An annual celebration of the culture, history, and resilience of Harlem, this year’s Harlem Week (August 16–23) has been reimagined for a virtual world. Listen to a special audio excerpt from the music-theater production of The Black Clown, inspired by the Langston Hughes poem, with an introduction by co-creator Davóne Tines. The production, created by Davóne Tines, Michael Schachter, and Zack Winokur, had its New York Premiere at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival in 2019. Celebrate the great musicians of the Harlem Renaissance with a fascinating exploration through music history with Mwenso & the Shakes and archival concerts by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Watch an excerpt from a performance of The Abyssinian Mass by Wynton Marsalis, and join THE MOTH for stories about Harlem and by Harlem storytellers. Plus, explore a curated reading list by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, dance workshops, artist talks, a film series, an at-home dance party, and more.
All events are FREE. Click here to learn more about Harlem Week and for the full calendar of events.