Important Events This Weekend

Summer is revving up!!  Harlem is the hot spot despite the negative press that the media keeps putting out. For some reason Harlem still ends up being the center of art, creativity and entertainment.  This weekend is HARLEM WEEK check out the info I wrote prior about this or go to http://www.Harlemweek.com and get a taste of history and culture. Good food too!! Music, Fashion, Sports!!

Speaking of sports, this weekend is the Inaugural kickoff of the World Basketball Festival sponsored by NIKE. New York City is hosting it but most of it will be held at Rucker Park in Harlem. 155 and Fredrick Douglass Blvd. IN HARLEM!!!  It starts today and will continue through Saturday at the Rucker with the final being held at Madison Square Garden. Lots of big names- Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade among other greats will be here making appearances.  Check out http://www.worldbasketballfestival.nikemedia.com

To top it off, Jazz Mobile is happening. A tribute to Benny Powell, a jazz legend is happening tonight at Jackie Robinson Park located at 148th Street and Bradhurst. You can check out my prior info on Jazzmobile to get the complete schedule.

Harlem has its ups and downs like any other community. Don’t continue to allow the media to shape your images, do  your own research.

Have a great weekend!!

Peggy

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