Black Lives Matter Street Mural in Harlem - Kick Off Event

Black Lives Matter Street Mural in Harlem – Kick Off Event


Protests ignited by the tragic death of George Floyd have galvanized the “Black Lives Matter” (BLM) movement worldwide. Many cities around the country have been inspired by the Mayor of Washington DC, who recently renamed a street leading to the White House, Black Lives Matter Way, and painted the roadbeds with the message. Following the initial media release regarding DC’s effort, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his goal to install a “Black Lives Matter” street mural in each of NYC’s boroughs.

Harlem Park to Park is excited to announce that Harlem is one of Manhattan’s mural locations! By installing a mural in the epicenter of African American culture, Harlem is presented with a unique opportunity to elevate the symbolic nature of the BLM street murals installed around the U.S. and become the global symbol for the “Call to Action” to Heal and Prosper as a community, nation, and world.

Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd between 125th Street and 127th Street will be the location for this historic event. Named after the first African American to be elected from New York to Congress and who served as a national spokesman on civil rights and social issues, the corridor is also adjacent to the Harlem State Office building, also named after Adam Clayton Powell Jr to commemorate his civil rights legacy.

Community Kick Off Event:

Friday, July 3rd at 10 am

Special Guest Appearance by Korey Wise, Exonerated 5

Event Producers:

Harlem Park to Park

Nikoa Evans

Got to Stop

Valinc PR

LeRone Wilson

BOS Development

Sylvia & Herbert Woods Scholarship Foundation

TWB Communications

Morgan Fowler – Program Manager, Harlem Park to Park

Corporate Sponsors:

• MJ The Musical

• Mama ‘s One Sauce…for all foods at Whole Foods

• Sing Harlem

• Loconsolo Paints

Mural Concept:

Black Lives Matter Street Mural in Harlem installation will begin Thursday, July 2nd to Saturday, July 4th and will feature:

– Harlem Artists creating original artwork for the individual letters of the Black Lives Matter message on the northbound side

– Community members painting individual letters of the Black Lives Matter message on the southbound side

Mural Artists:

Stencil Design:

Community Partnerships:

Harlem Park to Park is proud to have partnered with the following community leaders and organizations to implement the BLM Street Mural Initiative:

• New York State Senator Brian Benjamin

• Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer

• Council Member Bill Perkins

• Assembly Member Inez Dickens

• Got to Stop Social Impact Agency

• Valinc PR

• BOS Development

• Sylvia & Herbert Woods Scholarship Foundation

• Harlem Pride

• Harlem Grown

• Harlem Tourism Board

• Harlem Heritage Tourism & Cultural Center

• Mama Foundation for the Arts, Sing Harlem

• Boys & Girls Club of Harlem

• Thurgood Marshall Academy

• Harlem Little League

• Harlem School of the Arts

• Jack & Jill of America, Metropolitan Chapter

• Jackie Robinson Foundation

• Miss Black American Princess

• National Black Theatre

• Classical Theatre of Harlem

• New York Urban League Young Professionals

• National Pan-Hellenic Council of NYC

• New York Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc – Delta GEMS

• Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Action Fund

• Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem

Restaurant Sponsors:

  • Bo’s Bagels
  • 67 Orange Street
  • FieldTrip
  • Ruby’s Vintage
  • Ponty Bistro
  • Settepani
  • Lolo’s Seafood Shack
  • Cove Lounge
  • Babbalucci

Volunteer Organizations:

• Ivo Philbert, Jackie Robinson Foundation – Head Engagement/Logistics Coordinator

• Dwayne NorrisRotary Club of Harlem – Volunteer Community Coordinator

• Courtney McClellan – Volunteer Engagement Manager

• Wanda Bell – Volunteer Engagement Manager

• Ashley Turner – Volunteer Engagement Manager

• Natosha Fraser – Volunteer Engagement Manager

• Dr. Yolanda’s Wellness Pop Up

• Art Crawl Harlem – Artist Assistants

 Kente Royal Gallery – Artist Assistants

• Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc

– New York Alumnae Chapter

• Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc

– Kappa Sigma NYC Alumnae Chapter

• Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc

– Sigma Nu Zeta Chapter

– Delta Mu Zeta Chapter

• Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc

– Tau Omega Chapter

• Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc

– Kappa Omicron Chapter

– Xi Phi Chapter

• Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc

– Epsilon Sigma Chapter

– Rho Epsilon Sigma Chapter

• Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

 Kappa Xi Lambda Chapter

• Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

– New York Alumnae Chapter


Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building

163 West 125th Street

New York, NY 10027

Fri, July 3, 2020

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

If tickets are no longer available- but i believe you can come out without a Ticket and support the movement

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