Cultural Harlem Blog

The mission of the Cultural Harlem Blog is to provide information that pertains to Harlem’s cultural past, present and future. Posts reflect the true cultural vibrancy of the community with a penchant for recognizing unheralded heroes, sheroes and forgotten events from long ago. All want news of the best in Harlem cultural programming, the Cultural Harlem Blog is where to find it


Harlem Heritage Book Club

Harlem Heritage Book Club

Harlem Heritage Book Club dedicated to books and literature pertaining to Harlem and the Harlem / urban experience. Meetings will occur once at month meeting at different Harlem locations, with the Harlem Heritage Tourism and Cultural Center always being available.  ...
The legacy of James Reese Europe

The legacy of James Reese Europe

    Upcoming Tours Sat 18 Harlem Heritage Jazz Music Tour November 18 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm | $59.00 New York Wed 22 Harlem Wednesday Gospel Walking Tour November 22 @ 5:15 pm - 8:00 pm | $39.00 New York Thu 23 Live on Lenox Thursday Night Harlem Tour November 23 @...

The picture below puzzled me upon first reading in the lower right corner that it was taken in 1910 at 110th Street & Lenox Ave. Immediately I searched the pic for Central Park which starts at 110th Street.  I know that the northern end of Central Park was...

Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at King Towers Community Center (NYCHA) 1/21/2013 from Harlem Heritage Tours on Vimeo. It was a pleasure once again to participate in the Annual Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at the King Towers...

I’m From Harlem

02/07/2010 During Black History Month 2005 Harlem Heritage Tours had the pleasure of working with many within the arts community including one of my favorite poets “Harlem 125”.  I experienced Harlem 125’s work for the first time at a poetry function...

The Hon. Professor Preston Wilcox

01/25/2010 One of the first theme tours I conducted back in 2000 was based on the Life and times of Malcolm X, the biggest fan of the idea was an older gentlemen I just met named Professor Wilcox.  I was in search for anything I could find in reference to the presence...

Price of the Ticket

01/25/2010 The above picture (1979) is of Filmmaker Bill Miles and noted Novelist James Baldwin during preparation for James Baldwins inclusion in “I Remember Harlem” Bill Miles would often tell us stories about meeting James Baldwin and what an...

Me and Bill

1/20/2010 The other day I was organizing some things in my office, getting ready for Black History Month and came across a bag of old mini dv cassettes. Instantly I remembered hiding them a year a ago in the same place I found them. This find prompted me to recover...

If I Only Knew – I Wish I Knew

01/12/2010 I took this picture of Mr. Percy Sutton (Center) in 2000 while conducting a tour of Harlem for the above group from LaGuardia Community College.  Shortly after starting the tour we encountered Mr. Percy Sutton who was on his way to the Schomburg Center for...