Harlem: Yesterday and Today Sightseeing Program

Sightseeing and Attractions: (Duration: 4 hours with a Licensed NYC Tour Guide)

Almost a city unto itself, Harlem is one of the most famous neighborhoods in the world.  Founded by the Dutch in 1658, Harlem was once farmland and the first US home of hundreds of thousands of European immigrants.  The center of New York City’s African American culture, Harlem is a diverse neighborhood with a vibrant and influential history.  Your fully guided tour explores the changing face of Harlem, with special focus on the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s.  A literary, music, drama, and art revival in Harlem, the Renaissance period cultivated and nurtured the talents of great jazz musicians like Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway, and authors such as Zora Neale Hurston and W.E.B. Du Bois.  Home to the famed Apollo Theater and Cotton Club, the effect of the Harlem Renaissance can still be felt in America’s artistic and cultural life today.

We can add a Gospel Choir experience on Sundays, additional hours will be required.


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