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While most of the events going on for Harlem Week are family-friendly, the following events are particularly family-focused.
On Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, children and their parents can find a parade, exhibits, games, arts and crafts, live music, dance, free health testing, and sports clinics at the NYC Children's Festival at Howard Bennett Playground. Attractions within the festival include Harlem Week Higher Education Fair with more than 50 colleges, universities, and technical and trade schools represented; an International Vendors Village, with arts and crafts, music, clothing, jewelry, hats, sculptures, foods, and product sampling; and Dancing in the Streets, a huge outdoor DJed dance party. For more info, follow this link.
There are two special family events during the 8th Annual Percy Sutton 5K Run & Health Walk, a run through historic Harlem to bring everyone together. At 9 am, the Family Health Walk begins. If your crew would like to run instead, try the Children's Run at 9:30 am. Afterward, celebrate a successful run and walk in St. Nicholas Park where you'll find multiple DJs and family-oriented performances, produced in conjunction with the Hip Hop Hall of Fame & Museum. For more info, follow this link.
Events for August 18th's Summer in the City day include the HAA Artz, Rootz, & Rhythm Festival, celebrating singers Aretha Franklin and Gloria Estefan; Harlem Spelling Bee, celebrating Dr. Lorraine Monroe and Jackie Rowe Adams; and the Higher Education Fair & Expo, celebrating Dr. Johnetta Cole. For more info, follow this link.
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