Harlem Week 2012
Harlem Day, which began, in 1974 as just that–a one-day event, is now widely known as Harlem Week featuring a series of events throughout the summer, that brings together all age groups and cultures to celebrate the unique and diverse essence of Harlem.
Now in its 38th year, Harlem Week offers over 100 events throughout July and August to over 2 million attendees from all over New York and the world.
Themed “Harlem: Where the World Meets the World,” this year’s HARLEM WEEK events celebrates Harlem’s global presence and international legacy while honoring the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence; the 100th anniversaries of South Africa’s African National Congress and Japan’s Sakura Festival.
Harlem Day Report
Harlem Day was on Sunday, August 19, 2012, 2 rival urban radio stations HOT 97 and WBLS brought out live entertainment at their stages.
5th Avenue Stage located on 135th St, between 5th Ave. and Malcolm X Boulevard, hosted by Dj C-Lo. Hot 97 brought out some pioneers, as well as the next generation hip hop artist. Such artist includes, Kool Moe Dee, Grandmaster Caz, Fred da Godson, Driicky Graham, and much more.
St. Nicholas Main Stage featuring tributes to Don Cornelius and Soul Train performed by Ray Chew and HJMF All-Stars and a special guest Alyson Williams.