The alfresco, all-day bash kicks off Harlem Week with a wide range of festivities at General Grant National Memorial in Riverside Park. Pack your own picnic or purchase grub from on-site food vendors, then watch Uptown Dance Academy and other hoofers perform. Jazz, Latin and gospel groups provide live music to end the night on various high—and soulful—notes.
FYI: Harlem Week 2018 lasts a tad longer than seven days. In fact, you get to celebrate the neighborhood and its culture for a good chunk of summer. Starting July 29 until August 25, head to the history-rich ’hood to enjoy specials at some of the best Harlem restaurants, attend outdoor parties at one of the area’s best parks, see live summer concerts and more. More than two million people from NYC and around the world attend these Harlem Week events, and trust us, you’ll want to be one of them!
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