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4 fun things to do this weekend in Harlem

Updated: Nov 6, 2020

Shrine, Harlem's top spot for live music, is open again

Harlem's parks—and one of its best live music spots—are alive with the sound of music this weekend. Plus, a shopping pop-up teams up with a favorite Harlem gift boutique:

Friday, October 16 6pm

Central Harlem 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd between W 133rd and W 134th Sts

After months of pandemic-induced silence, one of Harlem's top spots for live music reopens tonight. First up, an evening of jazz, including the Justin Rothberg Group, the Eric Plaks Trio and Leonid Galaganov. Call to RSVP.

Saturday, October 17 at 2pm

Central Harlem St. Nicholas Park, St. Nicholas Ave and W 135th St

A musical homage to the Harlem Renaissance in St. Nicholas Park co-hosted by New York City Council candidate Kristin Richardson Jordan.

Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18 noon-5pm

Central Harlem NiLu, 191 Malcolm X Blvd between W 119th and W 120th Sts

A fresh reason to visit this highly-browsable Harlem gift shop: It's hosting pop-up market Harlem Makers Collective for the entire weekend. Look for different vendors on each day.

Saturday, October 17 at 4pm

Sugar Hill Highbridge Park, W 155th St between St. Nicholas and Edgecombe Aves

This free outdoor jazz series on the southern tip of Highbridge Park is closing out the season with a concert by saxophonist Ray Blue. Bring your chair and refreshments.

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