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HARLEM WEEK 2019: Technology, robotics and more for young and old at uptown events


Harlem Week technology event in 2018 brought together youngsters and tech-savvy instructors. (Handout)

Efforts to advance in the technological present and the increasingly tech-dependent future are growing in Harlem through Harlem Week activities and the TEDxHarlem event.

Harlem Week is presenting the “Interactive Robotics at the Uptown Hall” gathering at the Apollo Theater, as part of Harlem Week’s two-day NYC Children’s Festival.

The robotics event will take place on next Saturday and next Sunday at the Howard Bennett Playground on W. 136th St. (between Malcolm X Blvd. and Fifth Ave.) during Harlem Week’s Summer in the City and Harlem Day events, respectively.

On Aug. 21, under the themes “Harlem Renaissance 2.0” and “Innovation Technology, Entrepreneurship,” TEDxHarlem — a one-day event featuring speaker and sessions covering professional development, money management, health and wellness, small business topics, branding and more — will be held at Mist Harlem, 46 W. 116th St., from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Speakers for the TEDxHarlem include Clayton Banks, CEO of Silicon Harlem; Curtis Archer, president and CEO of the Harlem Community Development Corp.; financial motivator Ash Cash; Memo LLC founder Minda Harts; and sexologist Michelle Hope.

"We are excited to showcase thought leaders who are change agents in the Harlem and New York City,” said Kimberly Gray of TEDxHarlem Partnerships/Sponsorship.

Early bird ticket prices are available until Aug. 21 at 8 a.m.

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In addition to the robotics events at the Apollo, Harlem Week 2019 presented technology and digital literacy events for young and old.

The S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) Hack-A-Thon was held Aug. 1 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

As part of Harlem Week's NYC Economic Development Day, the Tech MeetUp/ Business Conference was presented by the Silicon Harlem organization at Columbia University on Aug. 8.

And the NYC Seniors Citizens’ “Demystifying Technology Conference” was held on Aug. 13 at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building.