Meeting time: 09:15 AM (English); 08:45 AM (All other languages)
Duration: about 4 hours
Visit historic Harlem and witness its ongoing Renaissance with our Harlem Tour. Enjoy a guided bus tour through Harlem's charming tree-lined streets and historic districts before attending a worship service in a local church where you will experience the soul-stirring power of live gospel music.
Learn about Harlem from its origins as a rural Dutch community to its transformation into a summer retreat for New York's most prominent families. Journey into the past and see the African-American Mecca for writers and artists at the turn of the century. Hear about Harlem's troubled past during the 1960's and 1970's and view its present day community beam with pride as it revels in Harlem's renaissance.
See famous NYC sights and landmarks such as Columbia University, City College, Morningside Heights, the Morris Jumel Mansion, Sylvan Terrace, Strivers Row, the Cotton Club, the Apollo Theater, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Sugar Hill, Duke Ellington's apartment, the famous 125th street and many more. End your tour of Harlem by joining a local congregation* for the Sunday worship mass service and experience the soul-stirring power of gospel music with a live gospel choir!
If you are not available on Sunday, come and join us on our Harlem Gospel tour on Wednesday!
*For many years we have developed relations with churches in Harlem and followed their congregations and gospel choirs. For this reason, church stops may now take place in the north of Harlem or in the Bronx. This will in no case affect the content or the schedule of the tour.