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Harlem Meer Festival

Harlem Meer Performance Festival:
Uptown Dance Academy

Date: July 14, 2019, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM


Located at PS/MS 129 in Harlem, the 24-year-old Uptown Dance Academy’s mission is to transform youth into stars. They introduce the community to a unique form of contemporary ballet that incorporates acrobatics and traditional black dance theater. Their performance, Kingdom of Soul, features a collection of dances with music by legends like Aretha Franklin, Duke Ellington, James Brown, Michael Jackson, and Prince.

Sundays, June 16, 2019 - September 1, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues)


The Harlem Meer Performance Festival brings the best local talent to Central Park! Enjoy a variety of performances featuring multicultural music and dance, family-friendly entertainment, and more while admiring the lakeside views.

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All ages are welcome.

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*Performance lineup subject to change.

Download a full list of the lineup here.

We are now accepting performance submissions for the 2020 Harlem Meer Performance Festival. Please submit HERE.