Tri-state area. Radio 103.9 supports the Youth Conference & Hack-a-Thon, Family Fun Day, and the HARLEM WEEK/ImageNation Outdoor Film Festival. In addition, it provides airtime for announcements and interviews. 1010 WINS - For 50 years, 1010 WINS has been a news and information utility for the New York metropolitan area. Famous around the world for its slogan, YOU GIVE US 22 MINUTES, WE’LL GIVE YOU THE WORLD. In 2017, 1010 WINS became a major supporter of HARLEM WEEK through its general news coverage and feature interviews, that take place throughout the HARLEM WEEK festivities. WBGO - the global leader in jazz radio, founded in 1979, WBGO is a publicly-supported cultural institution that preserves and elevates America’s music: jazz and blues. WBGO reaches a weekly audience of more than 400,000 in the New York/New Jersey metro area via 88.3FM. We are proud to have WBGO join us as one of our new public radio partners.

DAILY PRINT NY DAILY NEWS – The NY Daily News is the longest standing and continual daily print partner of HARLEM WEEK. This tradition has continued in a magnificent manner under the leadership of its former President & CEO Bill Holiber, Rudy Zaccagno, Sr. Vice President; Brian Adams, Manager, Community Affairs; Bianka Ratzmann, Advertising Sales Manager, and Jared McCallister, Sr., Reporter/Entertainment Writer. The Daily News has sponsored many of the major events focusing on music, sports, and education over the past decades ranging from The Golden Hoops to indoor and outdoor concerts. It is also the senior partner of our famous Upper Manhattan Auto Show. In addition, the Daily News annually produces the award winning HARLEM WEEK supplements, highlighting the themes and programs of HARLEM WEEK, which is published and distributed in all editions of the paper citywide.

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PRIME MEDIA COVERAGE WEEKLY PRINT NY AMSTERDAM NEWS – The New York Amsterdam News, which is the most prominent and well known of the weekly publications serving the Tri-state region, is the first newspaper that participated in and supported HARLEM WEEK 40+ years ago (under the leadership of its late publisher, Bill Tatum). The Amsterdam News has a world renowned reputation of being the most distinguished Black newspaper in the Tri-state region, and the largest and most influential publication serving the region’s Black communities. The Amsterdam News has annually co-sponsored the Higher Education Fair and Expo, NYC Senior Citizen’s Day, the NYC Children’s Festival, and is a co-founder of the Percy Sutton Harlem 5k Run/Walk. Under the visionary leadership of its current Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Elinor Tatum, the Amsterdam News continues to grow in its influence and importance. Through the direction of senior writers Josh Barker and renowned author Herb Boyd, and advertising sales executive Penda Howell, the Amsterdam News annually participates in our seminars and conferences.

NY BEACON – A longtime partner of HARLEM WEEK and The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce (originally through its founder, Bill Underwood, and continued under the vision and direction of its late Publisher, Walter Smith, and Co-Publisher & CEO, Miata Haj Smith) the NY Beacon reaches the African American, Caribbean American and Latino markets in the New York City region. It provides political and personal direction and guidance. The publication actively promotes and participates in key HARLEM WEEK events and activities including the NY City Economic Development Day, A Great Day in Harlem, Higher Education Fair & Expo, NYC Health Village, and the Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run/Walk. NY Beacon entertainment editor Don Thomas annually serves as host and master of ceremony of the 2-Day Children’s Festival.

NY CARIB NEWS - The NY Carib News has served as the premiere newspaper for issues of importance related to the Caribbean for over 25 years. It is known to the Caribbean American community as “its weekly voice” and the key source for information on subjects of particular importance to those from or interested in the Caribbean nations. Under the leadership of its dynamic duo, Karl and Faye Rodney, Carib News has annually highlighted the influence of the Caribbean community throughout HARLEM WEEK. Carib News’ participation in HARLEM WEEK includes the NY City Economic Development Day, seminars, and conferences. It also supports HARLEM WEEK and Chamber events throughout the year, and annually hosts the Multi-National Business Conference in the Caribbeans.

NY CHRISTIAN TIMES - The New York Christian Times is a regional, community-based weekly newspaper that delivers local, national and international news of particular importance to the religious communities in the Tri-state region, which impacts the Black global religious population. Under the leadership of its dynamic founder and creative Publisher Rev. Dennis Dillon, The NY Christian Times pays particular attention to business and economic issues that have significant impact on its readership, which are oft times ignored by other publications. It has been a longtime supporter of HARLEM WEEK and has annually co-sponsored Gospel segments at A Great Day in Harlem, HARLEM DAY, the NY City Senior Citizen’s Day, and the NY City Economic Development Day.

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HARLEM COMMUNITY NEWS - With its effective theme of “Good News You Can Use” Harlem Community News publishes four free weekly newspapers in addition to the Harlem News. The other publications include the Queens News, Brooklyn News and Bronx News. Its mission is to deliver positive and informative news to its readership focusing on health, education, housing, business, and employment opportunities. Harlem Community News is dedicated to providing its readers with invaluable information that can be used to improve their quality of life. Under the leadership and vision of its Publisher/Editor, Pat Stevenson and supported by Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce Board Member Tony Rogers, Harlem Community News has annually supported HARLEM WEEK events and activities focused particularly on NY City Economic Development Day, A Great Day in Harlem, HARLEM DAY, and the Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run/Walk.

MONTHLY PRINT Positive Community Magazine - is a Tri-state monthly “good news” magazine focused on the religious communities in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. It also highlights the programs and objectives of the historic Black Colleges alumni within the Tri-state region. Under the leadership of co-Founders Adrian Council, Publisher, and Jean Wells, Editor-in-Chief, Positive Community has participated in and supported HARLEM WEEK and The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce for many years. They have particularly been supportive of the Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run/Walk and the NY City Economic Development Day. Each summer, Positive Community features a key aspect of the HARLEM WEEK theme.

TV Fox-5 – Lew Leone, Fox 5 Vice President and General Manager, has been an active participant in and supporter of HARLEM WEEK for many years. Fox 5 has participated in and covered A Great Day in Harlem, NY City Senior Citizen’s Day, NY City Economic Development Day, HARLEM DAY, and has played a lead role in the Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run/Walk, which has been hosted and covered over the years by News Anchor Antwan Lewis. Our youth programs and public service programs have been regularly covered by reporter, Lisa Evers. Antwan Lewis has hosted HARLEM WEEK annually on Fox 5’s “Good Day Street Talk”; and Meteorologist Audrey Puente has also participated in and supported HARLEM WEEK for many years. ABC-7 – Sandra Bookman, Host of ABC Channel 7’s award-winning program “Here and Now” which airs each Sunday afternoon, has annually devoted one or more segments of her Sunday program to promote key HARLEM WEEK public events.

NY1 – is a long standing supporter of HARLEM WEEK. The lead role is played by Cheryl Wills, Anchor and host of “In Focus with Cheryl Wills,” supported by Dean Meminger, Jr., Field & Criminal Justice Reporter; George Whipple, Society Reporter; and Bob Hardt, Political Director. NY1 covered A Great Day in Harlem, NY City Senior Citizen’s Day, the NY City Economic Development Day, Summer in the City, HARLEM DAY, and the Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run/Walk. Our continued relationship with NY1 is of great importance to us, as it promotes our health programs, senior citizen’s initiatives, youth programs, and arts & culture activities during HARLEM WEEK and throughout the year. In 2017, Cheryl Wills was honored by HARLEM WEEK at Gracie Mansion. CBS-2 - is a long time partner and supporter of HARLEM WEEK. CBS has covered many HARLEM WEEK events and activities over the past years and has, in fact, created special TV programs around HARLEM WEEK and the Harlem Jazz & Music Festival. HARLEM WEEK has enjoyed media coverage by CBS TV anchors Dana Tyler and Maurice DuBois. The station has particularly focused on covering events and activities which promote HARLEM WEEK’s health-related initiatives, sports programs, children’s programming, and senior citizen’s events. . NBC-4 – Janice Huff, Meteorologist, has hosted several HARLEM WEEK events and awards presentations at Gracie Mansion, as well as, selected on-air programs promoting HARLEM WEEK’s health and youth initiatives. David Ushery, co-anchor for the weekend editions of “News 4 New York,” has covered many HARLEM WEEK events and has provided on-air programming highlighting key HARLEM WEEK initiatives. Pat Battle, co-anchor for “Weekend Today in New York,” has covered multiple HARLEM WEEK entertainment and cultural events. She has also hosted HARLEM WEEK representatives for on-air programs. HARLEM WEEK has also honored NBC-4 Anchor Chuck Scarborough at Gracie Mansion. WPIX-11 – annually captures the segments of the famous HARLEM WEEK fashion shows by having models and designers featured in live fashion segments showcased on air. In addition to, Jay Dow, PIX11 News Correspondent; Magee Hickey, PIX11 Reporter; and Kaity Tong, News Anchor, PIX11 Morning News has continually covered various HARLEM WEEK events and activities over the years.

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HW 2017 In Studio & On-Air Media Coverage

1010 WINS “City Views”

ABC-7 “Here & Now with Sandra Bookman”

WBLS RADIO PROGRAM

Fox 5’s “Good Day Street Talk”

NY’s Cheryl Wills “In Focus”

WLIB RADIO PROGRAM

PIX-11 Morning News

WHCR RADIO PROGRAM

HARLEM WEEK 2017 MEDIA COVERAGE HARLEM WEEK 2017 was once again well attended and this was due in large part from the strong media coverage we received. Media Coverage was citywide, regional, national and international. Below please find a partial listing of the coverage HARLEM WEEK 2017 and Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival received.

HARLEM WEEK 2017 ALSO RECEIVED ADDITIONAL COVERAGE FROM:

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SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATE As social media becomes increasingly more important, HARLEM WEEK continues to significantly expand its social media presence and outreach. This year we reached over 9 million people via social media through our postings on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, and repostings through our partners including All Media Linked, WBLS-FM, HOT 97-FM, WHCR, the Daily News, Harlem Arts Alliance, NYC & Company, New York Road Runners, and many others.

MEDIA IMPACT HARLEM WEEK MEDIA IMPRESSIONS HARLEM WEEK 2017 was once again very well attended and this was due in large part from the strong media coverage we received. Combined Total Media Impressions for HARLEM WEEK 2017 and the Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival were estimated at over 850 Million. Media Coverage was citywide, regional, national and international. Below please find a listing of last year’s coverage of HARLEM WEEK 2016 and Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival 2016 as compiled by Sunshine Sachs our official marketing firm.

HARLEM WEEK HARLEM/HAVANA MUSIC & CULTURAL FESTIVAL 2016 OUTLETS IMPRESSIONS MEDIA TRACKER Print 10 4,873,155 Broadcast Online

16 243

36,303,223 552,028,729

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269

593,205,107

(Full report available upon request.)

ON-LINE SOCIAL MEDIA REPORT A partial listing of our HARLEM WEEK major web partners included Harlem Arts Alliance, WBLS-FM, WNBC-4, FOX-TV, NY Daily News, WNYCAM/FM, PIX-11, NY1, Amsterdam News, UPTOWN Magazine, Playbill.com, NYC Offical City Guide, NYC & Company and WLIB-AM. Others were: 125th Street BID AllVoices.com Answers.com Apollo Theater Asbury Park Barista Kids Before Its News Bi Daily Sun Black America Web Broadway World BroadwayStars.com Caribbean Life CBS New York Child Grows in Brooklyn City Limits.org Connecticut Post Daily Record Darien News

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DNA info Eventful Eventsetter Fairfield Citizen Fujisnkei Gerry Images Greenwich Citizen Greenwich Time Guest of a Guest Harlem Condo Life Harlem One Stop Harlem Views Harlem World Hop Stop I 4 U News In Flex We Trust.com Kids on The Town.com Kiss FM

Local Bozo Long island Wins Mom Trends New York Mommy Poppins My Central Jersey My Fox New York NBC New York New Canaan News News 12 Bronx News 12 Connecticut News 12 Long Island News 12 New Jersey News 12 Westchester News Times New York News Press North Jersey Norwalk Citizen News 12 Hudson Valley

NY Harlem Tommy News NY Seikatsu NYC online NYCVP ParentDish.com PBS Rap 4 Ever RoadRunner Silicon Harlem ShelterPop.com SlashFood.com Stamford Advocate Streets of New York 411 ThatsFit.com The BlackList Pub The Dallas Morning News The Epoch Times Theater Mania

Time Out New York WABC Radio Westport News What’sd Eating Harlem Wire Image WNYC Yelp Yomitime Zvents harlemlocal.com allurenoirmag.com patch.com harlemcondolife.com searchnow.com socialeyesnyc.com events12.com nycculturebeat.com radiofacts.com

newworldstation.com simplypamarie.com ericbenet.net nyforseniors.com nuzzle.com livenation.com routard.com niftynyc.com theroot.com nyconthecheap.com planning.org gothamist.com julyparades.com voicesofny.com partyearth.com blackcelebkids.com topix.com twi-ny.com


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HARLEM WEEK 2017 DEMOGRAPHIC DATA Based on surveys from The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, NAACP, 100 Black Men, Inc., and HARLEM WEEK 2017 attendees at selected events, the following information has been compiled in conjunction with Harlem Community Development Corp., Harlem Arts Alliance, New York Road Runners, I Love New York, Harlem Tourism Board, and NYC & Company.

ATTENDEE AGE RANGE 9-17 18-25 25-39 40-54 55+

18% 22% 27% 21% 12%

ETHNICITY Caribbean American 15% African American 35% Latino 23% White 19% Asian 8%

INCOME RANGE Less Than $20,000 $20,000 - $34,999 $35,000 - $49,999 $50,000 - $74,999 $75,000 - $99,999 Over $100,000

17% 22% 24% 13% 11% 13%

ATTENDEES CAME FROM: GREATER HARLEM AREA (96th St-168 St/Harlem River to Hudson River) New York City (Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island) Tri-State Region (NY, NJ, CT) National (Major emphasis on Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Baltimore & Florida) International (Major Nations: Canada, United Kingdom, Brazil, China, France, Japan, Africa, & Gernany)

42% 20% 12% 10% 16%

Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run Survey Results New York Road Runners (NYRR) conducted a Runner’s Satisfaction Survey for the Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run/Walk participants. The results of their survey are listed below. NYRR Results: The Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run scored very highly across all satisfaction metrics, with increases across the board from 2016 (which already had high scores to begin with). This event ranks very favorably among NYRR’s portfolio of annual weekly races, with overwhelmingly positive comments from runners. Runners were asked a few additional questions, details and qualitative feedback is highlighted below.

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2017 Presenting Sponsors

in concert with

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2017 Sponsors

HON. INEZ E. DICKENS NY State Assembly Member

HON. BILL PERKINS

HON. MARK LEVINE

NY City Council Member

NY City Council Member

HON. ADRIANO ESPAILLAT U.S. Congress Member

HON. GALE BREWER Manhattan Borough President

HON. BRIAN BENJAMIN NY State Senate Member

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2017 Partners

DOMINICAN REBLUBLIC

SENEGAL

2017 Supporters

HATMANN

HON. HERMAN D. FARRELL NY State Assembly Member

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HARLEM WEEK 2017 Partnership Opportunities (Contact us now!) BE PART OF THE EXCITEMENT. GROW YOUR BUSINESS. PROMOTE YOUR BRAND. EXPAND YOUR REACH.

One of our HARLEM WEEK Sponsor/Partner planning meetings. We invite and encourage you to become a SPONSOR, CO-SPONSOR, PARTNER, EXHIBITOR, VENDOR, ENTERTAINER or SUPPORTER of HARLEM WEEK 2018 and/or other Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce 2018 exciting year round programs and activities.

Some of our longstanding partners and sponsors share their experiences:

NEW YORK CITY MAYOR BILL de BLASIO QUOTE: "The value of cultural exchange is undeniable - and the rich artistic traditions of Harlem and Havana make this an incredible opportunity for both learning and entertainment." —New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

NEW YORK GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO QUOTE: “On behalf of the State of New York, I was pleased to have led a State trade mission to Cuba in April of 2015, the first by a sitting U. S. Governor. Our New York global initiative and our trade mission to Cuba are all about opening the door to new economic opportunities. Therefore, I am honored to have been asked by my friends, Congressman Charles Rangel, Congressman Greg Meeks and The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce to co-chair “Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival” which is our State’s first cultural and educational initiative with Cuba. I have asked State agencies including: SUNY, I Love NY, Empire State Development Corporation and NY State Council on the Arts to partner with this exciting initiative.” — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

THE NY DAILY NEWS QUOTE: HARLEM WEEK is important to me and our team at The New York Daily News because it keeps the history and culture of Harlem alive. In addition to the excitement with the street festivals on the key Saturdays and Sundays, HARLEM WEEK embodies every aspect of family, entertainment, economic progress, along with Health and Education that best serves the community. Yes, it's the spirit of driving community engagement that makes HARLEM WEEK so special. As we all know HARLEM WEEK is really more like Harlem Month and for good reason. There are so many "community" oriented events that span the kick off at Gracie Mansion in July to the Percy Sutton Harlem 5k Run/Walk at the end of August. One last acknowledgement is the wonderful contribution of the Chamber to the Scholarship Fund. Great aspect of giving back to today's youth! — Bill Haliber, President at New York Daily News

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METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY QUOTE: Originally, HARLEM DAY was a one-day festival. HARLEM WEEK began in 1974 and has grown into a worldwide attraction. In addition to contributing to this year’s festivities and promotions, MTA PD, MTA Bus, NYCT Transit, LIRR, and Metro-North are all participating in career opportunity exhibits. “At MTA we’ve had a long tradition of supporting this great event,” says Michael Garner, chief diversity officer, Department of Diversity and Civil Rights. “We get excellent attendance from employees and families at all the MTA agencies. I urge everyone to pass the word, drop by our MTA career booths, and enjoy HARLEM WEEK!” —Michael Garner, Chief Diversity Officer, Department of Diversity and Civil Rights

EMMIS QUOTE: WBLS/WLIB/Hot 97 For us, HARLEM WEEK represents our past, present and future! WBLS and WLIB were born in Harlem and have evolved into the regional brands that they are today. HARLEM WEEK celebrates the history of an ever-changing tastemaker of Diversity, Culture, Art, Politics, Music and Fashion. HARLEM WEEK allows our brands to directly connect with all of these elements in celebration, dialogue, giving back, and business. We appreciate The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce for opening its doors and hearts to Emmis, our clients and friends! We all look forward each year to a Summer-long celebration of all things Harlem and, to coin a popular phrase, “The Harlem’s of the World”. —Skip Dillard, Operations Manager - WBLS / WLIB

NEW YORK ROAD RUNNERS QUOTE: New York Road Runners is proud to partner with The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce on the annual celebration of HARLEM WEEK. NYRR’s mission is to help and inspire people through running. Through our participation in HARLEM WEEK activities, we encourage the local community to get moving and active at the Children’s Festival and the Elder’s Jubilee. The capstone event in our partnership is the Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run/Walk. This event gives people from around the city, the region, the nation, and internationally unique opportunities to run or walk through the streets of Harlem while honoring the legacy of Percy Sutton. The positive energy of this annual event truly embodies what HARLEM WEEK is all about: commemorating history, celebrating achievements, and inspiring others. —Michael Rodgers, Vice President, Development and Philanthropy

APPLEBEE’S QUOTE: Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar prides itself on a strong connection to all of our communities. This connection takes many forms across our region but none quite as intense as that which our annual HARLEM WEEK participation affords us. Although its very name belies its extended duration and extensive reach, sponsorship of and, participation in HARLEM WEEK’s many vibrant programs are important as it allows us to connect directly with a broad cross-section of our neighbors, with a proud sense of giving back to our community. — Ken Feldman, VP Marketing, Apple Metro. Inc.

For more information on HARLEM WEEK contact Emmett Causey at (212) 862-7200 or email ecausey@harlemdiscover.com or Winston Majette at (212) 862-8477 or email wmajette@harlemdiscover.com For information on The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce contact Patricia Ricketts at (212) 862-7200 or email pricketts@harlemdiscover.com

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KEY HARLEM WEEK ARTIST & CELEBRITY PARTICIPATION HARLEM WEEK is a nurturing ground for upcoming artists to perform on HARLEM WEEK stages in front of new audiences that number in the thousands. It provides a platform for established artists to be featured and to share their talents with fans and others by reconnecting with New York City’s most celebrated community Harlem. HARLEM WEEK 2017 featured a wide variety of Superstar artists, and up and coming artists during scheduled events and on various HARLEM WEEK stages. A partial listing of artists who performed and/or participated at HARLEM WEEK 2017 events: Music Legend Dionne Warwick Late Show with David Letterman Music Director Paul Shaffer Grammy Award Winner Lalah Hathaway “Dancing With The Stars” Music Director Ray Chew Grammy Nominated Ledisi Hitmaking R&B Group The Force MD’s Singer/Songwriter James “D Train” Williams Grammy Award Nominated Mali Music Popular Gospel Singer L’Andria Johnson Cuban Master Saxophonist César López Music Legend Lloyd Price Music Legend Nona Hendryx Top Selling Hip Hop Artist A$AP Ferg Hip Hop Pioneer Roxanne Shante Hip Hop Pioneer Kurtis Blow Hip Hop Pioneer Kool DJ Red Alert Hip Hop Pioneer The Original Spinderella of Salt-N-Pepa Caribbean Music Superstar Rupee Cuban Pianist Jorge Pacheco

Obini Bata Dancers The Dance Theater of Harlem Company

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Scholarships, Internships & Grants OUR COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with HARLEM WEEK, aggressively maintains a continuous commitment to education across the demographic spectrum including public schools, post graduate degrees, continuing education, and certifications. Thanks to our sponsors and partners, each year HARLEM WEEK and The Chamber awards grants in excess of $150,000 dollars in internships and scholarships to students (youth to seniors) attending colleges and universities throughout the country and beyond. We also provide grants to educational and training institutions, and community based organizations throughout the Tri-State region.

Internships We are particularly proud of our highly successful summer internship program for high school and college students, which provides each student with unique opportunities to learn job skills that contribute to building the basis for their future success in the workforce. Interns are paired with highly skilled senior staff who develop challenging work plans and guide them to achieve strategic goals and objectives. They regularly participate in meetings with elected and appointed officials, and business and civic leaders to receive exposure to broader local, national and international issues. Lastly, they develop a network of contacts that prove to be indispensable in helping them to achieve their goals. Scholarships Our annual awards have resulted in students of all ages and backgrounds attending colleges and universities across the country. Our awardees are represented at State and City Colleges and Universities, historically Black Colleges and Universities, Ivy League institutions, as well as small specialty or boutique schools. Our scholarship recipients have gone on to achieve successful careers in law, medicine, politics, business, finance, engineering, education, technology, arts, culture, and more. Grants Awarding grants to educational and training institutions and community based organizations allows these entities to expand their year round program offerings to meet the needs of the constituencies they serve. These entities often have a special focus on technology (closing the digital divide), arts and culture, technical training, workplace skills training, and sports and recreation sciences. In addition to providing scholarships, internships and grants, HARLEM WEEK and GHCC annually identifies and salutes outstanding teachers and educators. We also encourage and promote the benefits of a college education through the production of the annual National Historic Black College Fair and Expo, which occurs each summer during HARLEM WEEK.

Credits

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Executive Editor Editor

Lloyd Williams Voza Rivers

Associate Editors

Michele Scott, Winston Majette, Marko Nobles, Patricia Ricketts

Senior Editorial Team

Emmett Causey, Courtney Bennett, Julie Henry, Temple-Jene Fleming, Geoffrey Eaton

Senior Graphic Designers

JaSon E. Auguste and LAW

Photography & Videographer Team Senior Photographer Supported by

Hubert Williams Hakim Mutlaq, Seitu Oronde, Art Lawson, Roy Speller, Tony Alston


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