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    Harlem Heritage Food Tour

    Harlem Heritage Tours
    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?
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    Harlem Gospel Walking Tour

    Harlem Heritage Tours
    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.
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    Harlem Renaissance Walking Tour

    Harlem Heritage Tours
    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.
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    Harlem Heritage Apollo Theatre Walking Tour

    Harlem Heritage Tours
    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!
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    Harlem Gospel Walking Tour

    Harlem Heritage Tours
    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.
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