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A FREE outdoor event series with world renowned DJ’s, food & vintage market, JetBlue giveaways and family activities

April 18, 2013 – New York, New York – Sweet Spot Festival is excited to announce its return to Harlem this summer. Designed to bring together Harlem’s diverse community, celebrate its rich legacy as a cultural hub in New York City and promote music, art, culture and commerce, the Sweet Spot Festival in partnership with Giant Step will kick things off with a free dance party on May 26, 2012 at the West Harlem Pier featuring DJ Herbert Holler and special guest.

From May through September, the festival will host an eclectic range of musicians, DJ’s, themed dance parties, performance & visual artists, kids art and educational activities, fitness workshops and a market place with an array of food vendors and one-of-a-kind vintage & jewelry selections. The Sweet Spot Festival will have something for everyone!

JetBlue will be sponsoring flight giveaways to anywhere they jet all summer. North America’s most renowned sound architects will be playing the best of Soulful House, classic R&B, Disco, Funk, Soul, and Afro-Beat for music lovers of all ages.  Themed dance parties include a roller-skating Jam, Reggae night, and a BaBy Got Soul kids dance off.

The Sweet Spot Marketplace will also be a mainstay in the festival. The market will offer local businesses, and the DIY maker community an opportunity to expose their work to a diverse audience of influencers, international tourists, celebrities and urban professionals.  Fashionistas and vintage lovers will stumble upon must-have unique pieces and foodies will enjoy a variety of food and dessert vendors. Vendors can apply to the Sweet Spot Marketplace here:

Thanks to partnerships with the New York City Parks and Recreation Department and Riverside Parks, this year’s event series will be held in 3 prime locations:  the beautiful West Harlem Pier,  Pier 1, and Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell, a hidden gem which has been designated one of four Harlem Historic Parks.

Other festival partners include, Giant Step, Harlem Arts Alliance, UPTOWN and Musical Directions.

The Sweet Spot Festival series schedule is as follows:

  • Sunday, May 26  – West Harlem Piers
  • Sunday, June 16 – Jackie Robinson Park
  • Saturday, July 20 – Jackie Robinson Park
  • Saturday, August 17 – Jackie Robinson Park
  • Sunday, September 14 – Pier 1
  • Sunday, September 22- Jackie Robinson Park

We invite all to bring their good spirits and join the Sweet Spot Festival this summer to Dance! Music! Shop! Relax!

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Carolyn “CC” Concepcion


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