Manhattan North Management Co., Inc (MNMC), the management division of Tahl Propp Equities (TPE), one of the City’s largest community-based owners, operators and developers of affordable housing,……will again sponsor a series of events to celebrate Harlem Week, http://harlemweek.com/; only this time it’s for the festival’s month-long 40th Anniversary! In addition to an annual sponsorship of Economic Development Day on Thursday, August 7, MNMC and TPE are extending their support this year to include the Percy Sutton 5K Run on Saturday, August 23rd and Harlem Day on Sunday, August 17. The much-anticipated, month-long uptown festival is hosted by the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce and honors the historical neighborhood’s cultural, artistic and business achievements.
“This dynamic month-long festival has been spearheaded by the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce for decades now,” says Rodney Propp, Chairman of Tahl Propp Equities. “Each year, our organizations look forward to participating in the various events and celebrating the Chamber’s vibrant growth, enduring history and invaluable contributions to the community.”
Tahl Propp Equities and Manhattan North Management Co. will present a donation to a scholarship fund at the Annual Business Awards Luncheon business luncheon, which takes place on Thursday, August 7 at Columbia University ’s Alfred Lerner Hall, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. In addition, the two organizations are hosting a series of business and real estate seminars on Harlem Day. The all-day event, which in the past has attracted as many as 90,000 attendees, will also feature an auto show, health village with free medical testing and nutritional information, arts and crafts programs for children of all ages, and live entertainment across multiple stages along 135th Street .
“Harlem Week is not only one of the City’s premier festivals, it is a celebration of the neighborhood in which I live and work,” adds Joseph Tahl, President of Tahl Propp Equities. “And just as there’s no place like home, there’s no place like Harlem .”
The companies’ sponsorship commitments culminate Saturday, August 23rd when their team of staff, family and friends assemble to participate in the Percy Sutton 5K race, honoring the legacy of the late Manhattan borough president and former owner of the famed Apollo Theater.
Manhattan North Management and Tahl Propp Equities have been active in Harlem for more than a decade and have contributed to many community-based groups, including Harlem Academy, Little Sisters of Assumption Family Health Service, Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, Our Firefighters Children’s Foundation and El Museo del Barrio. They have donated more than 2,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to local organizations. Earlier this year, Manhattan North Management and Tahl Propp Equities launched an initiative with the YMCA in which they sponsored a Core Values essay and drawing contest and sent 10 Harlem children to Sleep-away Camp in Huguenot, NY. In addition, the two firms sponsor annual summer street fairs and holiday toy drives on behalf of the community, as well as Thanksgiving dinners for senior residents at their properties.
For additional information and the schedule of events, please visit http://harlem.week.com.
For more information go to Tahl Propp Equities, www.tahlpropp.com.