7th Annual Run for the Roses Gala and Kentucky Derby Watch Party

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Red Rooster Harlem

310 Malcolm X Boulevard

New York, NY 10027

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Come Experience The Sights and Sounds of the Kentucky Derby - Harlem Derby Style!

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Food + DJ + Live Music + Dance

Come experience the sights and sounds of the Kentucky Derby - Harlem Style! This year Harlem Derby Festival is bringing it all: The Uptown Mint Julep Showcase, The Best Dressed & Hat Contest, Derby Bites & Cocktails, and a Special Celebrity Guest Appearance! So come on out! Party with a purpose! Get your swag on and show us how you do the Kentucky Derby - Harlem Derby Style!

Please contact us at harlemderby@gmail.com for group rates.

Harlem Derby Festival: Entertainment Line

+ Mint Julep Showcase

+ Live DJ Performances

+ Best Dressed & Hat Competition

+ Special Celebrity Guest Appearance

+ Live Band with Special Music Performances

+ Isaac B. Murphy Lifetime Achievement Award

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How Does Ticketing And Food Work?

Ticketing for the 7th Annual Run for the Roses Gala & Kentucky Derby Watch Party is designed to allow you to get the most out of your Festival Experience:

$40 - This ticket includes access to Red Rooster’s bar area and two (2) complimentary Derby Cocktails. Standing Room Only. Menu offerings available a la carte and the responsibility of guest.

$50 - This ticket includes access to Red Rooster’s patio or bar tables with guaranteed seating and two (2) complimentary Derby cocktails. Menu offerings available a la carte and the responsibility of guest.

$75 - This ticket includes access to Ginny’s Supper Club (downstairs from Red Rooster), complimentary Derby cocktails and 2 Derby food stations.

Become A Sponsor?

Please email us at harlemderby@gmail.com or visit our website at www.harlemderby.com. Your commitment as a sponsor will position your business within the Harlem Community and world travelers who reside, dine, and work in Harlem.

What Is The Harlem Derby Festival?

Harlem Derby Festival is a three week event series (April 15th – May 4th) designed to spotlight the influence and impact of African Americans in Thoroughbred Racing history - definitively America’s first national sport. The Harlem Derby Festival experience includes food, fashion, design, beauty, history, and art. It is your opportunity to mix and network with culture enthusiasts, creators, designers, stylists and musicians in a festive environment!

Harlem Derby, LLC

Organizer of Harlem Derby Festival 2019

www.harlemderby.com

Harlem Derby, LLC is a community based organization that invokes fashion design and style to elevate the public profile of the Black Jockey. We aim to ensure that this rich heritage is permanently ensconced in our collective memories. The legendary stories of Black Jockeys need to be heard. Harlem Derby Festival captures this essence and curates live events that allow us to integrate it into the smooth chic of Harlem now to carry the story forward and assure that it remains part of the Harlem community for generations to come. Our signature event is The Run for the Roses Gala & Kentucky Derby Watch Party.

For the past three years, we have partnered with Red Rooster Harlem/Ginny’s Supper Club to host the gala. This year we have added a second gala location - Chez Lucienne. In addition to the gala, we have added five events designed to curate the cultural cadence of style in Harlem and recognize the vast accomplishments of Black Jockey & Trainers in Thoroughbred Racing History. The event line-up includes a Mint Julep Showcase, public lectures/speaker/art series, children’s events, a Harlem Renaissance Day Party, a Runway Fashion Show & Brunch, and a Derby Style Hat pop-up shop. The fashion show will be used as an opportunity to educate the public on the unique legacy of the Black Jockey and the foundational role African-Americans played in establishing the Kentucky Derby. A special component of the fashion show will also feature Harlem Derby Style – Kids and Young Adults. This edition will introduce a new element of ‘Street Style’ to a younger audience that combines the preppy, chic sophistication of derby attire with urban, inner-city swag. Male and female models will showcase clothing, accessories and hats in all categories.

Harlem Derby Festival 2019 Event Schedule:

1) Uptown Mint Julep Contest

Date: April 15th - May 4th

Location: Participating Harlem Restaurants & Bars.

Details: Instagram voting competition. Winning bartender announced at Run for the Roses Gala on May 4th.

2) Harlem Renaissance Day Party

Date: April 20, 2019

Location: Gin Fizz Harlem

Time: 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Details: Cocktail/Social Party to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance. Upscale Harlem Derby Style Dress Code Strictly Enforced.

3) Uptown Runway Fashion Show & Brunch

Date: April 27, 2019

Location: MIST Harlem

Time: 2:00 pm

Details: Fashion Show - Curated by Harlem Derby Style. Featuring Harlem Derby Style looks for men and women. Special component of show will introduce Harlem Derby Style Kids & Young Adults.

4) 7th Annual Run for the Roses Gala & Kentucky Derby Watch Party

Date: May 4, 2019

Locations:

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.

5) 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.

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Red Rooster Harlem

310 Malcolm X Boulevard

New York, NY 10027

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