FREE things to do in Harlem

Visit public artworks throughout Harlem

Art/Walk/Crawl, The Marcus Garvey Park Alliance  waking group meets every Saturday morning at 9:30 am in front of the Pelham Fritz Recreation Center near the West 122nd Street entrance to Marcus Garvey Park. Each Saturday we visit a few of the artworks in our Harlem neighborhood and get a little exercise as well.  Everyone is invited!!!!


If you prefer to explore on your own you can follow the public art map. The public art map was produced by the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance with funding provided by the Harlem Community Development Corporation. In addition to cultural institutions and galleries the map includes 36 public sculptures and hundreds of restaurants from Randall’s Island to Jackie Robinson Park. You can pick up a FREE copy of the map on Saturday July 9th in Marcus Garvey Park near the 5th Avenue and 120th Street entrance to the park from 1:30pm – 3pm or at the Pehlam Fritz Recreation Center at the West 122nd Street Entrance to Marcus Garvey Park during regular rec center operation hours Monday through Saturday.


Kazi Oliver & Suprina

Join Artist Suprina and African Drummer Kazi Oliver  Saturday July 9th, 2 pm – 3pm at the site of the DNA Totem on the southern overlook  terrace in Marcus Garvey Park, Fifth avenue and 120th Street. African Drummer Kazi Oliver hands out instruments to the audience and encourages everyone to join in.


Suprina will be making instruments with attendees out of found objects. This is a family friendly event so bring the kids.


Keeping The Tradition Alive

Join the Quilting Divas for a wine and cheese reception at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building 2nd Floor Gallery Space. The exhibition of Quilts will be on view Saturday July 9th and Sunday July 10th, 4pm – 9pm.  The reception is hosted by the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance with funding provided by the Harlem Community Development Corporation. Closing Reception, Quilting Demonstration and FREE Raffle of a one of a kind signed wall hanging on July 24th, 2 – 5pm



The Classical Theatre of Harlem’s production of Macbeth will preview on Friday  July 8th and Saturday July 9th at 8pm. Opening night is Sunday July 10th and will run through July 31st. FREE and open to the public simply show up to the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park and select a seat. The Amphitheater sits approximately 2,000 people so there is ample seating.




About mgpalliance

President of the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance. The original founder of the Alliance Val Bradley serves as the vice president. The 9 member all volunteer board advocates for the community and our mission extends beyond the borders of Marcus Garvey Park.
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