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;
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.
"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;
Masjid Malcolm Shabazz or Malcolm X Mosque (no photos);
Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market;
Harlem Success Academy;
Mother Hale House.
Even more time:
City College and Columbia University campuses;
Cathedral of St John the Divine; or
Hamilton Heights; or
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!
This is a walking tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 USD - Refreshments, snacks if you like.
I focus on providing excellent tours. No restrictions :)
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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.