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A Great Day In Harlem: An Empire State of Mind

by Kenyatta D. Pious/Publicist
As part of the annual Harlem Week festivities was the A Great Day In Harlem: An Empire State of Mind event, which included a fashion showcase and took place on the steps of Grant's Tomb.

The free event has become a staple family must-do and this year included the following: International Cultural Showcase featuring Millennium Dance Company, National Dance Institute & The African Chorus Ensemble; International Gospel Showcase featuring Bishop Hezekiah Walker & The Love Fellowship Choir and Others; Fashion Fusion Showcase. The night was capped by the Harlem Summer Stage presents: A Concert Under the Stars - - A Salute to International Music Legends featuring the Jeff Foxx Band & Rahsaan Patterson, saluting Music Legends Dave Valentin & Johnny Gill with special tributes to Gil Scott-Heron.

Designers who participated this year are: Her Game 2, Inc, Duane Fish Menswear, Tehra Pilar, The India Marcel Collection, Bathhouse Swimwear, Harlem's Heaven, TBA Clothing, Austin Paul New York, Cantoire, Miss Diamond Diva Licious Accessories, Justice Belle, and Paris Couture Jewelry.

For more on the designers, visit: Designer List

Photos: Kenya L. Smith -
NB: Pictures are of assorted designers.