'Where the World Meets the World' Harlem Week 2012 Kicks Off 8/18
Themed "Harlem: Where the World Meets the World," this year’s HARLEM WEEK events celebrates Harlem’s global presence and international legacy while honoring the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence; the 100th anniversaries of South Africa’s African National Congress and Japan’s Sakura Festival plus much more.
On Saturday, August 18th, it’s “Summer In The City” with Part I of The NYC Children’s Festival which includes exhibits, games, arts & crafts, cultural performances, free health testing and special surprise guest appearances by Sesame Street characters.The Historic Black College Fair & Expo, The Dancing in The Street & Uptown Saturday Nite outdoor concerts celebrating Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary of independence with salutes to music icon Harry Belafonte and the late Bob Marley hosted by WBLS FM radio personality DahvEd Levy and more. The evening will end with the HARLEM WEEK Outdoor Film Festival produced in concert with Imagenation screening of the hit documentary film “Marley.”
On Sunday, August 19th, HARLEM WEEK 2012’s theme HARLEM: Where the World Meets the World, comes to life with five (5) stages of live entertainment; salutes to South Africa and Japan; special tributes to Nelson Mandela, Mariam Makeba, Hugh Masakela; and the music of Japan. Other activities include the Upper Manhattan Auto Show; the New York City Health Village; the Small Business Expo and Fair; international vending and exhibits. The day will also include a tribute to “Soul Train” & Don Cornelius with a spectacular dance party along 135th Street. The New York City Children’s Festival returns with a spectacular back to school fashion show featuring trendsetting affordable styles modeled by neighborhood kids, live entertainment and more.
Saturday, August 18
SUMMER IN THE CITY
11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Fashion Flava Showcase
Apollo Hour: with Billy Mitchell
Sesame St. Characters: Elmo & Cookie Monster
WBLS FM’s DahvEd Levy
Uptown Dance Academy
Emmy Winners - Impact Repertory Theatre
Tyrone Owuso Slatter
WBLS Concert Under the Stars
HAA Culture Crashers
Ruth Williams Dance Co.
All events & activities take place along the 135th St. Corridor: St. Nicholas Ave - Malcolm X Blvd.
Sunday, August 19
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Rev. Al Sharpton
Ray Chew & HJMF All-Stars
Kool Mo Dee
Apollo Hour with Billy Mitchell
Bald Headed Beauties
MACY’S Back to School Fashion Show
Emerging Designers Showcase
Emmy Winners – Impact Repertory Theatre
ESPN Radio live - with Steven A. Smith
All events and activities take place along the 135th Street Corridor from St. Nicholas Avenue – Fifth Avenue.