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HarlemGo Exclusive: Sunday Parlor Jazz Concert w/Marjorie Eliot

Harlem, like much of NYC, has many special places which are off the beaten path - and there's usually a special person that sets the tone for such places.

Marjorie Eliot is one of those special people, and her home at 555 Edgecombe Avenue is one of those special places in Harlem's history.

There are many locations throughout NYC to hear some great jazz, but very few can match the magic and intimacy of Ms. Eliot's Parlor Jazz Sundays. Each Sunday, in her home, Ms. Eliot hosts a free jazz concert to locals and tourists alike, and has for the past 22 years!

The building itself at 555 Edgecombe Avenue also has significant Harlem history. Technically now part of Washington Heights due to rezoning in the area, the building has been the home to Duke Ellington, Paul Robeson, Count Basie & several other African-American notables of years gone by. The building today stands as a registered landmark.

If you have yet to visit Ms. Eliot's Parlor Jazz Sunday, you are in for a special, authentic Harlem experience! To get a sample of Ms. Eliot's Parlor Jazz Concert, see the video below:

Our Meetup

Ms. Eliot is extending gracious consideration to the HarlemGo Meetup group by opening her home early for an exclusive concert. We will meetup in the front of 555 Edgecombe Ave. (which is between 159th & 160th Streets) at 1pm and then head upstairs to get settled at 1:15pm. Our concert starts at 1:30pm and will run until 3pm.

Seating will be very limited (50 seats max), so RSVPs will be limited to members only - no pluses.

Special Note* - Although our concert is free, please consider offering a donation to the house when the offering bucket goes around. What you care to offer is totally up to you, but let's return courtesy with consideration. 

Afterwards - we'll visit Heights Tavern ( for brunch. Heights Tavern is located at 3910 Broadway (at 164th Street) and is a short walk from 555 Edgecombe.

Directions to Marjorie Eliot's (555 Edgecombe Avenue)

By Train: Take the 'C' train (local) to 163 Street/Amsterdam Avenue. Walk to 160th street and Amsterdam, make a left and walk one block east (opposite direction of Broadway) to Edgecombe Ave. Make a right and you're in front of the building. The #1 train to 157th Street (Broadway) is an alternative.

By Bus: The M2, M3, M100, and M101 all have stops nearby.

As always, if you have any questions, running late, or need further directions for driving, street parking, etc. call/text Daniel at 774.275.3646. Thanks!

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  • Kai


    March 1, 2014

  • Tiffany

    This was a great activity and I'm so glad Harlem Go arranged it. A real Harlem experience - for sure!

    1 · February 24, 2014

  • Olga

    Another excellent meetup!

    February 23, 2014

  • Joann J.

    excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed it

    1 · February 23, 2014

  • Nina

    If I could give an infinite amount of stars for the Marjorie Eliot sitting and this meetup I would. 5 isn't enough. Phenomenal experience with an organizer that never disappoints. Thank you Daniel!

    6 · February 23, 2014

  • HarlemGo

    Hello all,

    RSVPs for Ms. Eliot's concert will close at 12pm.

    For those on the waiting list for today's event, you're attendance can be considered only if you arrive on time in front of 555 Edgecombe Avenue at 1pm and no later than 1:15pm.

    For those arriving later than the 1:30pm start for the concert, entry cannot be guaranteed due to the popularity of today's event possibly reaching space capacity.

    Thanks in advance for understanding. It should be a fun day - look forward to seeing you all there!


    February 23, 2014

  • Mike

    Very sorry I can't make it due to another commitment.

    February 22, 2014

  • Elaine

    Unfortunately I have to go out of town. I was looking forward to this but great someone else gets the opportunity to enjoy

    February 18, 2014

  • Barbara T.

    This sounds like a wonderful event, I love jazz!

    February 18, 2014

  • Sheila

    Awww, this sounds wonderful, however, I have another engagement. Maybe next time.

    February 18, 2014

  • Sandra

    Looking forward to enjoying an event that is representative of the salon or parlour scene of Harlem past. Bravo "HarlemGo"!

    February 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds so amazing! Alas i will be cruising the Caribbean. Enjoy!!

    February 13, 2014

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