Let's Explore Striver's Row and Surrounding Areas in Harlem

Harlem Walking Tour & Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

Harlem's historic districts contain some of the City's most beautiful residential architecture and stunning churches.  On this extraordinary walk we’ll start out in the Hamilton Heights, traverse Strivers Row/Nicholas Historic District and Astor Row, where you think you have been suddenly transported to the American South!   We’ll stop briefly at Hamilton Grange (Alexander’s Hamilton’s home, built in 1800) and the Schomberg Center Library for a peek at the current art exhibits.  The tour will cover Harlem’s rich history, past, present and future and Harlem’s impact not just on NYC but the world. We'll talk about the evolution of jazz and how be-bebop started in Harlem.  You will come away with lots of great ideas of where to return for eating out and live music. At the end of the walk, we'll end up at 122nd Street near 5th Avenue at the new Richard Rodgers Ampthitheater in Marcus Garvey Park where you will have the option of staying for The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival which starts at 7:00pm. This is an easy approximately 2.5 mile walk, almost entirely downhill and on level ground (except for the very beginning, a little uphill). 

Here's link about the jazz festival which runs from Friday, the 23rd to Sunday, the 25th. 

http://jazztimes.com/articles/89399-free-charlie-parker-jazz-festival-set-for-aug-23-25-in-nyc

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  • Lisa D

    Thanks Hank. I had such a great time. Interesting and well-done walk.

    August 31, 2013

  • John M. M.

    Thank you Hank for an interesting and well guided tour of the Harlem!

    August 25, 2013

  • John S.

    Loved it Had a great time keep up the good work

    1 · August 24, 2013

  • Heather

    It was wonderful walk with a very nice group of people. It is always good to see a neighborhood come back to life.

    1 · August 24, 2013

  • Wayne

    Another great day, nice people, nice conversation while exploring amazing Harlem and learning its history. My father owned a business there from 1930 to 1968 so I knew it back then and I'm amazed at how nice and pleasant it has become. Thank you Hank for enriching our lives and making such a pleasant day!!!!!

    1 · August 24, 2013

  • Paulette

    Excellent! Thank you so much, Hank. I'm so pleased to be part of this group.

    1 · August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hank is as awesome as always!

    1 · August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Our Hank is back - SUPER!!!

    1 · August 23, 2013

  • Jessica

    I just saw your email that a spot opened. I won't be able to make it it today.

    August 23, 2013

  • Elaine

    I already made other plans. Sounds interesting though!

    August 23, 2013

  • Stanley B.

    Went to CCNY and saw a little of this. Excited to see the rest. Do I wait for the list to clear or as a new member do I show up?

    August 10, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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