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FAMILIES PLAY DAY: LGBT PICNIC
July 22nd, 2017 @ Marcus Garvey Park
11:00am – 1:00pm
124th and 5th Ave, New York, NY 10027
Bring a picnic lunch and some sunscreen; we will gather near the playground. Families Play Days offer an opportunity for LGBT parents and prospective parents to connect, network with each other, their families and children. We’ll be featuring the Drag Queen Story hour with Harmonica Sunbeam, along with activities, snacks, and live music provided by HAF, Harlem Pride, the LGBT Center of NYC, and Studio Museum, so come ready to have some fun!
2018 ARTIST APPLICATION IS OPEN!
HAF Artist Application is open!
If you’re an artist, and you’re interested in joining the esteemed Harlem Arts Festival esteemed roster, apply to become one today! The application is open until January 15th, 2018. Reach out with questions to email@example.com. More details can be found by clicking the button below!
2015-2016 EVENTS ARCHIVE
5TH ANNIVERSARY HAF GALA + LYNNETTE VELASCO COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARDS: Alhambra Ballroom, Mar 18, 2016.
WHO’S HARLEM/WHOSE HARLEM EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION: La Maison D’Art, April 21-May 25, 2016
HAF GROUP EXHIBITION: UBUNTU: La Maison d’Art, June 2 – July 8
The Harlem Arts Festival, HAF’s flagship program, occurs annually in Marcus Garvey Park the last weekend of June, and is free and open to the public. The fest showcases each year’s selected performing and visual artists through a number of presentations at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater, a smaller more intimate constructed 2nd stage, a gallery walk, and in site-specific, curated spaces in the surrounding park area. The fest also features discussion panels, forums, classes, installations, immersive experiences, a kids’ corner, an area for local businesses and food vendors, and more
HAF Sessions are short intimate performances that occur on regular a basis at venues in and around Harlem. This programming series increases visibility for the festival and its artists, and provides a forum for interaction with the community, local partners, and hopeful artist applicants.
HAF’s annual gala announces its artist lineup for the coming fest, and brings together HAF’s largest supporters, donors, and sponsors for a wonderful celebration. In addition to presenting a few HAF artists across each discipline, the gala honors 1-2 individuals with the Lynette Velasco Community Impact Award. This award is meant to acknowledge the recipient’s lifelong commitment to Harlem’s artistic and cultural community. More information about the award can be found here.