Harlem Week 2022 is a celebration of the culture and people of Harlem, Manhattan, one of NYC’s most important cultural forges.
Harlem Week 2022
Harlem Week 2022 is a Black Arts festival in and around Harlem from August 12-21, 2022. Ticketed and Free events.
Great Jazz on the Great Hill is a Jazz concert on the Great Hill in Central Park on Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 4-7pm. Free. centralparknyc.org
Before Central Park was created, Seneca Village was an African American town.
A Great Day in Harlem is a Jazz concert at the General Grant National Memorial in Riverside Park in Morningside Heights on Sunday, August 14, 2022 from 12-7pm. Free.
The title is a famous photo of 57 Jazz musicians in Harlem made by Art Kane for Esquire Magazine in 1958. It’s a who is who of Jazz with Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Art Blakey, Coleman Hawkins, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Lester Young and other legends.
Apollo Theater Amateur Night salutes Harlem Week the Amateur Night Quarter Finals on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 7pm. From $31. apollotheater.org
Harlem Week’s NYC Children’s Festival Day 1 is in Howard Bennett Playground on Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 12-5pm. Free.
The Imagenation Outdoor Film Festival is on the Great Lawn at St Nicholas Park on Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 6-10pm. Free.
Harlem Week’s NYC Children’s Festival Day 2 is in Howard Bennett Playground on Sunday, August 21, 2022 from 12-5pm. Free.
Harlem Week ends with a Harlem Day of performances by Dru Hill, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Hip Hop Hall of Fame, Grandmaster Caz & Melle Mel, a dance party, fashion show, performances by MJ The Musical from Broadway, on three stages, plus crafts, food and more, on West 135th St in Harlem on Sunday, August 21, 2022 from 1-7pm. Free. harlemweek.com
There are several dance parties and some virtual events too.
There’s something for everyone. Check the full schedule at harlemweek.com