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Harlem Week in New York City

New York City Events

Events listed below are held in one of the five boroughs of New York City, unless indicated otherwise.

JANUARY

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Celebrations throughout Chicago; http://www.king-raleigh.org/natlevent/body.cfm

FEBRUARY

Black History Month
Annual celebration of Black culture featuring theater, dance, music performances and more; various New York City locations during the month; http://www.nycvisit.com

National Black Fine Art Show
Featuring artists from the African Diaspora representing 45 international galleries; past celebrities in attendance include Oprah Winfrey, Susan Taylor, Russell Simmons, Cicely Tyson, Angela Bassett, Tyra Banks; http://www.nationalblackfineartshow.com

African American Heritage Month
Three weekends of unprecedented conversations, collaborations, and performances with internationally renowned artists, educators, and scholars; American Museum of Natural History; http://www.amnh.org

National Minority Business Council Awards
Annual fundraising awards luncheon honoring minority and corporate leaders; http://www.nmbc.org

MARCH

Reel Sisters Film Festival
Annual festival featuring films by over 25 women from around the world; Long Island University, Brooklyn; http://www.reelsisters.org

25 Influential Black Women in Business Women Awards
Annual event featuring over 800 business professionals and corporate executives; http://www.nycvisit.com

MAY

DanceAfrica
One of America’s largest celebrations of African and African American dance, music, and culture; BAM Howard Gilman Opera House; http://www.bam.org

JUNE

Juneteenth
Celebration of the African American tradition throughout the community; various New York locations; http://www.juneteenth.com

Real Men Cook
Family celebration and fundraising event on or near Fathers Day; New York City; http://www.realmencook.com

JVC Jazz Festival
Huge annual jazz festival involving 35 concerts at various locations; past performers include Herbie Hancock, Roy Hargrove, Shirley Horn, Cassandra Wilson, James Brown; New York City; http://www.festivalproductions.net

AUGUST

Harlem Week
So big its longer than a month; Annual event featuring Harlem Jazz Fest, Historic Black College Fair, Junior Tennis Classic, Gymnastics Gala, Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, Family Unity Day Festival, Black Film Festival, Children’s Festival, Fashion Shows and much more, various Harlem locations; http://www.harlemdiscover.com/harlemweek

SEPTEMBER

Women in Jazz Festival
Dizzy’s Club at Lincoln Center; NYC; http://www.lincolncenter.org

African American Day Parade
Annual parade featuring dignitaries, celebrities and elected officials will march as well as bands and organizations from 12 states; Harlem; http://www.africanamericandayparade.org

NOVEMBER

African Diaspora Film Festival
Annual celebration produced by ArtMattan Productions; featuring some of the best new films about the multifaceted global experiences of people of color by independent filmmakers from around the world; various venues in New York City; http://nyadff.org

DECEMBER

African Diaspora Film Festival
Annual celebration produced by ArtMattan Productions; featuring some of the best new films about the multifaceted global experiences of people of color by independent filmmakers from around the world; various venues in New York City; http://nyadff.org

Kwanzaa Celebration
Begins 12/26/09; 7-day celebration of African American culture; New York City; http://www.soulofamerica.com/events/kwanzaa-celebrations/

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