The Super Bowl is coming to MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014, and the Harlem area will host a afew of related events in the week leading up to the big game. We’ve rounded up some of the best below. Be sure to check back frequently; we’ll update our listings as the game approaches.
Black History Month Gala Concert
When: January 31
Where: Apollo Theater
This Super Bowl–week event benefits various nonprofit organizations and includes gospel performances by Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Pastor Marvin Sapp and the Mass Gospel Choir of the First Corinthian Baptist Church. Also playing: jazz luminaries Cecil Bridgewater, Arturo O’Farrill, the Mingus Quintet and the Manhattan School of Music Swing Jazz Orchestra. For tickets, visit ticketmaster.com.
Celebrity Sweat Ultimate Workout Challenge
When: February 2
Where: City College of New York
Billy Blanks (co-creator of Tae Bo) and Celebrity Sweat’s “Eric the Trainer” lead a morning of fitness before Super Bowl Sunday devolves into a frenzy of guacamole-and-hot-wing consumption. The event is free, but reservations are required. To reserve a spot, call 1-800-725-9423, extension 818