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3 fun things to do in Harlem this weekend (think shopping, a Record Store Day celebration, and more)

Updated: Mar 18, 2020

"All Power to All People," a giant afro pick sculpture by Hank Willis Thomas in front of The Africa Center

Take a selfie with a giant afro pick, celebrate Record Store Day with free live DJ sets, and browse one of Harlem's best shopping events–all this weekend!

Gallery 8, 2602 Frederick Douglass Blvd and 139th St

Fri, April 12 2pm-9pm; Sat, April 13 11am-9pm; Sun, April 14 10am-6pm

This stylish pop-up market on Strivers' Row is back with fashion, jewelry, accessories, ceramics, chocolates–even flavored vodkas and whiskeys. Don't miss John Reddick's unique collection of African-American posters and memorabilia.

The Africa Center plaza, 110th St and Fifth Ave

Sat, April 13 11am-4pm

Stop by the Africa Center's plaza this Saturday for an afternoon of arts, crafts and food. Plus–you won't be able to miss it–"All Power to All People," a giant afro pick sculpture by Hank Willis Thomas that debuted at Burning Man last year.

300 W 142nd St between Bradhurst Ave and Frederick Douglass Blvd

Sat, April 13 2pm-8pm

Head to small-but-mighty Harlem record shop Cinderblock People to celebrate Record Store Day and be reminded of the impact of indie music shops and record labels on the local scene. The fun starts at 2pm: three free DJ sets playing everything from cosmic jazz to traditional soul and funk.

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