Harlem Cultural FEstival (Office of the Mayor)

Elisabeth McGlynn filed this request with the Office of the Mayor of New York City, NY .
Tracking #

FOIL-2019-002-00877

Multi Request Harlem Cultural FEstival
Status
Rejected

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From: Elisabeth McGlynn


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all records about the Harlem Cultural Festival of 1969 which took place in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City in the summer of 1969. The festival was hosted by entertainer Tony Lawrence and attended by many famous musicians, and a heave Black Panther presence was there as well, as well as famous activists including Jesse Jackson, Mayor John Lindsay, Marcus Garvey Jr., Adam Clayton Powell, and others. Acts included Nina Simoe, Sly and the Family Stone, Mahalia Jackson, Stevie Wonder and many others.
The following dates and locations are included in the festival:
June 5, 1969 - OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL! Miss Harlem Pageant, a soul band, etc. at 68 E. 131st
June 6, 1969 – 68 E. 131st Street, Harlem Cultural Festival Salutes United Block Association, 5-8pm
June 7, 1969 – 4pm-11pm Block party at 155th Street between Broadway and Riverside
June 7, 1969 – 7pm-9pm, Cantral Park Mal at 72nd and 5th Ave. – College and University Salute to the Harlem Cultural Festival
June 7, 1969 – 1am Smalls Paradise, 135th St and 7th Ave. Hi Society Club presents Tony Lawrence with an award for work in the community
June 8, 1969 – 4-6pm, 62nd and 10th, Damrosch band shell, Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center salutes the Harlem Cultural Festival
June 9, 1969 – 5:30-8:30pm, Manhattanville Community Center, 132 and Amsterdam, Miss Harlem Finalists salute the WLIB Soul Brothers Disk Jockeys
June 15, 1969 - Tribute to the American South in Colonial Park
June 18, 1969 - Gospel and Calypso at Rockefeller Center (this was mentioned in the NYTimes)
June 22, 1969 - Gospel community sing-along at Bethel Baptist Church (265 Bergen St, Brooklyn) with Professor Charles Taylor, Virginia Fowler, Veronica Blakely, Louella Williams, and Deacon Logan, Deacon Ray Hill, Dickie Mitchell and the Youth Choir
June 29, 1969 – WEEK ONE - Opening concert in Mt. Morris (Mount Morris) park in Harlem
July 9th, 1969 – Tribute to Mahalia Jackson
July 13, 1969 - WEEK TWO - Gospel Concert
July 20, 1969 - WEEK THREE - 1969 Soul Day - MAN LANDS ON MOON
July 20th, 1969 - Apollo landing reporting in NYC. There was a “Moon-in” in Central Park , and 10,000 people gathered to watch the moon landing there.
July 20th -25th-ish, 1969 - I’m hoping to find man-on-the-street coverage of Black perspective on the landing of the Apollo on July 20th or 21st or so, 1969. I know this was important reporting at that day because many Black leaders protested the moon landing. The NY times covered the fact that Black people were upset about the expense of the Space program
July 27, 1969 - WEEK FOUR - Sunday
August 17, 1969 - WEEKEND FIVE - Sunday (WOODSTOCK WEEKEND)
August 24, 1969 - WEEKEND SIX - Sunday finals of the Miss Harlem beauty Pageant

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Elisabeth McGlynn

From: Office of the Mayor

Your request FOIL-2019-002-00877 has been successfully submitted to the Mayor's Office (OOM).
The details of your request are shown below.

Request Title: Harlem Cultural FEstival (Office of the Mayor)

Request Description: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all records about the Harlem Cultural Festival of 1969 which took place in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City in the summer of 1969. The festival was hosted by entertainer Tony Lawrence and attended by many famous musicians, and a heave Black Panther presence was there as well, as well as famous activists including Jesse Jackson, Mayor John Lindsay, Marcus Garvey Jr., Adam Clayton Powell, and others. Acts included Nina Simoe, Sly and the Family Stone, Mahalia Jackson, Stevie Wonder and many others.
The following dates and locations are included in the festival:
June 5, 1969 - OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL! Miss Harlem Pageant, a soul band, etc. at 68 E. 131st
June 6, 1969 – 68 E. 131st Street, Harlem Cultural Festival Salutes United Block Association, 5-8pm
June 7, 1969 – 4pm-11pm Block party at 155th Street between Broadway and Riverside
June 7, 1969 – 7pm-9pm, Cantral Park Mal at 72nd and 5th Ave. – College and University Salute to the Harlem Cultural Festival
June 7, 1969 – 1am Smalls Paradise, 135th St and 7th Ave. Hi Society Club presents Tony Lawrence with an award for work in the community
June 8, 1969 – 4-6pm, 62nd and 10th, Damrosch band shell, Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center salutes the Harlem Cultural Festival
June 9, 1969 – 5:30-8:30pm, Manhattanville Community Center, 132 and Amsterdam, Miss Harlem Finalists salute the WLIB Soul Brothers Disk Jockeys
June 15, 1969 - Tribute to the American South in Colonial Park
June 18, 1969 - Gospel and Calypso at Rockefeller Center (this was mentioned in the NYTimes)
June 22, 1969 - Gospel community sing-along at Bethel Baptist Church (265 Bergen St, Brooklyn) with Professor Charles Taylor, Virginia Fowler, Veronica Blakely, Louella Williams, and Deacon Logan, Deacon Ray Hill, Dickie Mitchell and the Youth Choir
June 29, 1969 – WEEK ONE - Opening concert in Mt. Morris (Mount Morris) park in Harlem
July 9th, 1969 – Tribute to Mahalia Jackson
July 13, 1969 - WEEK TWO - Gospel Concert
July 20, 1969 - WEEK THREE - 1969 Soul Day - MAN LANDS ON MOON
July 20th, 1969 - Apollo landing reporting in NYC. There was a “Moon-in” in Central Park , and 10,000 people gathered to watch the moon landing there.
July 20th -25th-ish, 1969 - I’m hoping to find man-on-the-street coverage of Black perspective on the landing of the Apollo on July 20th or 21st or so, 1969. I know this was important reporting at that day because many Black leaders protested the moon landing. The NY times covered the fact that Black people were upset about the expense of the Space program
July 27, 1969 - WEEK FOUR - Sunday
August 17, 1969 - WEEKEND FIVE - Sunday (WOODSTOCK WEEKEND)
August 24, 1969 - WEEKEND SIX - Sunday finals of the Miss Harlem beauty Pageant

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Elisabeth McGlynn

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AAATZJuQiTT-Kov-Yy4-BX5AgIs%3A1iXhzg%3AipcTzdzYp4s4-qHRR_gFw5mSvJQ&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Foffice-of-the-mayor-3073%252Fharlem-cultural-festival-office-of-the-mayor-83490%252F%253Femail%253D%252522NYC.gov%252522%252B%25253Cnoreply%252540nyc.gov%25253E


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You can view the request and take any necessary action at the following webpage: https://a860-openrecords.nyc.gov/request/view/FOIL-2019-002-00877. (https://a860-openrecords.nyc.gov/request/view/FOIL-2019-002-00877)

From: Office of the Mayor

The Mayor's Office (OOM) has acknowledged your FOIL request FOIL-2019-002-00877. (https://a860-openrecords.nyc.gov/request/view/FOIL-2019-002-00877)
You can expect a response on or about Friday, June 5, 2020.

Additional Information:
Due to the volume of requests that we have received, we estimate that we will be able to provide you with a response on or before the above date.

Please visit FOIL-2019-002-00877 to view additional information and take any necessary action. (https://a860-openrecords.nyc.gov/request/view/FOIL-2019-002-00877)
Request Information:
Request Title: Harlem Cultural FEstival (Office of the Mayor)
Request Description: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all records about the Harlem Cultural Festival of 1969 which took place in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City in the summer of 1969. The festival was hosted by entertainer Tony Lawrence and attended by many famous musicians, and a heave Black Panther presence was there as well, as well as famous activists including Jesse Jackson, Mayor John Lindsay, Marcus Garvey Jr., Adam Clayton Powell, and others. Acts included Nina Simoe, Sly and the Family Stone, Mahalia Jackson, Stevie Wonder and many others.
The following dates and locations are included in the festival:
June 5, 1969 - OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL! Miss Harlem Pageant, a soul band, etc. at 68 E. 131st
June 6, 1969 – 68 E. 131st Street, Harlem Cultural Festival Salutes United Block Association, 5-8pm
June 7, 1969 – 4pm-11pm Block party at 155th Street between Broadway and Riverside
June 7, 1969 – 7pm-9pm, Cantral Park Mal at 72nd and 5th Ave. – College and University Salute to the Harlem Cultural Festival
June 7, 1969 – 1am Smalls Paradise, 135th St and 7th Ave. Hi Society Club presents Tony Lawrence with an award for work in the community
June 8, 1969 – 4-6pm, 62nd and 10th, Damrosch band shell, Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center salutes the Harlem Cultural Festival
June 9, 1969 – 5:30-8:30pm, Manhattanville Community Center, 132 and Amsterdam, Miss Harlem Finalists salute the WLIB Soul Brothers Disk Jockeys
June 15, 1969 - Tribute to the American South in Colonial Park
June 18, 1969 - Gospel and Calypso at Rockefeller Center (this was mentioned in the NYTimes)
June 22, 1969 - Gospel community sing-along at Bethel Baptist Church (265 Bergen St, Brooklyn) with Professor Charles Taylor, Virginia Fowler, Veronica Blakely, Louella Williams, and Deacon Logan, Deacon Ray Hill, Dickie Mitchell and the Youth Choir
June 29, 1969 – WEEK ONE - Opening concert in Mt. Morris (Mount Morris) park in Harlem
July 9th, 1969 – Tribute to Mahalia Jackson
July 13, 1969 - WEEK TWO - Gospel Concert
July 20, 1969 - WEEK THREE - 1969 Soul Day - MAN LANDS ON MOON
July 20th, 1969 - Apollo landing reporting in NYC. There was a “Moon-in” in Central Park , and 10,000 people gathered to watch the moon landing there.
July 20th -25th-ish, 1969 - I’m hoping to find man-on-the-street coverage of Black perspective on the landing of the Apollo on July 20th or 21st or so, 1969. I know this was important reporting at that day because many Black leaders protested the moon landing. The NY times covered the fact that Black people were upset about the expense of the Space program
July 27, 1969 - WEEK FOUR - Sunday
August 17, 1969 - WEEKEND FIVE - Sunday (WOODSTOCK WEEKEND)
August 24, 1969 - WEEKEND SIX - Sunday finals of the Miss Harlem beauty Pageant

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Elisabeth McGlynn

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AAATZJuQiTT-Kov-Yy4-BX5AgIs%3A1iXhzg%3AipcTzdzYp4s4-qHRR_gFw5mSvJQ&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Foffice-of-the-mayor-3073%252Fharlem-cultural-festival-office-of-the-mayor-83490%252F%253Femail%253D%252522NYC.gov%252522%252B%25253Cnoreply%252540nyc.gov%25253E

From: Office of the Mayor

The Mayor's Office (OOM) has closed your FOIL request FOIL-2019-002-00877 for the following reasons: (https://a860-openrecords.nyc.gov/request/view/FOIL-2019-002-00877)
Your request under the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) is denied. Please see the attached determination letter.

You may appeal the decision to deny access to material that was redacted in part or withheld in entirety by contacting the agency's FOIL Appeals Officer: foilappeal@cityhall.nyc.gov within 30 days. (mailto:foilappeal@cityhall.nyc.gov?subject=FOIL-2019-002-00877%20-%20Appeal)
Request Information:
Request Title: Harlem Cultural FEstival (Office of the Mayor)
Request Description: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all records about the Harlem Cultural Festival of 1969 which took place in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City in the summer of 1969. The festival was hosted by entertainer Tony Lawrence and attended by many famous musicians, and a heave Black Panther presence was there as well, as well as famous activists including Jesse Jackson, Mayor John Lindsay, Marcus Garvey Jr., Adam Clayton Powell, and others. Acts included Nina Simoe, Sly and the Family Stone, Mahalia Jackson, Stevie Wonder and many others.
The following dates and locations are included in the festival:
June 5, 1969 - OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL! Miss Harlem Pageant, a soul band, etc. at 68 E. 131st
June 6, 1969 – 68 E. 131st Street, Harlem Cultural Festival Salutes United Block Association, 5-8pm
June 7, 1969 – 4pm-11pm Block party at 155th Street between Broadway and Riverside
June 7, 1969 – 7pm-9pm, Cantral Park Mal at 72nd and 5th Ave. – College and University Salute to the Harlem Cultural Festival
June 7, 1969 – 1am Smalls Paradise, 135th St and 7th Ave. Hi Society Club presents Tony Lawrence with an award for work in the community
June 8, 1969 – 4-6pm, 62nd and 10th, Damrosch band shell, Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center salutes the Harlem Cultural Festival
June 9, 1969 – 5:30-8:30pm, Manhattanville Community Center, 132 and Amsterdam, Miss Harlem Finalists salute the WLIB Soul Brothers Disk Jockeys
June 15, 1969 - Tribute to the American South in Colonial Park
June 18, 1969 - Gospel and Calypso at Rockefeller Center (this was mentioned in the NYTimes)
June 22, 1969 - Gospel community sing-along at Bethel Baptist Church (265 Bergen St, Brooklyn) with Professor Charles Taylor, Virginia Fowler, Veronica Blakely, Louella Williams, and Deacon Logan, Deacon Ray Hill, Dickie Mitchell and the Youth Choir
June 29, 1969 – WEEK ONE - Opening concert in Mt. Morris (Mount Morris) park in Harlem
July 9th, 1969 – Tribute to Mahalia Jackson
July 13, 1969 - WEEK TWO - Gospel Concert
July 20, 1969 - WEEK THREE - 1969 Soul Day - MAN LANDS ON MOON
July 20th, 1969 - Apollo landing reporting in NYC. There was a “Moon-in” in Central Park , and 10,000 people gathered to watch the moon landing there.
July 20th -25th-ish, 1969 - I’m hoping to find man-on-the-street coverage of Black perspective on the landing of the Apollo on July 20th or 21st or so, 1969. I know this was important reporting at that day because many Black leaders protested the moon landing. The NY times covered the fact that Black people were upset about the expense of the Space program
July 27, 1969 - WEEK FOUR - Sunday
August 17, 1969 - WEEKEND FIVE - Sunday (WOODSTOCK WEEKEND)
August 24, 1969 - WEEKEND SIX - Sunday finals of the Miss Harlem beauty Pageant

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Elisabeth McGlynn

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AAATZJuQiTT-Kov-Yy4-BX5AgIs%3A1iXhzg%3AipcTzdzYp4s4-qHRR_gFw5mSvJQ&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Foffice-of-the-mayor-3073%252Fharlem-cultural-festival-office-of-the-mayor-83490%252F%253Femail%253D%252522NYC.gov%252522%252B%25253Cnoreply%252540nyc.gov%25253E

From: Office of the Mayor

The Mayor's Office (OOM) has re-opened your FOIL request FOIL-2019-002-00877 for the following reason: (https://a860-openrecords.nyc.gov/request/view/FOIL-2019-002-00877) This request has been re-opened to provide additional information to the requester. This may have been done because information was mistakenly left as private or did not successfully get added to the request. You can expect a response on or about Monday, December 2, 2019.
Please visit FOIL-2019-002-00877 to view additional information and take any necessary action. (https://a860-openrecords.nyc.gov/request/view/FOIL-2019-002-00877)
Request Information:
Request Title: Harlem Cultural FEstival (Office of the Mayor)

From: Office of the Mayor

The Mayor's Office (OOM) has responded to your FOIL request FOIL-2019-002-00877 with the following file(s). (https://a860-openrecords.nyc.gov/request/view/FOIL-2019-002-00877) NOTE: You must be logged in to your OpenRecords account to access the file(s). If you are not logged in, you will be prompted to do so when the link is selected. The file(s) listed below will not be publicly available on the OpenRecords portal.


* Determination Letter: 2019-00877_Mcglynn_Determination_letter.pdf (https://a860-openrecords.nyc.gov/response/806812)
Please visit FOIL-2019-002-00877 to view additional information and take any necessary action. (https://a860-openrecords.nyc.gov/request/view/FOIL-2019-002-00877)
Request Information:
Request Title: Harlem Cultural FEstival (Office of the Mayor)
Request Description: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all records about the Harlem Cultural Festival of 1969 which took place in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City in the summer of 1969. The festival was hosted by entertainer Tony Lawrence and attended by many famous musicians, and a heave Black Panther presence was there as well, as well as famous activists including Jesse Jackson, Mayor John Lindsay, Marcus Garvey Jr., Adam Clayton Powell, and others. Acts included Nina Simoe, Sly and the Family Stone, Mahalia Jackson, Stevie Wonder and many others.
The following dates and locations are included in the festival:
June 5, 1969 - OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL! Miss Harlem Pageant, a soul band, etc. at 68 E. 131st
June 6, 1969 – 68 E. 131st Street, Harlem Cultural Festival Salutes United Block Association, 5-8pm
June 7, 1969 – 4pm-11pm Block party at 155th Street between Broadway and Riverside
June 7, 1969 – 7pm-9pm, Cantral Park Mal at 72nd and 5th Ave. – College and University Salute to the Harlem Cultural Festival
June 7, 1969 – 1am Smalls Paradise, 135th St and 7th Ave. Hi Society Club presents Tony Lawrence with an award for work in the community
June 8, 1969 – 4-6pm, 62nd and 10th, Damrosch band shell, Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center salutes the Harlem Cultural Festival
June 9, 1969 – 5:30-8:30pm, Manhattanville Community Center, 132 and Amsterdam, Miss Harlem Finalists salute the WLIB Soul Brothers Disk Jockeys
June 15, 1969 - Tribute to the American South in Colonial Park
June 18, 1969 - Gospel and Calypso at Rockefeller Center (this was mentioned in the NYTimes)
June 22, 1969 - Gospel community sing-along at Bethel Baptist Church (265 Bergen St, Brooklyn) with Professor Charles Taylor, Virginia Fowler, Veronica Blakely, Louella Williams, and Deacon Logan, Deacon Ray Hill, Dickie Mitchell and the Youth Choir
June 29, 1969 – WEEK ONE - Opening concert in Mt. Morris (Mount Morris) park in Harlem
July 9th, 1969 – Tribute to Mahalia Jackson
July 13, 1969 - WEEK TWO - Gospel Concert
July 20, 1969 - WEEK THREE - 1969 Soul Day - MAN LANDS ON MOON
July 20th, 1969 - Apollo landing reporting in NYC. There was a “Moon-in” in Central Park , and 10,000 people gathered to watch the moon landing there.
July 20th -25th-ish, 1969 - I’m hoping to find man-on-the-street coverage of Black perspective on the landing of the Apollo on July 20th or 21st or so, 1969. I know this was important reporting at that day because many Black leaders protested the moon landing. The NY times covered the fact that Black people were upset about the expense of the Space program
July 27, 1969 - WEEK FOUR - Sunday
August 17, 1969 - WEEKEND FIVE - Sunday (WOODSTOCK WEEKEND)
August 24, 1969 - WEEKEND SIX - Sunday finals of the Miss Harlem beauty Pageant

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Elisabeth McGlynn

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AAATZJuQiTT-Kov-Yy4-BX5AgIs%3A1iXhzg%3AipcTzdzYp4s4-qHRR_gFw5mSvJQ&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Foffice-of-the-mayor-3073%252Fharlem-cultural-festival-office-of-the-mayor-83490%252F%253Femail%253D%252522NYC.gov%252522%252B%25253Cnoreply%252540nyc.gov%25253E

From: Office of the Mayor

The Mayor's Office (OOM) has closed your FOIL request FOIL-2019-002-00877 for the following reasons: (https://a860-openrecords.nyc.gov/request/view/FOIL-2019-002-00877)
Your request under the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) is denied. Please see the attached determination letter.

You may appeal the decision to deny access to material that was redacted in part or withheld in entirety by contacting the agency's FOIL Appeals Officer: foilappeal@cityhall.nyc.gov within 30 days. (mailto:foilappeal@cityhall.nyc.gov?subject=FOIL-2019-002-00877%20-%20Appeal)
Request Information:
Request Title: Harlem Cultural FEstival (Office of the Mayor)
Request Description: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all records about the Harlem Cultural Festival of 1969 which took place in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City in the summer of 1969. The festival was hosted by entertainer Tony Lawrence and attended by many famous musicians, and a heave Black Panther presence was there as well, as well as famous activists including Jesse Jackson, Mayor John Lindsay, Marcus Garvey Jr., Adam Clayton Powell, and others. Acts included Nina Simoe, Sly and the Family Stone, Mahalia Jackson, Stevie Wonder and many others.
The following dates and locations are included in the festival:
June 5, 1969 - OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL! Miss Harlem Pageant, a soul band, etc. at 68 E. 131st
June 6, 1969 – 68 E. 131st Street, Harlem Cultural Festival Salutes United Block Association, 5-8pm
June 7, 1969 – 4pm-11pm Block party at 155th Street between Broadway and Riverside
June 7, 1969 – 7pm-9pm, Cantral Park Mal at 72nd and 5th Ave. – College and University Salute to the Harlem Cultural Festival
June 7, 1969 – 1am Smalls Paradise, 135th St and 7th Ave. Hi Society Club presents Tony Lawrence with an award for work in the community
June 8, 1969 – 4-6pm, 62nd and 10th, Damrosch band shell, Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center salutes the Harlem Cultural Festival
June 9, 1969 – 5:30-8:30pm, Manhattanville Community Center, 132 and Amsterdam, Miss Harlem Finalists salute the WLIB Soul Brothers Disk Jockeys
June 15, 1969 - Tribute to the American South in Colonial Park
June 18, 1969 - Gospel and Calypso at Rockefeller Center (this was mentioned in the NYTimes)
June 22, 1969 - Gospel community sing-along at Bethel Baptist Church (265 Bergen St, Brooklyn) with Professor Charles Taylor, Virginia Fowler, Veronica Blakely, Louella Williams, and Deacon Logan, Deacon Ray Hill, Dickie Mitchell and the Youth Choir
June 29, 1969 – WEEK ONE - Opening concert in Mt. Morris (Mount Morris) park in Harlem
July 9th, 1969 – Tribute to Mahalia Jackson
July 13, 1969 - WEEK TWO - Gospel Concert
July 20, 1969 - WEEK THREE - 1969 Soul Day - MAN LANDS ON MOON
July 20th, 1969 - Apollo landing reporting in NYC. There was a “Moon-in” in Central Park , and 10,000 people gathered to watch the moon landing there.
July 20th -25th-ish, 1969 - I’m hoping to find man-on-the-street coverage of Black perspective on the landing of the Apollo on July 20th or 21st or so, 1969. I know this was important reporting at that day because many Black leaders protested the moon landing. The NY times covered the fact that Black people were upset about the expense of the Space program
July 27, 1969 - WEEK FOUR - Sunday
August 17, 1969 - WEEKEND FIVE - Sunday (WOODSTOCK WEEKEND)
August 24, 1969 - WEEKEND SIX - Sunday finals of the Miss Harlem beauty Pageant

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Elisabeth McGlynn

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AAATZJuQiTT-Kov-Yy4-BX5AgIs%3A1iXhzg%3AipcTzdzYp4s4-qHRR_gFw5mSvJQ&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Foffice-of-the-mayor-3073%252Fharlem-cultural-festival-office-of-the-mayor-83490%252F%253Femail%253D%252522NYC.gov%252522%252B%25253Cnoreply%252540nyc.gov%25253E

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