The Harlem Arts Festival is set to kick off this Friday, June 27th. For a third consecutive year, the HAF will seek to increase visibility for home-grown artists and businesses. Yours truly will be presenting the opening night party at MIST Harlem featuring Andrew Kaminski, Emily Braden, Charisa the ViolinDiva, and Mad Satta. Dj Raydar Ellis will then be manning the wheel-of-steel as he spins tunes all night for a dance party after the performances. You won’t want to miss our opening night party at MIST so get your tickets now.
Following the opening festivities comes the heart of the festival located at Harlem’s iconic Marcus Garvey Park from Saturday, June 28th to Sunday, June 29th. Come out and watch artists from all disciplines showcase their work at the Richard Rodger’s Amphitheater, the festival’s main stage. Adding to the Richard Rodger’s main stage is a second stage located near the northwest entrance to the park and on the HAF Gallery Walk. Discussions, workshops, and a Kid’s Corner are also featured in this all ages festival so make sure to invite your niece, nephew, uncle, auntie, great-uncle, great-auntie twice removed, and that annoying neighbor who lives directly above you.
The HAF’s executive director, Neal Ludevig, had this to say about this year’s annual gathering:
“The Harlem Arts Festival is becoming an annual destination for not only for local residents, but for people from all over the city. It’s been amazing to watch the festival and the HAF family grow exponentially year after year.”