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3 very Harlem events you won't want to miss this weekend

Updated: Mar 17, 2020

The Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park

The uptown celebration known as Harlem Week–a total misnomer because it lasts a whole month–is in full swing this weekend, and you won't want to miss both Saturday's and Sunday's events. Oh, and Black Woodstock is also marking its 50th anniversary in Marcus Garvey Park on Saturday night, so you may as well stay out all weekend:

W 135th St btwn St. Nicholas Ave and Malcolm X Blvd

Saturday Aug 17, noon-9pm

A long stretch of W 135th Street will be blocked off for a day of music, dancing, and, yes, even a spelling bee.

Marcus Garvey Park

Saturday Aug 17, 7pm-9pm

Fifty years ago Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, B.B. King and other legends came to Marcus Garvey Park to celebrate black music and culture. This weekend's free SummerStage concert, featuring artists such as Talib Kweli and Keyon Harrold, marks the groundbreaking event's anniversary.

W 135th St btwn St. Nicholas and Fifth Aves

Sunday Aug 18, 9am-7pm

Now in its 45th year, Harlem Day kicks off with the one-of-a-kind Parade of Automobiles, followed by music, dancing and a back-to-school fashion show.

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