Music Villages

125th Street BID participating businesses, Manhattan Community Board #10, NYCHA, and neighboring businesses and organizations are teaming up to make this year’s Harlem Holiday Lights the best ever!  They will transforming the sidewalks into a festive destination with various activities such as:

  • Health First Karaoke – So you think you can SING!  You might not make it on the big stage at the Apollo Theater but you can get close…by singing under the marquee outside of Harlem’s historic Apollo Theater.
  • Mama Foundation – Vy Higginsen’s Sing Harlem Choir performing Holiday Gospel in front of the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Building.
  • Manhattan Community Board 10 – Music provided by a local DJ, refreshments, and a community informational booth.
  • NYCHA – Performances from NYCHA residents throughout the 5 boroughs.
  • Whole Foods – Nuyorican Latin Music from ABRAZOS Army with holiday treats including hot chocolate and cookies! to name a few…

It’s not too late to host an outdoor activity. To host an outdoor activity contact Tugba Camci at


Attendees of the Harlem Holiday Lights 2018 event on November 15th  2018 can download the full list of activities, participating business deals, parade route, and more.  The Harlem Happenings App is available on Google Play and the Apple App store. Find “Harlem Holiday Lights” in the Promotion Dot of the app and explore all the actives of the night.

Downloading Instructions

  1. Download the Harlem Happenings App available on on Google Play and the Apple App store.
  2. Click on the Promotions Dot
  3. Click Holiday Lights