Let's Meet Up and Explore Harlem!

Harlem is perhaps New York’s most famous neighborhood and has a very rich history and has also had a great impact on the world! On this walking tour we’ll experience Harlem old and new, from the shopping and hustle and bustle of 125th Street, to the birthplace of be-bop jazz. We will see magnificent and varied architecture, beautiful 19th century townhouses, important historic sites, noted houses of worship and the famed Apollo Theatre. Tour focuses on the South and Central Harlem area, and will also cover four centuries of Harlem History as a center of commerce, culture and activism. As we stroll down the Astor Row Historic District, we can imagine we’re in the American south thanks to the unique homes. We'll experience the Harlem Renaissance of today with the new “restaurant and condo row” on Frederick Douglass Boulevard. We’ll start the tour with gallery exhibits at the Schomburg Center, one of the City’s great cultural and educational treasures. Stick around at the end of the tour and have a soul food lunch or brunch at Sylvia’s or Amy Ruth’s or perhaps the celebrity-chef owned Red Rooster. How about French-African food or a jazz brunch at Harlem Tavern?

To reach our Meetup location by public transportation, take the 2/3 subway to 135th Street. The Schomburg Center is right there, across the Street from Harlem Hospital. As long as the weather is nice we'll meet near the entrance to the Center on Malcolm X Boulevard.

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  • Nadine

    I really enjoyed the long walk in the streets of Harlem, thank you Hank for sharing your knowledge,

    April 24, 2013

  • Cynthia

    Thank you, Hank for introducing us to the rich history of Harlem.

    April 20, 2013

  • Sofia

    I had very good time. Thank you Hank!

    April 20, 2013

  • Rise

    A very interesting and informative walk. I had a great time! Thank you Hank!

    April 20, 2013

  • Orly Rechany

    OMG! I thought the walk started at 1:30. I won't be able to make it by 11:00. Sorry. See you next time.

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm so disappointed - I won't be able to come tomorrow. Thank you!

    April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, sorry I can't make it tomorrow! Have a nice walk through Harlem tomorrow!

    April 19, 2013

  • Dr. Williams

    Wow ... we have changed our plans again ... visitors on holidays ... ohh the joys ...

    April 19, 2013

  • sylvie Bélanger

    Iam sorry ,I can't do it tomorrow,I hurt my leg yesterday night I can't walk for few days,I am so sorry I wanted so bad join you .have fun.

    April 19, 2013

  • alejandra

    So sorry I can't make it! I'll just keep trying!

    April 19, 2013

  • Dr. Williams

    Unfortunately, we have a change of plans for tomorrow .... I know we will be missing something very special ... Cheers Hank for organizing these amazing trips/tours ...

    April 18, 2013

  • Hank Orenstein

    Hello Dr. Williams. Thanks for your message! Looking forward to meeting you and your two guests. The tour will be rich with details and we're covering a lot of territory. I may try to schedule another Harlem tour covering different areas so let me know the dates they will be in town.

    1 · April 10, 2013

    • Dr. Williams

      We look forward to it Hank ... cheers for responding ...

      April 11, 2013

  • Nadine

    Would love to come!

    April 11, 2013

  • Dr. Williams

    Greetings Hank ... I am really looking forward to the Tour ... I have a friend in from Adelaide, South Australia and my sister and I were trying to figure out how will we be able to squeeze everything in about Harlem ... or at least the highlights ... to take back with him ... Ciao for Now ...

    April 9, 2013

  • PEGGY KELLY

    something planned on that day a while ago SORRY

    April 8, 2013

  • PEGGY KELLY

    sorry I have something going on that day.. that was planned a while ago.............. but I am so looking forward to my get together

    April 8, 2013

  • sylvie Bélanger

    I am never went in Harlem,I am very happy to discover this part of the city.

    March 25, 2013

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