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HARLEM WEEK PHOTO ESSAY 2014

HIGHLIGHTS of HARLEM WEEK 2014 Celebrating its 40TH ANNIVERSARY: A PHOTO ESSAY The Directors of HARLEM WEEK, Inc. are pleased to present in this Photo Essay, a few of the key highlights and images that were a part of some of HARLEM WEEK 2014’s magical moments. HARLEM WEEK started celebrating its 40th Anniversary at the beginning of the year with tributes to the 2014 Super Bowl; followed by a “soft roll out” of the Harlem Music Fest in the spring; concluding its public events in August with the Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run/Walk Salute to the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act; and its 40th Anniversary Gala Reception at the famous Russian Tea Room. Our hope is that as you peruse the photo essay you will be able to capture vivid images of the key events and activities that you (and or your associates) may or may not have been able to experience personally, and thereby trigger positive memories of those events. This photo essay will also serve to provide you with an overview or slight glimpse of some of the over 112 unique, exciting and diverse events that were part of the HARLEM WEEK 2014 40th Anniversary celebration. You are hereby invited and encouraged to participate and join in the multiple components that will be part of HARLEM WEEK 2015 and the Harlem Music Fest.

Respectfully, Officers and Board of Directors of HARLEM WEEK, Inc.

HARLEM WEEK, Inc. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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OFFICERS

MEMBERS

Chairman

Courtney Bennett

Lloyd Williams

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New York City Mission Society

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce

Timothy Burwell

Front Cover Inside Front Cover a. Introduction b. HARLEM WEEK Board c. Table of Contents

Ralph Lauren

1st Vice Chairman

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40th Anniversary of HARLEM WEEK

Medgar Evers College

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Celebrations and Salutes

Irene Gandy

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Congressman Rangel Congressional Record APOLLO THEATRE SALUTES HARLEM WEEK 2014 NY PHILHARMONIC RECEPTION “A GREAT DAY IN HARLEM”

Dr. Jay Cowan

Voza Rivers

Medical Practitioner

Harlem Arts Alliance

Michael Flanigan

2nd Vice Chairman

Marko Nobles

Jeffrey Richards Associates

Injoy Enterprises, LLC

Reginald Idlett, Sr.,

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Black Hawk Imports

Treasurer

Barbara Burwell Burwell Consulting Group

Tina McRae NY City “Children’s Festival”

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Dwayne Montgomery

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Over Watch Services

Asst. Treasurer

Stephanie Francis Blackfrica Promotions

Michael Preston JDC Property Management

Gilbert Paschall, Jr. Bronx/Lebanon Hospital Center

Secretary

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Jackie Rowe-Adams

Pamela Lee

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Harlem Music Festival

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“SUMMER IN THE CITY”

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FASHION FLAVA SHOW NATIONAL HISTORIC BLACK COLLEGE FAIR HARLEM WEEK Annual OUTDOOR FILM FESTIVALS “CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL” and GOLDEN GLOVES

Linda Wood-Guy Executive Director

Winston Majette LMR Productions, Inc.

L.E. Wood Enterprises

Bob Tate Unlimited Contacts, Inc.

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We proudly salute the legacy of the below listed historic supporters of HARLEM WEEK who passed in 2014. We will never forget them and thank them for their many contributions.

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Nelson Mandela

Maya Angelou

Elombe Brath

NYC SENIOR CITIZENS’ DAY NY CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DAY

HARLEM DAY OUTDOOR AUTO SHOW NY CITY HEALTH VILLAGE SMALL BUSINESS EXPO USTA FAMILY TENNIS CLINIC HARLEM DAY STAGES

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PERCY SUTTON Harlem 5K RUN/WALK

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GOLDEN HOOPS BASKETBALL CLASSIC

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RUSSIAN TEA ROOM GALA RECEPTION

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Summer Stage in Harlem Dance Theatre of Harlem Jazzmobile Entertainers Basketball Classic HARLEM WEEK 2014 Special Sections HARLEM WEEK 2014 Posters HARLEM WEEK 2014 T-Shirt Our Elected Partners Our Prime Media Partners Media Coverage On-Line Coverage/Social Media Media Impressions

Presenting Sponsors Sponsors & Co-Sponsors Partners & Supporters Corporate/Private & Government/ Public Sector Exhibitors HARLEM WEEK Professional Team /Sponsorship Info

Inside Back Cover UFT/HARLEM WEEK 2014 Commemorative Poster Back Cover


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40th Anniversary of HARLEM WEEK in 2014 The theme of HARLEM WEEK 2014 was “Forever Harlem: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.” The original leadership of the 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, and Lloyd Williams, all of whom participated in the Ribbon Cutting at West 138th Street and 7th Avenue (7th Avenue was formally renamed in honor of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.), launching HARLEM DAY on Saturday, August 17th. Little did these planners and their committee members realize that this “one time” “one day” event, due to great response and demand, would eventually balloon to become a month-long event which now includes over 112 events comprised of conferences, seminars, expos, sporting events, festivals, live music and entertainment, dance, vendors, movies, and outdoor markets attended by over 2.5 million persons in 2014. HARLEM WEEK is now unquestionably an internationally renowned brand with participants and visitors from around the block, the region, the country, and the world. HARLEM WEEK has attracted a virtual who’s who of politics, arts, culture, sports, entertainment, business and celebrities including Presidents Bill Clinton, George Bush, Barack Obama, and Hon. Nelson Mandela; Mayors Ed Koch, David Dinkins, Rudy Giuliani, Michael Bloomberg, and Bill De Blasio; David Rockefeller, Julius “Dr. J” Irving, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Earl “The Pearl” Monroe, Arthur Ashe, Wilt Chamberlin, The Williams Sisters, Celia Cruz, Bob Marley, Harry Belafonte, Prince, Whitney Houston, Tito Puente, Tony Bennett, Miles Davis, Gladys Knight, Frank Sinatra, Patti LaBelle, The O’Jays, Usher, Michael Jackson, John Legend, Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, and Richard Pryor, just to name a few (with many more to come).

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1. Hon. Nelson Mandela”Madiba” visits Harlem 2. (l-r) NYC Police Commissioner, Benjamin Ward; Lloyd Williams, HARLEM WEEK; and Hon. Edward Koch, NYC Mayor 3. Julius “Dr. J” Irving at the Rucker Park Pro Tournament 4. Latin Legends Tito Puente and Celia Cruz perform for HARLEM WEEK 5. Hon. William “Bill” Clinton is welcomed to Harlem during HARLEM WEEK 6. The Famous picture on West 135th Street of the renowned “Gang of Four” Hon. David Dinkins, Hon. Basil Paterson, Hon. Percy Sutton and Hon. Charles Rangel

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Our Salute to

The 50th Anniversary of the

Civil Rights Act - 1964 This history defining legislation of the 20th century, the 1964 Civil Rights Act, was celebrated during the Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run and Walk on Saturday, August 23rd. Over 6,000 runners and walkers participated in honoring slain civil rights heroes James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner. World renowned trumpeter Joey Morant sounded off the event with his unique rendition of the National Anthem and “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” The salute was a day-long event including live and recorded music, remarks from local elected officials, family outings and films showing on the great hill of St. Nicholas Park. Throughout the day there were live performances paying tribute to the 50th Anniversary. In addition there was a special tribute to “Imhotep” Gary Byrd, renowned radio personality on WBLS-FM/WLIB-AM and WBAI-FM, in recognition of his commitment to the promotion and preservation of Black history.

Our Celebration of

The 80th Anniversary of Apollo Theater -1934 HARLEM WEEK Celebrated the Apollo’s 80th Anniversary and its trend-setting ‘Amateur Night’ on Wednesday, August 13th during the HARLEM WEEK 2014 College Scholarship and Grant presentations on its hallowed stage. Hon. Inez Dickens, NYC Council Member, hosted the event along with presenting sponsors, Emmis Communications, Citibank, and NYC & Company. Continuing the celebration, the Apollo Theatre amateur night performers were featured on the St. Nicholas Avenue stage on HARLEM DAY. The Apollo Theater was originally opened in 1914 as Hurtig and Seamon’s Burlesque Theater, which when opened was a burlesque and music hall for whites only. In 1934 Hurtig and Seamon’s Burlesque Theater was reopened as The Apollo Theater changing the format of the shows from burlesque to variety reviews and redirecting their marketing attention to the fast growing black community in Harlem. In that same year the world renowned Amateur Hour was originated by Ralph Cooper, Sr. Its fabled list of performers as well as ‘Amateur Night’ winners are a virtual who’s who of entertainment ranging from Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Tito Puente, Barbara Striesand, Tony Bennett, Mahalia Jackson, Redd Foxx, Bill Cosby, Sam Cooke, Gladys Knight, The Jackson Five, Bob Marley, Harry Belafonte, Dave Brubeck, James Brown, and many, many more. The Apollo Theater was closed down in the mid 70’s and through the vision, leadership, and financial support of former Manhattan Borough President, Percy Sutton, supported by Congressman Charles Rangel, restoration efforts began in the mid 80’s and concluded in 2009 in time for the Apollo’s 75th anniversary. Today The Apollo Theater, under the leadership of its Chairman, Richard Parsons, Esq. and its CEO, Jonelle Procope (pictured above), is rejuvenated with a new interior, an LED marquee and box office, an archival and historical collection, and a historic memorabilia store. The Apollo is annually visited by 1.3+ million persons from around the block and throughout the world. Each August , The Apollo Theater Foundation celebrates HARLEM WEEK at its Amateur Hour Series on Wednesday evenings.

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Our Celebration of

The 50th Anniversary of Jazzmobile - 1964 HARLEM WEEK proudly formally celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Jazzmobile in 2014 on Saturday, August 9th at its “Great Jazz on the Great Hill” annual celebration in Central Park. Musical Tributes to the Great Jazz and Swing era and dance music were provided by Wycliffe Gordon, who was presented with the 2014 Harlem Music Fest Award. Jazzmobile was founded in 1964 by Daphne Arnstein, an arts patron, and the esteemed Dr. “Billy” Taylor. Jazzmobile is devoted to bringing America’s Classical Music and only indigenous art form – Jazz – to the largest possible audience by producing concerts, festivals and special events worldwide. The musicians that have graced Jazzmobile stages throughout the decades and around the world include Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Billie Eckstein, Sun Ra, Nancy Wilson, Ahmad Jamal, Terrence Blanchard, Tito Puente, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Machito and innumerable others. Jazzmobile, under the extraordinary leadership and vision of its Executive Director, Robin Bell-Stevens (pictured above), has become a major year-round component of HARLEM WEEK in the summer and Harlem Music Fest throughout the year. Jazzmobile is one of the most important entertainment and cultural events taking place in New York City.

Our Celebration of

The 45th Anniversary of

Dance Theatre of Harlem 1969 HARLEM WEEK was proud to join DTH in celebrating the 45th Anniversary of Dance Theatre of Harlem on Saturday August 9th at its annual day-long outdoor festival and block party on 152nd Street between St. Nicholas and Amsterdam Avenues. This world renowned professional American ballet company, based in Harlem, was founded by co-directors Arthur Mitchell, the first African American Principal dancer at the NYC Ballet and Karen Shook, who had been the first teacher and ballet master at the Dutch National Ballet. Now training more than 1,000 dancers of all ages and backgrounds on an annual basis, Dance Theater of Harlem’s reputation was born by being a major African American ballet company prioritizing black principal dancers. Dance Theater of Harlem’s reputation has been sustained over the decades by launching a “Dancing Through Barriers” tour in Apartheid-era South Africa that still performs today. Both Mitchell, Dance Theater of Harlem’s co-founder and the Company itself were inducted into the National Museum of Dance Hall of Fame in 1999. Dance Theater of Harlem was recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts receiving a grant to archive and preserve the history, costumes and dance numbers of Dance Theater of Harlem. Dance Theater of Harlem is now recognized as the premier urban location for the education and training of persons of all ages in dance. Its reputation is now world renowned.

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40th Anniversary of HARLEM WEEK Below is the United States House of Representatives proclamation formally presented as a permanent part of the U.S. Congressional Record

__________________________ Honorable Charles B. Rangel of New York In The House of Representatives October 27, 2014 IN RECOGNITION OF THE 40th ANNUAL HARLEM WEEK. Mr. Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I join the beloved people of Harlem to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of HARLEM WEEK, which this year marks a huge milestone in the annual showcasing of our beautiful community’s rich economic, political and cultural history. HARLEM WEEK has grown from just a one-day occasion in 1974 to a month-long celebration packed with 112 events in 2014 that displays everything Harlemites take great pride in. The event's impact on our District is large and vast, and its ability to bring the whole neighborhood together is unparalleled. In 2015, HARLEM WEEK will host its 1st Annual Harlem Music Fest in New York City, for which I am honored to have been selected as chairman. This special new feature will pay tribute to Harlem’s diverse African-American, Latino, Caribbean, African, Hispanic and European musical and entertainment history. The festival will give recognition to the global influence of Harlem’s very own music and musicians. I applaud The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, the committed organization behind HARLEM WEEK, for renaming the New York City Business Awards Luncheon in honor of the late Basil Paterson, a legendary Harlemite, proud father to NYS Governor David A. Paterson, and my dearest friend. It is very fitting that HARLEMWEEK is recognizing a central political figure to Harlem and New York City, who was a leader of the Harlem Clubhouse and whose political and social influence still resonates in our community. Thanks to The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce and its President, Lloyd Williams, along with the myriad contributions of local businesses and dedicated volunteers, the iconic and historic tradition of HARLEM WEEK will continue to grow stronger each year. I remain committed to promoting Harlem's unique and remarkable culture through HARLEM WEEK, which has become an integral part of Harlem as well as the entire New York region over the past 40 years and for many years to come.

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The Apollo Theater Salute to HARLEM WEEK 2014

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Board Member Coordinators:

Amateur Night Honors HARLEM WEEK Apollo Theater, 235 W. 125th Street Wednesday, August 6th, 13th , 20th, & 27th at 7:30 PM over 1,200 attended each of the week’s events from throughout New York, tri-state region, nationally and internationally HARLEM WEEK – Jackie Rowe Adams, Marko Nobles, Winston Majette Chamber – Marci McCall

The World Famous Apollo Theater, this year celebrating its 80th Anniversary, had its renowned Amateur Night spearhead a month-long salute to the 40th Anniversary of HARLEM WEEK from August 6th through August 27th. On Wednesday, August 13th, the Apollo

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showcased a special tribute to HARLEM WEEK 2014 College Scholarship and Grant recipients on its hallowed stage. Hon. Inez Dickens hosted the event along with presenting sponsors, Emmis Communications, Citibank, and NYC & Company.

Special thanks is overdue to Jonelle Procope, President, of the Apollo Theater Foundation and her tremendous team of professionals for the fantastic achievement in building the Apollo brand nationally and internationally through its various community outreach programs.

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1. NYC Council Member Inez Dickens (l) introduces HARLEM WEEK scholarship presenters and recipients on the stage of the stage of the Apollo Theater 2. HARLEM WEEK scholarship recipients and presenters pose in front of the famous Apollo Wall of Fame 3. Scholarship recipients are introduced to the Apollo audience.

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HARLEM WEEK Kick-Off Reception at Lincoln Center Theme:

New York Philharmonic Salute to the 40th Anniversary of HARLEM WEEK

Location:

Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center

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Wednesday, June 25th, 5:30PM

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attended by 250+ guests including sponsors, supporters, and friends of HARLEM WEEK, members of The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, selected elected officials, and media representatives

Board Member: Coordinators

Chamber – Lloyd Williams, Voza Rivers HARLEM WEEK – Robert Tate, Irene Gandy, Marko Nobles

The New York Philharmonic hosted the 40th Anniversary Gala Kick-off Reception of HARLEM WEEK with The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce and Harlem Arts Alliance and jointly launched the 2014-2015 Harlem Music Fest Arts, Culture, and Tourism initiative. A special solo rendering of Paul Robeson’s music in tribute to Audra McDonald was performed by award winning actor and singer Daniel Beaty. Ms. McDonald, six-time Tony award winner, was the recipient of the Harlem Music Fest 2014 Historic Cultural Achievement Award. Apple Bank for Savings received the HARLEM WEEK Corporate Community Service Award and the NY Amsterdam News received HARLEM WEEK’s Historic Business Achievement Award, both organizations were recognized for their long-term partnership with and support of HARLEM WEEK from its inception in 1974.

HARLEM WEEK 40TH ANNIVERSARY RECEPTION

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1. Six-Time Tony Award Winning Actress Audra MacDonald receives the Harlem Music Fest 1st Annual Cultural Icon Award 2. Elinor Tatum, Publisher & Editor-InChief, receives the 2014 Historic Business Achievement Award on behalf of NY Amsterdam News presented by Robin Bell Stevens, Jazzmobile and Deon Levingston, Emmis Communications 3. The Apple Bank for Savings Senior Team receives the 2014 HARLEM WEEK Corporate Community Service Award 4. Matthew VanBesien, President, NY Philharmonic (host of the reception) addresses the audience 5. A view of the tremendous turnout at the kickoff reception.

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“A Great Day in Harlem” Theme:

Saluting the “Sounds of Motown & Philly”

Location:

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

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Sunday, July 27th, 12:00PM - 8:30PM

Audience:

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

Board Member Coordinators:

“A Great Day in Harlem,” the first public event of HARLEM WEEK 2014, attracted over 44,000 people to Ulysses S. Grant National Memorial Park throughout the day. This year’s event was a salute to the historic “Sounds of Motown (Berry Gordy) & Philly (Gamble and Huff).” In the first segment, attendees enjoyed a cultural showcase featuring Harlem Arts Alliance’s Artz, Rootz & Rhythm salute to music and dance. The second segment was a Gospel Showcase featuring Tiger the Hope Boy, Tony Lee & dancers, Dante Hawkins, Lynette Washington & Dennis Bell and the ever crowd pleasing, award winning - Bishop Hezekiah Walker. The third segment featured the very popular “Fashion Fusion” showcase that moved, pranced, strutted, twirled and profiled to our 2014 music theme, “Sounds of Motown & Philly”. It was the best yet, attracting regional and international models and first ever youth designers as young as 9 and13 years old! Following the fabulous fashion segment, it was show time. The fourth segment, “A Concert Under the Stars,” began with Harlem Music Fest 2014 salutes, presented in partnership with radio station WBLS-FM, to Bishop Hezekiah Walker, R&B great Freddie Jackson, Motown’s Berry Gordy, Philadelphia’s Kenny Gamble, and Leon Huff. The evening concert featured a special tribute to the “Sounds of Motown from “Motown the Musical” and to the “Philly Sound” from R&B greats Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes.

HARLEM WEEK - Marko Nobles, Michael Preston, Pamela Lee, Irene Gandy, Barbara Burwell, Robert Tate, Jackie Rowe Adams, DiAnne Henderson Chamber - Voza Rivers, Patricia Ricketts, Tony Rogers, Darwin Davis

The entire day featured international vendors and exhibitors promoting arts, culture, education, and foods from around the world.

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1. Gospel great Bishop Hezekiah Walker ( 2nd l) is presented with the 2014 Harlem Music Fest Gospel Award by HARLEM WEEK’s Barbara Burwell, James Harding, MTA and Skip Dillard, WBLS-FM 2. Young Dancers show their skill and grace 3. The audience is enjoying the great stage performances

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HARLEM WEEK PHOTO ESSAY 2014 “A GREAT DAY IN HARLEM”

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4. Bishop Hezekiah Walker and the famous The Love Fellowship Choir deliver a rousing performance 5. Some of the thousands who attended “A Great Day in Harlem” 6. Assemblyman Keith Wright shares words with the audience accompanied by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer 7. Jeff Foxx rocks the audience 8. Husband and Wife R&B Duo Kindred The Family Soul share their love through their musical tribute. 9. The famous Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes wow the audience as they perform their classic hits saluting the “Sounds of Philly”

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HARLEM WEEK PHOTO ESSAY 2014 “A GREAT DAY IN HARLEM” • FASHION FUSION SHOW

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10. A handsome male model “walks the walk” during the Fashion Fusion Show 11. Elegant eveningwear modeled by this lovely lady 12. “Clothes make the man”? Or does the man make the clothes? 13. The crown puts an exclamation point on this wonderful outfit 14. Fabulous fashions for and by young people were featured during this year’s Fashion Fusion show 15. More stunning elegant evening wear is showcased

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NY City Senior Citizens Day Expo Theme: Location: Day/Date/Time: Audience: Board Member Coordinators:

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act Art Gallery of the A. C. Powell, Jr. State Office Bldg., W. 125th Street Tuesday, August 5th, 9:30AM – 3:00PM 1,100+ seniors and family members Chamber – Patricia Ricketts, Ken Feldman, Voza Rivers HARLEM WEEK –Stephanie Francis, DiAnne Henderson, Robert Tate, Winston Majette

“Elders’ Jubilee” Annual Awards Luncheon Concert & Fashion Showcase Theme:

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“A Tribute to the Legacy of our Elders” Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act Melba’s 125 (3rd Floor) A.C. Powell Jr. St. Bldg. 11:45AM – 2:00PM

The Luncheon keynote speaker was Herb Boyd, noted author, historian, and editorial writer for The NY Amsterdam News. He addressed the significance of the 1964 Civil Rights Act fifty years later. The honorees were Dr. Dottye J. Seales, recipient of the 2014 NAACP Civic Service Award; E. Ronald Guy received the 2014 Joseph Roberts Sr. Community Service Award; LaZette McCants received the 2014 Vivian Robinson Arts & Culture Award; Dr. Bertrand J. Brown received the John Henrik Clarke Outstanding Educational Achievement Award; Verna Arthur, representing NYC Department for the Aging and Shirley Saxton representing the Social Security Administration both received the 2014 Public Service Awards; and Gladys James, formerly of NYC Department of Education, received the Maya Angelou Educational Achievement Award. Special recognition awards were presented to the eldest male and female senior citizens in attendance.

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A highlight of the Elder’s Jubilee Luncheon was the scholarship and grant presentations to deserving students and organizations from HARLEM WEEK partners and sponsors. The 2014 “Senior Citizen’s 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 scarfs designed by Harlem’s Heaven Boutique, Harriet “Rosebud,” Chris Hats, Chad Accessories, Audrey Weaver, and Irene Gandy’s Fun Furs. Music, courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, “The Melody Man” (Sammie Davis), provided an energetic and entertaining live performance which was thoroughly enjoyed by the 200+ luncheon attendees. The specially prepared, nutritious and delectable senior citizens’ lunch was provided courtesy of Melba Wilson, Owner of Melba’s Restaurants and the fabulous healthy desserts were provided by Make My Cake.

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1. Two of our elegant Seniors celebrated on Senior Citizens Day 2. Rev. Dennis Dillon, Publisher of NY Christian Times, shares words of inspiration at the Senior Citizens Day Luncheon

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HARLEM WEEK PHOTO ESSAY 2014 NY City Senior Citizens Day

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3. Harlem’s youth proudly served the Seniors at the “Elders Jubilee” Luncheon 4. Seniors, sponsors and associates at the Luncheon 5. A special thanks to the great team from Applebee’s who join in celebrating our Seniors every year 6. Luncheon honoree, Ron Guy, with Chamber Vice President Patricia Ricketts 7. Former NYC councilman Robert Jackson with luncheon honoree Dr. Bertrand Brown 8. Seniors attending the Expo receive complimentary foods and beverages courtesy of Applebee’s 9. The featured performer at the Luncheon was Sammie Davis, who wowed the audience with his musical tribute to Motown as well as with his “snazzy attire!” 10. Famed Harlemite, Shirley Scott, prepares to model a fabulous hat during the Senior Fashion Show

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New York City Economic Development Day Conferences, Awards Luncheon & Indoor/Outdoor Expos

Theme:

“Forever Harlem: Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow”

Location:

Columbia University, W. 115th Street and Broadway

Day/Date/Time:

Thursday, August 8th, 9:30AM – 5:00PM

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thousands of New Yorkers and regional attendees participated in various components of the day

Board Member Coordinators:

Chamber –Lloyd Williams, Patricia Ricketts, Voza Rivers, John Patane, Betty Park, Marci McCall, Curtis Archer, Dr. John Palmer, Deon Levingston, Lou Katsos

HEALTH CONFERENCE – 9:30AM – 11:30AM Panel I Theme: Moderator: Panelists:

Panel II Theme: Moderator: Panelists:

Brain Health: Impacts, Now and in the Future Dr. John Palmer, Director of Community Affairs Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Anne Kleiman, Chief of Neurology Harlem Hospital Center Dr. Jennifer Manly, Associate Professor of Neurophysiology, The Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain Ursula M. Staudinger, Director Mailman School of Public Health

Affordable Care Act – Now That We have It, Now What? Roger Milliner, Deputy Executive Director, MetroPlus Dr. J. Emilio Carrillo, Vice President, Community Health Development NY Presbyterian Hospital Paul Zurlo, Senior Director, New Bus. Dev., Emblem Health Dr. Martin Levine, Associate Dean Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Bernadette McKetney-Brown, Associate Executive Director Renaissance Health Care Center Network Dr. L. Toni Lewis, Chair of Healthcare 1199 SIEU

BUSINESS CONFERENCE 9:30AM – 11:30AM Panel I Theme:

Moderator: Panelists:

NY City Tourism: It’s Impact on Real Estate, Economic Development, and Culture (Regionally, Nationally and Internationally Voza Rivers, 1st Vice President, The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce Curtis Archer, President Harlem Community Development Corp. Faith Consolo, Chairman Douglas Elliman Retail Group Karl Rodney, Publisher/CEO NY Carib News Linda Walton, Executive Director Harlem Arts Alliance (HAA)

BUSINESS CONFERENCE 9:30AM – 11:30AM Panel II Theme: Panelists:

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Business and Economic Development in New York Michael Clay, Director, Opportunity Programs, DASNY Laverna Fountain, Associate V.P. for Construction, Columbia University Jessie Lee, Director of Lending East Tri-State Business Opportunity Fund Michael Sutton, President & CEO, Infrastructure Engineering

Full Day Events INDOOR BUSINESS EXPO The public indoor Business Expo went from 10:00AM to 3:00PM and was attended by thousands featuring exhibits on small businesses, health, banking, tourism, financial services, education, employment & career opportunities, new business opportunities and community development.

HERE'S THE MONEY!® SMALL BUSINESS LOAN PAVILION Tri-State Business Opportunity Fund initiative provided local business owners key opportunities to sit one-on-one with eager loan officers ready to discuss, evaluate, and lend to support their projects. The Loan Pavilion also offered on-the-spot how to prepare a loan application, and tips on how to get pre-approved for a business loan. The loan officers at the Pavilion were visited by over 60 small businesses and professional entrepreneurs throughout the day.

THE 35TH ANNUAL BUSINESS AWARDS LUNCHEON WAS DEDICATED AND RENAMED FOR THE HON. BASIL A. PATERSON In the forty year history of HARLEM WEEK only one event has ever been named in honor of an individual. That event is now known as the Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run/Walk. This year, in honor of the 40th Anniversary of HARLEM WEEK and in tribute to Hon. Basil A. Paterson, HARLEM WEEK co-founder and Harlemite extraordinaire, the annual NY City Business Awards Luncheon was renamed the “Basil Paterson Business Awards Luncheon.” Mr. Paterson, in addition to being and Executive Board Member of The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, was an internationally renowned lawyer, labor negotiator and federal mediator who also served as a state senator, a deputy mayor, and New York’s secretary of state. Welcome Remarks were given by John Coatsworth, Provost, Columbia University. Luncheon honorees included Chamber Board member Betty Park, Owner, Manna’s Restaurants who received the 2014 Outstanding Business Achievement Award; Hon. Fernando Ferrer, Vice Chairman, MTA who received the 2014 Outstanding Public Service Award; Charles Warfield, Jr., Joint Board Chair, National Association of Broadcasters who received the 2014 Outstanding Achievement in Media & Communications Award; and the final award was presented to Kenneth Knuckles, Esq., President, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone who was the proud recipient of the 1st Annual Basil Paterson Award. For the first time in the 25 year history of the Business Awards Luncheon guests were asked to financially support an important social initiative. The proceeds received from the Luncheon were all donated to the 1199/SEIU Homecare Workers fund, the favorite charity and career work of the late Basil A. Paterson. The Luncheon dedication to Hon. Basil A. Paterson was attended by 350 persons including former NY State Governor David Paterson, former NY City Mayor David Dinkins, Congressman Charles Rangel, former NY State Comptroller H. Carl McCall, NY State Assembly Members Keith Wright & Herman Farrell, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, NYC Council Member Inez Dickens, NAACP NY State President Hazel Dukes, numerous corporate union leaders, and media representatives. The Luncheon Keynote remarks and tribute to Basil Paterson were given by George Gresham, President of 1199SEIU and Governor David Paterson.

OUTDOOR “HEALTHY EATING” /

FARMER’S MARKET

“Healthy Eating” Outdoor Expo went from 10:00AM to 5:00PM and was visited by thousands on Broadway from 114th to 116th Sts. The “Healthy Eating & Healthy Living” green marketplace farmer’s market featured fresh fruits & vegetables, herbs, honeys, baked goods, spices, holistic items, juices and more.


HARLEM WEEK PHOTO ESSAY 2014 NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DAY

New York City Economic Development Day Conferences & Expo and Awards Luncheon

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1. Panelists at the Economic Development Day Business Conference (l to r) Linda Walton, Harlem Arts Alliance, Curtis Archer, Harlem Community Development Corporation, Faith Hope Consolo, Douglas Elliman 2. The audience is engaged at the Health conference 3. Senior reps at the MTA exhibit 4. WNYC AM/FM exhibit at the Expo 5. A view of the Economic Development Day Business Expo 6. Chamber President Lloyd Williams addresses the Luncheon 7. Elinor Tatum, Amsterdam News and Hon. H. Carl McCall, Chairman, SUNY present the 1st Basil A. Paterson Award to Kenneth Knuckles, Esq., Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone 8. A view of the hundreds of attendees at the Economic Development Day Awards Luncheon

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New York City Economic Development Day Awards Luncheon

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9. Some of the distinguished dais guests at the Basil A. Paterson Awards Luncheon, honoree Kenneth Knuckles, Esq., CEO, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, Hon. H. Carl McCall, SUNY, honoree MTA Vice Chairman Fernando Ferrer, and former Mayor David Dinkins 10. George Gresham, President of 1199 (Luncheon co-host) gives keynote address at the Basil A Paterson Awards Luncheon 11. Honoree Betty Park, Owner, Manna’s Restaurants 12. Honoree Charles Warfield received the 2014 Outstanding Achievement in Media Award at the Luncheon 13. WNYC AM/FM Radio personality Terrence McKnight served as MC for the Awards Luncheon 14. Congressman Charles Rangel shares remarks during the Awards Luncheon 15. HARLEM WEEK Scholarship and Grant recipients and sponsor presenters 16. Mayor David Dinkins shares remarks with the audience.

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“Summer in the City” Theme:                 “Back on the Block” – in tribute to Quincy Jones Day/Date/Time: Sat., Aug. 16th, 11 AM – 5 PM Location: W. 135th Street bet. Malcolm X Blvd. & St. Nicholas Ave. Audience: 65,000+ persons citywide, tri-state region, nationally and internationally attended Board Member Coordinators:

HARLEM WEEK – Pamela Lee, Michael Preston Robert Tate, DiAnne Henderson, Marko Nobles, Stephanie Francis, Courtney Bennett, Irene Gandy, Barbara Burwell, Gilbert Paschall Chamber – Lloyd Williams, Tony Rogers

Join us on

SATURDAY AUG. 16TH

MUSIC THEME:

“BACK ON THE BLOCK”  IN TRIBUTE TO QUINCY JONES

12 NOON  5 PM ON W. 135TH ST. FROM MALCOLM X BLVD. TO ST. NICHOLAS AVE.

Basil Paterson & Maya Angelou 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Fashion Flava

Children’ s Fesval Part I - 12 Noon – 5:00 PM

NY City

W. 135th St. bet. Malcolm X & A. C. Powell, Jr. Blvds. Featuring Golden Gloves Boxing games, arts & cras, live entertainment, free health tesng, NBA Basketball Clinics, Step Shows

for the whole family

9 AM – 12 NOON Youth Swimming Competitions 12 noon – 1PM

“Uptown Saturday” 1

Salung

Quincy Jones

W. 135th St. (bet. Fifth Ave. & Malcolm X Blvd.)

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Main Stage – Featuring The Jeff Foxx Band, Joyce Simms & Avery Sunshine

for info call 917 854 4503

W. 135th St. and St. Nicholas Ave.

Hansborough Recreation Center

Naonal Historical

Black

Colleges & Universities

International

Arts, Crafts,

Educational Fair Fashion & Food 12 NOON - 5:00 PM

W. 135th Street bet. Malcolm X and A. C. Powell, Jr. Blvd. Over 60 historical Black Colleges, Universies, public, private, city and state colleges, and educaonal programs will give informaon on admissions, scholarships and financial aid.

“Dancing in the Street”

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The main stage at W. 135th & St. Nicholas Ave. featured segments including • “Dancing in the Streets” to R&B, Reggae, & Swing provided by WBLS DJs and Harlem Swing Dance Society • The fabulous Fashion Flava Show featuring the best in urban fashion, designs, & models • Uptown Saturday featuring the Jeff Foxx Band, Joyce Sims, Avery Sunshine, & more

in Urban fashions

Harlem Honeys & Bears Indoor Water Festival

Adult & Senior Synchronized Swimming

“Summer in the City,” presented in concer t with our senior radio partner WBLS-FM, offered a full day of activities including the ‘Back on the Block’ segment, in tribute to Quincy Jones. It featured WBLS on-air personalities, DJs, and master mixers, with per formances by members of the Harlem Ar ts Alliance. And, of course, hundreds of food, ar ts, crafts, music, jewelry, hats, sculptors and corporate exhibitors and vendors.

W. 135th St. bet. Frederick Douglass Blvd. and St. Nicholas Ave. Featuring the best

Village

12 Noon – 5:00PM W. 135th St. bet. Malcolm X and Frederick Douglass Blvds. Featuring arts & cras, music, jewelry, hats, sculptures, food, beverages, product sampling and corporate exhibitors.

HARLEM WEEK/ OUTDOOR MUSIC FILM FESTIVAL

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

 Featuring Michael Jackson,

to R&B, Swing & Reggae Richard Pryor & Diana Ross 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM W. 135th St. bet. F. Douglass Blvd. & St. Nicholas Ave

in

The Wiz

On The Great Lawn of St. Nicholas Park W. 135th St. & St. Nicholas ave

For more info visit w w w.HARLEMWEEK.com or call toll-free 1-877-427-5364

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Special thanks to Deon Levingston, Cynthia Smith, Skip Dillard, and Dr. Bob Lee of WBLS.FM for co-producing this great event in concert with Harlem Music Fest.

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National Historic Black College Fair & Expo N AT I O N A L H I S T O R I C A L

BLACK COLLEGE FAIR

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Private, City, State Colleges and Community Colleges .

Information on admissions, scholarships, financial aid, 9:30 AM - 3 PM . A tribute to the legacy alumni, & Career opportunities entry requirements,

of our Elders Expos: Art Gallery - Morning Expo: 9:30 AM Art Gallery - Afternoon Expo: 1 PM Oprah Winfrey Tennessee State University

Earl “The Pearl“Monroe Winston-Salem State University

T o n i M o r r i s o n Dr. Martin Luther Howard University King, Jr.

Theme:                  Tribute to the 50th Anniversary of 1964 Civil Rights Act Location: W. 135th Street between Malcolm X. & A.C Powell, Jr. Blvds. Day/Date/Time: Saturday, August 17th, 12:00PM – 5:00PM Audience: Thousands of students, alumni and interested college supporters Board Member Coordinators: HARLEM WEEK –Winston Majette, Michael Flanigan, Courtney Bennett Chamber – Darwin Davis, Deon Levingston

Alice Walker Spelman College

Lionel Richie Tuskegee University

Over 60 educational institutions including historically Black Colleges and Universities, along with public, private, city, and state institutions of higher education from throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut were exhibitors at this great event. College 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 his senior management team once again collaborated to do a tremendous job in coordinating this important regional educational initiative.

Morehouse College

Adam S A T UC.RPowell D A Y St. Office Building

12 NOON to 5 PM

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Malcolm X & A. C. Powell Jr. Blvds. Sponsors:

Co-Sponsors:

www.HARLEMWEEK.com

For info. on HARLEM WEEK events call Toll free number 1-877-427-5364

or visit www.HARLEM WEEK. com

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HARLEM WEEK/Imagenation Outdoor Film Festival (2 days - Aug. 16th & Aug. 23rd) Theme: Featured Film: Day/Date/Time:

Harlem Music Fest outdoor music film salute “The Wiz” featuring Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Richard Pryor, Lena Horne, Nipsy Russell, Ted Ross (with music by Luther Vandross, Quincy Jones, Ashford and Simpson) Saturday, August 16th, 7:00PM

Theme: Featured Film: Day/Date/Time:

Harlem Music Fest outdoor music film tribute to Reggae music “Rockers” featuring popular Reggae artists Burning Spear, Gregory Isaacs, Jacob Miller, and many others Saturday, August 23rd, 7:00PM

Location: Audience: Board Member Coordinators:

Great Hill of 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 HARLEM WEEK - Marko Nobles Chamber – Lloyd Williams

Produced in concert with the extraordinary ImageNation, this amazing group pays year- round tribute to the contribution of the Diaspora to the world of film. We encourage all of our members and associates to support the efforts of ImageNation.

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The 2 Day NY City

“Children’s Festival” Music Theme: In tribute to: Location: Day/Date/Time:

Audience:

Board Member Coordinators:

“I Believe I Can Fly” – R. Kelly Hon. Basil Paterson & Maya Angelou

W. 135th Street between Malcolm X & A. C. Powell, Jr. Blvds. Saturday, August 16th “Summer in the City”, 12:00PM – 5:00PM & Sunday, August 17th, HARLEM DAY, 12:00PM – 6:00PM 30,000+ children, parents and family members attended this 2 day event HARLEM WEEK - Tina McRae, Linda

Wood-Guy, Jackie Rowe Adams Chamber – Voza Rivers, Ken Feldman

Children from throughout the greater New York area and beyond enjoyed two exciting days of live entertainment, children’s “Back-To-School” fashion shows, sports, games, exercise, health screening, educational information, technology, and fun. Children performed in the first ever Poetry Slam dedicated in memory of Maya Angelou; viewed Harlem Globetrotters’ basketball clinics, performances by Uptown Dance Academy, New Breed Life Art, City Kidz, Emblem Health Exercise Kids and step show hosted by the New York Daily News featuring Nu Gamma Psi and Bombay Steppaz; listened to the NY Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, NJPAC Jazz for Teens and Salvation Army Phil Ramone Orchestra for Children. Children enjoyed face painting, mobile recreation centers and exhibits. As a part of the “Healthy Eating & Healthy Living” Initiative earmarked for children, free dental exams, eye exams and exhibits were made available by various healthcare providers. No adult was allowed entry to

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Children’s Festival Golden

Gloves (Exhibitions and Clinics) Location: Day/Date/Time:

PS 175 Schoolyard/Children’s Festival Saturday, August 17th, 12:00PM – 5:00PM

For the second year, courtesy of New York Daily News and its senior representative, Brian Adams, Director of Community Relations (Mr. Adams is a three-time Golden Gloves Champion), hundreds of our children were able to see firsthand, demonstrations of the art of selfdefense and participate in boxing exhibitions and exercise led by children from the Willis Avenue Boxing Club headed by coach Ryan O’Leary, and featuring champion boxer, the undefeated Featherweight Prospect, Bryant ‘Pee-Wee’ Cruz. This very popular event has children eagerly anticipating the next boxing exhibition in 2015.

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HARLEM DAY

OUR BIGGEST DAY Music Theme: Location: Day/Date/Time: Audience: Board Member Coordinators:

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“It’s A Family Reunion” – In Tribute to The O’Jays W. 135th Street from 5th to St. Nicholas Aves. Sunday, August 17th, 12:00PM – 7:00PM 90,000+ attended from New York, tri-state region, nationally and internationally HARLEM WEEK – Marko Nobles, Winston Majette, Gil Paschall, Robert Tate, Pamela Lee, Michael Preston, Timothy Burwell, Stephanie Francis Chamber – Voza Rivers, Deon Levingston, Lloyd Williams

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Upper Manhattan Auto Show Music Theme: Location: Day/Date/Time: Audience: Coordinators:

“Keep on Truckin’'” by Eddie Kendricks W. 135th Street between 5th Ave. & Malcolm X Blvd. Sunday, August 17th, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM 10,000+ car enthusiasts, buyers, collectors and observers of all ages HARLEM WEEK Board Members - Reginald Idlett, Michael Flanigan, Dwayne Montgomery in concert with Bill Hurley, LaZette McCants, Solomon Greene & Charles Powell

The Upper Manhattan Auto Show (UMAS) celebrated its 25th year as the premier outdoor urban auto show in the northeast, exhibiting some of the most unique classic, antique and new vehicles, hybrids, fuel efficient cars, as well as showcasing newly released cars for the upcoming year. This great auto show also features motorcycles and fabulous collectibles and historic antique buses provided by the MTA. This year’s Auto Show was sponsored by The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, New York Daily News, and MTA, co-sponsored by Greyhound, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hot 97 FM and Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone. Hundreds of the auto show enthusiasts and attendees selected and voted for their favorite cars and motorcycles in several award categories. Award winning categories 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 following Era’s - 30’s-40’s; 50’s-60’s; 70’s80’s; and 90’s – present. Special thanks to (UMAS) co-chairpersons Reginald Idlett, Sr. and Bill Hurley, along with HARLEM WEEK board members Michael Flanigan, Dwayne Montgomery, and Gil Paschall supported by Lazette McCants, Charles Powell, Solomon Greene, Sam Hill & Willie Hall for producing this magnificent show.

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New York City

Health Village Theme: Location: Day/Date/Time: Audience: Board Member Coordinators:

“Our Health is Our Wealth” Harlem Hospital Center, between W. 136th and W. 137th Streets & Malcolm X Blvd. Sunday, August 17th, 12:00PM - 5:00PM over 8,000 persons from upper Manhattan, the Bronx and throughout the tri-state region Chamber – Marci McCall, Darwin Davis

The 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 Our Village” had approximately 60 exhibits from hospitals, health centers, health service providers, doctors, holistic practitioners, acupuncturists, dentists, alternative health practitioners, and others, providing important health information to attendees. Free health testing was provided on site, as well as information on health plans, health insurance, nutrition, holistic medicine, and exercise. Much thanks to Harlem Hospital Center, under the leadership of its excellent Executive Director, Denise Soares and her great Senior Associate, Sylvia White, for providing the expanded site for the Health Village in front of the magnificent Mural Pavilion of Harlem Hospital on Malcolm X Blvd.

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HARLEM DAY Business Expo Theme:

Support Our Local Businesses

Location:

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

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Sunday, August 18th, 12:00PM - 6:00PM

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Chamber - Patricia Ricketts

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Coordinated by United States Tennis Association (USTA) this annual event attracted hundreds of children, senior citizens and adults who received group and individual tennis lessons and tips from tennis professionals and coaches. Each child was given a complimentary tennis racket which brought a great smile to hundreds of faces. They also received individual advice and were able to engage in friendly competitions under the tutelage of USTA ranked players. This event is rapidly becoming one of the most popular tennis events in New York City. The event itself is shortly followed (in two weeks time) by the U.S. Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens.

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USTA • 1. USTA rep greets those coming to participate in the Tennis clinic 2. Banner celebrating African Americans in Tennis on display at the Tennis clinics coordinated by Harlem Junior Tennis League and the USTA 3. Some of the hundreds of youth and family members that participated in the day long clinics

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

Audience: Board Member Coordinators:

4 MAIN STAGES- On W. 135th Street 1) 5th Ave. Stage 2) The Children’s Festival – Program Stage 3) The YMCA Stage 4) St. Nicholas Ave. Stage 60,000+ persons from throughout Harlem, citywide, the tri-state region, nationally and internationally Chamber - Voza Rivers, Deon Levingston, Lloyd Williams HARLEM WEEK – Marko Nobles, Courtney Bennett, Irene Gandy

By all accounts (media, public) HARLEM DAY 2014 was the biggest, best attended and best produced yet. WBLS-FM, WLIB-AM and Hot 97 FM sponsored the stages that featured stellar performances in a variety of musical genres, with artists from around the world. The 5th Avenue stage produced by the Harlem Music Fest in concert with Hot 97 FM featured performances by Hot 97 DJs, The Renaissance Youth Band, Clean Money Music Group, Tony Lee, Ayanna Irish, Donald Byrd Jazz Foundation (live), Casym Steel Orchestra, Blake Carrington, Toni Ann Semple (live), "Mighty Real; A Fabulous Sylvester; Shelton Becton, Music Director for the Tony Award Play saluting Billie Holiday “Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill,” did a special Piano musical salute to the late great Billy Taylor in honor of the 50th Anniversary of JazzMobile. The YMCA Stage produced by Harlem Arts Alliance’s Artz, Rootz and Rhythm in concert with Harlem Music Fest and WLIB-AM attracted the best of local and regional talent including Jazz, spoken word, Hip-Hop, R&B, a “Dress for Success” Back to School Children’s fashion show featuring designers as young as 9 and 13 years old, and a Bare Head Beauties/Bare Head Men fashion show saluting Cancer survivors. Performances by the Salvation Army Phil Ramone Children’s Orchestra, New York Philharmonic Young Composers, NJPAC Jazz for Teens, Jazz vocalist Cynthia Scott, Ms. Irene Renee, Piece of My Heart (Off Broadway Play), Earth Man Experience, Kayla Sky & Sade Emoni, and Uptown Dance Academy were a huge hit. The special artist featured on the YMCA Stage was the renowned three time Tony award winner Hinton Battle who wowed the audience with his song and dance presentation. The St. Nicholas Avenue Stage produced by WBLS-FM and Harlem Music Fest featured a musical salute to The O’Jays entitled “It’s a Family Reunion” with extraordinary live performances by Donald Byrd Jazz Foundation, Apollo Amateur Hour winners featuring dancer TK, Keith “The Captain” Gamble & Nu Gypsies, and Claudia Hayden; the fabulous Erika Campbell of Mary Mary, R&B Superstar “Tank”, and the rocking sounds of the exciting Jeff Foxx Band had thousands of spectators “dancing in the streets” singing and having a real HARLEM DAY family reunion. This stage truly featured the sounds of Harlem’s music.

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

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PERCY SUTTON Harlem 5K RUN / WALK & “1964 Civil Rights Act” Walk Starting Line: Day/Date/Time: Audience: Board Member Coordinators:

St. Nicholas Park at West 136th Street & St. Nicholas Ave. Saturday, August 23rd, 8:30AM 6,000+ Harlemites, New Yorkers , regional, national and international runners and walkers participated in this event Chamber –Patricia Ricketts, Voza Rivers, Darwin Davis, Tony Rogers, Deon Levingston, Karen Witherspoon, Marci McCall, Willie Walker HARLEM WEEK - Jackie Rowe Adams, Marko Nobles, Irene Gandy,Michael Preston, Dwayne Montgomery, Courtney Bennett, Gil Paschall, Robert Tate, DiAnne Henderson

The Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run/Walk, sponsored by New York Road Runners and The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, co-sponsored by WBLS-FM, Fox TV, NY Amsterdam News, NY Daily News, and The City College of New York, attracted over 6,300 registered runners and walkers. According to many runners and walkers, this event hosted by the New York Road Runners is second in popularity only to the NY City Marathon. The Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run/Walk saluted the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and honored slain civil rights heroes James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner. The Walk attracted attendees from around the region who came out to support the 50th Anniversary milestone with a run/walk through historic Harlem which was supported by religious organizations, unions, teachers, and family members of all ages. Following the Run/Walk, performers throughout the day celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act including renowned folk artists, Kim & Reggie Harris; and the Afrikumba Drummers. The Hip Hop Hall of Fame & Museum provided well-known DJ's, dancers and rappers who provided the historic connection between Hip Hop and the Civil Rights movement. This event also took time to honor Jazz great Bobbi Humphrey and legendary radio personality Imhotep Gary Byrd. Thanks to New York Road Runners under the leadership of Mary Wittenberg, Peter Ciaccia, Paul Ortolano, Michael Rodgers, and Corey Witmer for their ongoing commitment to healthy living and exercise and GHCC board members, Karen Witherspoon and Tony Rogers for their oversight. This is an important NYC family health initiative.

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Tri-State Golden Hoops High School Basketball Classic/Rucker Pro Legends Theme: Location: Day/Date/Time: Audience: Board Member Coordinators:

Honoring All-Time Rucker Alumni and Legends Holcombe Rucker Park, W. 155th Street & Frederick Douglass Blvd. Saturday, August 24th, 11:30AM – 6:30PM over 1,100 attendees HARLEM WEEK – John Purcell assisted by Emmett Causey

This basketball tournament was sponsored by the New York Daily News and HARLEM WEEK in concert with Hot 97 FM. Basketball legends, enthusiasts, spectators, future ballers, youth, and families came out to see Each One Teach One high school all-stars of today and tomorrow. A special treat for those in attendance was the annual NYPD All- 1 Stars vs. The Rucker Pro All-Stars game. HARLEM WEEK, represented by board member, Voza Rivers, The Daily News and a Hot 97 representative presented awards for community service to renowned Rucker alums and Each One Teach One supporters including former New York Knick great/ announcer/player and Rucker legend, Calvin Ramsey, former New York Knick player/Rucker legend, Hawthorne Wingo, HARLEM WEEK’s Emmett Causey, and John “Butch” Purcell, former HARLEM WEEK Board Member and Rucker Pro tournament senior manager received the award presented posthumously to Artie Georges. For the third year in a row this outstanding event was coordinated by Brian Adams, the NY Daily News Manager of Community Programs. The Golden Hoops Commissioner, Bob McCullough, Sr., Harlem’s “Mr. Basketball”, continues to produce the all-star games attracting the best teams from the New York region and beyond. In addition Commissioner McCullough was recognized and saluted at Madison Square Garden on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Rucker Tournament named in honor of the legendary Holcombe Rucker.

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HARLEM WEEK Closing Gala Reception at The Russian Tea Room Theme: Location: Day/Date/Time: Audience: Board Member Coordinators:

Saluting 40 Years of HARLEM WEEK The Russian Tea Room, 150 West 57th Street Wednesday, September 17th, 6:00 PM 250+ selected HARLEM WEEK sponsors and supporters, members of The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, NYC & Company, and representatives of city-wide and regional arts & culture organizations Chamber - Louis Katsos, Voza Rivers, Patricia Ricketts, Darwin Davis HARLEM WEEK – Irene Gandy, Robert Tate

The world famous The Russian Tea Room and The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, co-hosted the Closing Reception of HARLEM WEEK’s 40th Anniversary at the beautiful and renowned Russian Tea Room. At this event, HARLEM WEEK honored Brian Adams and Odis Von Blasingame, of the New York Daily News, and The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce honored Skip Dillard, Cynthia Smith, and Koren Vaughn of the WBLS Family of Emmis Communications with 2014 Outstanding Community Service Awards; James Harding, Jr., of the MTA, received a special award from HARLEM WEEK for Outstanding Public Service during his decades-long contributions to the people of New York City in general and Harlem in particular. The Chamber, in concert with NYC & Company, also utilized this reception to expand on the ever-growing tourism partnership between downtown, midtown and uptown (Harlem) by recognizing the unique role which The Russian Tea Room has played in serving as an anchor for the midtown tourism and cultural communities.

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PARTNER EVENT

SUMMER STAGE in HARLEM Location: Day/Date/Time: Audience:

A. C. Powell Jr. State Office Bldg. Plaza – 125th Street & A .C. Powell, Jr. Blvd. Thursdays, July 31st - August 28th, 5:00 PM thousands of Harlemites, New Yorkers and tourists attend each week

Summer Stage in Harlem is an eight week concert series celebrated on the plaza of the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building. The musical events and activities are sponsored by the NYS Office of General Services, WBLS-FM/HOT97 FM in partnership with HARLEM WEEK, and the Harlem Arts Alliance under the brilliant leadership of OGS General Manager, Willie Walker. Some of the musical genres and artists include: R&B Night – Legacy, Janice Marie Robinson, and Peta Wane Experience; African Night – Mali, Yaro & Gombe Star Group, Bouta Likoyo; Latin Night – Gil Velez Y Su Orchestra, Son IX, and Mannies Boogaloo Crew; Jazz Night – Charisa the Violin Diva, Frank Sirius, and JuNot. This year featured a major Gospel concert on August 28th. In addition to the musical entertainment each week DJs from WBLS-FM and Hot97 FM spin their records and the audiences have great fun dancing on the plaza. Summer Stage in Harlem is produced under the astute leadership of Willie Walker (OGS) and continues to grow annually in size, substance, and demand.

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Great Jazz on the Great Hill The Great Hill – Central Park at 106th Street Saturday, August 9th, 7:00 PM 3,000+ Harlemites, New Yorkers and tourists

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Jazzmobile in partnership with the Central Park Conservancy supported by HARLEM WEEK presented the 7th annual Great Jazz on the Great Hill family picnic and celebration featuring great music. The afternoon was hosted by R&B singer Alyson Williams with performances by T.S. Monk and friends, and special guest artist, Wycliffe Gordon and his All-Star Band. Gordon was presented with a special Harlem Music Fest 2014 award by HARLEM WEEK for his support of Jazzmobile and contributions to the field of music and for mentoring young musicians. This award was presented by Voza Rivers, 1st Vice Chairman, HARLEM WEEK, and Robin Bell-Stevens, Executive Director, Jazzmobile. Attendees participated in lively Swing dance lessons all over the park dancing to the Swing music of Wycliffe Gordon and his All-Star Band. Thousands of Harlemites, New Yorkers and tourists from throughout the region brought their blankets and picnic baskets for an afternoon of Jazz in Central Park!

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ENTERTAINERS BASKETBALL CLASSIC FESTIVAL Location: Day/Date/Time: Audience:

Holcombe Rucker Park, W. 155th Street & Frederick Douglass Blvd. Thursday, August 1st through Wednesday, August 21st, 6:00 PM thousands attended from all ages and all walks of life

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For over 60 years, Harlem has been known throughout the world as the home of the best in urban basketball. The Mecca for urban basketball has historically been, nationally and internationally, Harlem’s Rucker Park. For the past years, the Entertainers Basketball Classic (EBC) under the leadership and vision of its CEO, Greg Marius, has assumed the mantle and management of the Rucker Park thereby taking the EBC Professional Basketball Tournament to new and legendary heights. This global showcase (EBC) which started years ago as one game between two rival New York Rap/Hip Hop moguls has become one of the most prestigious basketball tournaments in the region. Greg Marius, and the entire team of the Entertainers Basketball Classic have done a magnificent job in maintaining and building on the legend of Rucker Park as the international nucleus of urban and summer basketball.

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1. HARLEM WEEK Treasurer Barbara Burwell present HARLEM WEEK 40th Anniversaary Award to Gospel Superstar Bishop Hezekiah Walker at “A Great Day in Harlem” on 7/27. 2. Lloyd Williams, President of The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce opens the New York City Economic Development Day Awards Luncheon in honor of Basil A. Paterson at Columbia University on 8/7. 3. NY Chrisan Times Publisher Rev. Dennis Dillon gives the Invocaon at the Business Awards Luncheon on 8/7. 4. Mayor David Dinkins makes remarks at the Basil A. Paterson Awards Luncheon on 8/7. 5. Presentaons are made to the Oldest Male & Female at the Senior Cizens Day Elders Jubilee Luncheon on 8/5. 6. One of the fabulous hats modeled at the Elders Jubilee Fashion Show on 8/7. 7. Kim & Reggie Harris perform during HARLEM WEEK's salute to The 1964 Civil Rights Act on 8/23. 8. Youth Marshalls of the NYC Children's Fesval Parade at “Summer in the City” on 8/16. 9. A couple of the beauful Automobiles in The Upper Manhaan Auto Show on HARLEM DAY on 8/17. 10. The vast sea of thousands who came out on HARLEM DAY on 8/17. 11. The start of The Percy Suon Harlem 5k Run to Salute The 50th Anniv. of the 1964 Civil Rights Act the 2 prong event aracted well over 6 500 runners and walkers on 8/23

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1. Bishop Hezekiah Walker HARLEMMUSICFEST Award recipient performs at “A Great Day In Harlem” on 7/27. 2. Congressman Charles Rangel gives remarks at the Basil A Paterson Business Awards Luncheon at Columbia University . 3. Dance Theatre of Harlem performs at its annual HARLEM WEEK familiy street fesval on 8/10. 4. Lloyd Williams, President of The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce opens the First Annual Basil Paterson Awards Luncheon at Columbia University on 8/7. 5. A beauful formal red gown displayed during the Fashion Flava Fashion Show at "A Great Day In Harlem"on 7/27. 6. One of the fabulous Vintage Autos in the Upper Manhaan Auto Show at HARLEM DAY on 8/17. 7. Six-Time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald was the recipient of the HARLEM WEEK 40th Anniversary Award in Arts & Culture presented by the NY Philharmonic and the HARLEM MUSIC FEST at Lincoln Center on 6/25. 8. Hip-hop Music Legend Doug E. Fresh accepng his HARLEMMUSICFEST Award on HARLEM DAY 8/17 9. Willie Walker proudly displays the award his beauful red Jaguar won at the Upper Manhaan Auto Show on HARLEM DAY 8/17. 10. The start of The Percy Suon Harlem 5k Run to Salute The 50th Anniv. of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 2 prong event featured well over 6,500 runners and walkers on 8/23.

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Hon. Charles Rangel

Hon. Inez Dickens

Hon. Bill de Blasio

Hon. Keith Wright

Member of U.S. Congress (Manhattan)

NY City Council Member (Manhattan)

Mayor, The City of New York

NY State Assembly Member (Manhattan)

Hon. Gale Brewer Manhattan Borough President

Hon. David Paterson Former Governer, State of New York

Hon. Mark Levine NY City Council Member (Manhattan)

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Hon. Herman Farrell NY State Assembly Member (Manhattan)

Hon. Scott Stringer Comptroller, The City of New York

Hon. Bill Perkins NY State Senator (Manhattan)

Hon. Andrew Coumo Governor, State of New York

Hon. Guillermo Linares

Hon. Letitia James

Hon. Cyrus Vance

Public Advocate, of The City of New York

New York County District Attorney

Hon. Gregory Meeks

Hon. Jose Serrano

Hon. Eric Adams

Member of U.S. Congress (Bronx)

Brooklyn Borough President

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HARLEM WEEK 2014 “Prime” Media Partners RADIO WBLS-FM – was the very first FM radio partner of HARLEM WEEK. Under the leadership of Hal Jackson and Frankie Crocker, WBLSFM created the music sounds that have become synonymous with HARLEM WEEK. Charles Warfield, who took over the leadership of WBLS-FM, the flagship station of Inner City Broadcasting Corporation, as Vice President and General Manager continued to lend leadership and support to HARLEM WEEK by providing promotional announcements, national and international recording artists that performed at our indoor/outdoor concerts. WBLS-FM’s renowned on-air personalities hosted and participate in various HARLEM WEEK and Harlem Music Fest programs and activities now under the leadership of Deon Levingston, Emmis Broadcasting Corp. WBLS-FM and WLIB-AM also host, in concert with The Greater Harelm Chamber of Commerce, a monthly radio show on the last Sunday featuring all things Harlem. WLIB-AM – was the very first radio partner of HARLEM WEEK since its inception when both WLIB-AM and HARLEM WEEK were headquartered at 310 Lenox Avenue between 125th and 126th Streets. Under the leadership of its Chairman, Percy Sutton, WLIB-AM has always played a key role in getting the message to the community through numerous interviews and announcements. WLIB-AM is also instrumental in bringing in national and international gospel artists to perform on our stages. WLIB-AM is the official “health voice” of HARLEM WEEK and The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce.

HOT 97-FM – Throughout the 30+ year history of HOT 97 they have been a key supporter of HARLEM WEEK. They have supported many events including The Upper Manhattan Auto Show, Golden Hoops, Tri-State Junior Tennis Championships and outdoor stage activities. Recognized as the country’s leading Hip-Hop stations, they have not only provided announcements and airtime for interviews but also top artists to perform on our stages and automobiles to be raffled off at the Auto Show. Hot 97 supports HARLEM WEEK on an annual basis by providing its top on-air personalities to participate in various indoor/outdoor programs.

WHCR FM – is Harlem’s true community radio station, produced by The City College of New York seven days a week. It provides the opportunity to effectively share the HARLEM WEEK message with the New York City region on radio and with hundreds of thousands more around the world via the internet. WHCR-FM provides to HARLEM WEEK airtime via announcements, interviews and a monthly one hour radio program on the last Tuesday afternoon that helps spread the word about HARLEM WEEK all year round.

WNYC-AM/FM are New York's flagship public radio stations, broadcasting the finest programs from NPR, American Public Media, Public Radio International and the BBC World Service, as well as a wide range of award-winning local programming. WNYC is the primary Public Radio Partner of HARLEM WEEK providing announcements to promote various events. WNYC, through the strong support of Brenda Willams-Butts, Senior Director of Community Engagement and Audience Development, also plays a key role in our Economic Development Day annually providing one of the station’s major air personalities to serve as emcee of the Economic Development Luncheon. WNYC-AM/FM also serves as our major radio information/talk partner for HARLEM DAY and for the annual Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run/Walk.

DAILY PRINT New York DAILY NEWS – Through the vision and leadership of its former Vice President, John Campi, and its renowned cartoonist and writer Bill Gallo, The NY Daily News is the longest standing and continual daily print partner of HARLEM WEEK. This tradition is continued in a magnificent manner by William “Bill” Holiber, President & CEO, John Polizano, Sr. Vice President, Brian Adams, Manager, Community Affairs and Jared McCallister, Sr. Reporter/Entertainment Writer. The Daily News has sponsored many of the major events focused on music, sports, and education over the past decades ranging from The Golden Hoops to indoor concerts at the Apollo Theater, Columbia University, The City College of New York, and outdoor concerts at Central Park, U. S. Grant National Memorial Park, Marcus Garvey Park, etc. Of special note, the Daily News is the senior partner of the famous Upper Manhattan Auto Show and many more events. In addition the News annually produces the award winning HARLEM WEEK supplements highlighting the themes and programs of each HARLEM WEEK festival and is published in all editions of the paper citywide.

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HARLEM WEEK 2014 “Prime” Media Partners WEEKLY PRINT NY AMSTERDAM NEWS – The New York Amsterdam News, which is the most prominent and well known of the weekly publications servicing the tri-state region, is the first newspaper that participated in and supported HARLEM WEEK 40 years ago (under the leadership of its former publisher, Bill Tatum). The Amsterdam News has a world renowned reputation of being the honest voice of the tri-state region, and the largest and most influential publication servicing the tri-state region’s Black communities. The Amsterdam has annually co-sponsored the National Historic Black College Fair and Expo., the NYC Senior Citizen’s Day, the NYC Children’s Festival, and is a co-founder of the Percy Sutton Harlem 5k Run/Walk. The Amsterdam News supports the programs and efforts of HARLEM WEEK year round focused on our health initiatives, Black History Month programming, and the Harlem Music Fest. Under the visionary leadership of its Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Elinor Tatum, the Amsterdam continues to grow in its influence, and importance. NY Amsterdam News through the leadership of its senior writers Josh Barker, renowned author Herb Boyd and Penda Howell annually participates in our seminars, Black College Fair, 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 extraordinary vision and direction of its Publisher, Walter Smith, and Co-Publisher & CEO, Miata Haj Smith,) the NY Beacon annually effectively reaches the African American, Caribbean American and Latino markets in the New York City region. It provides political and personal direction and guidance. The NY Beacon actively promotes and participates in key HARLEM WEEK events and activities such as the NY City Economic Development Day, “A Great Day in Harlem,” National Historic Black College Fair & Expo., NYC Health Village, and the Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run/Walk. The NY Beacon through the support of its featured writer, Don Thomas, supports and promotes the efforts and programs of HARLEM WEEK and The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce throughout the year.

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 & Faye Rodney, Carib News has annually highlighted the influence of the Caribbean community to HARLEM WEEK and the celebration of Caribbean culture during HARLEM WEEK. Annually each year HARLEM WEEK and The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce join Carib News in supporting the annual Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference. Carib News joins HARLEM WEEK to support the NY City Economic Development Day and the National Historic Black College Fair & Expo, as well as supporting HARLEM WEEK and Chamber events throughout the year. Carib News also participates in our seminars and conferences.

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 of the tri-state region which disproportionately impacts on the Black and global Christian and religious population. Under the leadership of Rev. Dennis Dillon, The NY Christian Times pays particular attention to the economic issues oft times ignored by other publications but that have significant impact on its readership. The Christian Times 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. The Christian Times has truly been instrumental in spreading the word about HARLEM WEEK to the religious communities of the tri-state region. The NY Christian Times also participates in our seminars and conferences.

HARLEM NEWS GROUP - With its effective theme of “Good News You can Use” Harlem News Group, Inc. publishes four free weekly newspapers in addition to the Harlem News. The other papers are Queens News, Brooklyn News and Bronx News. Their mission is to deliver good and informative news to their readership focusing on health, education, housing, business, and employment opportunities. They are dedicated to providing their readers with invaluable information that can be used to improve their quality of life. Under the extraordinary leadership and vision of its Publisher/Editor, Pat Stevenson, supported by Tony Rogers, Harlem News Group 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. Harlem News Group annually features cover stories, advertorials, and photos promoting and chronicling HARLEM WEEK events and activities. Harlem News Group also participates in our seminars and conferences.

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HARLEM WEEK 2014 “Prime” Media Partners MONTHLY PRINT The 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, Editorin-Chief, Positive Community has participated in and supported HARLEM WEEK 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, The Positive Community Magazine features a key aspect of the HARLEM WEEK annual theme. The Positive Community Magazine partners with The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce and HARLEM WEEK throughout the year.

TV ABC-7 – Sandra Bookman (pictured left), Host of ABC Channel 7’s award-winning program “Here and Now” aired each Sunday afternoon, has, over the past years, annually devoted one or more segments of her Sunday program to promote key HARLEM WEEK public events. CBS – CBS2 has been a long time partner and supporter of HARLEM WEEK. CBS has covered many of the HARLEM WEEK events and activities over the past years and has in fact created HARLEM WEEK and Harlem Jazz & Music Festival special programs. HARLEM WEEK has enjoyed strong support from CBS TV anchors Dana Tyler and Maurice DuBois (pictured left). CBS has particularly focused on covering events and activities which promote HARLEM WEEK’s health-related initiatives, sports programs Otis Livingston and its children’s programming, and senior citizens events. CBS2 historically promotes public service announcements related to HARLEM WEEK.

Fox 5 – Lew Leone, Vice President and General Manager, has been an active participant in and supporter of HARLEM WEEK for many years. Under the leadership of Audrey Pass, Senior Director/Executive Producer, Communications & Public Affairs, Fox 5 has participated in and covered “A Great Day in Harlem,” NY City Senior Citizens 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 Mike Woods (pictured left), Good Day New York Meteorologist. Our youth programs and public service programs have been regularly covered by reporter, Lisa Evers. Antwan Lewis, Anchor, has hosted HARLEM WEEK annually on his Fox 5’s Weekend Program; and Audrey Puente, Meteorologist, has participated in and supported HARLEM WEEK for many years.

NBC-4 – Chuck Scarborough (pictured left), the renowned co-Anchor of “News 4 New York,” is a HARLEM WEEK honoree in recognition of his outstanding coverage of key events and activities throughout the New York region. Janice Huff, Meteorologist, has hosted some HARLEM WEEK events and awards presentations at Gracie Mansion as well as selected onair 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 activities and has provided on-air programming highlighting key HARLEM WEEK initiatives. Pat Battle, co-anchor for “Weekend Today in New York,” has covered many HARLEM WEEK entertainment and cultural events. She has also hosted HARLEM WEEK representatives for various on-air programs. NBC4 historically promotes public service announcements related to HARLEM WEEK. NY1 – has been a long standing supporter of HARLEM WEEK and in 2014 NY1 stepped up to support our 40th Anniversary. The lead role was played by Cheryl Wills (pictured left), Weekend Evening Anchor, supported by Dean Meminger, Jr., Criminal Justice Reporter, George Whipple, Society Reporter, and Bob Hardt, Political Director. NY1 covered “A Great Day in Harlem,” NY City Senior Citizens 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 they promote our health programs, senior citizens initiatives, children programs, and arts and culture activities during HARLEM WEEK and throughout the year. WPIX-11 – annually showcases the segments of the famous HARLEM WEEK fashion shows by having live fashion segments showcased on air. In addition, Jay Dow, PIX11 News Correspondent, Magee Hickey, PIX11 Reporter, and Kaity Tong (pictured left), News Anchor, PIX11 Morning News have, over the years, continually covered various HARLEM WEEK events and activities.

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Cheryl Wills • NY1

Mike Woods • FOX5 & cast members of Motown the Musical

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ONLINE COVERAGE INCLUDED: A partial listing of our HARLEM WEEK 2014 major web partners included Harlem Arts Alliance, WBLS-FM, The New York Times, WNBC-4, FOX-TV, NY Daily News, WNYC-AM/FM, PIX-11, NY1, Amsterdam News, UPTOWN Magazine, Playbill.com, NYC Offical City Guide, NYC & Company 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 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 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 Wire Image WNYC Yelp Yomitime Zvents

Social Media Update: HARLEM WEEK continues to be social and go viral. As we celebrated our 40th Anniversary we expanded our social media outreach and presence. This year we launched our own dedicated app for Iphones, Ipads and Android devices. Along with our website Facebook, Twitter and instagram accounts we reached over 400,000 people via social media. Online Coverage included: Local Bozo, Barista Kids, City Limits.org, KISS-FM, In Flex We Trust. Add nyctrip.com, black star news, harlemtrends.com, partyearth.com, Welcometoharlem.com, Tripadvisor.com, socialeysnyc.com, Villagevoice.com, Yahoo News, niftynyc.com, curveeescapes.com

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M E D I A I M PA C T HARLEM WEEK 2014 MEDIA IMPRESSIONS HARLEM WEEK 2014 not only featured the largest attendance in our history it was also the most well covered. Total media impressions for HARLEM WEEK 2014 were estimated at over 3 million as reported by Rubenstein Public Relations/Communications. Media coverage was citywide, regional, national and international. Below please find a partial listing of the coverage HARLEM WEEK 2014 received.

TELEVISION

RADIO

DAILY PUBLICATIONS

DAILY CHALLENGE

TRANSIT TRANSIT

WEEKLY PUBLICATIONS

MAGAZINES

HARLEM WEEK 2014 ALSO RECEIVED ADDITIONAL COVERAGE FROM:

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HON. CHARLES B. RANGEL

NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL, MEMBER

US CONGRESSMAN

HON. KEITH L. T. WRIGHT NYS ASSEMBLYMAN

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2014 Supporters *

Harlem Honey’s & Bears

LOCAL299

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* Hon. Bill de Blasio

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HON. HERMAN D. FARRELL

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HON. BILL PERKINS

NYS ASSEMBLYMAN

NEW YORK STATE SENATE

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* THE MUSICAL

E ACH ONE TEACH ONE

Japan

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Community Board No. 9 MANHATTAN

Community Board No. 10 MANHATTAN

* Participated as a Corporate/Private Sector Exhibitor ** Participated as a Government/Public Sector Exhibitor

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2014 Corporate/Private Sector Exhibitors AETNA AFFINITY HEALTH AIRBNB APOLLO THEATER APPLE BANK APPLEBEE’S BLINK FITNESS BOB'S DISCOUNT FURNITURE CABOT CREAMERY CARVER FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK JP MORGAN CHASE CITIBANK CITI NATIONAL BANK COCA COLA COLGATE PALMOLIVE COLUMBIA MEDICAL COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY CON EDISON NY DAILY NEWS DINOSAUR BAR-B-QUE EMBLEMHEALTH ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR ESPN RADIO FIRST REPUBLIC BANK FORDHAM TOYOTA FOX TV FRESHDIRECT

GAP GEICO GILBANE MCKISSACK GOLDEN GLOVES GREYHOUND LINES HARLEM ARTS ALLIANCE HARLEM SCHOOL OF THE ARTS HIENIKEN HEALTHFIRST HER GAME 2 HONDA HOT-97 JAPAN AIRLINES JAZZMOBILE LEAGUE OF BROADWAY THEATERS MACY’S MANHATTAN PHYSICIANS GROUP MAMA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS MUNICIPAL CREDIT UNION METRO PCS METROPLUS METROWINES MILLION SECOND QUIZ MOTOWN THE MUSICAL NAACP NEW YORK CHRISTIAN TIMES NYC & COMPANY

NY ROAD RUNNERS THE OLNICK ORGANIZATION SOUTH AFRICAN CITRUS SUPER BOWL HOST COMPANY SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS SPRING BANK ST LUKE'S ROOSEVELT HOSPITAL CENTER TAHL PROPP THE GETAWAY - THE MOVIE THE GREATER HARLEM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE THE NEW YORK TIMES THE POSTIVE COMMUNITY THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL THE YMCA TOURO COLLEGE UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND UNITED FEDERATION OF TEACHERS UNITED STATES TENNIS ASSOCIATION WBLS-FM WELLCARE HEALTH PLAN WHCR-FM WHOLE FOODS MARKET WLIB-AM WNYC- AM/FM WWRL-AM

2014 Government/Public Sector Exhibitors AMTRAK DORMITORY AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK HARLEM HOSPITAL CENTER HARLEM COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORP. JAMAICA TOURIST BOARD JAPANESE CONSUL GENERAL MANHATTAN DA'S OFFICE MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE METRO NORTH METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE NY CITY DEPARTMENT OF AGING NY CITY DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS NY CITY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS

NY CITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION NY CITY DEPARTMENT OF SMALL BUSINESS SVCS NY CITY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS & RECREATION NY CITY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NY CITY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES NY CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT – FDNY NY CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT-NYPD NY CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY NY STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR NY STATE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES NY STATE DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM NY STATE OFFICE OF GENERAL SERVICES-OGS STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK - SUNY SOUTH AFRICA CONSUL GENERAL THE CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK

UPPER MANHATTAN EMPOWERMENT ZONE US ARMY US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR US DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SECURITY MTA BUS COMPANY

HARLEM WEEK 2014 public/sector exhibitors were coordinated under the leadership of Emmett Causey, Senior Project Manager for The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Causey was assisted by HARLEM WEEK’s Pamela Lee, Reginald Idlett, Jr., Michael Preston, Walter McFadden, Madeline Wyche, JoVon Seymore, Arthur Toombs and Lloyd Strayhorn, Jr.

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HARLEM WEEK’S SENIOR PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANTS TEAM led by:

Supported by:

HRT

HARLEM SPECIAL EVENTS & TOURS

UNLIMITED C O N TA C T S

PRODUCTIONS, INC. The producer of HARLEM WEEK Events Contact: Emmett Causey or Voza Rivers

in concert

Phone: (212) 283-3315 Email: Mscott@harlemdiscover.com

Kraft Printing,Inc The HARLEM WEEK official publicist is Irene email: Irene@jrabroadway.com

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HARLEM WEEK 2014 Partners breakfast meeting at Melba’s 125

HARLEM WEEK 2014 Partnership Opportunities (Contact us now!) We invite all interested parties, especially HARLEM WEEK sponsors, partners, supporters and members of The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce who wish to receive photo images from HARLEM WEEK events and activites to contact Winston Majette or Michele Scott of HARLEM WEEK at (212) 862-8477 or via email wmajette@harlemdiscover.com or mscott@harlemdiscover.com to make your request. We also invite and encourage you to become a sponsor,

HARLEM WEEK 2014 and/or other

co-sponsor, partner, exhibitor, vendor, entertainer, or supporter of

Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce 2014 exciting year round programs and activities.

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

CREDITS Executive Editor: Associate Editors:

Lloyd Williams

Senior Graphic Designer:

Voza Rivers, Tyecia LeSane, Michele Scott, Winston Majette, Marko Nobles, Bob Tate, Patricia Ricketts JaSon E. Auguste assisted by L. A. W.

Contributing Photographers:

Hubert Williams, HARLEM WEEK Senior photographer, supported by: Seitu Oronde, Hakim Mutlaq Kwame Braithwaite, Robert Hill, Ron Lawson & Art Law

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The extraordinary United Federation of Teachers (UFT) poster (created by school children)


2014 Theme

FOREVER HARLEM YESTERDAY ,

TODAY and

TOMORROW

2014 PHOTO E S S AY

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