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Giving Ideas a Kick in the Wallet | The festival team needs $12,000 by March 18 to produce a free showcase of music, dance, theater and visual art by Harlem artists, to be put on in a park this June. ‘We want to celebrate the artistic legacy of Harlem by taking a contemporary look at the art that’s made here now,’ Chelsea Goding, the festival’s development director, said in its Kickstarter pitch video.

New York Times, CityRoom Blog

This free, family- friendly event will celebrate and promote the importance of arts education, while presenting artists across different genres that will help mark the Richard Rogers Amphitheater and the surrounding park as a venue for culture.

Amsterdam News

Recapture the Harlem Renaissance at the second annual Harlem Arts Festival in Marcus Garvey Park. Family-friendly, the two-day event includes a gallery walk (with artists like Jim Oher, Isaac Williams and Omi Gray), artist talks, live performances and an interactive kids’ corner. The festival features a large group of contemporary multidisciplinary artists who will take the stage of the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater to play music, put on plays and dance.

New York Observer

Ludevig said the festival’s organizers are excited for the future. ‘Last year we were figuring out whether or not we could pull this off but now there’s no question the demand is there,’ he said. ‘You can bet your bottom dollar we will do this next year and the year after that. Persistence is the key.’


The organizers of the festival, which kicks off at Marcus Garvey Park Friday afternoon and runs through Saturday, said they are excited about being able to provide a showcase for Harlem artists that they hope will endure through the years. 'We're humbled to see that in building this organization, with its very specific mission, we are satisfying a desire in the community, and we hope to honor the artistic legacy of Harlem with our contribution,' said Chelsea Goding, development director for the festival.