The three-day Charlie Parker Jazz Festival returns to Marcus Garvey Park—and more fun things to see and do this weekend.
Friday, August 27-Sunday, August 29; FREE
Central Harlem Richard Rodgers Amphitheater, Marcus Garvey Park, enter at Fifth Ave and 124th St
This three-day tribute to Charlie "Bird" Parker returns to Marcus Garvey Park with performances by the Donald Harrison Quartet, Willie Jones III, plus many others.
Saturday, August 28 10am-1pm; meet at the Broadway/Arden Street entrance
Join the Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Parks for a morning of painting, planting, weeding, and more.
Saturday, August 28 6pm-8:30pm
Washington Heights Buunni Coffee, 213 Pinehurst Ave at 187th St
Come see the work of Washington Heights-based illustrating team Yuma York, shop their prints and magnets celebrating uptown life, have some wine—and even score a free sticker.
In case you missed it:
Through October 31
Central Harlem Morningside Park, Manhattan Ave and W 112th St
One hundred portraits of Harlemites are spread across four Harlem parks—Morningside, Marcus Garvey, Jackie Robinson and Rucker—in this outdoor photography exhibit co-curated by Harlem's own Sade Boyewa El.
Through the summer
Morningside Heights Riverside Park between W 119th and W 125th Sts
Five goats return to a two-acre, fenced-in section of Riverside Park to help with the weeds.
Through Sept 30; Fri 5pm-10pm, Sat noon-10pm, Sun noon-9pm
Central Harlem Frederick Douglass Blvd between W 111th to W 120th Sts
Nine blocks of Frederick Douglass Boulevard are closed to traffic on the weekends through September. The stretch includes a long list of restaurants with expanded outdoor seating, including Melba's, BLVD Bistro, Lido, Vinateria, and more.
Through December 31; Tuesday-Thursday by appointment, walk-ins Friday & Saturday
Central Harlem Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd and W 135th St
Visit the Schomburg on Fridays and Saturdays without an appointment and see its two current exhibitions, including a show exploring a century of "traveling while Black."
Through April 2022
Central Harlem Morningside Park, Morningside Ave and 120th St
Take a selfie with artist Zaq Landsberg's 25-foot-long sculpture, "Reclining Liberty," right above the entrance to the park at 120th Street.
Saturdays through October
Central Harlem 134th Street Farm, 118 W 134th St between Malcolm X and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvds
Free workshops for children on farming (sample themes: pollinators, leafy greens, edible flowers) on Harlem Grown's urban farm. Registration is mandatory.
Through September 26; Sat & Sun 11am-5pm
East Harlem El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Ave between E 104th and E 105th Sts
The culmination of two years of research and studio visits, this national survey takes a closer look at the work of 42 Latinx artists and collectives from the United States and Puerto Rico, exploring themes such as identity, structural racism, migration and more.