44th Annual Harlem Week – 2018 Theme: Women Transforming Our World: Past, Present and Future

July 29, 2018 – August 25, 2018

HARLEM WEEK began in 1974 as HARLEM DAY, a day of encouragement and fellowship in Harlem for New Yorkers. Given the huge success of the celebration, more days were added to showcase the community’s rich economic, political and cultural history.

Celebrating its 44th year in 2018, HARLEM WEEK offers over 100 events throughout the summer to over 2 million attendees from all over New York and the world. HARLEM WEEK celebrates the neighborhoods assets and unique flavor, promoting Harlem’s rich African, African-American, Caribbean, Hispanic and European history, culture, arts, religion, entertainment and sports.

Schedule and location vary each day. Please check the website for each day’s events.

Cost: Free
Various locations
New York NY

https://harlemweek.com/schedule

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The Go Africa Harlem Street Festival 2018

July 14, 2018 – 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Themes for this year are unique, innovative & fresh. Celebrating African, African-American & Caribbean cultures from all parts of the world.

There will be three (3) stages showcasing dance, art, music and dress from various regions throughout Africa and the Caribbean with direct participation from the African community & Cultural groups, consulates and embassies from the city’s five boroughs an NY Region.

The Go Africa Master Chefs will be on eight (8) grills cooking up African, Caribbean, and American specialties for the duration of the street festival. The Go Africa Master Chefs will be cooking it up in addition to the other featured food merchants at the Festival to increase your food choices and eating pleasures. We will also be selling Beer, Wine and special beverages during the event.

Grand Marshall & Master of Ceremonies: We are proud and honored for the Go Africa Street Festival 2018 to announce the Following: The Honorable Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President will serve as the Grand Marshall for this marque event

The Go Africa Network Inc. (a 501(C)(3) non-profit focusing on Development, Culture, Education and trade initiatives for Africa) in conjunction with Go Africa LLC, Go Africa Health, LLC, Go Caribbean Inc, Go Africa News, LLC, Go Africa Capital Inc., The NYS African Chamber of Commerce & The African Union Expo, LLC. is hosting this one-day street festival.

Cost: FREE

Harlem
116th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard (7th Avenue) and Frederick Douglass Boulevard (8th Avenue)
New York NY

 

Summer on the Hudson: Let’s Dance!

June 17, 2018 | 6:00pm – 9:30pm

Learn to dance like a professional at these Salsa, Cha-Cha and Bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon.

Cost: FREE
Pier 1
Riverside Park South at West 70th Street
New York NY

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Festival Cubano – “Del Caribe Soy” (Premiere Performance)

June 1, 2018 | 7:30pm – 9:30pm

“Del Caribe Soy” is Oyu Oro’s first Cuban popular dance presentation with a special solo performance by Aruan Ortiz, pianist from Santiago de Cuba. The stage involves a majestic rainbow of movement, song and music that recreates popular Caribbean dances, Cuban modern dance, Afro-Cuban culture and new choreography directed by Danys “La Mora” Perez. Featured Cuban artists include Liethis Hechavarria (dancer), Alexander La Rosa (dancer and musician), Maikel Castellanos (singer, dancer and musician) and Elvis Ferrera (dancer).

Cost: $20 – General; $25 – General admission: $25 plus Mojito; $30 At the Door – Cash only. Tickets: Available starting on April 1st at oyuoro-afrocuban.com 

 

Roulette
509 Atlantic Avenue btwn Nevins St & 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11217

Jerry Costanzo and his Gotham City Swingers

Jerry Constanzo and his Gotham City Swingers - June 7 2018

June 7, 2018 | 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Experience New York City’s hippest little big band. Jerry and his Swingin’ pals will be performing music from the swing era to the “Rat Pack” stylings of the 1950s and 1960s.

Cost: Free

Forest Park – George Seuffert Bandshell
Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive

Woodhaven, NY 11421

More Info: https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/07/jerry-costanzo-and-his-gotham-city-swingers

Rennie Harris: Funkedified

June 1, 2, 3 and June 8, 9 and 10, 2018 | performance times vary/matinees and evening shows

Rennie Harris, a North Philadelphia native, founded Rennie Harris Puremovement (RHPM) based on his belief that hip-hop can express universal themes beyond racial, religious and economic boundaries. Over the past 24 years, RHPM has grown to be one of the pioneers of “organized hip-hop dance theater.” By merging traditional African dance with contemporary art forms, RHPM opens doors in the dance world for new generations to follow. Their cohesive and cogent voice merges social dances with theater and has been credited for bringing street dance into the mainstream. Duration: 60 minutes; no intermission.

Cost: Tickets: $16*, $19, $28 and $38. * – Price subject to change. Service charges apply to web and phone orders.

The New Victory Theater weather
209 West 42nd Street (west of Broadway)
New York NY 10036

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Festival Cubano – “Rumba, Teatro LATEA with Melvis Santa”

May 18, 2018 | 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Performances of Cuban Popular Dance, Music and Rumba events with celebrated singers and musician. The festival presents new choreographers which strengthen the artistic work of Cuban culture in New York City.

Cost: General: $10. Tickets: Available starting on April 1st at oyuoro-afrocuban.com 

The Clemente
107 Suffolk Street btwn Rivington & Delancey Streets
New York NY 1000

More Info: https://www.dance.nyc/for-audiences/community-calendar/view/Wemilere.com-/2018-06-01/

Festival Cubano – Cuban Dance and Music Festival in New York

May 12, 2018 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm

It is the eve of Mother’s Day with a Cuban social event. The event features dance and music performances by Oyu Oro and local artists, as well as a display of Cuban arts and crafts. Light refreshments and wine will be served. Bring your mother, sister, family and friends to celebrate this special weekend. Visit oyuoro-afrocuban.com/PARTY.html to get a taste of this festive feast of dance and music.

Cost: General: $15 Plus Mojito:$20 At the Door:$20 Cash only. Tickets: Available starting on April 1st at oyuoro-afrocuban.com 
The Ailey Studios
405 West 55th Street, 6th Floor
New York NY 10001

More Info: https://www.dance.nyc/for-audiences/community-calendar/view/Wemilere.com-/2018-06-01/

 

Swing OUT!: A DJ Dance Party

May 12, 2018 – 3:00pm – 8:00pm

Get up, Get Down, Swing Out, Fly Free! In this Swing dance/lindy hop edition of our DJ Dance Party series vocalist Charles Turner III , Lana Turner & Uptown Swing reinterpret classics that will keep you groovin’ and new music to move your soul. In tribute to Harlem’s own Frankie Manning, Norma Miller and Lana Turner, join us for a swinging party to live music + DJ and dance class lead by Traci Bartlow and Samuel Coleman.

Cost: $10. All ticket sales are final; no exchanges or refunds. Valid ID required to pick up tickets.

Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street
New York NY 10031

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E-Moves 19

May 2 – 5, 2018 – 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

4 Contemporary African choreographers have been commissioned to create, or re-imagine, new work across the spectrum of contemporary idioms. The emergence of artists from the continent of Africa who are first or second generation American or transnational is expanding the field of modern dance. E-Moves 19 presents innovative artists that will create culturally referential work which is contemporary, arresting and fresh. Adaku Utah, Lacina Coulibaly, Ousmane Wiles and Nora Chipamire wrestle with questions that push the boundaries of what it means to be African in America now. #Nigeria #BurkinaFaso #Senegal #Zimbabwe

Cost: $20 for adults; $35 for VIP.  All tickets sales are final, no refunds or exchanges. Valid ID required to pick up tickets.

Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street
New York NY 10031

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