Harlem Derby invites you to become a Media Partner for the 2020 Harlem Derby Music Festival.  The main events begin on Thursday, April 30th and run through Saturday, May 2, 2020. The Uptown Mint Julep Showcase begins on April 15th and runs through May 2nd.


The festival is an event series centered around the successful history and founding contributions of African-Americans in the Kentucky Derby.  The “Kick-Off” Uptown Mint Julep Showcase”, “Opening Night Reception”, “Harlem Derby Taste”, “Uptown Runway Fashion Show”, and “The Run for the Roses Gala”, provide the perfect setting to experience the Kentucky Derby Harlem Style - and for a great cause: scholarship opportunities for equestrian sport activities, financial literacy and college readiness programming for children and teens in low-income communities. 


Harlem Derby Festival is the most high profile Kentucky Derby focused event in New York. Held annually during the weeks leading up to the Kentucky Derby, the festival continues to be a highly anticipated event celebrating African American contributions to thoroughbred racing. Over 500 guests are expected to attend the "2020" celebration under the theme “Kentucky Derby History is Black History”.

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