Friday, September 23, 2011

☞ SEE: Around Harlem this Weekend

Friday, September 23rd, 6:00 PM, The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, Marcus Garvey Park, Fifth Avenue and West 122nd Street. The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival had to be rescheduled this year by Summer Stage because of Hurricane Irene and now Friday, September 23rd has been selected.  The annual festival assembles some of the finest musicians in the world who reflect Parker’s musical individuality and genius, to promote appreciation for this highly influential and world-renowned artist. This year's lineup included Kenny Werner, James Carter, Tia Fuller and Gerard Clayton.  More details on this public music event can be found at the Summer Stage site: LINK

Saturday, September 24th, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM, El Barrio Today Walking Tour, at El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue and 104th Street. El Barrio Today Arts Cluster invites you to come explore the neighborhood. Highlights include the Graffiti Wall of Fame, Julia de Burgos Boulevard, local murals and much more. All tours leave from El Museo's lobby. FREE admission. In the event of inclement weather, a guided tour of the Permanent Collection will be offered in lieu of the El Barrio Today tour.  RSVP required.  For more information and to RSVP, view the event on El Museo's website: LINK

Saturday, September 24th, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM, Mount Morris Park Historic District Farmers Market is open for the season at 124th Street and Fifth Avenue.  The Peach Guy is back so check it out: LINK

Saturday,  September 24th, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Morningside Park Farmers Market, corner of 110th Street and Manhattan Avenue. Check out the new seasonal and locally grown and produced goods while enjoying Morningside Park: LINK

Saturday, September 24th, 12:00 PM–5:00 PM, Common Ground Family Festival, at the Morningside Park lawn by 117th Street and Morningside Avenue A full afternoon of FREE family entertainment. Face Painters, Balloon Art, and performances throughout: LINK

Sunday, September 25th, 3:00 PM-7:00 PM, Sunday Sermon at Morningside Park, 113th Street and Morningside Drive.  This is the season finale of DJ Stormin' Norman live dance party at Morningside Park.  Guests and special live performance: LINK

Sunday, September 25th, 5:00 PM, Crowning of the Octobierfest Queen at Bier International, 2099 FDB/8th Avenue and 113th Street. Arriving by a traditional, horse-drawn carriage amidst lively strains of Zydeco-tinged Polka music and adorned in traditional Octoberfest garb, Harlem’s first Oktobierfest  Queen will be crowned at Bier International: LINK

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