The Frederick Douglass Boulevard Alliance promotes and increases the economic vitality of businesses and builds community along the Frederick Douglass Boulevard corridor from West 110th to West 124th Streets through community and consumer engagement events, including:

Food & Drink Boulevard

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Food & Drink Boulevard is an evening of food, cocktails, music and entertainment that is aimed at promoting and increasing the economic vitality of small businesses along Harlem’s Restaurant Row on Frederick Douglass Boulevard. The event invites both New York City residents and tourists to explore and support local businesses on Frederick Douglass Boulevard by purchasing tickets that entitle them to significant and exclusive discounts on food and drinks. For sponsorship opportunities, please click here.

Harlem Holiday Windows

Harlem Holiday Windows is a month-long, family-oriented, nondenominational event that invites residents and visitors to viewing a series of art installations in the windows of businesses on Frederick Douglass Boulevard. FDBA has partnered with the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) to design and install the window displays that will tell the story of the Harlem Renaissance, as well as Taste Harlem Food & Cultural Tours and Harlem Park to Park to develop a free holiday walking tour. Our launch event will be held in collaboration with the Friends of Frederick Douglass Circle, and will feature a tree lighting ceremony and caroling by a local choir.  

C. Virginia Fields Award for Leadership and Community Service

Since 2014, the Frederick Douglass Boulevard Alliance has honored individuals who have made a significant positive impact on Harlem through their work. Past recipients include New York City Council Member Inez E. Dickens in 2016, Lucille McEwen in 2015 and C. Virginia Fields herself, who received the inaugural award in 2014.