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Five awesome things to do in Harlem this summer

The Women of Sugar Hill
The Women of Sugar Hill
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Summer is in full swing and you are probably plotting and planning the best way to make the most of these gorgeous warm days and nights. Here are 5 of the best places in and around Harlem to spend your summer soaking up the uniqueness of this vibrant neighborhood.

Romeo N Juliet is one of the most talked about events happening in Harlem this summer. The modern spin on a classic Shakespheare tale is running from July 5 – July 27, 2014.

Tuesdays-Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays at 7:30pm
Fridays at 8:15 with a pre-show Jazzmobile concert at 7:00.

Performances are free! First come, first served so get there early! For more info: http://cthnyc.org

The Women of Sugar Hill Exhibit

Three unique Art Interventions, featuring Music Legend Ms. Marjorie Eliot, playing a piano tribute to Duke Ellington, and award-winning visual artist Andrea Arroyo drawing and painting live, as part of her site-specific art installation "The Women of Sugar Hill." Artworks created during the event will become part of her ongoing exhibition featuring works on paper, fabric and mixed media. The exhibit will be on view through August 10, 2014. The performances will be July 12th, 19th & 26th, from 4-6pm.

Summer Sizzles on Lenox

Stroll down the grand boulevard and sample from12 of Harlem's newest and hottest restaurants. Try $5 appetizers & cocktails, $5 tickets when purchased in advance and $10 when purchased at the door. http://experienceharlem.com

Imagenation Outdoor Summer Film Series

Bring a lawn chair and watch a free outdoor screening of 42 about legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson. July 16 at Jackie Robinson Park Bradhurst and 145th Street.

Summer Stage Uptown Series

New Yorkers wait all year for the Summer Stage series to take place. The uptown season runs July 8th until August 23th. SummerStage provides theater, music, circus, and dance shows that brings communities together to celebrate summer and the performing arts. Top performers from around the world are showcased at SummerStage, presenting the best of what is happening globally as well as in the heart of the city.

For the most up-to-date scheduling and line-up for all SummerStage programming visit www.SummerStage.org for festival information.