The 47th Harlem Week 2021 and Harlem Music Festival is a hybrid live and virtual festival of all things Harlem from August 6-15, 2021.
Outsiders may think Harlem Week is a Black thing, but the organizers see it as a multicultural thing. Harlem Week also stands in solidarity with our Asian community. How cool is that? Life is even best when we celebrate each other.
Harlem Week 2021 Highlights
Great Jazz on the Great Hill is in Central Park on Saturday, August 7, 2021 from 4-7pm (2pm doors). This is a Jazzmobile picnic concert with live music for swing dancing. The nearest street entrance is on Central Park West at 106th St. FREE Google Maps
Joints R Jumpin’ celebrates our juke joint traditions with food, drink and music at Londels on Saturday, August 7, 2021 from 7-10pm. londelsrestaurant.com
A Great Day in Harlem is a street fair with a dance party, praise party, fashion show, artesanal crafts and performances. Shows include a tribute to Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Lloyd Price, the Gospel Caravan, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and the Lackawanna Blues Band, Ray Chew’s Harlem Music Festival All-Star Band, and more. It’s at the Ulysses S Grant National Monument in Morningside Heights on Sunday, August 8 from 12-7pm. Performances start at 3pm. FREE
Harlem Summerstage brings R&B, gospel, soul and jazz to the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building plaza on Thursday, August 12 from 5-8pm. FREE
There are lots of virtual events including a dance party, salute to Broadway, fashion show, film festival, virtual crafts fair, and conversations with Harlem politicians. Check the full schedule at harlemweek.com