Duration: 3 hours; $39; Fri, Jul 21; 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!
Learn about the Harlem's rich musical and theater history
Experience historic Harlem sights with complementary music, videos and pictures
Try your hand performing on stage at the Apollo Theatre
Get an insight to this neighborhood's culture from your born and raised Harlem guide
Harlem Renaissance Walking Tour
Duration: 2 hours; $25; Sat, Jul 22; 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.
Learn about the Harlem's rich culture with a multimedia-enhanced walking tour
Visit cultural sights that highlight Harlem's literary, artistic and musical history
Enjoy the perfect accompanying music as you view famous sights such as the Savoy Ballroom
Get an insight into Harlem from your born and raised Harlem guide
Harlem Gospel Walking Tour
Duration: 3.5 hours; $39; Sun, Jul 23; 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.
Learn about the history and cultural background of Harlem in a walking tour
See the influence of faith-based leaders and organizations on Harlem's history
Experience a Harlem church service with uplifting gospel music
Get to know Harlem first hand from a friendly Harlem native