Culturally and architecturally, Harlem is one of this nation’s most remarkable neighborhoods. Our tour will begin on “Sugar Hill” – noted for its grand homes, churches, and world-famous institutions. Join Justin Ferate at the delightful community garden near the former Harlem castle of James Bailey of Barnum and Bailey Circus.

As we stroll downhill to the Harlem Valley, we’ll view charming streets with handsome 19th century rowhouses. We’ll also view the recently re-sited Alexander Hamilton Grange and City College, the Gothic “castle on the hill” which boasts of eight Nobel Prize winners. Discover “Striver’s Row,” Abyssinian Baptist Church, and (time permitting) the Schomburg Library – with its splendid murals by noted African American artist Aaron Douglas. Discover sites associated with Ma Rainey, James Weldon Johnson, “Fats” Waller, Langston Hughes, the Delany Sisters (“Having Our Say”), Zora Neale Hurston, Dorothy Maynor, and America’s first self-made female millionaire, Madam C. J. Walker. The tour will address the ongoing revitalization of this nationally historic neighborhood. During the course of the tour, we’ll also explore often-overlooked Harlem sites.

Tour will end near the Schomburg Library at West 135th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Avenue).

Nearby is an array of dining options including Sylvia’s, Red Rooster, Jacob, and Miss Maude’s Spoonbread Too
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Date: Saturday October 17, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM  to approximately 4:00 PM
Cost: $ 28 in advance $ 33 on-site (By check to Johanna Sterbin
Meet: Convent Garden: Triangular garden located between Convent and St. Nicholas Avenues at West 151st Street
Train: IND C Train to 155th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. Walk south to meeting place on St. Nicholas Avenue.
Tours operate rain or shine. Please dress appropriately. For more information or to confirm meeting locations please call (212) 223-2777. Please note that tours sometimes run late. While tours are rarely cancelled you can call the number above to confirm, or join our mailing list to keep informed of cancellations due to extreme weather conditions.
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