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Harlem Meer Performance Festival

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Sundays, June 18, 2017 - September 3, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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


The 24th annual Harlem Meer Performance Festival brings the best local talent in music and dance to Central Park! Enjoy jazz, Latin, world, and gospel music while admiring the lakeside views. All ages are welcome.

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*Performance lineup subject to change.

Upcoming Dates:

July 23, 2017
Ola Fresca
Tropical Latin Salsa

Ola Fresca brings a Latin sound directly from Brooklyn. The band weaves musical bridges connecting Cuban son, salsa, timba, and funk. Get Details

July 30, 2017
The Chris Black Experience

The Chris Black Experience combines instrumental and vocal soul, jazz, and funk. They’ve worked with industry greats in every genre of music, from Regina Belle to Les McCann. Get Details

August 6, 2017
Reuben Wilson Combo Quartet

Reuben Wilson was one of few soul-jazz organists to emerge in the late 1960s. His records have been sampled by artists in the newly emerging acid jazz and jazz-rap genres. Get Details

August 13, 2017
Chico Alvarez & The Palomonte Orchestra

Ernest “Chico” Alvarez Peraza is a Cuban-American vocalist and bandleader. Chico has actively been performing Afro-Cuban and Latin American music for the past 50 years, and has been awarded for his contributions to the musical art-form known as Latin Jazz. Get Details

August 20, 2017
Dr. Mambo and the Experience Ensemble
African Cuban Caribbean Jazz

Dr. Mambo and the Experience Ensemble is a Caribbean jazz band with an international mindset. Expect to hear African-Caribbean jazz music featuring rhythms from around the world. Get Details

August 27, 2017
Anthony Morgan Gospel Ensemble

Led by the former lead singer of the internationally known Harlem Gospel Choir, the Anthony Morgan Gospel Ensemble presents music that transcends and transforms the human spirit. Get Details

September 3, 2017
Boricua Legends
Salsa Dura/Bailable

Boricua Legends, created by world-renowned percussionist and producer, Pedro “Pocholo” Segundo, is comprised of world-class musicians and singers that cater to an audience that enjoys dancing to the rhythms of salsa dura. Get Details