Free Harlem Summer Juneteenth 2021

Updated: Aug 21, 2021


FILM

Summer of Soul Saturday, June 19th, 5:00 PM Marcus Garvey Park Celebrate Juneteenth in Harlem with a free, outdoor screening of Summer of Soul presented by Target in association with Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage, NYC Parks’ Historic Harlem Parks, and JazzMobile. More info

FESTIVALS

Harlem Juneteenth Family Block Party Saturday, June 19th, 11:00 AM 92 St. Nicholas Ave It’s a family event and our cornerstone will be the book giveaway for students (K-12) along with other fun activities and entertainment planned: spoken word, readings, live vocal music, hula hooping, yoga, a magic show, art projects, and more. More info


Grandmas Place Juneteenth Block Party Saturday, June 19th, 12 PM – 5 PM June nineteenth is a very special day in African American history. It is the day that the last slaves were informed that they were finally free! In honor of this special day, Grandma’s Place is hosting a block party! There will be live music, food, and classic games! More Info


ArtCrawl Harlem June 12th, 1:00 PM ArtCrawl Harlem Artist in Residence House on Governors Island Join ArtCrawl Harlem on Saturday, June 12th at 1:00 PM as we celebrate Portrait Artist Artist Michael Obele and his work while in residence at the ArtCrawl Harlem Boundaries & Connections Artist Residency on Governors Island, NTC. More info


KidsFest Day 1 June 19th, 2:00 PM Morningside Ave b/t 115th & 116th Sts NYC Kidsfest is entering its 16th year and we’re super thrilled to bringing you an incredible live and socially distanced festival!!! Join us as we pack the weekend of June 19th and 20th with loads of performing artists, storytelling workshops, raffles, kung fu, music, and dance. More info


KidsFest Day 2 June 20th, 2:00 PM Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell NYC Kidsfest is entering its 16th year and we’re super thrilled to bringing you an incredible live and socially distanced festival!!! Join us as we pack the weekend of June 19th and 20th with loads of performing artists, storytelling workshops, raffles, kung fu, music, and dance. More info


The Uptown Night Market Every Second Thursday (July 8th, August 12th & September 9th) 4:00-10:00 PM 12th Avenue & West 138th Street The Uptown Night Market is the place to be in West Harlem every second Thursday of the month starting from July until November 2021. Each evening will feature a curated selection of NYC and locally-based food & beverage concepts, arts & crafts, packaged goods, and performers. More info


116th Street Festival Saturday, July 10th, 11:00 AM 116th Street Festival STREAMING FEST Festival celebrates its 36th Anniversary. With the current Covid-19 Pandemic, the event is presented as a STREAMING FEST reaching millions of viewers from New York, as well as throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and the world. More info


MUSIC

Revival 5: Hybrid! at Grant’s Tomb Saturday, June 19th, 4:00 PM General Grant National Memorial For REVIVAL 5: Hybrid!, we will celebrate “Innovation and New Connections”: How we took care of our bodies and spirits!  Learn, watch, and participate with our multi-generational company, legendary guest artists, and older adults sharing stories of new ways of connecting learned from this pandemic. More info


PITY THESE ASHES: TULSA 1921 – 2021 Saturday, June 19th, 7:00 PM HarlemStage On Juneteenth, The Harlem Players in partnership with Harlem Stage, The Greene Space at WQXR/WNYC, and the Harlem School of the Arts will present Pity These Ashes: Tusla 1921 -2021, a free digital concert commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre. The event will feature the world premiere of Adolphus Hailstork’s Tulsa 1921 (Pity These Ashes, Pity This Dust), as well as compositions by Jessie Montgomery, Alice Coltrane, and Trevor Weston with soloists mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges and violinist Jessica (Lady Jess) McJunkins, WQXR host and author Terrance McKnight, and conductor Amadi Azikiwe leading the Harlem Chamber Players. More info


Live with Carnegie Hall: Juneteenth Celebration Saturday, June 19th, 7:30 PM Online Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes Jr. leads this celebration—along with special guest Wayne Brady—to recognize the importance of this historic day and to acknowledge the long road still ahead. In addition to music, dance, and commentary, the evening also recognizes contributions made by prominent African Americans today: Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and Robert F. Smith, businessman and chairman of Carnegie Hall’s Board of Trustees. More info


Charlie Parker with Strings  Saturday, August 28th, 6:00 PM Marcus Garvey Park Though his legacy would come to be defined by his indelible contributions to bebop, the Charlie Parker with Strings albums were Charlie Parker’s best-selling recordings during his lifetime, featuring the legendary saxophonist’s takes on standards like Gershwin’s “Summertime” and Klenner & Lewis’ “Just Friends.” More info


ART & CULTURE

Her, Unfolding June 13th, 3:00 PM Kente Royal Gallery, 2373 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. ‘Her, Unfolding’ displays the story of a Brown Skin Girl who is grappling with her interior and exterior worlds. The sequence of paintings tells the story of her everyday endurance and vulnerability. Paintings exhibit every nook and corner of her life as she continues to discover herself. The style and details give deeper insight into what it means to be a black/brown woman in the world today. More info


The Protest and the Recuperation June 12 – August 14, 2021 Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery The Protest and The Recuperation is a survey of artistic perspectives on, and responses to, the global phenomenon of mass protest and of recuperative strategies of resistance. The exhibition’s ten artists present nuanced perspectives on the value of protests as aggregate expressions of thousands, even millions, of individual participants through their myriad works focused on protest participation, observation, interpretation, representation, and appropriation. More info


Brown Skin Girls June 13th, 3:00 PM Kente Royal Gallery, 2373 Adam Clayton Powell Jr, Blvd Harlem-based independent creative house Vinyl Crown, founded by Khalil “Saint Cassius” Walton, presents Brown Skin Girls: A Discussion with Dynamic Women of Color. The program accompanies their flagship exhibit Vinyl Crown Presents: Her Unfolding, an Immersive Exhibit by Lauren Kelisha Muller. Both programs are an extension of Saint Cassius’ single “Brown Skin Girls.” More info

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