Coming up: NYC Children's Festival

August 16, 2011 2:37:34 PM PDT
This year's edition of Harlem Week will feature something extra special for the kids with the coinciding of the NYC Children's Festival from Aug. 20-21. The festival, which will take place from noon to 5 p.m. on both days in the schoolyard of P.S. 175 on 135th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. and Malcolm X Blvd., will have events for children of all ages.

The fun will begin with an opening parade featuring youth groups from throughout the city. The agenda also includes basketball clinics conducted by the NBA's New Jersey Nets, an appeareance by four-time and current world female boxing champion Alicia Ashley, as well as rides, games and educational actvitities.

The festival is free and open to the public. Every adult must be accompanied a child to enter.

Harlem Week, now it in its 37th year, will continue through Aug. 31. For a full listing of events, visit For more information, call (212) 862-8477. Those interested can also get updates through the event's Facebook page and on Twitter (@HarlemWeek).