Inspirational Harlem - A Private Tour in New York City

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Tour Number

Activity Level

412805


Categories

Local Experience, Hiking and Walking, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Restroom breaks need about 10 minutes advance notice.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Harlem of Old, Its Renaissance, Challenges, Triumphs, & Today


Great things can happen on a Harlem tour! Maybe a conversation with a proud, friendly, hospitable local?

You will experience African American heritage.

Black history, culture, and how they enrich America and the world.

Music, Literature, Architecture, Churches, Mosques, Soul Food, merchants, street life, a Library. And where is 'the Jewish Atlantis?'

Explore themes: "the Black Pearl;"
Neighborhood of Change;
Freedoms;
Integration versus Nationalism;
'Saturday Night versus Sunday Morning;'
Struggles for survival, change, revival, and success;
Crime versus unity;
Change versus Preservation;
corruption versus reform and civil rights.
The Harlem Renaissance.

Itinerary

"There is so much to see in Harlem!" - Langston Hughes

- Beautiful, historic Abyssinian Baptist Church and Mother African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church;

- NAACP's first headquarters;

- Harlem Y, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Studio Museum;

- Apollo Theater;

- Strivers' Row and Astor Row Houses;

- City College;

- Lost Sights: Big Apple Jazz Club; Small's Paradise; Lenox Lounge; Renaissance Ballroom;

- Soul Food;

- Adam Clayton Powell, Jr statue;

Time Allowing:
Masjid Malcolm Shabazz or Malcolm X Mosque (no photos);
Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market;
Harlem Success Academy;
Jazz Bar;
Mother Hale House.

Even more time:
City College and Columbia University campuses;
Riverside Church;
Grant Memorial;
Cathedral of St John the Divine; or

Hamilton Grange;
Convent Boulevard;
Hamilton Heights; or

Harlem Meer;
Huddlestone Arch;
the Block House;
Lasker Rink, all in the less visited part of Central Park.

Access inside a church is based on conditions.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Ponty Bistro at: 2375 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10030. [139th St, 7 minute walk from Subway stations.]

Duration: 3 hours

Tour can be from two to seven hours, based on hourly rate. Please contact me to arrange.

Rain or shine!

:D

Transportation

This is a walking tour.

What’s Included

Other: Inspired and inspiring Guide talking, walking in a wonderful place. At least one poem.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 USD - Refreshments, snacks if you like.

What’s Extra

Other: If we meet or conclude beyond the listed Harlem tour points, transportation is additional.

Travel time to or from the tour can impact the the tour's sights. We would discuss and agree on this in planning.

If you would like a refreshment or a snack, that is additional.

IF we visit the inside of a church, a donation is customary, and one charges a $10 admission fee. Most tours don't go into a church. Up to you.

IF we visit the inside of a Jazz bar, use of the restroom and seating requires purchase of a fairly priced soft drink. In exchange, you will take in a great atmosphere and probably engage in fun conversation. Up to you.

Restrictions

I focus on providing excellent tours. No restrictions :)

A Recent Review of this tour

My family and I had an awesome tour of Harlem with Jared. We had a great time and learned so much about the rich and varied history of the neighborhood. Jared was fun, interesting and informative and his tour was a great way to start our holiday in NYC.
Michael Berger

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    245 USD(for up to 10 people) (duration: 3 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    412805


    Categories

    Local Experience, Hiking and Walking, City

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Restroom breaks need about 10 minutes advance notice.

    Friendly: Yes.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent)

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