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A brief photo glimpse of HARLEM WEEK 2009: 1. President Obama addresses the NAACP 100th Anniversary Gala Dinner. 2. A magnificent crowd shot of W. 135th St. on “Uptown Saturday Nite”. 3. HARLEM DAY, “We Are the World” was a musical tribute to Michael Jackson. 4. The Runners line-up at the start of the 1st Percy Sutton “Harlem 5K Run” . 5. One of the models at The Great Day “Urban Fusion” Fashion Show. 6. One of the red hot sports cars at the Upper Manhattan Auto Show.

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ARLEM WEEK 2009 HIGHLIGHTS: A Short Photo Essay of

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The Directors of HARLEM WEEK, Inc. wish to capture few of the numerous highlights and images which were a part of the unique magic of HARLEM WEEK 2009 to trigger positive memories, and/or to focus on events which you might not have been able to personally experience. Hopefully, it will assist in providing to you a limited overview of the 109 diverse events- and activities which were part of HARLEM WEEK 2009.

proudly celebrated its 35th Anniversary, we were pleased to honor, recognize and pay tribute to dozen” (13) of extraordinary institutions and organizations who also that year experienced “Historic Celebrations.” We are proud to continue our partnership with these great institutions in 2010 and beyond...

In 2009 as “a baker’s

50th Anniversary of MOTOWN 110th Anniversary of the Birth of Edward “Duke” Ellington www.dukeellington.com/110celebration.html

“Hitsville U. S. A.” www.motown50.com

50th Anniversary of

ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER Modern American Ballet Company www.alvinailey.org

110th Anniversary of the NAACP www.amsterdamnews.com

100th Anniversary of the fabled NEW YORK AMSTERDAM NEWS www.amsterdamnews.com

75th Anniversary of the World’s Famous

45th Anniversary of JazzMobile Bringing African American Classical Music to the people www.jazzmobile.org

45th Anniversary of

NEW HERITAGE THEATER GROUP

Serving as the home for Actors, Writers and Producers of color in New York www.newheritagetheater.org

APOLLO THEATER

“Where Stars Are Born And Legends Are Made” www.apollotheater.org

70th Anniversary of the Home of Jazz LENOX LOUNGE

40th Anniversary of the DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM Teaching children the art and beauty of dance www.dancetheatreofharlem.com

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60th Anniversary of CARVER BANK Harlem’s premiere Banking and Financial Institution www.carverbank.com

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Anniversary of WBLS-FM America’s Pioneer Urban Music Radio Station www.WBLS.com


Gracie Mansion Reception th Saluting HARLEM WEEK ‘s 35 Anniversary

NAACP 100th Anniversary Theme: Date: Location:

“Bold Dreams, Big Victories” Saturday – Thursday, July 11th - 16th Conference, Seminars, Receptions and Gala Dinners throughout New York City

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Thousands of delegates from across the nation and beyond

HARLEM WEEK’S “Historic Celebrations” included the NAACP 100th Anniversary. The NAACP held its national convention in NY City and celebrated at key events throughout the city including salutes in the Harlem community (where the NAACP was founded.) Delegates at the convention were invited to some of Harlem’s fine Restaurants and Nightclubs on Saturday, July 11th including; Londel’s, Sylvia’s, Showman’s and Lenox Lounge to kick off this centennial conference.

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“Historic Celebrations” Thursday, July 16th - 5:30PM Gracie Mansion Two thousand plus (2,000+) attendees

The Gala Reception Hosted by Mayor Bloomberg on The Great Lawn of Gracie Mansion kicked off the 35th Annual HARLEM WEEK celebration with over 2000 VIP's, Elected Officials, City leaders, Celebrities, and others in attendance. The evening featured entertainment from The National Jazz Museum in Harlem All-Star Jazz Band the cast of the “soon to be revived hit play “Dream Girls.” The theme of the reception was “Historic Celebrations” and the honorees for the evening included the late Duke Ellington as we celebrated the 110th Anniversary of his birth; the 50th Anniversary of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Company; Renowned TV News Anchor Chuck Scarborough who was celebrating 35 years of service at WNBC-TV4; Legendary music producer Tommy LiPuma and the late Latin Jazz Legend, Joe Cuba.

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“NAACP 110th Anniversary: 1. The NAACP was founded in Harlem one century ago and returned home to celebrate its 100th Anniversary at a number of restaurants including Londel’s in Harlem Pictured are W. Majette, HARLEM WEEK, S. Murray, Londel’s Restaurant, D. T. Downing & C. Campbell, Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce. Gracie Mansion” Kick-Off: 1. The Gracie Mansion “Historic Celebratons” Program 2. Councilmember Inez Dickens welcomes the attendees. 3. Renown Veteran Newsman Chuck Scarborough is honored for his 35 years of service at WNBC4-TV 4. Mercedes Ellington receives the award celebrating the 110th birthday of her Grandfather, Duke Ellington, from Legendary musician Dr. Billy Taylor. 5. Kim Jasmin of JP Morgan Chase presents their scholarships to deserving students at Gracie. 6. Members of the cast of Dreamgirls giving the audience a sample of their great revival of the hit play.

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“A Harlem Musical Tribute” To the 50th Anniversary of Motown and the 35th Anniversary of WBLS-FM Sunday, July 26th, 9:30 AM until 8:30 PM Ulysses S. Grant National Memorial Park (Grant’s Tomb) Approx. Forty-five thousand (45,000) persons from across the tri-state and beyond

HARLEM WEEK’s first public event attracted over 45,000 people to “Grants Tomb” who throughout the day enjoyed the “Relieve the Stress” exercise session. “Family Unity Day” featuring performances from local arts & culture organizations and performers. NY Gospel Caravan featuring performances from Jazzmobile’s “Gospel In The Key of Jazz” starring Eunice Newkirk as well as All-Star performances from Danny Coakley, the great Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Karen Clark Sheard and her daughter Kierra “Kiki” Sheard; the Urban Fashion Fusion Show; and a knock out “Concert Under the Stars” starring Full Force, Lisa Lisa, Force MD’s with salutes to WBLS-FM, honoring their 35th Anniversary with awards to Dominic Carter and Vy Higginsen as well as saluting Motown Records 50th Anniversary.

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“A Great Day In Harlem” 1. “A Great Day In Harlem” Flyer 2. Members of the National Parks Service team at Ulysses S. Grant National Memorial 3. Dr. Robert Woodbine leads a “Relieve The Stress” Session 4. MCU (Municipal Credit Union) exhibits at “A Great Day.” 5. The radio legends Hal and Debi Jackson broadcast Hal Jackson’s Sunday Classics live from “A Great Day.” 6. The Force MD’s hit their great moves at the “Concert under the Stars.” 7. Bishop Hezekiah Walker performs during the Gospel Caravan


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“A Great Day In Harlem” 8. Karen Clark Sheard performs as a part of the NY Gospel Caravan. 9. American Airlines exhibit always attracts a crowd. 10. Unique Swimwear on display for Men and Women during the Fashion Fusion Fashion Show. 11. Lisa Lisa and Full Force, R&B icons are in step

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12. The young people of Uptown Dance Academy perform at “A Great Day”. 13. NYC Comptroller Bill Thompson poses with Vy Higginsen and Dominic Carter, honored for their contributions to WBLS-FM, Dominic is joined by his daughter, R&B Hall of Fame

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Chuck Jackson who received the Motown 50th Anniversary award. “A G r e a t D a y I n H a r l e m ”

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Sam Battle Street Renaming Theme: Date/Time: Location: Audience:

The Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee Film Festival

Historic Celebrations Tuesday, August 4th - 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM 135th Street between A.C. Powell, Jr. & F. Douglass Blvds. All New Yorkers were invited to attend this Historic Street Renaming

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In concert with NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, Congressman Charles Rangel, Councilmember Inez Dickens, Assemblyman Denny Farrell, Harlem Historical Society, the 32nd Police Precinct and The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, the intersection of W.135th & Malcolm X Blvd. was renamed Samuel J. Battle Plaza in honor of and tribute to

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New York City’s first African-American police officer.

Thursday, July 30th – 5:30 AM National Black Sports & Entertainment Hall of Fame Induction Faison Firehouse Theater on W. 124th St. Two hundred plus (200+) persons in the fields of arts, culture, entertainment and theater

To compliment the film festival, the legendary actress Ruby Dee was inducted into the National Black Sports & Entertainment Hall of Fame at the Faison Firehouse Theater.

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New York City Economic Development Conference, Seminars, Awards Luncheon & Indoor/Outdoor Expos Theme: Date/Time: Location: Attendance:

The State of New York’s Small Businesses: The Crisis and Suggested Solutions Thursday, August 6th - 9:00 AM until 4:30 PM Columbia University, Alfred Lerner Hall - West 115th St & Broadway Thousands of New Yorkers participated in various component of the day.

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The New York Region Small Business Economic Summit Conference Chaired by: Congressman Charles B. Rangel and Peter Meyer, President, NYC Markets, TD Bank Attended by: key representatives of the Business, Finance & Community Development Sectors of New York Supported by: New York City Economic Development Corporation, Empire State Development Corporation, US Department of Commerce, Small Business Administration and The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce “The Health of Our Communities” Health Seminar Focused on: Oral Health and Mental Health Chaired by: Dr. John Palmer, Harlem Hospital; Co-Chaired by Lisa Hogarty, Columbia University Medical Center and Marci McCall, Emblem Health Attended by: Leaders in the fields of Oral Health, Mental health and Family Development The 30th Annual Hon. Lloyd E. Dickens & Hope R. Stevens, Esq. Awards Luncheon "The State of New York’s Small Businesses: The Crisis and Suggested Solutions" Columbia University Featured Keynote Speakers: (Public Sector) NYC Comptroller William Thompson and (Private Sector) Kathy Wylde, President/CEO, Partnership for The City of New York Moderated by: Shon Gables, Black Enterprise TV, Honorees: Apollo Theater 75th Anniversary, Carver Bank 60th Anniversary

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Upper Manhattan Key Re-Zoning & Major Development Seminar Co-Chaired by: Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, Columbia University, Harlem Community Development Corporation and The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce Presenters: Maxine Griffith, Columbia University, Kenneth Knuckles, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone; Curtis Archer, Harlem Community Development Corporation and Louis Katsos & Mark Willis for The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce Moderated by: Darwin Davis, GHCC Attended by: Major Developers, Architects, Urban Planners, Community Development Organizations Indoor Business Expo Public viewing of indoor exhibits on health, banking and finance, education, employment, public development projects and healthy food tastings at Alfred Lerner Hall “Healthy Eating” Outdoor Expo Was located on Broadway from, 114th to 116th Sts. NYC Green Marketplace, Farmer’s Market – fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and fresh produce.

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The New York City Economic Development Seminar, Expo & Awards Luncheon: 1. Program Cover 2009 2. Chamber CEO, Lloyd Williams welcomes the Small Business Economic Summit invitees 3. Chamber Board Members, Mark Willis and Darwin Davis along with Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Pres. Ken Knuckles at the Rezoning & Major Development Seminar 4. Chester Redhead, DDS; Dr. John Palmer, Harlem Hospital and Dr. Robert Woodbine, San Bao Holistic Care, were panelists at the Oral and Mental Health Seminar. 5. Some of the EDC Scholarships and Grants recipients at the Awards Luncheon.

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The New York City Economic Development Seminar, Expo & Awards Luncheon: 6. NYC Comptroller William Thompson delivers the Public Sector keynote address. 7. Congressman Rangel co-chaired and addresses the Small Business Economic Summit 8. Kathryn Wylde, President/CEO, Partnership for New York City delivers the Private Sector keynote address at the Luncheon. 9. Assemblyman Keith Wright welcomes the Luncheon attendees. 10. Chase Bank had a great business exhibit at the Indoor Expo. 11. CVS featured a health exhibit at the Indoor Business Expo 12. Manhattan Borough Scott Stringer addresses the Health Seminar attendees. 13. One of the many vendors at the “Healthy Eating� Outdoor Farmers Market.

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Elders Jubilee “Our History and Legacy Continues” Tuesday, August 11th, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (A) The Senior Citizens Expo 10 AM to 3 PM Art Gallery of the A. C. Powell Jr. State Office Bldg. (B) Senior Citizens Awards Luncheon & Fashion Show 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM Windows Over Harlem Banquet Hall, A.C. Powell, Jr. State Office Bldg. (A) Expo – 1500 Seniors & (B) Awards Luncheon – 250 Seniors

Awards Luncheon; Health Expo; Fashion Showcase. Keynote Address made by Hon. Scott Stringer, President, Borough of Manhattan with special remarks from Congressman Charles Rangel, NYC Councilmember Inez E. Dickens, Council Speaker Christine Quinn, State Senator Bill Perkins, Assemblyman Keith Wright, NYC Councilmember John Liu, Noted Attorney, Cyrus Vance and Commissioner for NYC Dept. of Aging Lillian Barrios-Paoli Honorees: Vivian Jones, Office of & William Hogans, Frito Lay

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“ELDERS’ JUBILEE”: 1. Seniors Citizens Day Luncheon Program Cover. 2. Council Speaker, Hon. Christine Quinn welcomes the Seniors to the Awards Luncheon 3. HARLEM WEEK Board Member Stephanie Francis shares a laugh with the oldest female attendee at the Elders Jubilee Luncheon. 4. Willie Walker, OGS, Councilmember John Liu (Queens), Rev. Dennis Dillon, NY Christian Times, Congressman Charles Rangel and HARLEM WEEK Board Members Stephanie Francis & John Purcell jointly celebrate the “Elders Jubilee” Oldest Female. 5. Attendees at the Senior Citizens Expo. 6. One of the wonderful hats modeled during the Seniors Fashion Fair NY City Senior Citizens Day “Elders’ Jubilee “

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Zagat/Harlem Tourism Guide Wednesday, August 12th – 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Studio Museum in Harem Approx. 150 representatives of National & International Media from cable, TV, print, radio and leaders of New York’s cultural, artistic and tourism communities Program Moderated by: Former U.S. President William J. Clinton speakers included Tim & Nina Zagat and Lloyd Williams

Apollo Salute to HARLEM WEEK 1 Theme: Date/Time: Location: Audience:

The Zagat Survey’s first Spotlight on Harlem the neighborhood guide, is a partnership between the Clinton Foundation’s, UMEZ, Carver Bank, I Love New York, Harlem Business Alliance, Abyssinian Development Corp., HARLEM WEEK, INC. and Zagat Survey, was launched to salute HARLEM WEEK 2009.

“Apollo Salutes the 35th Anniversary of HARLEM WEEK” Wednesday, August 12th, 7:30 PM Apollo Theater Approx. 1200 attendees from the Tri-State Region, Nationally & Internationally

The World Famous Apollo Amateur Night salute included scholarship presentations and a guest performance from HARLEM WEEK featured artist J-Harris.

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Harlem Zagat Guide Launch: 1. Zagat Spotlight on Harlem 2009/10 Guide 2.Chamber CEO, Lloyd Williams joins with Former President Clinton in welcoming the attendees at the unveiling of the Harlem Zagat Guide. 3. The Press Conference announcing the unveiling of the Harlem Zagat Guide attracted major media in large numbers. 4. Former President Clinton shares his support for HARLEM WEEK during the guide unveiling at the Studio Museum. Apollo Salutes HARLEM WEEK: 1. The Apollo Theater saluted the 35th Anniversary of HARLEM WEEK on its famous marquis. 2. HARLEM WEEK Scholarship recipients receive their scholarships on the stage of the Apollo Theater. 3. J-Harris performs during the Apollo Theater Amateur Night Salute to HARLEM WEEK.

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HARLEM SUMMER STAGE MUSIC SERIES

Rucker Professionals Legends Are Honored

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“Presents the 2009 Living Musical Legends Tribute” Thursday, August 13th 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM The Manhattans; Ray, Goodman & Brown, Blue Magic, Me’lisa Morgan and Chuck Jackson A. C. Powell, Jr. State Office Bldg. Outdoor Plaza Approx. 5000 Harlemites and New Yorkers

A Salute to Legends of New York City Basketball Friday, August 14th - 6 – 9 PM Madison Square Garden Approx. 8000 persons attending the NY Liberty Basketball Game (1) Donnie Walsh, NYC Basketball Legend & General Manager, NY Knicks (2) Nancy Lieberman, NYC Basketball Legend & General Manager of the NY Liberty; (3) Calvin Ramsay, NYC Basketball Legend & Community Relations Coorodinator, NY Knicks

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Each August during HARLEM WEEK at the Harlem Summer Stage Music Series Legends are inducted into the National Black Sports & Entertainment Hall of Fame. This year a special award was presented to a longtime friend and supporter of Harlem Jazz & Music Festival, Willie Walker, Building Manager of the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building for his positive work. The music legends who performed on this special night included The Manhattans; Ray, Goodman & Brown, Blue Magic, Me’lisa Morgan and Chuck Jackson.

In a salute to HARLEM WEEK, Legends of the Rucker Professional Basketball League were honored at a ceremony during halftime of the New York Liberty vs. Chicago Sky game at Madison Square Garden. The evening celebrated the rich history of the Rucker Professionals and the Madison Square Garden players & management who have participated in the Rucker Tournament since it’s inception in 1965.

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Healthy Living & Youth Sports The afternoons of Fri., Aug. 14th, Sat. Aug. 15th & Sun. Aug 16th Fred Johnson Tennis Courts 150th St. & A. C. Powell, Jr. Blvd. Thousands of Sports lovers and tennis buffs

A three day free competition for youth throughout the Tri-State Region and beyond, presented by the Harlem Junior Tennis Program and the Les Halles Cup in concert with HARLEM WEEK, the U.S. Tennis Association and the U. S. Open showcasing the best tennis male and female talents aged 12 through 18.

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HARLEM SUMMER STAGE MUSIC SERIES: 1. Willie Walker, Manager, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building is honored at Harlem Summer Stage, the award is presented by Deon Levingston, WBLS-FM/WLIB-AM and HARLEM WEEK’s Voza Rivers 2. NYS Senator Bill Perkins presents a special citation to music greats at the Harlem Summer Stage Music Legends Tribute. Rucker Professionals Legends Are Honored 1. NBA Hall of Fame legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar. 2. From l-r Rucker Professional Legends Carol Blazejowski, GM, New York Liberty, WNBA; Cal Ramsey, Community Relations, NY Knicks and Donnie Walsh, President, Basketball Operations, NY Knicks are inducted into the Rucker League Hall of Fame at halftime of a NY Liberty WNBA Game at MSG during HARLEM WEEK 3. Legends of Rucker are honored on the hardwood at MSG during HARLEM WEEK. HARLEM WEEK Tri-State Junior Tennis Classic: 1. Flyer for HARLEM WEEK Tri-State Jr. Tennis Classic. 2. One of the competitors playing in the Junior Tennis Classic. 3. Former Mayor David Dinkins, Chairperson of the HARLEM WEEK Classic with some of the winners

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Saluting WBLS –FM 35th Anniversary

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“Dancin’ In The Streets” featured a reggae salute to the great Bob Marley with WBLS air personalities, performances by Chubb Rock, and Morgan Heritage. Fashion Flava Show, scholarship presentations and salutes to WBLS-FM’s 35th Anniversary honorees Imhotep Gary Byrd, Champaine and Vaughn Harper and the great “Uptown Saturday Nite” outdoor concert featuring GQ and Ray, Goodman & Brown.

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Entertainment Stages: 1. Activity Listing and Street Activity Map Brouchure for Summer In The City. 2. GQ jams during Uptown Saturday Nite 3. Shoppers browse at one of the many great exhibitors. 4. Cynthia Smith of WBLS-FM/WLIB-AM presents two HARLEM WEEK Scholarships. 5. A large crowd “Dancing in the Streets” during “Summer In The City”. 6. The thousands in attendance are enjoying the Fashion Flava Show.

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The N.Y. City Children’s Festival Theme:

“Our Children are our Future: Their Health is our Top Priority” Date: 2 Day Event - August 15th & 16th

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“Healthy Living & Exercise for Senior Citizens” Saturday, August 15th 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Hansborough Swimming Pool W. 134th St. (btwn. 5th Ave. & Malcolm X Blvd.)

A one day event attended by hundreds from throughout Harlem and New York featuring Senior Swimming demonstrations, water exercise and health information.

“The N.Y. City Children’s Festval”: 1. Children’s Festival Flyer 2. Happy to have her face painted at the Festival 3. The future Lebron James with ball in hand. 4. Children and parents enjoy the activities at the Festival. 5. The United Federation of Teachers shares educational information and direction with Parents, Grandparents and Guardians at the festival. 6. American Dairy and the NJ Nets join with Dr. Bob Lee of WBLS-FM to conduct a “get fit” basketball clinic for youngsters. 7. Children enjoy the great games at the festival. T h e N .Y. C i t y C h i l l d r e n ’ s Fe s t i v a l

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“Our Educational Heritage” Saturday, August 15th 12 Noon to 6:00 PM W. 135th St. btwn. Malcolm X & A.C. Powell, Jr. Blvds. Thousands of Alumni attendees and potential attendees of Historic Black Colleges

Over 65 colleges were represented, along with masses of information about financial aid, scholarships, internships, career and jobs information

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“We Are the World” A Special Harlem Tribute to Michael Jackson Sunday, August 16th 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM West 135th Street from 5th Avenue to St. Nicholas Ave.

HARLEM DAY MAIN STAGES HARLEM DAY served as a NY City musical tribute to the legacy of the late great Michael Jackson. Artists on all three (3) stages included a tribute during their performance to the late icon Michael Jackson. Those tributes invited the hundreds of thousands who attended to participate individually on the streets and sidewalks all across 135th Street from 5th to St. Nicholas Aves. The day included Live Radio Broadcasts from the KISS-FM hit program “Open Line”, and performances on the 5th Avenue stage by; Memphis the Musical, The Bill Saxton Quartet (courtesy of Jazzmobile), Casym Steel Orchestra, Seguida, Citizens of Contrary Knowledge, Apollo Heights, The Love Oasis Gospel Choir; On the St. Nicholas Avenue main stage by; The Apollo Showcase, DJ Webstar, Al B. Sure, Kristinia DeBarge, Fabulous, Chuck Jackson, Bobbi Humphrey and Ray Chew & the Crew All Star Band with a stellar closing performance by the Legendary Brian McKnight.

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Entertainment Stages: 1. SThe HARLEM DAY Tribute to Michael Jackson “We are the World” 2. The Fabulous Love Oasis Gospel Choir at the 5th Avenue Main Stage on HARLEM DAY 3. Brian McKnight belts out a song like only he can. 4. Hip Hop Super Star Fabulous performs before thousands. 5. Hal Jackson’s Talented Teen Winners visit the Children’s Festival. 6. The Tribute to Michael Jackson was a huge success! Here is Michael Jackson impersonator extraordinaire CP Lacey is about to take the stage. 7. Delta Airlines had a fabulous photo exhibit on HARLEM DAY. 8. Music great Ray Chew & The Crew is the official band for HARLEM WEEK. 9. NYC’s Mayor Bloomberg visited all sites on HARLEM DAY, here he chats with HARLEM WEEK Board Member Voza Rivers.

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“Our Village Within the Village” Sunday, August 16th 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Lenox Terrace Cove on West 135th St. between 5th Avenue & Malcolm X Blvd. Thousands of persons seeking health information, free testing, information on Health Plans, Health Insurance, Nutrition, Holistic Medicine, Exercise, Healthy Eating & Healthy Living. On site testing, education, info. for the entire family

Approx. 50 exhibits ranging from hospitals to health providers to Doctors and Dentists and others were a part of the Health Village providing on site testing, education and information for the entire family.

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Harlem Health Village : 1. The entrance to the NYC Health Village on HARLEM DAY. 2. HARLEM Health Village flyer. 3. Harlem Hospital shares information from their table at the Health Village. 4. Blood Pressure testing taking place at the Health Village. 5. A reminder to get tested, from One Hundred Black Men, Inc. at the Health Village. 6. Attendees also had opportunity to get special stress relieving energy treatments at the Health Village.

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The Upper Manhattan Auto Show

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Auto Show: 1. Upper Manhattan Auto Show registration form. 2. Attendees admire the cars in the Auto Show. 3. Vintage “Jackie Gleason” Bus provided by the MTA. 4. A Custom Car rolls down A.C.Powell Jr. Blvd during the Auto Parade thru Historic Harlem. 5. A Beautiful Car displayed on a beautiful day. 6. Classic ‘Vette one of the many classic cars on display. 7. Councilmember, Bill de Blasio, (Blkyn.) joins with Councilmember John Liu, (Queens) in honoring scholarship recipients at the Auto Show. Harlem Small Business Expo: 1. HARLEM DAY attendees browse through the Harlem Small Business Expo area on 135th Street 2. Shoppers are excited about the quality of items available at the Harlem Small Business Expo 3. A exhibitor poses with a shopper at the Small Business Expo.

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“Relieve the Stress” Saturday, August 22nd 8:30 AM – 12:00 Noon A 5K Run & Health Walk through Historic Harlem

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West 136th Street & Edgecombe Ave.

Audience:

Thousands of Harlemites and New Yorkers as Spectators

Over 3000 participants of all ages and from all parts of NYC, the tri-state region, nationally and internationally participated in the first Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run and the NYC Family Health Walk-A-Thon. Participants enjoyed the great sites of historic Harlem.

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Harlem 5k: Health Walk-A-Thon: 1. And they’re off as 3,000 runners begin the 1st Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run. 2. Reggie Idlett HARLEM WEEK, Mary Wittenberg, NY Road Runners, Zakia Feracho, NY Road Runners, Mike Preston, HARLEM WEEK and Naomi Griffin, Harlem Hospital promote the 5K Run. 3. Runners from all over the country and beyond participated in the 5K Run. 4. Marci McCall and the team of Emblem Health Care exhibit at the Walk-A-Thon. 5. Senator Bill Perkins, Councilmember Inez Dickens with GHCC, Vice President Tony Rogers and NYC Councilmember Robert Jackson after Perkins, Jackson & Rogers completed the run. 6. FOX 5 Personality Mike Woods kicks off the NYC Family Health Walk-A-Thon 7. After the run and the walk were complete, it was time for great music from Ray Mantilla and his band 8. Man. District Attorney candidate, Cy Vance participated in the 5K Run as well as the Walk. 9. Rent-A-Center recruited for employees at the event. 10. The Dance Theater of Harlem leads the warm up for the Health Walk-A-Thon.

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“Joints Are Jumpin’“ Theme: Date/Time:

Discover: “Our Harlem” Wednesday, August 26th 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Locations:

Eight (8) selected music sites and specialty restaurants

1 Audience: Over 600 specially invited sponsors, Chamber Members, community based organizations, public officials, civic and cultural representatives were treated to sampling of unique foods, wines, beverages, beers, ales and specialty liquors as well as diverse and unique entertainment. Celebrating the glory of Harlem's historic Nightclubs and Restaurants. This year's "Jumping Joints" included; (1) Sylvia’s, (2) Terrace in the Sky, (3) Lenox Lounge, (4) Ricardo Steakhouse, (5) Londel’s, (6) Gran Piatto D’oro, and the newly opened (7) Gospel Uptown Restaurant and (8) Dwyer Cultural Center

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Featured artists were: (1) Sherry Winston, (2) Frank Dell, (3) Impact Vibe & Blind Lemon Blues, (4) Henry Warner, (5) J-Harris, (6) Lady Cantrese, (7) Boncella Lewis & (8) Pucho.

4 “Joints Are Jumpin”: 1. Our guests joyfully jumped from “Joint to Joint,” courtesy of Greyhound, the Official Bus Line of HARLEM WEEK 2. Jazz Diva “Lady Cantrese” performs at Ricardo Steakhouse. 3. (L to R) - WBLS Radio legend Ken “Spider” Webb is honored at Gospel Uptown Restaurant by Darwin Davis of the Chamber and Marko Nobles of HARLEM WEEK 4. (R to L) – NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, Councilmember Inez Dickens and former Commissioner Billie Holiday at the Sylvia’s Joint 5. Jazz Great Sherry Winston performs Under the Stars at The Terrace in the Sky 6. Michael Garner and Jim Harding of the MTA presents the MTA HARLEM WEEK 2009 “Healthy Eating and Healthy Living” Commemorative Poster. 7. “The Bronx meets Brooklyn” at Londel’s including Assemblyman Darryl Townes, Bklyn, Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright, Harlem and Councilman Al Vann, Bklyn join with NY City Basketball Greats from the Bronx and Brooklyn. The Joint was MC’D by John “Butch” Purcell, HARLEM WEEK Board Member 8. Robin Bell-Stevens, Pres. & CEO, Jazzmobile receives their 45th Anniversary Award from Tina McCrae, HARLEM WEEK, and Al Reed, Owner of the famous Lenox Lounge, which was also honored for their 70th Anniversary

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A brief photo glimpse of

We invite all current and past HARLEM WEEK Sponsors and members of The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, who might wish to receive photo images from the HARLEM WEEK events ranging from conferences, sporting events, educational, health expositions, seminars, fashion shows, receptions, galas, children's festivals, auto show, etc., to contact Emmett Causey or Tamara Smalling of HARLEM WEEK at (212) 862-8477 or via email ecausey@harlemdiscover.com or tsmalling@harlemdiscover.com to make your request.

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We invite and welcome you to become a co-sponsor, supporter, Vendor, Entertainer, Exhibitor or Sponsor of HARLEM WEEK 2010 or of other Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce programs and activities throughout the year. Please contact Winston Majette or Emmett Causey at (212) 862-7200 or email ecausey@harlemdiscover.com or wmajette@harlemdiscover.com. Editor: Lloyd Williams Associate Editors: Marko Nobles, Voza Rivers & Tamara Smalling Creative Graphic Director: JaSon E. Auguste. Assisted by: Winston Majette, Albretha Conner and Chantel Smith. Contributing Photographers: Coordinated by: Hubert Williams including, J. Auguste, Kwame Brathwaite, Dwaine Mitchell, Marc Rasbury, Kenya Smith and L. A. Williams.

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1. A Dancing Princess performs at the Great Day 2. A youngster meets Shamu at the Harlem Honey’s and Bears Swim Fest. 3. Former President Bill Clinton salutes HARLEM WEEK at the Studio Museum in Harlem. 4. Athletes in action at the HARLEM WEEK Tri-State Jr. Tennis Classic. 5. Fabulous models in beautiful Evening Wear, do a group encore for the audience at the Great Day “Urban Fashion Fusion” Show. 6. Music Legend Brian McKnight, honors Michael Jackson on HARLEM DAY.

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