- Three Kings Day Parade and Celebration
Venture to East Harlem for New York City's Dia de los Reyes Magos (Three Kings Day), one of the biggest holidays in Latin America with music, dance and tradition fluttering the streets- history is relinquished with the celebration of the biblical adoration of Jesus by the three wise men.
- Black Comic Book Festival – Schomburg Center
The Schomburg center brings together Black comic artists from across the country to exhibit and celebrate the tradition of black comics. Hands on workshops, panel discussions, and film screenings make for a great interactive event for family and friends.
- Festival Luna
The American National History Museum invites visitors to celebrate the new lunar year with Folk dancing, storytelling, and much more.
- African Diaspora International Film Festival
This Film Festival cultivates a platform to celebrate and convey artistic styles, crafts and shed light on the life and culture of African Diaspora. Over 90 feature-lengths, documentaries and short narratives will screen and much more activities for your fulfillment.
February · Black History Month
- Harlem Fine Arts Show
Traveling to 10+ cities around the US and bridging together a diverse background of people, the African Diasporic art show aims to empower individuals through culture, ideas and art from around the world.
- Apollo Theater Community Open House Weekend
To celebrate black history month, the legendary Apollo Theater opens its doors for a free event featuring live performances and family workshops. This traditional weekend gives guests a chance to taste the history that echoes at the Apollo.
- Athena Film Festival - Teachers College
The Athena Film Festival is the only festival to depict and celebrate women in their leadership roles with a plethora of film screenings and acknowledgments of bold women making a difference around the world.
- Annual Chocolate Day – Morris Jumel Mansion
The oldest remaining house in Manhattan turned Museum saves a day in February to house a fun informative day of everything Chocolate. You get a chance to learn about the consumption and history of chocolate with included.
March · Women's History Month
- Women Jazz Series – Schomburg Center
This rhythmic jazz series provides an effervescent abode to some of the best female jazz performers in NY. A chance to give homage, celebrate the influence of jazz and the multitude of artists who led the way.
- Holy Week: Cathedral St John the Divine
St John Cathedral takes you through a journey of meditation, candle lightings, music and prayer to illuminate the journey of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and His passionate sacrifice. This offers time of reflection and celebration for everyone to enjoy.
- Holy Week: Riverside Church
The historic Riverside Church hosts a week of reflection on the price Jesus paid on the cross. The choir will beckon with their symphonic melodies and the stream of series will take you on a journey through scripture and symbolic traditions of hope and gratitude.
- Annual Easter Egg Hunt: Morningside Park, Marcus Garvey Park, St Nicholas Park
With baskets ready to be filled, children from all over the Harlem borough come together to celebrate Easter and collect their eggs. Once the DJ announces, “it’s time for the Easter Egg Hunt,” potato sacks drop, the strokes of paint brushes cease and the children get ready to get what they’ve been waiting for.
- Summer on the Hudson
Watch a movie, rejuvenate yourself with Pilates, fly a kite along the banks of the Hudson and enjoy summer. This annual festival in Manhattan has something for everyone all the way through December.
- Drums Along the Hudson – Inwood Hill Park
A Springtime festival in celebration of Native American heritage and culture and a time to commemorate the Lenape people who first inhabited Inwood park. Feel the pulsating drum beats, taste international food, and dance along the Hudson.
- Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival @ Apollo Theater · Harlem Stage
A time to divulge deeper into the present and future of Jazz with engulfing performances and ignite the influence of Jazz.
- Film Harlem – Maysles Cinema
- Columbia University Film Festival
A fun filled week of film screenings, dramatic readings, and an array of special events featuring work from the MFA film students of Columbia University.
- NYC Multicultural Festival
Celebrate Diversity Celebrate You - Bringing together all cultures-this festival wants to celebrate you-NY’s biggest celebration of diversity!
- Harlem Book Fair
The Harlem book fair is recognized as the largest African American book fair and public literary event- workshops, panel discussions, book sales and more!
- The Classical Theatre of Harlem – Shakespeare in the Park
Free performances of re-imagined adaptations of great classics of world literature as well as
- Jazzmobile SummerFest
Jazzmobiles’ signature event featuring free weekly concerts where the diverse backgrounds come together for an unforgettable evening of jazz.
- Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
An assembly of marvelous musicians who reflect Charlie Parker's influential and genius liberation of jazz.
- Harlem Week
A week-long celebration promoting Harlem’s rich history with a variety of rhythmic showcases, vendors, arts and crafts and more.
- San Giglio Festival
An annual four day Italian street feast and festival in East Harlem—games, food, live entertainment and a celebration of Italian heritage.
- African American Day Parade
Founded in the Spring of 1968 – a parade celebration of heritage and a showcase of black achievements, dignitaries and more.
- Medieval Festival, Ft. Tryon Park
Find your best medieval costume, take a lapse back into the middle ages and shop the marketplace, taste delicious food
and enjoy exciting entertainment including an exciting joust on horseback.
Celebration of el Dia de los Muertos
Join El Museo Del Barrio with a time of storytelling, face painting and performances to celebrate the 3000 year old tradition recognizing family members and friends who have passed away.
Harlem Art Factory Festival
Chashama hosts a weekend long celebration of art and performance in Harlem with exhibitions in various locations in Harlem.
Strivers Row Open House, Strivers Art Circuit Walking Tour
Take a walk down the historical Strivers Row on 138th and 139th between Adam Clayton Powell and Frederick Douglass where artist showcase their art for public viewing and selling of their work.
Harlem Art Walking Tour
A community based tour of the bustling Harlem with a wide scope of presentations from some of the most creative artists NY has to offer.
- Coquito Masters
A fun contest to bring family and friends together to recognize the coquito master—a traditional Puerto Rican culinary delight simply described as an eggnog rum beverage made from a host of family ingredients.
Annual Hudson View Gardens Art Show
A diverse annual art show showcasing a wide variety of artists showcasing paintings, photography, paintings and more.
For additional information, visit Harlem One Stop.