The Harlem Harvest Festival – Saturday, October 6th

FOOD, WINE AND FAMILY FUN ABOUND AT THE HARLEM HARVEST FESTIVAL

 Harlem Park To Park Presents Its Third Annual Harlem Harvest Festival

With Activities And Events For the Whole Family

 September 29, 2012 – Harlem, NY – Whether you’re a foodie, a yoga enthusiast, aspiring dancer or family looking for fun activities to keep the little ones busy, you can find it at this year’s Harlem Harvest Festival. Harlem Park to Park, a community improvement association in Central Harlem, the hub for New York City’s premiere dining, shopping and nightlife destinations north of 110th street, will present its third annual Harlem Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 6, from 10am to 4pm.  The event will take place in A. Phillip Randolph Square at St. Nicholas Avenue, between 116th and 117th streets, as the kick off event for Harlem Park to Park’s annual Oktoberfest.

The Harlem Harvest Festival, which drew more than 2,700 attendees last year, has grown even more this year with vendor participation including businesses from Central and East Harlem, as well as upstate farms and wineries. Bread Alone, Horman’s Pickles, Brooklyn Cured Sausage, Breezy Hill Farm, Knoll Crest Farm, Cider Hill Farm, Glebocki Farm, Thousand Island Winery, Community Markets, Cabot Cheese will all participate, along with performances by the Dance Theater of Harlem, live music from a salsa band, and great activities for the kids. Also featured is the annual cook-off event, this year featuring the “Battle of the Avenues” pitting Lenox Avenue restaurants, Sylvia’s and Corner Social and for Frederick Douglas Blvd., 67 Orange and Harlem Tavern.  The restaurants will square off on omelets and entrées.

“The Festival has become a wonderful way to showcase the best of our amazing local businesses, not only to our neighbors, but also to the rest of the city as we invite everyone to travel uptown and experience first-hand one of New York City’s most exciting new shopping, dining, and nightlife destinations,” said Nikoa Evans-Hendricks, Executive Director of Harlem Park to Park.  The organization has played a crucial role in raising the level of visibility for the businesses in the community.

Harlem Harvest Festival this Saturday, October 6th from 1o am to 4 pm.

Adult yoga (bring mat), Children’s yoga, Face Painting, Sand Art, Live music, Cook off – Battle of the Lenox Ave chefs vs. FDB Ave chefs, Hula Hoop demo, African Dance and more!

Programming Schedule:

On Stage

10:00 am DJ
10:30 am Host
11:00 am Land Yoga class (Adult)
11:30 am Dj, Raffle
12:00 pm Adventures in Yogaland Children’s Yoga
12:30 pm Cook off – Battle of the Avenues: Lenox Avenue chefs vs Eighth Avenue chefs
1:10 pm Raffle
1:15 pm Salsa Band
2:00 pm Bikram Yoga East Harlem (Adult)
2:30 pm Hula Hoop demonstration
3:00 pm African Dance Performance/Kim Holmes
3:30 pm Live Music PerformanceOff Stage
10:30 am Pumpkin Carving by Master Carver Hugh McMahon

11:00 am Harvist Restaurant Flash Kitchen

11:30 am Pumpkin Art, Face Painting/Layla

12:00 pm Harvist Restaurant Flash Kitchen

12:15 pm Raffle – 2 Carved Pumpkins

12:30 pm Face Painting/Patricia Anthony

1:00 pm Harvist Restaurant Flash Kitchen

1:15 pm Raffle – $50 gift card from Whole Foods Market

1:30 pm Sand Art, Balloons/Patricia Anthony

2:00 pm Harvist Restaurant Flash Kitchen

2:30 pm Gardening (Harlem Flo Atelier)

3:00 pm Harvist Restaurant Flash Kitchen presentation

3:15 pm Raffle – Gift basket from Whole Foods Market