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PHOTO ESSAY

PHOTO ESSAY


HIGHLIGHTS of HARLEM WEEK 2018 Our 2018 Photo Essay The Directors of HARLEM WEEK, Inc. are pleased to present in our Photo Essay, a few of the key highlights and images that were a part of HARLEM WEEK 2018 and Harlem/Havana Music & Culture Festival. The goal of this document is to provide a brief overview of the many sights that encompass the broad spectrum of month long events which attracted well in excess of 2 million plus attendees. As you peruse the Photo Essay, we hope you will remember or be introduced to some of the over 110 unique, exciting and diverse featured annual events. We look forward to your participation in HARLEM WEEK 2019. Respectfully, Board of Directors HARLEM WEEK, Inc. BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS

DIRECTORS

Chairman

Courtney Bennett

Lloyd Williams

One Hundred Black Men of N.Y.

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce

Ralph Lauren

1st Vice Chairman

Voza Rivers Harlem Arts Alliance

Timothy Burwell Michael Flanigan Medgar Evers College

Irene Gandy Jeffrey Richards Associates

DiAnne Henderson

TABLE OF CONTENTS 3 4 5 10 11 12 14 16

Harlem Renaissance Tours

2nd Vice Chairman

Marko Nobles

Reginald Idlett, Sr. Black Hawk Imports

Injoy Enterprises, LLC

Debi Jackson

Treasurer

Youth Development Foundation, Inc.

Barbara Burwell

Deon Levingston

Burwell Consulting Group

Radio One

Asst. Treasurer

NY City “Children’s Festival”

Tina McRae

Stephanie Francis

Dwayne Montgomery

Blackfrica Promotions

Gilbert Paschall, Jr.

Over Watch Services Bronx Lebanon Hospital

Secretary

Pamela Lee

Michael Preston

Harlem Music Festival

Jackie Rowe-Adams

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JDC Property Management District Council 37

Executive Director

Donna Walker-Kuhne

Winston Majette

NJ Performing Arts Center

LMR Productions, Inc.

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44th Anniversary Statement Index Themes Sponsors Meeting Adult & Macy’s Youth Model Casting Call Kick Off Reception at Gracie Mansion “A Great Day in Harlem” Youth Hackathon & Technology Conference Harlem/Havana Arts & Culture Festival The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine HARLEM/HAVANA International Art & Photo Exhibit National Night Out Apollo Salute Upper Manhattan Economic Development Day Senior Citizens Day “Summer in the City” HARLEM DAY

Bob Tate

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Unlimited Contacts, Inc.

Front Cover (L to R): Youth Models strike a pose during the Macy’s Back to School Fashion Show. • Music Icon Janet Jackson greets HARLEM WEEK crowd. • Tony Award Winning Broadway Musical Cast of “Once on This Island” performs on HARLEM DAY. • Hundreds “are off” at the start of the Percy Sutton Harlem 5k Run.

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Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run Family Fun Day Scholarships, Internships, & Grants Unique Exhibits Partner Events Special Event •Restaurant Week International Initiatives Demographic Data Audience Attendance Media Tracker Prime Media Partners & Coverage Our Sponsors Our Partners & Supporters Quotes Key Elected Partners Key Artist & Celebrity Partnerships: Past & Present Special Sections Special Posters Special Banners 2019 Partnership Opportunities Credits

SOME OF OUR 2018 LGBTQ HONOREES INCLUDED

Back Cover (L to R): Our tribute to The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin.• R&B great Bobby Brown in front of BET’s “Inside the Mind of Bobby Brown” exhibit on HARLEM DAY. • HBO animated series Esme & Roy was a special feature at the NYC Children’s Festival. • Digital literacy. Janelle Monae

James Baldwin

Wanda Sykes

Langston Hughes


Celebrating the 44th Anniversary of HARLEM WEEK The original purpose of HARLEM DAY in 1974 was to raise the spirits of Harlemites still living in Harlem and to promote the greatness of Harlem, focusing on the multiple colleges and institutions of higher learning in the community including Columbia University, Barnard College, The City College of New York, Union Theological Seminary, Touro College of Podiatric Medicine and many others. Also, to celebrate neighborhood churches and historic locations: Abyssinian Baptist Church, Canaan Baptist Church, Mother A.M.E. Zion Church, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Hamilton Grange National Memorial, The Riverside Church, Ulysses S. Grant National Memorial Park, Studio Museum in Harlem, Apollo Theater, Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, et.al. A group of Harlemites, friends and associates including Lloyd Williams, Voza Rivers, Tony Rogers, Stephanie Francis, Michele Scott, Larry Frazier, Marvin Kelly, Joe Roberts, Vivian Robinson, Ozzie Thompson, Lois Alexander and others were encouraged by then Manhattan Borough President Percy Sutton to create the first HARLEM DAY event on August 17, 1974. The initial activity of the day was a ribbon cutting ceremony at 138th Street & 7th Avenue officially re-naming 7th Avenue to Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard. This was the first time a major street in New York City was named after a person of color. Some of those in attendance on that day were music legends Ella Fitzgerald, Tito Puente, Max Roach, stage and screen stars Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee, Harlem politicians, who would become icons, Charles Rangel and David Dinkins, radio legends Hal Jackson and Frankie Crocker, and many more. Little did these planners and their committee members realize that this “one time” “one day” event would, due to great response and demand, eventually increase in popularity to become a month-long happening. In excess of 2 million persons attended HARLEM WEEK 2018, which now includes over 110 events comprised of conferences, seminars, expos, sporting events, festivals, live music, food & beverage tastings, fashion shows, an auto show, art exhibits, culinary initiatives, live entertainment, dance, vendors, movies, and outdoor markets. This year HARLEM WEEK celebrated its 44th Anniversary with not one, but two themes. Throughout the events of HARLEM WEEK 2018, 44 impactful women and focused organizations were saluted and recognized based on our first theme: “Women Transforming Our World: Past, Present & Future”. The second theme: “The Community within the Community” Saluting LGBTQ was also woven throughout HARLEM WEEK to enlighten and underscore this community’s numerous contributions.

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INDEX: ARTS & CULTURE

CULINARY/HEALTHY EATING

“A Great Day in Harlem”

14,15

Gracie Mansion

12,44

Harlem/Havana Music and Cutural Festival

Inside Cover, 17, 41, 44, 65, Backcover

Basil Paterson Business Awards Luncheon

19,20,22,23

Elders Jubilee Awards Luncheon

24-25

Restaurant Week in Harlem

43

Harlem/Havana International Fine Art & Photography Exhibit

17,44

“Summer in the City”

26-29

HARLEM DAY

31-34

EDUCATION

Broadway Cast of “Once on This Island”

Coverr, 34, 59

Youth Conference & Hackathon

16

Broadway Cast of “Smokey Joe’s Cafe”

14,26

Harlem “Spelling Bee”

28,29

Alvin Ailey Dance Center

41,44

Higher Education Fair & Expo

29,48

Dance Theatre of Harlem

34,44

NYC Children’s Festival

28

Liquid Heat

44

Scholarships, Internships & Grants

18,38

“The Mile Long Opera”

45

UpMarket Pavilion

30,31

ENTERTAINMENT “A Great Day in Harlem”

BUSINESS Upper Manhattan Economic Development Day 19-23,48,49

14,48,49

Artz, Rootz & Rhythm

14

Gospel Caravan

14

NY Business & Development Summit

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“A Concert Under the Stars”

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Public & Private Sector Business Expo

21

National Night Out

18

Basil Paterson Business Awards Luncheon

19,20,22,23

Apollo Theater Amateur Night

18,34

Upper Manhattan Business Fair & Expo

33

Basil Paterson Business Awards Luncheon

19,20,22,23

Senior Citizens Day

24-25

“Summer in the City”

26-29,48

CHILDREN/YOUTH Macy’s “Back to School” Fashion Show

11,28,31,34

NYC Children’s Festival-Part I

28

Macy’s Youth Model Casting Call

11

Youth Technology Conference & Hackathon

16,47

HBO Sesame Workshop: Esme & Roy-Part I

28,39

NYC Children’s Festival & Parade

28,48

Artz Rootz & Rhythm

41

HBO Sesame Workshop: Esme & Roy

28,39, Backcover

Janet Jackson, Daddy Yankee & Co. 26,58,61,63

Higher Education Fair & Expo

29

Harlem “Spelling Bee”

28,29

HARLEM WEEK Family Film Festival

30,47

Johnny Mac Family Tennis Clinic

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HARLEM WEEK Outdoor Family Film Festival - Part I Broadway Cast of “Smokey Joe’s Café” HARLEM DAY

Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run & Children’s Run 35--36,48,49 NYC Children’s Festival-Part II

30 14,16 31-34, 48,49 Inside Backcover 31

HBO Sesame Workshop:

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Esme & Roy-Part II

28,29 Backcover

Fifth Avenue Stage

31,34


INDEX: Harlem Honeys & Bears Synchronized Swimming

26,27

Backcover

HARLEM DAY: Our Health Village

31,33,48

Arts & Culture Stage

31,34

Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run & Health Walk

35-36,48,49

St. Nicholas Avenue Main Stage

31,34

Broadway Cast of “Once on This Island”

Cover, 34, 59

“Summer in the City”

26-29

31,34,57, Insideback & Back Cover

Yoga/Pilates

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Aerobics

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ENTERTAINMENT (CONT.) BETs “In the Mind of Bobby Brown” Exhibit

Salute to Aretha Franklin

SPORTS & RECREATION

Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run & Health Walk

35-36,48

Harlem Honeys & Bears Senior Synchronized Swimming

Family Fun Day

37,47

Johnny Mac Family Tennis Clinic

45

HARLEM WEEK Outdoor Family Film Festival - Part II Hip Hop Hall of Fame

30,47 37

Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run & Health Walk & Children’s Run

35-36,48,49

Entertainers Basketball Classic

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FASHION Adult Model Casting Call

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Macy’s Youth Model Casting Call

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“A Great Day in Harlem”: Fashion Fusion Showcase

14,15

“Summer in the City”: Fashion Flava

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Macy’s “Back to School” Fashion Show

11,28,31

HEALTH “A Great Day in Harlem”: Health Exhibits

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Upper Manhattan Economic Development Day: Health Summit & Expo

20,48,49

Senior Citizens Day: Indoor Expo & Fair

TECHNOLOGY Youth Technology Conference & Hackathon

16,47

Upper Manhattan Economic Development Day: Urban Technology Meet-Up Summit 23 Senior Citizens Day: Demystifying Technology & Digital Literacy for Seniors 24 NY City Children’s Festival Robotics: Parts I & II

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TOURISM “A Great Day in Harlem”

14-15

24

Harlem/Havana International Fine Art & Photography Exhibit

17,44

“Summer in the City” Health Exhibits

49

Dominican Day Parade

44,45

Our Health Village

31, 33, 48

“Summer in the City”

26

Johnny Mac Family Tennis Clinic

45

Summerstage

40

HARLEM DAY

31-34

Restaurant Week in Harlem

43

HARLEM WEEK Sunday Worship Services

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24-25,48,49

Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run & Health Walk & Children’s Run

35

Indoor & Outdoor Expo & Fair

24

Apollo Theater Amature Nights

18,34

“Elders Jubilee” Awards Luncheon

24,25

Jazzmobile Outdoor Festivals

42,44

Demystifying Technology & Digital Literacy Seminar

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

41

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HARLEM WEEK 2018 Demographic Data

45

“Summer in the City”

24

Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run & Health Walk & Children’s Run

35-36,48

SENIORS CITZENS Senior Citizens Day

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HARLEM WEEK 2018 Themes

Women Transforming Our World: Past, Present & Future & “The Community within the Community” Saluting LGBTQ In observance of HARLEM WEEK’s 44th anniversary, the women of HARLEM WEEK and The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors selected 44 women who have made transformative contributions regionally, nationally and globally to represent this year’s theme: Women Transforming Our World: Past, Present & Future. Both Boards agreed that it was important to acknowledge and respect differences in ethnicity, cultural background, sexual orientation and gender equality. During HARLEM WEEK 2018 we recognized the many contributions of the LGBTQ community and affiliated organizations with our theme “The Community within the Community” Saluting LGBTQ. Following is a list of the honorees chosen to represent both themes.

Women Transforming Our World: Past, Present & Future The List of 44 Women (P=Past, Pr=Present, F=Future) ARTISTS/MUSICIANS 1. Marian Anderson (P) - Celebrated contralto, 1st black person to perform at the Metropolitan Opera 2. Ella Fitzgerald (P) - Legendary jazz singer referred to as “Lady Ella” 3. Aretha Franklin (P) – Celebrated singer, songwriter, civil rights activist, and pianist known as “The Queen of Soul” 4. Miriam Makeba (P) - Acclaimed singer, actress, UN goodwill ambassador, and human rights activist 5. Nina Simone (P) - Renowned vocalist, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist 6. Gloria Estefan (Pr) - Admired singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. 7. Beyoncé (Pr) – Acclaimed singer, songwriter, actress and “most nominated woman in the history of the Grammy Awards” 8. Celia Cruz (P) – Celebrated singer, “most popular Latin artist of the 20th century” DANCERS 9. Judith Jamison (Pr) - Dancer, Choreographer, Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 10. Misty Copeland (Pr) - 1st African-American female principal dancer at American Ballet Theater AUTHORS 11. Maya Angelou (P) – Renowned poet, author, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist.

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SPORTS 12. Venus Williams & Serena Williams (Pr) – All time Singles & Doubles Tennis Champions 13. Althea Gibson (P) -The 1st African-American woman to win a Tennis Grand Slam title 14. Wilma Rudolph (P) - World-record-holding Olympic Track & Field Champion 15. Jackie Joyner Kersee (Pr) - All-time great Olympic Track & Field Champion and gold medalist 16. Billie Jean King (Pr) – All-time great Professional Tennis Champion

ACTRESSES 17. Ruby Dee (P) – Renowned actress, producer, director & civil rights activist 18. Lupita Nyong'o (Pr) - Academy Award winning actress 19. Rita Moreno (Pr) – Renowned Award winning actress, dancer and singer ACTIVISTS 20. Rosa Parks (P) - Mother of the Modern Civil Rights Movement 21. Winnie Mandela (P) – Renowned South African civil and human rights activist 22. Hazel Dukes (Pr) – Political icon, renowned civil and human rights activist 23. Jackie Rowe Adams (Pr) - Founder of Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E., union President and activist 24. Dorothy Height (P) – Iconic leader of the National Council of Negro Women 25. Tarana Burke (Pr) - Iconic Founder of the #MeToo Movement 26. Yolanda Renee King (F) - 9 year old granddaughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., youth activist 27. Parkland High School Students (F) – Emma Gonzalez and Tyah-Amoy Roberts, youth activists 28. Malala Yousafza (F) - Youngest recipient, at the age of 17, of the Nobel Peace Prize (2014) POLITICS 29. Shirley Chisholm (P) – 1st African-American woman in Congress, US Presidential candidate 30. Indira Ghandi (P) - Prime Minister of India 31. Michelle Obama (Pr) - Former First Lady of the United States, author, national role model 32. Hillary Clinton (Pr) – U.S. Senator, U.S. Secretary of State & Presidential Candidate LAW 33.

Sonia Sotomayor (Pr) - 1st Hispanic Judge appointed to the United States Supreme Court

ENTREPRENEURS 34. Oprah Winfrey (Pr) – World renowned actress, producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist 35. Elinor Tatum (Pr) - Publisher of the NY Amsterdam News, political activist 36. Shonda Rhimes (Pr) – Internationally acclaimed TV producer and screenwriter AVIATION 37. The Women of “Hidden Figures”: Mary Jackson (P), Katherine Johnson (Pr) & Dorothy Vaughn (P) MEDICINE 38. Dr. Muriel Petioni (P) –1st woman graduate of Howard Univ. Medical School & renowned national urban health activist

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JOURNALISTS 39. Gwen Ifill (P) - Peabody Award winning journalist 40. April Ryan (Pr) - Journalist, author, and White House correspondent 41. Cheryl Wills (Pr) – The 1st EMMY Award winning New York-1 news anchor and author 42. Christiane Amanpour (Pr) – CNN Peabody Award winning international journalist, TV news anchor and host 43. Susan Taylor (Pr) - Former Executive Editor of Essence Magazine, author and human rights activist

EDUCATION 44. Dr. Johnetta Cole (Pr) – Former President of Spelman College & Bennett College, “Queen of Historical Black Colleges” SPECIAL WOMEN’S RECOGNITION AWARDS TO 1. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 2. The Links, Incorporated 3. Coalition of 100 Black Women 4. Key Women of America 5. Special HARLEM WEEK Salute to Sarah Vaughan 6. A Lifetime Achievement Award to Janet Jackson

“The Community within the Community” Saluting LGBTQ ARTISTS/MUSICIANS 1. Michael Peters (P) - Tony Award winning choreographer, dancer 2. Bill T. Jones (Pr) - Distinguished choreographer, director, dancer, co-founder of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company 3. Alvin Ailey (P) - Legendary dancer, choreographer, activist, founder of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater THEATER 4. Irene Gandy (Pr) - Tony Award winning producer, theatrical press agent 5. Nona Hendryx (Pr) - Singer, Songwriter, record producer, musician, author, and actress 6. Jean Michel Basquiat (P) - Artist/Painter who used social commentary in his paintings 7. Janelle Monae (Pr) - Grammy nominated singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, and model 8. Billy Porter (Pr) - Tony Award winning actor 9. Bobby Short (P) - Renowned cabaret singer and pianist 10. Monifah (Pr) - R&B singer/songwriter AUTHORS 11. James Baldwin (P) - Novelist and social critic 12 Langston Hughes (P) - Poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist 13. Countee Cullen (P) - Poet, novelist, children's writer, and playwright during the Harlem Renaissance 14 Lorraine Hansberry (P) - 1st black female author to have a play performed on Broadway 15. Alice Walker (Pr) - Pulitzer Prize winning novelist/social activist 16. Andre Leon Talley (Pr) - Former Editor-at-Large Vogue Magazine

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POLITICS 17. Harvey Milk (P) - 1st Openly Gay elected official in California 18. Christine Quinn (Pr) - Former Speaker of the New York City Council, 1st female and 1st Openly Gay Speaker. ACTIVISTS 19. Bayard Rustin (P) - Social/Civil/Gay rights activist, chief organizer of the March on Washington ACTING/DIRECTING 20. Wanda Sykes (Pr) - Emmy Award winning writer/actress/comedian 21. Lee Daniels (Pr) - Academy Award winning director/producer/writer LAW 22.

W. Franc Perry, III (Pr) – NY State Supreme Court Judge

SPORTS 23. Sheryl Swoopes (Pr) - 1st Player signed to the Women’s National Basketball Association 24. Martina Navratilova (Pr) - Tennis Champion 25. Teresa Witherspoon (Pr) - Women’s National Basketball Association Basketball Player, former Head Basketball Coach of the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters. ORGANIZATIONS 1. Circle of Life 2. SAGE Harlem 3. SGI Courage Group 4. Broadway Equity Fights Aids

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HARLEM WEEK 2018 Sponsors & Partners Breakfast Meeting.

HARLEM WEEK 2018 Sponsor’s Meeting

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Location:

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building, Art Gallery, 163 W. 125th St.

Day/Date/Time:

Wednesday, February 28th, 9:00AM

Audience:

125 Sponsors/Partners


Model Open Casting Calls Adult and Macy’s Children & Youth Location:

Adult: Lt JP Kennedy Jr. Community Center 34 W. 134th St.

Day/Date:

Tuesday, June 19th

Audience:

100

Location:

Children/Youth: Macy’s Herald Square West 34th Street

Day/Date/Time:

Tuesday, July 17th, 4:30PM

Audience:

200+ Models, ages 5-17 years old and 50+ parents

Hundreds of models came out to the adult model casting call hoping to participate in one of the two major HARLEM WEEK Fashion shows, “Fashion Fusion” on “A Great Day in Harlem” (Sun., July 29th) and “Fashion Flava” on “Summer in the City” (Sat., Aug. 18th). On Tues., July 17th, for the fourth year, Macy’s hosted the children’s regional fashion “Open Call” for young models ages 5-17 years old at its world famous flagship store in Herald Square. It attracted 200+ youth and their parents. Models that were selected participated in the Macy’s/HARLEM WEEK “Back To School” Fashion Show on HARLEM DAY produced by Deborah Williams and Her Game 2.

These young ladies are next on the runway at Macy’s Herald Square.

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HARLEM WEEK Kick Off Press Reception at Gracie Mansion Location:

Gracie Mansion, 88th St. & East End Ave.

Day/Date/Time:

Wednesday, July 18th, 5:30PM

Audience:

1,200+ guests including HARLEM WEEK sponsors and supporters, members of The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, elected and public officials, and selected media representatives.

Partners:

NYC & Company, JetBlue, The Shubert Organization, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, American Urban Radio Networks, Empire State Development, Harlem Community Development Corporation, I Love NY

This kick-off event was hosted by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce. The reception saluted HARLEM WEEK’s 44th Anniversary and was filled to capacity. Special awards in keeping with HARLEM WEEK’s themes: “Women Transforming Our World: Past Present & Future” and “The Community within the Community” Saluting LGBTQ were presented to music pioneer Nona Hendryx, groundbreaking choreographer and theater producer George Faison and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The evening’s music was provided by the Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble Chino Pons Y Grupo Irek. A fabulous time was had by all.

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Gracie Mansion guests enjoying the festivities


(L to R): New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio presents Proclamation to HARLEM WEEK Chairman Lloyd WIlliams. • HARLEM WEEK Theme “A Community within the Community” Saluted LGBTQ Honorees at Gracie Mansion: Award winning choreographer/producer George Faison and music legend Nona Hendryx. • Afro-Cuban band Chino Pons Y Grupo Irek performing.

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“A Great Day in Harlem” heme:

Family Unity Day: International Cultural Showcase

Location:

Ulysses S. Grant National Memorial Park W. 122nd St. & Riverside Dr.

Day/Date/Time:

Sunday, July 29th, 12:00PM - 8:30PM

Audience:

Presenting Sponsors:

43,000+ from Tri-State region, nationally and internationally

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, National Park Service, WBLS-FM

Sponsors:

NY Daily News, American Urban Radio Networks, WLIB-AM, NY Amsterdam News

Co-Sponsors:

Harlem Arts Alliance, MetroPlus, Mt. Sinai St. Luke's, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, NYS of Health, HealthFirst, EmblemHealth, NYC Parks and Recreation, NYC & Company, Empire State Development Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, I Love NY

Partner:

The Madison Square Garden Company, New York Road Runners, Olive Garden, United HealthCare, Cabot Creamery

Supporters:

Beleza Natural, Dinosaur Bar B Que, Manna’s

Media Partners: NY Christian Times, NY Beacon

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The first public event of HARLEM WEEK 2018. An extraordinary outdoor concert featuring live broadcasts and interviews. The day highlighted international vendors and exhibitors promoting arts, crafts, culture, education, clothing, and foods from around the world. “A Great Day” began with an international cultural showcase of Artz, Rootz & Rhythm’s salute to music and dance featuring performances from Uptown Dance Academy, The Phil Ramone Orchestra for Children, Impact Repertory Theatre, South African artist Romeo Mputu, Unveiled Unlocked, a performance from the cast of the Broadway Musical Smokey Joe’s Cafe and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens. The Tri-State Gospel Showcase was hosted by WLIB-AMs Liz Black and included performances from Sheila Ingram, Derrell Thomas, The Songs of Solomon Choir and Gospel Superstar Bishop Hezekiah Walker. Next was the very popular “Fashion Fusion” showcase highlighting the very best in urban fashion from throughout the northeast region. “A Concert Under the Stars” featured musical tributes to Minnie Riperton and Phyllis Hyman, and performances from R&B Superstar Peabo Bryson, along with The Hamiltones, Harlem MusicFest Musical Director, Ray Chew & the Harlem Week All-Star Band featuring Alyson Williams.

(Top) Gospel great Bishop Hezekiah Walker performs at “A Great Day in Harlem”


(Top) R&B great Peabo Bryson performs at “A Great Day in Harlem” (Bottom) Models striking a pose at the Fashion Fusion Show.

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Youth Education & Career Technology Conference, Hackathon & Expo Location:

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum 46th St. & 12th Ave.

Day/Date/Time:

Wednesday, August 1st 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Audience:

200+ Young people; 500+ visitors from across the tri-state area

Presenting Sponsors:

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Silicon Harlem, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce

Sponsors:

HARLEM WEEK 2018, American Urban Radio Networks, NY Amsterdam News, Manhattan Borough President’s Office

Co-Sponsors:

Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Con Edison, Tahl-Propp Equities, Citibank, NY Daily News, Radio 103.9, The City College of New York, Black Public Media

Partners:

NAACP NYS Conference, Harlem YMCA, Olive Garden, National Action Network

2018 marked the fourth year of HARLEM WEEK’s S.T.E.A.M. Initiative. Young men and women were treated to this unique technological and educational event which included panel discussions focusing on “The Internet of Things: Life In 2040”, a special virtual reality theater provided by Black Public Media and a Hackathon that focused on creating apps which concentrated on urban civic engagement. (Top) Young people participating in the Hackathon (Bottom) Youth Hackathon team presents their award winning project.


Harlem/Havana at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine Location:

1047 Amsterdam Ave. @ W. 112th Street

Day/Date/Time:

Saturday, August 4th, 3:00PM

Audience:

600+

The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine was the host location for the 2018 kick-off event of the Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival. It was an afternoon of magical performances that featured the Oyu Oro Afro-Cuban Dance Company and Chino Pons Afro-Cuban Band in this historic setting.

(L) Cuban Dance Company Oyu Oro performs at Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.

Harlem/Havana Art & Photography Exhibit Location:

The Mural Pavilion of Harlem Hospital Center 512 Malcolm X Blvd. @ 136th St.

Day/Date/Time:

Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday August 6th thru October 30th 12:00 Noon to 4:00PM

Audience:

5750 attendees from 37 countries and the United States

Sponsors:

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Harlem Hospital Center, Community Works NYC, Center for Cuban Studies, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, Harlem Arts Alliance, HARLEM WEEK, New Heritage Theatre Group

This international exhibit features 30 intergenerational artists and photographers who honor the unique and storied history of two iconic and diverse communities--Harlem and Havana. In an eclectic mix of styles and mediums each artist reveals the diverse legacies, the common bonds and humanity that connect us all. Artists celebrate Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Brazil, Puerto RIco, Haiti, Mexico and Harlem. Some of the featured Artists from Harlem included Diogenes Ballester, Elan Cadiz, Tanya Torres, Shawn Walker, and Leslie Jimenez. A few of the Cuban artists were Choco (Eduardo Salazar), Nicolas Lara, Clara Morera, Juse Aguilera Vincent and Elio Vilva. The exhibit was curated by Community Works’ Barbara Horowitz and guest Curator Elan Cadiz.

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National Night Out Location:

135th St. bet. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. & Frederick Douglass Blvds.

Day/Date/Time:

Tuesday, August 7th at 7:30PM

Audience:

800+

NYPDs 32nd Precinct hosted the Annual National Night Out Against Crime in Harlem which emphasized community partnerships and participation. The event included prizes, crime prevention information, food, music, free raffles, arts and crafts, and games! The goal was to promote positive police-community relations, heighten crime prevention awareness, and send a message about neighborhood unity.

Mayor Bill de Blasio with community leaders and NYPD Brass at National Night Out.

The Apollo Theater Salute to HARLEM WEEK Theme:

Apollo Theater Honors HARLEM WEEK

Location :

Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th Street 1,400 attendees from throughout New York, Tri-state region, nationally and internationally

Sponsors:

WBLS-FM, The Shubert Organization, Citi, Harlem Community Development Corporation

The world famous Apollo Theater is visited annually by over 1.3 million persons, both locally and from around the world. Each August, the Apollo Theater Foundation celebrates HARLEM WEEK at its Amateur Hour Series on Wednesday evening. On Wednesday, August 8th, HARLEM WEEK 2018 College Scholarship and Grant recipients were on its hallowed stage. Scholarship presentations were made thanks to supporting sponsors The Shubert Organization, Citi, and Harlem Community Development Corporation. The evening’s guest artist was the Brazilian percussion ensemble, Harlem Samba from Harlem’s Frederick Douglass Academy.

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The world famous Apollo Theater


Musician extraordinaire Joey Morant opens the Basil Paterson Business Awards Luncheon with the National Anthem.

Upper Manhattan Economic Development Day Summits, Awards Luncheon and Indoor & Outdoor Expos Location:

Columbia University, W. 115th St. & Broadway

Day/Date/Time:

Thursday, August 9th, 9:30AM – 5:00PM

Audience:

6,000+ New Yorkers and regional attendees participated in various components of the day

Presenting Sponsors:

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Columbia University

Sponsors:

American Urban Radio Networks, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, Charter Communications, Emmis Communications, Empire State Development, NYC Small Business Services, Dormitory Authority of the State of NY

Co-Sponsors:

Apple Bank, JetBlue, Citi, Con Edison, Columbia University Medical Center, Douglas Elliman, NYC & Company, Columbia University Facilities, JP Morgan Chase, LDI Color ToolBox, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Greyhound Lines, Visiting Nurse Service of NY, NYC Department of Transportation, NY Amsterdam News, NY Beacon, MetroPlus,Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Touro College of Pharmacy, Tahl-Propp Equities

Partners:

National Action Network, Lenox Terrace, One Hundred Black Men of NY, NAACP NYS Conference, NY Christian Times, Elev8 Wellness Centers, NYC Media & Entertainment, State University of New York, Donaldson & Chilliest, LLP, ELH Mgmt. LLC, Carib News, NYS Office of the Governor, NYC Office of the Mayor

Upper Manhattan Economic Development Day includes summits on Business, Health and Technology. A day long Expo with companies in the fields of finance, technology, health services, professional services and info on job opportunities, entrepreneurship opportunities, funding, etc. A highlight of the day was the Basil Paterson Business Awards Luncheon where the who’s who of New York and the tri-state region attended and key figures in business, media, civil and human rights were honored. The day also featured book signings by Alfred Edmond, Jr., SVP/Editor-at-large of Black Enterprise and author of Loving in the Grown Zone and April Ryan, Washington, D.C., Bureau Chief for American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) and author of Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House.

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Hundreds of NYC’s “Who’s Who” attend the Basil Paterson Business Awards Luncheon each year.

BUSINESS/ DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT MEETING Time:

9:30AM – 11:30AM

Theme:

What’s Going On in the Community, City, State and Corporate Arenas

Audience:

150 attendees

Presenting Sponsors:

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Columbia University Facilities

Sponsors:

American Urban Radio Networks, Citi, Harlem Community Development Corporation, JPMorgan Chase, Charter Communications, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, Douglas Elliman, JetBlue, NYC Small Business Service

Co-Sponsors:

NY Amsterdam News, Empire State Development, One Hundred Black Men of NY, Whole Foods, NYS Office of General Services, Donaldson & Chilliest, LLP, NY Christian Times, NY Carib News

HEALTH SUMMIT MEETING

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Time:

9:30AM – 11:30AM

Theme:

A Review of the Healthcare Landscape: Public, Private & Government

Audience:

190 attendees

Presenting Sponsors:

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Columbia University Medical Center

Sponsors:

MetroPlus Health Plan, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Touro College of Pharmacy, Elev8 Wellness Centers

Co-Sponsors:

Visiting Nurse Services of New York, NYS of Health, NYC Department of Transportation, NY Christian Times, NY Amsterdam News, NY Beacon, NAACP NYS Conference


Business Expo attendee receives valuable info at the MTA exhibit.

Indoor Business Expo Time:

10:00AM – 3:00PM

Audience:

800+ New Yorkers and regional attendees

Expo Exhibitors Included: Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Citi, NY Daily News, NYC Dept. Small Business Services, Columbia University, Columbia University Facilities, Columbia University Medical Center, LDI Color ToolBox, Elev8 Wellness Centers, Dormitory Authority of the State of NY, Visiting Nurse Service NY, Olive Garden, MetroPlus, SUNY, Empire State Development, Harlem Community Development Corporation, Con Edison, American Urban Radio Networks, Douglas Elliman, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Touro College of Pharmacy, National Action Network, Department of Consumer Affairs, Washington Heights-Inwood Chamber of Commerce, NAACP NYS Conference, Charter Communications, Silicon Harlem, NY Christian Times, NPower, Farmers Insurance, DC37, NY State of Health, Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center, JP Morgan Chase

The public Expo featured exhibits on small businesses, health, banking, tourism, financial services, education, employment and career opportunities, new business opportunities, MWBE, and community development.

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(From l-r) Former NYC City Mayor David Dinkins, American Urban Radio Networks White House Correspondent and Honoree April Ryan, Civil Rights pioneer and Honoree Ernie Green of the “Little Rock 9� and former NYS Governor David Paterson.

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Emmy Award Winning NY1 News Anchor and luncheon Honoree Cheryl Wills accepts her award.


BASIL PATERSON BUSINESS AWARDS LUNCHEON Location:

Columbia University, Alfred Lerner Hall

Time:

12 Noon – 2:00PM

Audience:

400 attendees

Presenting Sponsors:

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, American Urban Radio Networks, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Empire State Development

Sponsors:

Columbia University, NYC & Company, WBLS-FM, JetBlue, NY Amsterdam News, Harlem Community Development Corporation, NYS Office of theGovernor, I Love NY, Charter Communications

Co-Sponsors:

NAACP NYS Conference, National Action Network, The City College of New York, Citi, JP Morgan Chase, Greyhound, MetroPlus, NY Carib News, 1010 WINS, NY Christian Times

The 39th Annual Basil Paterson Business Awards Luncheon was renamed in 2014 in honor of the late Hon. Basil A. Paterson. The luncheon began with a stirring performance from The Harlem Opera Company. In keeping with the HARLEM WEEK 2018 theme “Women Transforming Our World: Past, Present & Future”, “Key Women in Media” Awards were presented to NY1 News Anchorperson Cheryl Wills and American Urban Radio Networks White House Reporter April Ryan. The Outstanding Community Service Award was presented to The Greater New York Chapter, The Links, Incorporated. The Chamber’s prestigious 2018 Basil A. Paterson Award recipient was Ernest Green, a member of “The Little Rock 9”, a group of African American students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957.

Manhattan DA Cy Vance makes a point about Cyber Security at the Technology Summit with (r) moderator Clayton Banks.

URBAN TECHNOLOGY MEETUP SUMMIT Time:

3:00PM – 5:00PM

Theme:

The Internet of Things: Life In 2040

Audience:

200 attendees

Presenting Sponsors:

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Silicon Harlem, Columbia University

Sponsors:

American Urban Radio Networks, NY County District Attorney, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, NYC Small Business Services, LDI Color Toolbox

Co-Sponsors:

Citi, The City College of New York, NY Amsterdam News, WBLS-FM, Charter Communications, NYS Senator Hon. Brian Benjamin

Attendees received first hand information on Cybersecurity from Manhattan District Attorney Hon. Cy Vance, Jr. and participated in a lively panel discuss on various aspects of business technology.

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Senior Citizens Day Expo and “Elders Jubilee” Annual Awards Luncheon, Concert, EXPO & FASHION SHOWCASE Art Gallery of the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Bldg. 163 W. 125th St., 2nd Floor Day/Date/Time: Tuesday, August 14th, 10:00AM – 4:00PM Audience: 1,100+ seniors and family members Expo Participants: Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Whole Foods Market, Harlem Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation, New York Road Runners, Elev8 Wellness Centers, Olive Garden, MetroPlus, EmblemHealth, United Health Care, Manhattan District Attorney Hon. Cy. Vance, Jr., Clear Captions, NAACP NYS Conference, Harlem YMCA, Charter Communications, Social Security, NYC Dept. for the Aging, NYC Dept. for the Aging Wellness, NYC Dept. Human Resources,Federal Trade Commission, Manhattan Borough President Office, National Action Network, FDNY, NYPD, NYC Dept. of Mental Health

Co-Sponsors:

MetroPlus, Elev8 Wellness Centers, NAACP NYS Conference, United Healthcare, Greyhound, EmblemHealth, Olive Garden, New York Road Runners, Cabot Creamery

Partners:

Harlem Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation, NYC Dept. for the Aging, Harlem Arts Alliance, YMCA, Barbara’s Flowers, Social Security Administration, Manhattan District Attorney’s Office

Media Partners:

NY Christian Times, 1190 WLIB, NY Amsterdam News, WHCR

Location:

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

AWARDS LUNCHEON Location: The Alhambra Ballroom 126th St. & Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. Time: 11:45AM – 2:00PM Audience: 280 seniors, honorees and guests Presented By: The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, NYS Senator Hon. Brian Benjamin, NYS Assembly Member Hon. Inez Dickens, NYC Council Member Hon. Bill Perkins, Manhattan Borough President Hon. Gale Brewer Sponsors: Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Melba’s, The Alhambra Ballroom, NYS Office of General Services, Charter Communications

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Senior Citizens Day Luncheon honorees included HARLEM WEEK board member and co-founder of Harlem Mothers SAVE, Jackie Rowe-Adams, recipient of the 2018 Vivian Robinson Arts & Culture Award. The Civil/Human Rights Award was presented to Bishop Herbert Daughtry. A Customer Recognition Award was given to Maria B. Litwin by MetroPlus. The traditional senior awards were bestowed upon the oldest male and female senior citizens in attendance, James Rogers and Maudry McCullough, who were 99 and 102 years of age, respectively. Award presentations saluting the LGBTQ community in keeping with this year’s theme of “The Community within the Community” Saluting LGBTQ were presented to Donna Mae Depola of Elev8 Wellness Centers and Richard Newman from the Empire State Development “I Love NY” program. The fabulous and very popular “Senior Citizens Hat Fashion Show” curated by Gladys James and Deborah Williams, and supported by Valorie Williams, was enjoyed by all. Specially prepared nutritious and delectable senior citizens lunch was provided courtesy of Melba Wilson, owner of Melba’s Restaurants. The fabulous and tasty desserts were supplied courtesy of Make My Cake bakeries.

(T) Seniors exercise and workout together during the Expo.


Harlem’s elected officials and representatives(from l-r) NYS Assembly Members Al Taylor and Inez Dickens, NYS Senator Brian Benjamin, Athena Moore representing Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and Congressman Adriano Espaillat present proclamations to luncheon Honoree Bishop Herbert Daughtry.

Honoree Bishop Herbert Daughtry & First Lady Karen Daughtry.

Model during the “Senior Citizens Hat Fashion Show”

NYS Empire State Development Corporation LGBTQ Honoree Vice President Richard Newman

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The legendary Janet Jackson addresses the tremendous crowd at “Summer in the City”.

“Summer in the City”

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Location:

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

Day/Date/Time:

Saturday, Aug. 18th, 11:00AM – 7:00PM

Audience:

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

Sponsors:

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, American Urban Radio Networks, WBLS-FM, WLIB-AM, Hot 97, JetBlue, Empire State Development, I Love NY

Co-Sponsors:

HealthFirst, MetroPlus, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, NY Daily News, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, Apollo Theater

Supporters:

Manna’s, IHOP, Cabot Creamery, Beleza Natural

A full day of activities featuring WBLS on-air personalities, DJs and master mixers, performances, Fashion Flava Fashion Show, hundreds of vendors exhibiting food, arts & crafts, music, jewelry, clothing, sculptors, corporate exhibitors, and games. The crowd started the day with health and fitness activities led by Empowerfit’s Lateefah Fleming teaching Yoga/Pilates, followed by Phyliss Spencer’s Aerobic workout, and a morning and afternoon swimming demonstration and aquatic synchronized swimming by Harlem’s famed Honeys & Bears featuring seniors who perform regularly at the historic Hansborough Recreation Center. The Main Stage showcased performances by Award Winning Gospel Star Marvin Sapp, Joey Harris Inc.’s Pop Artist Sophie Beem, the cast from the Broadway Musical “Smokey Joe’s Cafe”, Soul Artist Leon Bridges, Jazz/R&B Singer Ashleigh Smith, Afro-Cuban Dance group Oyu Oro, and R&B Star Raheem Devaughn. Thousands were on hand for the international highlight of the day, which was the special appearance on the main stage by music icon Janet Jackson along with Daddy Yankee as they premiered her new song “Made For Now” and watched her dancers lead the audience in learning the exciting dance moves featured in her video.


The Harlem Honeys & Bears wow spectators with their synchronized senior citizen swimming routines at Hansborough Recreation Center.

He’s wearing this white outfit with style during the Fashion Flava Show

This model shows off the colorful dress with the designer by her side at the Fashion Flava show

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The 2-day NY City Children’s Festival was kicked off by an exciting youth marching band leading the parade on Saturday, 8/18.

NY City “Children’s Festival”- Parts I & II Location:

Howard Bennett Playground, W. 135th St. bet. 5th Ave. & Malcolm X Blvd.

Day/Date/Time:

Part I - Saturday, August 18th “Summer in the City” 11:00AM – 6:00PM Part II - Sunday, August 19th - HARLEM DAY 12:00 Noon – 6:00PM

Audience:

Presenting Sponsors:

Sponsors:

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Over 5,000+ children, parents and family members attended this 2-day event

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, United Federation of Teachers, NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation Macy’s, Whole Foods Market, Silicon Harlem, Con Edison, NYS Assembly Member Hon. Inez Dickens, Manhattan Borough President Hon. Gale Brewer, NYS Assembly Member Hon. Al Taylor, Johnny Mac Tennis Project, Harlem Arts Alliance.

Co-Sponsors

HBO, MetroPlus, Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E., NY Amsterdam News, Harlem YMCA, NYPD, NYC Dept. of Education, New York Road Runners, Applebee’s, NAACP NYS Conference, EmblemHealth, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Local 299, Tahl Propp Equities, 1199SEIU

Supporters:

WHCR-FM, Cabot Creamery, WLIB-AM, Harlem Community News, District Council 37

The Children’s Festival presents to New Yorkers two sensational days of festivities including a kickoff parade on Saturday featuring marching bands, mascots and dancers. The festival also includes live entertainment. A Saturday highlight was the Harlem “Spelling Bee” which took place during “Summer in the City”. A variety of other activities included sports, exercise, health screening, educational information, technology & robotics provided by Silicon Harlem, face painting, mobile recreation center, games and multiple unique exhibits. One such exhibition featured the new HBO series “Esme & Roy”. Free dental exams, eye exams, and displays earmarked for children were offered by various healthcare providers as a part of the The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce Healthy Eating/Healthy Living family initiative on both days. A major highlight of Part II on “HARLEM DAY” was the annual Macy’s Children’s “Back-To-School” fashion show, which took place on the Arts & Culture Stage and attracted thousands.


Higher Education Fair & Expo Day/Date/Time:

Saturday, August 18th, 12:00PM – 5:00PM

Audience:

6,000 college students, high school students, alumni and college supporters

Presenting Sponsors :

Sponsors:

Co-Sponsors:

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, WBLS-FM, NAACP NYS Conference, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, NY Amsterdam News American Urban Radio Networks, The City College of New York, Greyhound Lines, NYC Council Member Hon. Mark Levine, NYS Assembly Member Hon. Al Taylor, NYS Assembly Member Hon. Inez Dickens Santander Bank, NY Daily News, State University of NY, NYC Dept. of Education, NYPD, Touro College of Pharmacy, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York Christian Times, One Hundred Black Men of NY, Manhattan Borough President Hon. Gale Brewer, NYS Senator Hon.Brian Benjamin

NYS Higher Education Services exhibit at the Expo.

Over 60 higher education institutions - public, private, city, and state - from throughout the Tri-State region, were exhibitors at this very special event featuring historically Black Colleges and Universities, along with SUNY and CUNY universities, colleges, junior colleges and trade schools. Recruiters distributed information on admissions, scholarships, financial aid, test requirements, internships, career and job placement information, and other related support services.

Young Spelling Bee competitors vie to be champions.

HARLEM WEEK

“Spelling Bee” Location:

Harlem YMCA, W. 135th St. bet. Malcolm X & Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvds.

Day/Date/Time:

Saturday, August 18th - 3:00PM

Audience:

111 attendees

Presenting Sponsors:

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, WBLS, Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E.

Sponsors:

YMCA, NY Amsterdam News, NAACP NYS Conference

Co-Sponsor:

Jeffrey Richards Associates, Feathermen

This year marked the second year of the HARLEM WEEK “Spelling Bee” and it is quickly becoming a special event. Approximately Over 20 students ranging from Kindergarten to 5th grade participated in the event and received prizes ranging from autographed books from author Benjamin Morse, who also served as a judge, tickets to Broadway plays and more. One of the biggest successes of the event was witnessing some of the youngsters who participated in the first Spelling Bee, return again this year after studying diligently to improve their showing of last year. Their hard work made a difference and it was heartwarming to see.

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UpMarket Fashion and Arts & Crafts Pavilion - Parts I & II Location:

Dizzy Gillespie Plaza, W. 135th St. bet. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. & Frederick Douglass Blvds.

Day/Date/Time:

Part I - Saturday, August 18th “Summer in the City”, 12 Noon – 7:00PM Part II - Sunday, August 19th HARLEM DAY, 12:00 Noon – 7:00PM

Audience:

Sponsors:

900 persons attended & supported this two day event The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, HARLEM WEEK, Harlem Arts Alliance, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYPD 32 Precinct, Blackfrica Promotions

M. Sin sells his original leather crafts at the UpMarket Pavilion. This two day event is a major local and tourist attraction for all lovers of unique arts, crafts and fashion. It features beautiful handmade specialty items ranging from artwork to clothing, accessories, jewelry and more, created by famous artisans from across the nation and beyond. This is a must see experience for specialty item collectors.

HARLEM WEEK Outdoor Family Film Festival - Parts I & II Location: Featured Film:

“Hidden Figures” (Produced by Fox 2000 Pictures, Chernin Entertainment & Levantine Films)

Day/Date/Time:

Part I - Saturday, August 18th, 7:00PM

Theme:

HARLEM WEEK Outdoor Family Film Festival Salutes Transformative Women

Featured Film:

“A Wrinkle in Time” (Produced by Walt Disney Pictures & Whitaker Entertainment)

Day/Date/Time:

Part II - Saturday, August 25th - 7:00PM

Location:

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

Audience:

800 persons from throughout Harlem and the Tri-State region attended this two day event

adventure featuring the great Oprah Winfrey, who was also one of the transformative women saluted by HARLEM WEEK.

Sponsors:

ImageNation, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation

Other components of the festival featured STEAM activities for children, dance contests, chess lessons for children and “Back-to-School” backpack giveaways to youth in attendance to help start off their school year with a bang.

This 2-Day Outdoor Family Film Festival featured two films with a strong connection to the HARLEM WEEK 2018 Theme: Women Transforming the World: Past, Present & Future. “Hidden Figures” focuses on the three Black women, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Dorothy Vaughn, who performed thousands of mathematical calculations that were essential to the success of NASA’s early missions to the Moon. These women were saluted during HARLEM WEEK. “A Wrinkle in Time” is a fantasy based science fiction

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The HARLEM WEEK/ImageNation Outdoor Family Film Festival on Saturdays, 8/18 &8/25 in St. Nicholas Park was an enormous hit.

ImageNation annually participates with HARLEM WEEK on the 3rd and 4th Saturday in August. But, they also sponsor outdoor film festivals throughout the entire HARLEM WEEK period (July & August) in concert with NYC Department of Parks & Recreation in Marcus Garvey Park, St. Nicholas Park & Jackie Robinson Park.


HARLEM DAY OUR BIGGEST DAY Presenting Sponsors:

NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo greets guests at HARLEM WEEK Breakfast Meeting at Sylvia’s Restaurant.

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, WBLS-FM, NY Daily News

Sponsors:

American Urban Radio Networks, JetBlue, Empire State Development, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Co-Sponsors:

Healthfirst, Mt. Sinai St. Luke's, Greyhound Lines, I Love NY, United Federation of Teachers, HOT97, MetroPlus, NYC & Company, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone

Partners:

NY Amsterdam News, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, Lenox Terrace, NYC Small Business Services, NYC Parks & Recreation, Olive Garden, Whole Foods Market, Dinosaur BBQ, Cabot Creamery, Harlem YMCA, Apollo Theater, HBO, BET, Disney

Over 150 community leaders and elected officials were on hand at Sylvia’s on Sunday morning to participate in NYS Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s HARLEM DAY Listening Tour at Sylvia’s Restaurant. Gov. Cuomo discussed his platform related to the state of New York in general and Harlem in particular. Attendees of HARLEM DAY enjoyed three stages of entertainment (5th Avenue Stage, HARLEM WEEK Arts & Culture Stage bet. Malcolm X and A.C. Powell Jr. Blvds., & St. Nicholas Avenue Stage), the Upper Manhattan Auto Show, “Our Health Village”, NY City Children’s Festival-Part II, UpMarket Pavilion-Part II, the Outdoor Business Expo, and hundreds of vendors and exhibitors selling an array of arts, crafts, clothing, food, and much, much more!

This darling young lady walks the runway at the Macy’s “Back to School” Fashion Show

Rev. Al Sharpton gives a special tribute to the late, great Aretha Franklin on HARLEM DAY

HARLEM DAY began with a special emotional Tribute to the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin with her music played by DJ Stormin Norman of Sundae Sermon and keynote remarks from National Action Network President Rev. Al Sharpton. The tribute continued throughout the day on all of the HARLEM DAY stages.

The Smokey Joe’s Café exhibit at HARLEM WEEKs Theatre Row

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Classic vehicles on exhibit.

Upper Manhattan Auto Show Location:

W. 135th St. bet. 5th Ave. & Malcolm X Blvd.

Day/Date/Time:

Sunday, August 19th, 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Audience:

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

Sponsors:

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, NY Daily News, American Urban Radio Networks, NYC Council Member Hon. Bill Perkins, Greyhound Lines, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Co-sponsors:

Empire State Development, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hot 97-FM, NYPD, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, JetBlue, I Love NY, NYC & Company

Honda brings cars to the Upper Manhattan Auto Show.

This premier northeast outdoor urban auto show, exhibited some of the most unique classic, antique and new vehicles, hybrids, fuel efficient cars, and showcased newly released cars for the upcoming year. It featured motorcycles, fabulous collectibles, and historic antique buses provided by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Thousands of auto show enthusiasts and attendees selected and voted for their favorite cars and motorcycles in several award categories which included: The People’s Choice, Best Antiques, Best Muscle Car, Most Unique Vehicle, Best “Green” Vehicle, Best Classic Motorcycle, Best Modern Motorcycle, and Best Vehicles from the 30’s-40’s, 50’s-60’s, 70’s-80’s, and 90’s – present.

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Our Health Village Location:

W. 135th St. bet. Malcolm X & Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvds.

Day/Date/Time:

Sunday, August 19th, 12Noon - 5:00PM

Audience:

9,000+ persons from upper Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and throughout the Tri-state region

Theme:

“Our Health is Our Wealth”

Sponsors:

MetroPlus, Harlem Hospital Center, Health First, United HealthCare, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Touro College of Pharmacy, Harlem Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation,Visiting Nurse Service, Elev8 Wellness Centers, Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s, NAACP NYS Conference

The “Health Village within the Village of Harlem” featured over 25 exhibits from hospitals, health centers, health serviceproviders, doctors, holistic practitioners, acupuncturists, dentists, alternative health practitioners, and others who provided testing and important information to attendees. Free health screening was given on site, as well as information on health plans, health insurance, nutrition, holistic medicine, and exercise.

Health Screenings took place in the MetroPlus

Columbia University Medical Center’s Vision Screening van at the Health Village

Upper Manhattan Business Fair & Exhibits Location:

W. 135th St. bet. Malcolm X Blvd. & 5th Ave.

Day/Date/Time:

Sunday, August 19th, 12:00 Noon - 5:00PM

Attendance:

6,000+ HARLEM DAY attendees

Sponsors:

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Harlem Community Development Corporation, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Co-Sponsor:

Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, NYC & Company, NY City Small Business Services MTA Metro Card Exhibit

This event has become an important anchor of HARLEM DAY featuring special products and services from unique, new and established Harlem-based businesses and financial institutions. It also provides information about business financing, project development, real estate and investment opportunities to help meet the needs of New York City’s ever growing small and medium-sized business sectors.

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R&B Legends Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes entertain the audience with “The Philly Sound”.

HARLEM WEEK Outdoor Family HARLEM DAY Stages The Main Stages • from 12 Noon - 7:00 PM Location:

Three MAIN STAGES on W. 135th Street Fifth Ave. Stage Arts & Culture Stage (bet Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. & Frederick Douglass Blvds., and St. Nicholas Ave. Stage

Audience:

100,000+ persons from throughout Harlem, citywide, the Tri-State region, nationally and internationally

Sponsors:

JetBlue, WBLS, WLIB-AM and Hot 97-FM

Stages that featured stellar performances by artists from around the globe in a variety of musical genres including gospel, pop, jazz, Afro-Cuban, Hip Hop, R&B, Caribbean, Folk and Latin. The 5th Avenue stage was produced by the Harlem Music Fest in concert with Hot 97-FM. It featured martial arts demonstrations from Harlem Go Ju, a fashion show and performance from Unveiled Unlocked, Gospel performances from Chaka Watch and God’s Grace Right Now, the NJPAC Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens, Joey Harris Inc.’s Pop artists, Master Cuban Jazz Musician Dayamir Gonzalez, Hip Hop artists from New World Station/Clean Money Music, R&B/Soul artists Anthony Bligen and (courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority) Nina Blue, Wells Fargo NJPAC Jazz For Teens, Vocal Quartet Legacy and The Jeff Foxx Band with Angela Stribling closed out the afternoon on stage with a mix of R&B and Funk and a special tribute to Aretha Franklin. The Arts & Culture Stage produced by Harlem Arts Alliance in concert with Harlem Music Fest, attracted the best of local and regional talent including Jazz, spoken word, Hip-Hop, R&B, and dance performances by Talithi Tumi, Anita Hicks, Dave McClure, Tom Boy, Javier Gooden, Frank White, Stereo H, Vendetta, The Phoenix & Feathermen Step Teams, De’Andre Lee, Native Sun, Wavelength featuring Hershee, Lovel, Chris Curry, Kyera and the Broadway cast of the TONY Award Winning play “Once On This Island”. The highlight of the Arts & Culture Stage was the annual Macy’s Children’s Back-To-School Fashion Show. The St. Nicholas Avenue Stage produced by Harlem Music Fest in concert with WBLS-FM, showcased DJ sets from Sundae Sermon featuring DJ Stormin Norman and special guests paying tribute to The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin; followed by extraordinary live performances from Songs of Solomon, Vy Higginsen’s Gospel for Teens, Apollo Amateur Hour Artists, an interactive performance from The Dance Theater of Harlem paying tribute to Aretha Franklin & James Brown, Amanda Holley, Esnavi, Cassandra Lucas, and the Philadelphia Soul Sounds of Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes. Closing the stage was HARLEM WEEK’s exciting music director, the fabulous Ray Chew and The HARLEM WEEK All-Star Band’s musical tribute to the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin featuring Cheryl “Pepsii” Riley. Tens of thousands of spectators were singing, dancing and having a real HARLEM DAY family reunion.

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PERCY SUTTON HARLEM 5K RUN & HEALTH WALK & CHILDREN’S RUN Starting Line:

St. Nicholas Park at W. 136th St. & Bradhurst Ave.

Day/Date/Time:

Saturday, August 25th, 8:30AM-12:00 Noon

Audience:

16,000+ Spectators 7,400+ Runners; 300+ Walkers; 210+ Children Harlemites, New Yorkers, regional, national and international runners, walkers and children

Presenting Sponsors:

New York Road Runners, The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce

Sponsors:

WBLS-FM, Fox TV, NY Amsterdam News, The City College of New York, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, American Urban Radio Networks, NYC Parks and Recreation

Co-Sponsors:

NY Daily News, NYC & Company, Whole Foods Market, Empire State Development, One Hundred Black Men of NY, NAACP NYS Conference, Harlem Community News, Tahl-Propp Equities, MetroPlus, I Love NY, Olive Garden, NYS Senator Hon. Brian Benjamin, Harlem Arts Alliance, NY Carib News, Christian Times, NY Beacon, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Touro College of Pharmacy

The Run attracted over 7,400 registered runners and walkers representing 102 countries! According to NYRR, “this event is second in popularity throughout the city on an annual basis only to the (world renowned) NY City Marathon.” Kudos to the young children who participated in the Children’s Run, which is exciting to watch and continues to grow in size and energy.

Fox 5 TV Anchor Antwan Lewis, Run MC & Host listens as Bill Saxton plays the National Anthem.

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NYRRs executive Michael Rodgers and one of the leaders of the NYRRs Run for the Future program address the runners before the start.

Hundreds are off to a fast pace!

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Line dancing on Family Fun Day.

HARLEM WEEK Family Fun Day Location:

St. Nicholas Park – W. 135th St. & St. Nicholas Ave.

Time:

1:00PM-5:00PM

Audience:

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

Sponsors:

HARLEM WEEK, The Hip Hop Hall of Fame & Museum, Radio 103.9FM

Hundreds came from throughout the region for a good old-fashioned Harlem Reunion & Party in the park that featured current and classic R&B artists along with some of the pioneers of Hip Hop. Performances included Koryn Hawthorne, MC Silver Fox, Leon Thomas, Afrikan Kartel & Andy Stokes. Throughout the day, in between acts, the crowd danced to the music of DJ Cheese and the legendary DJ Hollywood.

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Citi’s Jamile Medina (far left) and Winston Majette of HARLEM WEEK (far right) with scholarship and grant recipients Devin Paschall, Tiannah Adams and Earl Davis from Project Brownstone.

Scholarships, Internships, & Grants Our Commitment to Education HARLEM WEEK, in partnership with The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, aggressively maintains a continuous commitment to education across the demographic spectrum including public schools, post graduate degrees, continuing education, and certifications. Thanks to our sponsors and partners, each year HARLEM WEEK and The Chamber awards grants in excess of $180,000 dollars in internships and scholarships to students (youth to seniors) attending colleges and universities throughout the country and beyond. We also provide grants to educational and training institutions, and community based organizations located in the Tri-State region. INTERNSHIPS We are particularly proud of our highly successful summer internship program for high school and college students, which provides each student with unique opportunities to learn job skills that contribute to building the basis for their future success in the workforce. Interns are paired with highly skilled senior staff who develop challenging work plans and guide them to achieve strategic goals and objectives. They regularly participate in meetings with elected and appointed officials, and business and civic leaders to receive exposure to broader local, national and international issues. Lastly, they develop a network of contacts that prove to be indispensable in helping them to achieve their goals. SCHOLARSHIPS Our annual awards have resulted in students of all ages and backgrounds attending colleges and universities across the country. Our awardees are represented at State and City Colleges and Universities, historically Black Colleges and Universities, Ivy League institutions, as well as small specialty or boutique schools. Our scholarship recipients have gone on to achieve successful careers in law, medicine, politics, business, finance, engineering, education, technology, arts, culture, and more. GRANTS Awarding grants to educational and training institutions and community based organizations allows these entities to expand their year round program offerings to meet the needs of the constituencies they serve. These entities often have a special focus on technology (closing the digital divide), arts and culture, technical training, workplace skills training, and sports and recreation sciences. In addition to providing scholarships, internships and grants, GHCC annually identifies and salutes outstanding teachers and educators. We also encourage and promote the benefits of a college education through the production of the annual National Historic Black College Fair and Expo, which occurs each summer during HARLEM WEEK.

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Unique Exhibits Unique vendors and exhibitors from throughout New York, the Tri-State region, nationally and internationally are annual highlights of the HARLEM WEEK experience. Vendors and exhibitors attract thousands and offer international foods and beverages, arts and crafts, books, clothing, fashion, sports, music, health, educational and financial services, back-to-school sales, corporate and government exhibits, and distinctive exhibits including career opportunities, employment, college, and armed forces recruitment, as well as special business opportunities.

Event

Total Vendors & Exhibitors

“A Great Day in Harlem”

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“Summer in the City”

90

HARLEM DAY

135

Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run, Health Walk & Children’s Run

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HBO’s “Esme & Roy” exhibit at the NYC Children’s Festival

U.S. Marines stand ready to discuss recruitment at the massive marine exhibit on HARLEM DAY.

Disney’s “The Lion King” exhibit.

Kids go rock climbing with the NYPD.

The Vintage Bus from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority was a big attraction.

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Family activities at the Summer Stage concerts.

PARTNER EVENT

SUMMER STAGE IN HARLEM MUSICAL SERIES Location:

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

Day/Date/Time:

Thursdays, July 26th thru August 30th, 5:30PM-8:00PM

Audience:

1000+ Harlemites, New Yorker and tourists attend each week

Sponsors:

NYS Office of General Services,WBLS-FM / HOT 97-FM, HealthFIrst, WellCare, NYS of Health, HARLEM WEEK, The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Harlem Arts Alliance

Summer Stage in Harlem was a six week evening concert series celebrated on the plaza of the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building. The musical events and activities included R&B, Latin/Salsa, Caribbean, Jazz, Gospel, and a Family Night celebration.

PARTNER EVENT

SYLVIA’S RESTAURANT 56TH ANNIVERSARY & ANNUAL KICK-OFF TO HARLEM WEEK Location:

Sylvia’s Restaurant 328 Malcolm X Blvd. bet. W. 126th & W. 127th Sts.

Day/Date/Time:

Wednesday, August 1st, 8:00AM-10:00AM

Audience:

600+ from Tri-State region, nationally and internationally

Hundreds of residents and guests were treated to Sylvia’s Annual “Community Soul Food Breakfast”. Harlem’s famed restaurant prepared its signature breakfast menu and provided complimentary meals for a day long celebration. Throughout the day, residents and visitors were reminded of Sylvia’s famous slogan “I am Harlem, they just call me Sylvia.

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The late Sylvia Woods “Queen of Soul Food”


PARTNER EVENT

Sundae Sermon Parts I & II Locations:

Sundae Sermon's mission is to strengthen and support the spirit of the Harlem community by providing a platform to promote environmental, educational and recreational family friendly activities in a healthy, casual communal environment. Taking place on selected Sundays in Harlem parks, Sundae Sermon has turned into a gathering place for Harlemites

The Great Lawn of St. Nicholas Park (Aug. 12th) & on HARLEM DAY (Aug. 19th)

and those from throughout the City to come together and laugh, have

Part I - Sunday, August 12th, 2:00PM - 6:00PM Part II - Sunday, August 19th, 1:00PM-3:00PM

party in St. Nicholas Park was on August 12th. Sundae Sermon

Audience:

4,000+ dancing music lovers from throughout NYC

at the St. Nicholas Avenue Main Stage with a special musical tribute in

Sponsors:

HARLEM WEEK, NYC Parks & Recreation

memory of the late Aretha Franklin.

Day/Date/Time:

a picnic, and share good vibes. The official Sundae Sermon afternoon

Founder DJ Stormin’ Norman kicked off HARLEM DAY on Aug. 19th

PARTNER EVENT

This marked the 25th year for the Annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

CHARLIE PARKER JAZZ FESTIVAL 2018

which celebrates the life and times of renowned musical genius Charlie Parker. The long standing jazz festival took place in the neighborhoods where Parker both lived and worked — Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem’s Historic District and Tompkins Square Park on the Lower

Location:

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

East Side.

Day/Date:

Friday, August 24th & Saturday, August 25th

The 2018 Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park

Audience:

2,300 Harlemites, New Yorkers and tourists

featured performances from Gary Bartz, Jack DeJohnette, Buster

Sponsors:

City Parks Foundation, City Parks Summer Stage, Partnership for Parks

Williams, Brianna Thomas, Monty Williams and the Harlem Kingston Express, Catherine Russell, Matthew Whitaker, and Keyon Harrold.

PARTNER EVENT

Choreographer “La Mora” of the Oyu Oro Afro-Cuban Dance

Alvin Ailey Dance Center

Company presented the Harlem/Havana master dance classes. This

Location:

405 W. 55th St.

Day/Date/Time:

Tuesday, August 15th, 6:00PM

Audience:

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

memorable exchange between the Cuban dance teacher and attending dancers from throughout the city was enormously successful.

PARTNER EVENT

Harlem Arts Alliance (HAA) Artz, Rootz & Rhythm Cultural Series

Locations:

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

Day/Date/Time:

Sunday, July 29th, Saturday, August 18th & Sunday, August 19th

HAA members were featured at events including “A Great Day in Harlem”, NYC Children’s Festival Parts I & II, “Summer in the City”, and HARLEM DAY. Performances took place on HARLEM DAY at the St. Nicholas Avenue Stage, the Arts & Culture Stage, Children’s Festival Stage, and the Fifth Avenue Stage. Local HAA artists included Uptown Dance Academy, IMPACT Repertory Theatre, and others.

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PARTNER EVENT

Jazzmobile HARLEM WEEK and Jazzmobile continue to build on their highly successful and outstanding partnership. In 2018, Jazzmobile and HARLEM WEEK collaborations included Great Jazz on the Great Hill, Harlem Summer Stage, and events at U. S. Grant National Memorial Park. The events attracted Jazzmobile’s largest audience. Thousands were able to enjoy Jazz, Latin Jazz, and Swing music during the Summer of 2018. Jaambo performs during Jazzmobile at Herman “Denny” Farrell Riverbank State Park.

PARTNER EVENT

Entertainers Basketball Classic Location:

Holcombe Rucker Park, W. 155th St.

& Frederick Douglass Blvd. Day/Date/Time:

Thursday, August 2nd thru Sunday, August 12th, 6:00PM

Audience:

Over 6,000 attended from all ages and walks of life from throughout the Tri-state region and beyond

PARTNER EVENT

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) Locations:

Newark, NJ

Day/Date/Time:

Thursday, July 19th, 5:00PM Thursday, July 26th, 5:00PM Sunday, August 5th, 3:00PM

Audience:

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In excess of 3,000+ on each day

For 60+ years, Harlem has been known nationally and throughout the world as the home of the best in urban basketball games played in Harlem’s Rucker Park. The Entertainers Basketball Classic (EBC) thrived under the fabled leadership and vision of its late CEO Greg Marius (who passed away in Spring of 2017). Greg assumed the mantle and management of Rucker Park and took the EBC to new and legendary heights. This sports classic, started years ago as one game between two rival New York Rap/Hip Hop moguls. EBC’s legacy continues as one of the most prestigious basketball tournaments in the region, building on the legend of the world renowned Rucker Park as the international nucleus of urban and summer basketball. For the third year, HARLEM WEEK and NJPAC partnered to create a “cultural bridge” by promoting activities in both New York and New Jersey. Partnership events at NJPAC saluting and promoting HARLEM WEEK and the HARLEM/HAVANA Music & Cultural Festival included a two day outdoor concert series entitled Sounds of the City. NJPAC’s Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens performed at HARLEM WEEK events including “A Great Day in Harlem” on July 29th and HARLEM DAY on August 19th. Thanks to HARLEM WEEK Board member and senior marketing consultant for NJPAC, Donna Walker-Kuhne, for her leadership in bringing this partnership to fruition. Special thanks to and recognition of our NJPAC Executive Producer David Rodriguez and President John Schreiber.


SPECIAL EVENT

Restaurant Week in Harlem Harlem’s Restaurant Week, August 20th thru September 2nd, was an exciting event which showcased the best of Harlem’s renowned international diversity by featuring cuisines which represent some of the major population groups in the greater Harlem area including: Southern, Irish, African, French, Caribbean, Italian, Cuban, Caribbean, Dominican, and of course Harlem's famous "Soul Food".

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Charles’ Pan Fried Chicken Restaurant Olive Garden 2461 Frederick Douglass Blvd. @ W. 132nd Street

Coogan’s 4015 Broadway @ W. 169th Street www.coogans.com

Cove Lounge 325 Malcolm X Blvd. Bet. W. 126th & W. 127th Sts. www.covelounge.com

Harlem’s Floridita W. 125th St. & 12th Ave. www.harlemsfloriditanyc.com

Harlem Shake 100 W. 124th St. @ Malcolm X Blvd. www.harlemshakenyc.com

Make My Cake 2380 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. @ W 139th St. www.makemycake.com

Manna’s 2353 Frederick Douglass Blvd @ W. 126th St. www.soulfood.com

Melba’s 300 W. 114th St. @ Frederick Douglass Blvd. www.melbasrestaurant.com

100 W. 125th St. @ Malcolm X Blvd. www.olivegarden.com

Oso 1618 Amsterdam Ave. @ W. 140th St. www.osoharlem.com

Patsy’s Restaurant & Pizzeria 2287 1st Avenue Bet. E. 117th & 118th Sts. www.thepatsyspizza.com

Ponty Bistro 2375 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. @ W. 139th St. www.pontybistroharlem.com

Red Rooster Harlem 310 Malcolm X Blvd. Bet. W. 125th & 126th St. www.redroosterharlem.com

Renaissance Harlem 2245 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. @ W. 132nd St. www.renaissance-harlem.com

Sylvia’s 328 Malcolm X Blvd. @ W. 126th St. www.sylviasrestaurant.com

Whole Foods-Harlem 100 W. 125th St. @ Malcolm X Blvd. www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/harlem

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International Initiatives Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival 2018

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone CEO Blair Duncan are on hand at the Harlem/Havana Art & Photography Exhibit at The Mural Pavilion of Harlem Hospital Center.

On the evening of July 18th, Harlem/Havana received a warm welcome by Mayor De Blasio and the First Lady, as they hosted the Kick-off Invitational reception at Gracie Mansion. Music was provided by Cuban artist Chino Pons Y Su Irek Band as 1500+ guests celebrated a spectacular affair. Harlem and Havana musicians, visual artists, dancers and drummers were featured throughout the festival. Audiences were treated to live performances at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Jazzmobile, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alvin Ailey Dance Center, National Jazz Museum in Harlem, and on the Harlem Summer Stage, “Summer in the City” and HARLEM DAY stages. Musicians representing Havana included Oyu Oro Afro-Cuban Dance Company, Chino Pons-Afro Cuban Band, Feeling Collective Afro Cuban Band and Dayramir Gonzalez & His All Star Havana Musicians. Musicians and artists representing Harlem included Bill Saxton, Alyson Williams, Marvin Sapp, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Ray Chew & The HARLEM WEEK All Star Band featuring Cheryl Pepsii Riley, Jeff Foxx Band, Jaambo Band, and Legacy R&B Group. Visual artists and photographers from Harlem, Havana, Puerto Rico, Brazil and the Dominican Republic were featured in the extremely popular Harlem/Havana International Art & Photography Exhibit at The Mural Pavilion of Harlem Hospital Center. The art & photography exhibit was on display from August 4th and extended thru October 30th. Direct from Havana, Cuba was the extraordinary life size image of Latin dancers by visual artist Jessica Angel at Harlem’s Raw Space Gallery. This dynamic photography exhibition called Liquid Heat captured the energy and passion of Cuban dance. Renowned Cuban Dancer Luanda Paul presented an immersive and interactive Cuban dance workshop and art program for youngsters 6-15 years old. The exhibition ran from August 21st thru September 7th.

Dominican Day Parade Costumed performers at the Dominican Day Parade.

Due to the success of the inaugural Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival, at the request of Harlem Congressman Adriano Espaillat, HARLEM WEEK expanded its international initiatives to include marketing and promotions for the Dominican Day Parade on Sunday, August 11th, which annually takes place on the second Sunday of August during HARLEM WEEK. The parade has officially become a part of the HARLEM WEEK celebration embracing the Dominican culture.

Harlem/Havana Closing Gala at Floridita Harlem/Havana held its Closing Gala Reception on Wednesday, October 3rd at Floridita Restaurant (12th Avenue & 125th Street). This gathering was an opportunity for us to say thank you to the supporters of HARLEM/HAVANA and for our key associates to gather and relive some of the wonderful experiences we shared during HARLEM WEEK.

Chino Pons Y Grupo Irek Cuban Band performs at Floridita.

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Floridita provided an abundant choice of tasty foods and beverages representing Havana. Live entertainment from Harlem was provided by the R&B group Legacy and the sounds of Havana came from Chino Pons Y Grupo Irek. In keeping with the HARLEM WEEK theme, Broadway Press Agent Irene Gandy was presented with the “2018 “Community within the Community” Saluting LGBTQ Award” and Andrew Reddick received the Joseph Roberts, Sr. Blackfrica Promotions Community Service Award”.


HARLEM WEEK 2018 DEMOGRAPHIC DATA Based on surveys from The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, NAACP NYS Conference, 100 Black Men of NY, and HARLEM WEEK monitors and statisticians at selected events, the following information has been compiled in conjunction with Harlem Community Development Corp., Harlem Arts Alliance, New York Road Runners, I Love New York, The City College of New York, Columbia University and NYC & Company.

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

18% 22% 27% 21% 12%

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

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

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

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

25% 37% 12% 10% 16%

AUDIENCE ATTENDANCE In documenting the overall impact on the greater Harlem area, we compiled data on crowd and audience attendance for HARLEM WEEK 2018 and identified six (6) key areas to quantify the “people attraction effect” from July 29th through August 31st. The six impact areas included:

Houses of Worship & Gospel

Sporting & Recreation Events:

Attendees:

215,000 Sundays: July 29th thru August 26th

Attendees:

53,000

Partial Listing:

Abyssinian Baptist Church, First Corinthian Baptist Church, The Riverside Church, Convent Avenue Baptist Church, Church of the Intercession and 25 others Houses of Worship.

Partial Listing:

Rucker Pro Basketball League, United Harlem Basketball League, Harlem Junior Tennis, Johnny Mac Family Tennis Clinic, Each One Teach One, and 10 other sporting event sites.

Major Indoor & Outdoor Events and Concerts

Restaurants

Attendees:

190,000 July 28th thru August 26th

Attendees:

144,400

Partial Listing:

Harlem Historic Parks Film Festival, ImageNation Film Festival, The City College Center for the Arts, National Night Out, Loiza Festival, East Harlem Dominican Day Parade, Herman Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, Harlem Summer Stage, “Mile Long Opera” and 20 other events.

Partial Listing:

Sylvia’s, Melba’s, Cove Lounge, Dinosaur BBQ, Red Rooster, Applebees, Olive Garden, Manna’s, Oso, Harlem Shake, Renaissance Harlem, Charles’ Pan Fried Chicken Restaurant, Harlem Tavern, Lido, Amy Ruth’s, Patsy’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, and 35 other eateries.

Historic Sites & Museums

Night Clubs & Music

Attendees:

270,000

Attendees:

103,000

Partial Listing:

Studio Museum, U.S. Grant Memorial Park, Hamilton Grange National Memorial, Morris-Jumel Mansion, Museum of the City of New York, El Museo del Barrio, Dizzy Gillespie Mural, Duke Ellington Circle, Harriet Tubman Memorial Statue as well as more than 20 other sites.

Partial Listing:

Ginny’s Supper Club, Lenox Saphire Harlem, American Legion, Shrine, Paris Blue, Cotton Club, Armor Cubano, Sylvia’s, El San Juan, MIST Harlem, Minton’s Playhouse, Ponty Bistro, and 20 other nite & brunch sites.

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MEDIA IMPACT HARLEM WEEK MEDIA IMPRESSIONS HARLEM WEEK 2018 was well attended and this was due in large part to the strong media coverage we received. Combined Total Media Impressions for HARLEM WEEK 2018 and the Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival 2018 were estimated at over 750 Million. Media Coverage was citywide, regional, national and international. Below please find a listing coverage of HARLEM WEEK 2018 and Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival 2018 as compiled by Sunshine Sachs the official marketing firm for HARLEM WEEK & Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival.

HARLEM WEEK MEDIA IMPRESSIONS PLACEMENTS

IMPRESSIONS

Print

18

4,157,995

Broadcast

48

23,262,405

Online

169

703,406,088

TOTAL

235

730,826,488

(For additional information and related report, contact Tonya Bell at Sunshine Sachs at bell@sunshinesachs.com or 212-691-2800)

SUPPLEMENTARY IMPRESSIONS There was an additional 30 million persons reached nationally thanks to our partnership with American Urban Radio Networks (AURN), which promoted HARLEM WEEK throughout its network which includes 797 radio stations throughout the U.S. in every major market, ranging from NYC to Philadelphia, PA, Los Angeles, CA, Chicago, IL, Newark, NJ, Dallas, TX, Washington, DC, Atlanta, GA, Boston, MA, Phoenix, AZ, Seattle, WA, Tampa, Fl, Detroit, MI, Cleveland, OH, St. Louis, MO, Denver, CO, Miami, FL, Portland, OR, Charlotte, NC, Nashville, TN, Las Vegas, NV, Columbus, OH, Birmingham, AL, Columbia, SC, New Orleans, LA and more‌. Further coverage via online properties of the NY Daily News, ESPN Radio, WHCR-FM, WBLS-FM, WLIB-AM, HOT 97FM, Radio 103.9FM and others expanded the HARLEM WEEK media reach locally and internationally adding another 10 million+ impressions.

A partial listing of our HARLEM WEEK major web partners included Harlem Arts Alliance, WBLS-FM, WNBC-4, FOX-TV, NY Daily News, WNYC-AM/FM, PIX-11, NY1, NY Amsterdam News, Source Magazine, Jones Magazine, Playbill.com, NYC Official City Guide, NYC & Company and WLIB-AM. Others were: harlemlocal.com patch.com searchnow.com events12.com radiofacts.com simplypamarie.com nyforseniors.com

allurenoirmag.com harlemcondolife.com socialeyesnyc.com nycculturebeat.com newworldstation.com gettyimages.com nuzzle.com

livenation.com niftynyc.com nyconthecheap.com gothamist.com voicesofny.com blackcelebkids.com yourblackworld.net

routard.com theroot.com planning.org julyparades.com partyearth.com topix.com siliconharlem.net

SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATE As social media becomes increasingly more important, HARLEM WEEK continues to significantly expand its social media presence and outreach. This year we reached over 10 million people via social media through our postings on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, and repostings through our partners including All Media Linked, WBLS-FM, HOT 97-FM, Radio 103.9FM, WHCR, the NY Daily News, Harlem Arts Alliance, NYC & Company, Walker Communications Group, New York Road Runners, BET, plus Janet Jackson and many others. (Full report available upon request.)

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PHOTO ESSAY

PHOTO ESSAY


HIGHLIGHTS of HARLEM WEEK 2018 Our 2018 Photo Essay The Directors of HARLEM WEEK, Inc. are pleased to present in our Photo Essay, a few of the key highlights and images that were a part of HARLEM WEEK 2018 and Harlem/Havana Music & Culture Festival. The goal of this document is to provide a brief overview of the many sights that encompass the broad spectrum of month long events which attracted well in excess of 2 million plus attendees. As you peruse the Photo Essay, we hope you will remember or be introduced to some of the over 110 unique, exciting and diverse featured annual events. We look forward to your participation in HARLEM WEEK 2019. Respectfully, Board of Directors HARLEM WEEK, Inc. BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS

DIRECTORS

Chairman

Courtney Bennett

Lloyd Williams

One Hundred Black Men of N.Y.

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce

Ralph Lauren

1st Vice Chairman

Voza Rivers Harlem Arts Alliance

Timothy Burwell Michael Flanigan Medgar Evers College

Irene Gandy Jeffrey Richards Associates

DiAnne Henderson

TABLE OF CONTENTS 3 4 5 10 11 12 14 16

Harlem Renaissance Tours

2nd Vice Chairman

Marko Nobles

Reginald Idlett, Sr. Black Hawk Imports

Injoy Enterprises, LLC

Debi Jackson

Treasurer

Youth Development Foundation, Inc.

Barbara Burwell

Deon Levingston

Burwell Consulting Group

Radio One

Asst. Treasurer

NY City “Children’s Festival”

Tina McRae

Stephanie Francis

Dwayne Montgomery

Blackfrica Promotions

Gilbert Paschall, Jr.

Over Watch Services Bronx Lebanon Hospital

Secretary

Pamela Lee

Michael Preston

Harlem Music Festival

Jackie Rowe-Adams

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JDC Property Management District Council 37

Executive Director

Donna Walker-Kuhne

Winston Majette

NJ Performing Arts Center

LMR Productions, Inc.

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44th Anniversary Statement Index Themes Sponsors Meeting Adult & Macy’s Youth Model Casting Call Kick Off Reception at Gracie Mansion “A Great Day in Harlem” Youth Hackathon & Technology Conference Harlem/Havana Arts & Culture Festival The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine HARLEM/HAVANA International Art & Photo Exhibit National Night Out Apollo Salute Upper Manhattan Economic Development Day Senior Citizens Day “Summer in the City” HARLEM DAY

Bob Tate

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Unlimited Contacts, Inc.

Front Cover (L to R): Youth Models strike a pose during the Macy’s Back to School Fashion Show. • Music Icon Janet Jackson greets HARLEM WEEK crowd. • Tony Award Winning Broadway Musical Cast of “Once on This Island” performs on HARLEM DAY. • Hundreds “are off” at the start of the Percy Sutton Harlem 5k Run.

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Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run Family Fun Day Scholarships, Internships, & Grants Unique Exhibits Partner Events Special Event •Restaurant Week International Initiatives Demographic Data Audience Attendance Media Tracker Prime Media Partners & Coverage Our Sponsors Our Partners & Supporters Quotes Key Elected Partners Key Artist & Celebrity Partnerships: Past & Present Special Sections Special Posters Special Banners 2019 Partnership Opportunities Credits

SOME OF OUR 2018 LGBTQ HONOREES INCLUDED

Back Cover (L to R): Our tribute to The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin.• R&B great Bobby Brown in front of BET’s “Inside the Mind of Bobby Brown” exhibit on HARLEM DAY. • HBO animated series Esme & Roy was a special feature at the NYC Children’s Festival. • Digital literacy. Janelle Monae

James Baldwin

Wanda Sykes

Langston Hughes


Music legend, Ray Chew, leads the HARLEM WEEK All-Star Band in a tribute to Aretha Franklin, co-sponsored by JetBlue on HARLEM DAY

Harlem/Havana Cuban Dance Company Oyu Oro entertained the crowd at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine


PHOTO ESSAY

PHOTO ESSAY

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN WITH US AT HARLEM WEEK 2019 AS WE CELEBRATE OUR 45TH ANNIVERSARY FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL (212) 862-8477 AND ASK FOR MS. RICKETTS OR MR. CAUSEY. YOU MAY ALSO VISIT OUR WEBSITE: www.harlemweek.com.


Music legend, Ray Chew, leads the HARLEM WEEK All-Star Band in a tribute to Aretha Franklin, co-sponsored by JetBlue on HARLEM DAY

Harlem/Havana Cuban Dance Company Oyu Oro entertained the crowd at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine


PHOTO ESSAY

PHOTO ESSAY

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN WITH US AT HARLEM WEEK 2019 AS WE CELEBRATE OUR 45TH ANNIVERSARY FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL (212) 862-8477 AND ASK FOR MS. RICKETTS OR MR. CAUSEY. YOU MAY ALSO VISIT OUR WEBSITE: www.harlemweek.com.

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