Harlem Heritage Tours

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    Harlem Gospel Walking Tour

    Enjoy a leisurely paced walking tour that will give you an insight into Harlem’s culture and history. A born and raised Harlem resident will take you to sights pertinent to 1920s Harlem: think of places like the “Cotton Club” and “Savoy Ballroom.” Your guide will provide you with supplemental multimedia such as music, pictures and videos so that history will truly come alive. After taking in Harlem’s grand boulevards and beautiful architecture, your guide will transport you to an authentic Harlem church. Wrap up this leisurely tour by taking part in a warm and open gospel church service that is sure to uplift your spirit.
    Harlem Gospel Walking Tour

    515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York

    • Learn about the Harlem’s rich history and cultural background
    • Experience historic Harlem sights with complementary music, videos and pictures
    • Take part in an authentic and uplifting gospel church service
    • Get an insight to this neighborhood’s culture from your born and raised Harlem guide
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    Harlem Gospel Walking Tour

    Harlem has a rich cultural history, one which has been especially influenced by faith-based leaders such as Reverend Malcolm X. This walking tour is led by a Harlem native who will give you an insight into the neighborhood’s history and culture. Following a video presentation on Harlem faith-based organizations and leaders, you’ll be able to experience the warm and open atmosphere of a local Harlem church service complete with gospel music. To conclude the tour, you’ll take a walking tour supplemented with multimedia such as portable pictures, videos and sounds. Experience history truly coming alive and celebrate Harlem’s unique heritage. Please be respectful of the church service: no video recordings, pictures, revealing clothing or flip flops are allowed.
    Harlem Gospel Walking Tour

    104 Malcolm X Blvd., New York

    • Learn about the history and cultural background of Harlem in a walking tour
    • See the influence of faith-based leaders and organizations on Harlem’s history
    • Experience a Harlem church service with uplifting gospel music
    • Get to know Harlem first hand from a friendly Harlem native
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    Harlem Renaissance Walking Tour

    Gain an insight into Harlem’s unique heritage with this walking tour. Your tour begins with a multimedia presentation on Harlem’s culture and history and a quick peek at the Schomburg Center’s exhibitions. Next it’s time to hit the streets and see areas of interest that pertain to Harlem literature, music, religion and art. History will truly come to life as the walking tour is complemented by accompanying music, videos and pictures. Imagine listening to Ella Fitzgerald while viewing the Savoy Ballroom or enjoying Billie Holiday’s music while taking in Harlem’s architecture. Led by a born and bred Harlem resident, this tour will truly give you an insight into the area’s unique culture.
    Harlem Renaissance Walking Tour

    515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York

    • Learn about the Harlem’s rich culture with a multimedia-enhanced walking tour
    • Visit cultural sights that highlight Harlem’s literary, artistic and musical history
    • Enjoy the perfect accompanying music as you view famous sights such as the Savoy Ballroom
    • Get an insight into Harlem from your born and raised Harlem guide
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    Take The A Train Harlem Tour (Victoria Theater)

    Next stop, Harlem. Come on, get aboard the "A" train!” Meet up in bustling Time Square and take the train that inspired the famous song by Duke Ellington. After your arrival in Harlem, you’ll continue the tour by visiting areas of cultural and historical interest on foot. History will be brought to life by the complementary videos, music and pictures that your guide will provide. A born and raised Harlem guide will also be able to give you an insight into the neighborhood’s culture as well as introduce you to other Harlem residents. The tour will be concluded with a stop to a local eatery where you can enjoy some soul food before enjoying Amateur Night at the Apollo Theatre.
    Take The A Train Harlem Tour (Victoria Theater)

    209 W 42nd Street, New York

    • Learn about the Harlem’s rich culture with a multimedia-enhanced walking tour
    • Visit historical and cultural sights after taking the famous A Train to Harlem
    • Enjoy authentic soul food in a local Harlem eatery
    • Watch Amateur Night performances at the Apollo Theatre
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    Harlem Heritage Apollo Theatre Walking Tour

    Your tour begins at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture with a multimedia presentation and peek at the Center’s exhibitions. Afterwards, a born and raised Harlem guide will take you to historic points of interest; special attention will be given to music and performance history. In order to maximize your enjoyment, the tour will be supplemented with multimedia videos, pictures and music. After a tour backstage of the Apollo Theatre, you’ll get to try your own hand at performing on stage in the tour’s “Amateur Night at the Apollo”. Stand in the very same spots where Michael Jackson, Ella Fitzgerald and James Brown once launched their careers. Who knows? Maybe this will be the start of an unforeseen performance career!
    Harlem Heritage Apollo Theatre Walking Tour

    515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York

    • Learn about the Harlem’s rich musical and theater history
    • Experience historic Harlem sights with complementary music, videos and pictures
    • Try your hand performing on stage at the Apollo Theatre
    • Get an insight to this neighborhood’s culture from your born and raised Harlem guide
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    Harlem Heritage Food Tour

    Get to know the rich culture of Harlem as related to...food! You’ll start your tour off with either a video presentation of Harlem’s history and food culture or a live cooking demonstration from your native Harlem guide. Next up on the program is...more food! Sample traditional African-American, Caribbean, Jamaican and Spanish cuisines. Between visits to local eateries you’ll get a chance to digest by visiting Harlem’s historic sights on foot. This walking tour is supplemented with multimedia such as portable pictures, videos and music - think along the lines of enjoying some traditional Jamaican eats while jammin’ to Bob Marley. What better way to make culture come alive?
    Harlem Heritage Food Tour

    104 Malcolm X Blvd., New York

    • Learn about the Harlem’s rich history and culinary background
    • Experience historic Harlem sights with a multimedia supported walking tour
    • Sample African-American, Caribbean, Spanish and Jamaican cuisines
    • Get to know Harlem’s food scene first hand from a Harlem native
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