Visit Spanish Harlem and explore the history of Salsa music while seeing and feeling one of New York Cities best kept cultural secrets. A historian will explain the evolution of Salsa music and guide you to residences associated with innovators such as Tito Puente, Machito Grillo, Joe Cuba, Marc Anthony, “Chocolate”, Tito Allen, “Rigo” Malcon,… Read more »
Spanish Harlem Tours
Many are coming to Harlem, but now it’s time to visit Spanish Harlem via our Spanish Harlem Walking and Multimedia Bus Tours. Considered a stronghold of Latino pride, Spanish Harlem evolved from an immigrant enclave to a multi-cultural treasure trove of sights, sounds, tastes and cultural expressions. The heartbeat of the Nuyorican soul, Spanish Harlem is the birthplace of many of Latin music’s most favored artists, such as Tito Puente, Eddie & Charlie Palmieri, Ray Barretto and the home of others from international composer Rafael Hernandez to the great Machito. The popular feminist poet Julia De Burgos lived here while youngblood graffiti artist of chalk on the street verses, James de la Vega has a storefront from where he sells his visual wares. Come to Spanish Harlem and take a cultural bath.
Reservations required for all tours. Private tours available for groups large and small – if you do not see a tour available on the schedule/calendar page that is comfortable for you, call us at (212) 280-7888 or Email Us and we may be able to accommodate you.
“The Spanish Harlem Multimedia Bus Tour” visits many Spanish Harlem sights vibrant with Latino culture. Archival film footage will be shown on the bus to compliment visits to sights associated with greats such as Tito Puente, Fiorello LaGuardia, Vito Marcantonio, Joe Cuba, Julia De Burgos, Justo Bentacourt, Felipe Luciano, and “Rigo” Malcon. After this experience… Read more »