uptown runway

fashion show & brunch



7th annual run for

the roses gala

Come experience the sights, sounds and sensations of the Kentucky Derby - Harlem Style! The Harlem Derby Festival is the nations only festival that delivers a classic derby experience to New Yorkers that combines the preppy sophistication of the Kentucky Derby with Harlem’s swag and urban vibes!  So come on out!  Party with a purpose! Step out in style and join us for a trip down memory lane as we recognize and revive the accomplishments of black jockeys and trainers in thoroughbred racing - America's first national sport! Our event line up is sure to delight and inspire, and leave you begging for more! So grab your derby hat, and come sip on a glass of bourbon or Mint Julep. Get your swag on and show us how you do the Kentucky Derby - Harlem Style!


Tickets are expected to sell fast. Reserve your space now!

See Schedule of Events below. Ticket sales begin on Friday, March 15, 2019.


Uptown Mint Julep Showcase

Date: April 15th - May 4th

Location: Participating Harlem Restaurants & Bars.

Details: Instagram voting competition. Winning bartender announced at

7th Annual Run For The Roses Gala on May 4th at Red Rooster. Click here to learn more.

Harlem Renaissance Day Party

Date: April 20, 2019

Location: Gin Fizz Harlem.

Time: 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Details: Cocktail/Social Party celebrating the 100th Anniversary of The Harlem Renaissance.

Upscale Harlem Derby Style Dress Code Enforced. Click here to get tickets. 

Uptown Runway Fashion Show & Brunch

Date: April 27, 2019

Location: MIST Harlem

Time: 2:00 pm

Details: Fashion Show: Curated by Harlem Derby Style. Will feature mature Harlem Derby Style looks for men and women. Special component of show will introduce Harlem Derby Style Kids and Young Adults. Click here to get tickets.

Derby Style Hat Pop-Up Shop

Date: April 27th - May 4th

Location: Harlem

Venue: TBD

Details: Street Style event featuring Derby Style Hats, Fascinators, and Head Wear.

7th Annual Run For The Roses Gala

Date: May 4, 2019


1) Red Rooster Harlem

2) Chez Lucienne

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Details: Live Music at 4:00 pm at both venues. Bands TBD. Viewing of the 145th Run of the Kentucky Derby Race begins at 6:30 pm. Click here to get tickets.

The Harlem Derby Festival 2019:

Celebrating the Black Jockeys of the Kentucky Derby 



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