44TH ANNUAL HARLEM WEEK ANNOUNCES FINAL WEEK OF EVENTS, INCLUDING
ANNUAL PERCY SUTTON HARLEM 5K RUN, HEALTH WALK & CHILDREN’S RUN
CHARLIE PARKER JAZZ FESTIVAL AND FAMILY FUN DAY
Fourth Week Boasts Wealth of Health & Wellness Activities, Family & Children’s Events,
HARLEM Restaurant Week & Much More
This week, The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce presents its fourth week of activities and events for the 44th Annual HARLEM WEEK. Activities and experiences include the start of Harlem Restaurant Week (featuring sixteen diverse restaurant partners), a family fun day, health and wellness events and a jazz festival.
Key events featured this week will be The Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run, Health Walk & Children’s Run (Saturday, August 25). This event brings together the community for a 5K Run, Health Walk & Children’s Run through historic Harlem. Following the run the celebration continues with a community wide event featuring multiple DJ’s saluting Harlem’s musical icons plus family oriented performances.
Also featured this week is Harlem’s Restaurant Week (August 20th – September 2nd) celebrating its international culture and cuisine with sample culinary delights ranging from Southern soul food to Hispanic, Caribbean, European and more. Participating restaurants include: Sylvia’s, Coogan’s, Red Rooster, Ponty Bistro, Oso, and many more. Please see below for a complete list of participating restaurants, and for more information on featured dishes please contact please participating restaurant directly.
Lastly, Family Fun Day (August 25th) joins HARLEM WEEK, Imagenation and Radio 103.9 for a Kids Night Out screening of the Disney film, A WRINKLE IN TIME. The evening includes a mini science expo, tech games, face painting and a back giveaway facilitated by Omega Psi Phi.
Additional events for the week of August 20th include Apollo Amateur Night, The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, Hip Hop Hall of Fame Festival, The Summer Stage Gospel Night and more (please see additional details / program times/locations below). For a complete overview of HARLEM WEEK events, please visit harlemweek.com/
WHERE & WHEN:
- Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run & Walk:
o Event Registration 6:00 AM |5K Run Start Time 8:30am Walk Start Time 9:00 am Children’s Run Start Time 9:30am| Community Celebration 12:00 PM |135th Street & St. Nicholas Ave.
o Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum |8:30 AM – 4:00 PM | 135th Street & St. Nicholas Ave.
- Harlem Restaurant Week |Monday, August 20 – Sunday, September 2:
COMPLETE LIST OF PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS
o Charles’ Pan Fried Chicken|2461 Frederick Douglass Blvd. New York, NY 10027 | 212.281.1800
- Family Fun Day | August 25 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM | W 135 St. & St. Nicholas Ave.
- The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival | August 24 7:00 PM August 25 3:00 PM | Marcus Garvey Park| W 122nd St. & Mount Morris Park West
- The Summer Stage | August 23 5:30 PM|125th St & Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd
HARLEM WEEK was established in 1974 as HARLEM DAY to celebrate Harlem’s rich African-American, African, Caribbean, Hispanic and European living history as well as to shine a light on its art, culture, religion, entertainment and sports. This year, the festivities will pay homage to the incredible women and members of the LGBTQ+ community who have had an indelible impact on the culture through the 2018 theme “Women Transforming Our World: Past, Present & Future” and subtheme, “The Community within the Community” Saluting the LGBTQ + Community.” HARLEM WEEK now offers over 100 events throughout the summer to over 2 million attendees, including participants and visitors from around the world.