Harlem Sports Heritage – Althea Gibson

Harlem Sports Heritage – Althea Gibson

Althea Gibson July 1957, back on her old Harlem block after winning women’s championship in Britain’s historic Wimbledon tournament, first Black to do it in the history of Wimbleton. #misterharlem #harlemheritage #harlemheritagetours...
Malcolm, Adam, Martin and Friends Cultural Walk.

Malcolm, Adam, Martin and Friends Cultural Walk.

Black History Month 2018, Feb.18th – 28th, Harlem Heritage Tourism and Cultural Center partners with local businesses, mounting an exhibition “Malcolm, Adam, Martin and friends, a Harlem Street Story, If These Streets Could Talk” and complimenting...
Harlem Heritage Tours Customized Experiences

Harlem Heritage Tours Customized Experiences

Sports Marketing friends from the Netherlands Friends from the Netherlands visited us recently, a pleasure to have them. They want a customized Harlem experience featuring the sports heritage of Harlem, we know exactly what they want, this is what we do on a daily...
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....
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....
Harlem Heritage Tours celebrates Juneteenth, join us.

Harlem Heritage Tours celebrates Juneteenth, join us.

Juneteenth Celebration in Harlem The Juneteenth Committee of Masjid Malcolm Shabazz and The Martin Luther King Jr. Center New York Support Group are hosting the annual Juneteenth KingFest Celebration Parade and Street Fair Saturday, June 17, in Harlem starting at 11...
Harlem Civil Rights Multimedia Walking Tour – what would you do ?

Harlem Civil Rights Multimedia Walking Tour – what would you do ?

We truly enjoyed guiding this group through Harlem, they have studied civil rights history in their classes and wanted to visited the very sights where history.  We at Harlem Heritage Tours took them to sights such as Canaan Baptist Church of Christ, once pastored by...
Harlem Heritage Tours, we love what we do

Harlem Heritage Tours, we love what we do

Harlem Heritage Tours with friends from Philly, Switzerland and Korea, 2nd tour of the day.  For us it’s all about teaching and sharing the history of Harlem with our global family members and seeing them have fun and the smiles are our reward, we really do love...
Harlem Holiday Tree Lighting on West 125th Street

Harlem Holiday Tree Lighting on West 125th Street

Soon come, November 16th from 3PM – 8PM, Harlem Holiday Lighting 2017 on West 125th Street sponsored by the good folks, Barbara Askins and the 125th Street Business Improvement District, its always a great event along Harlem’s historic 125th Street....
A Marching Band Celebrates Its Political Roots in Harlem

A Marching Band Celebrates Its Political Roots in Harlem

Cultural Harlem Blog   Marching bands are joyous sights to behold, whether while watching them process down a football field or a decked-out street during Mardi Gras. The historical roots of these bands, however, are less cheerfully traced to military training and...

The Migration, Reflections on Jacob Lawrence

October 31, 2017 Family Activity: The Migration, Reflections on Jacob Lawrence In this Family Activity for The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence, you will learn about the basic principles of stepping, the Great Migration, its significance in American history...
The legacy of James Reese Europe

The legacy of James Reese Europe

    Upcoming Tours Tue 17 Harlem Gospel Workshop Tour July 17 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm | $39.00 New York Wed 18 Harlem Wednesday Gospel Walking Tour July 18 @ 5:15 pm - 8:00 pm | $39.00 New York Fri 20 Harlem Heritage – Apollo Theater Multimedia Walking Tour July 20...
Harlem Heritage Tours remembers Craig Mack RIP

Harlem Heritage Tours remembers Craig Mack RIP

Harlem Heritage Tours fondly remembers the life, times and music of Craig Mack. Upcoming Tours Tue 17 Harlem Gospel Workshop Tour July 17 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm | $39.00 New York Wed 18 Harlem Wednesday Gospel Walking Tour July 18 @ 5:15 pm - 8:00 pm | $39.00 New York...

Cultural Blog Template

Cultural Harlem Blog I’m now looking at DIVI videos on youtube, I want to starting posting via my blog instead of Facebook so much, I writing a lot on my personal Facebook page and want to transfer that content to my blog.  Yes, that would be the best approach,...
The Heritage of West 131st Street in Harlem

The Heritage of West 131st Street in Harlem

From East 5th Ave., to West Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., few blocks in Harlem contain an abundance of cultural sights as impactful as those on West 131st Street. Dr. Muriel Petioni and her Father Dr. Charles A. Petioni, legends of 131st...
Fire Chief from Chicago visits firehouse in Harlem.

Fire Chief from Chicago visits firehouse in Harlem.

On Monday September 26th 2016 a group visited consisting of folks from all over the United States, it was discreetly mentioned to me that one of the guests on the bus was interested in visiting a Harlem firehouse, at that moment I had no clue who that person was.  I...
Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed

Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed

Join us at the Harlem Heritage Tourism and Cultural Center for a viewing of Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed Days: Thursday August 11th, 2016 Time: 7:00 PM  – 8:30 PM Price: $8.00 per person Meet: Harlem Heritage Tourism & Cultural Center – 104...
“Miles Ahead”

“Miles Ahead”

Join us at the Harlem Heritage Tourism and Cultural Center for a viewing of MILES AHEAD directed and starring Don Cheadle. Days: Thursday July 28th, 2016 Time: 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM Price: $8.00 per person Meet: Harlem Heritage Tourism & Cultural Center – 104...
M & M Smith “For Prosperity’s Sake”

M & M Smith “For Prosperity’s Sake”

Join us at the Harlem Heritage Tourism and Cultural Center for a viewing of M & M Smith : “For Prosperity’s Sake” Days: Thursday August 4th, 2016 Time: 7:00 PM  – 8:30 PM Price: $8.00 per person Meet: Harlem Heritage Tourism & Cultural...

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...
On this day in Harlem Heritage – 4/5/1970

On this day in Harlem Heritage – 4/5/1970

A Curbside Sermon From Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker The Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker served as chief of staff for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from 1960 to 1964 and spent nearly four decades as the pastor of Canaan Baptist Church of Christ, in Harlem. In this photo, from...

Harlem Heritage Renaissance Showcase

Celebrate Black History Month and beyond with a Harlem Heritage Renaissance Showcase consisting of a multimedia Harlem Renaissance Walking Tour visiting the home of Madame CJ Walker, the Savoy Ballroom, original sight of the Cotton Club, the Log Cabin + much more....
Harlem Heritage Renaissance Showcase

Harlem Heritage Renaissance Showcase

Celebrate Black History and beyond with a Harlem Heritage Renaissance Showcase consisting of a multimedia Harlem renaissance walking tour visiting the home of Madame CJ Walker, Savoy Ballroom, original sight of Cotton Club, the Log Cabin + much more.  Harlem...
Malcolm X Multimedia Harlem Experience

Malcolm X Multimedia Harlem Experience

  Malcolm X Multimedia Harlem Experience The autobiography of Malcolm X is considered by many to be one of the most impactful books of the 20th century having transformed the lives of many who've read it. Malcolm X mentions Harlem sights in the historic text...
Harlem Heritage Renaissance Showcase

Harlem Heritage Renaissance Showcase

Celebrate Black History Month and beyond with a Harlem Heritage Renaissance Showcase consisting of a multimedia Harlem Renaissance Walking Tour visiting the home of Madame CJ Walker, the Savoy Ballroom, original sight of the Cotton Club, the Log Cabin + much more....

Days: February 20th, 2016 Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Price: $25.00 Per Person Meet: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture – 135th Street & Malcolm X Blvd., on northwest corner in front of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. 2, 3...

Made in Harlem T – Shirt

Classic Made in Harlem T – Shirt. Colors available – black & white Price – 20.00 Sizes – med., large, 1xl, 2xl, 3xl, 4xl...
Harlem Heritage Apollo Theater Walking Tour

Harlem Heritage Apollo Theater Walking Tour

Folks from Oklahoma in youtube video, had a great time on Harlem Heritage Apollo Theater Walking Tour, learning the history of Harlem with music and video as we walked, ending on stage of world famous Apollo Theater – Book...
Harlem Civil Rights Multimedia Day Trip

Harlem Civil Rights Multimedia Day Trip

The Harlem Civil Rights Multimedia Day Trip revisits the tumultuous days of the 1950’s – 1970’s when disenfranchised people engaged in various forms of social protest in an effort to gain civil rights and curb racial discrimination.  Harlem overflows...
Harlem Renaissance Day Trip

Harlem Renaissance Day Trip

The Harlem Renaissance Day Trip focuses on the glorious period of the 1920’s when Harlem was a hot bed of artistic expression. Many educational institutions study the Harlem Renaissance as a part of their educational curriculums – come to Harlem and visit the actual...

Harlem Day & Nights Tour Experiences

Harlem Heritage Tourism and Cultural Center is delighted to work with Harlem Park to Park and member organizations in presenting Harlem Days and Nights Cultural Tourism Experiences presented by Harlem Heritage Tours and Harlem Park to Park. Every first Thursday and...
Black Greek Harlem – Alpha Phi Alpha

Black Greek Harlem – Alpha Phi Alpha

Authentic Harlem Blog loves the heritage of the Harlem Black Greek community. Members of Alpha Phi Alpha, 1905 at 203 West 138th Street (Stivers Row). Vertner Woodson Tandy, one of the founding members (Seven Jewels) of Alpha Phi Alpha and first...
Year of Day

Year of Day

“YEAR OF DAY” “YEAR OF DAY” photo exhibition celebrates the 100th birthday of Billie Holiday born April 7th, 1915. Dates: April 19th, 2015 – opening reception. Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Price: Free to Public Meet: 104 Malcolm X Blvd.,...
Harlem 1960’s

Harlem 1960’s

HARLEM 1960’S Photo exhibition “HARLEM 1960’S” portals one to what everyday life was like for the average Harlem resident in terms of social, economic, cultural and political happening. Do you want to travel back to Harlem of the 1960’s ?...
I Remember Harlem Parts 1 and 2

I Remember Harlem Parts 1 and 2

“I Remember Harlem” is a four part series chronicling Harlem history over 350 years intermingling rare footage, great story telling and music, making this production the best ever to teach the story of Harlem. Parts 1 and 2, 1600’s –...
I Remember Harlem Parts 3 and 4

I Remember Harlem Parts 3 and 4

  “I Remember Harlem” four part series chronicling Harlem’s heritage over 350 years (1600’s – 1980’s) intermingling rare footage, great story telling and music making this production the best ever to teach the story of Harlem. Parts 3 and 4 traces...
James Baldwin – Price of the Ticket

James Baldwin – Price of the Ticket

“James Baldwin – Price of the Ticket” beautifully captures the intellect of the Harlem born Author James Baldwin and the pivotal times he lived in. Bill Miles worked as one of the producers of this film and provided much of the archival footage....
On the Shoulders of Giants

On the Shoulders of Giants

On the Shoulders of Giants, produced by Kareem abdul Jabbar tells the story of pioneering basketball players who played during a time preceding the NBA and ABA when Black were considered to be inferior athletes. Harlem players like Pop Gates and the legendary Johnny...
Harlem Heritage Tours – Saturday Night NBA All Star Weekend

Harlem Heritage Tours – Saturday Night NBA All Star Weekend

Join us at Harlem Heritage Tourism & Cultural Center for Saturday Night NBA All Star Weekend. Dates: Saturday February 14th 2015 – Black History Month 2015 Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Price: $10.00 Per Person Meet: 104 Malcolm X Blvd., between 115th...
Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind

Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind

In a small amount of time, approximately 3 years Mr. Marcus Garvey was able to write himself in the annals of world history – just incredible. join us as learn about this often misunderstood leader who advocated that Black people look inward toward our...
Freedom Riders

Freedom Riders

Incredible documentary conveying the collective efforts of both Black and White young people who tested the tolerence of racism within interstate motor coach bus traveling. Eventually the kids make a differnce leading to many other accomplishments during the Civil...
The Black Power Mix Tape

The Black Power Mix Tape

Amazing footage telling the story of the Black Power Movement from 1967 – 1975 in a mix tape modern day Hip Hop style with current day narration by those who were there during the period. Some of the best footage I have ever seen – I love it.     Dates:...
Brother Outsider

Brother Outsider

Bayard Rustin was one of the smartest and bravest of the 1960’s Civil Rights Leaders, but he is one of the least known and we at the Harlem Heritage Tourism and Cultural Center think that is a crime. Mr. Rustin was one of Dr. King’s top advisor, the March...
Bio of Frederick Douglass

Bio of Frederick Douglass

    Dates: February 19th – Black History Month 2015 Time: 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Price: $10.00 Per Person Meet: Harlem Heritage Tourism & Cultural Center – 104 Malcolm X Blvd., between 115th – 116th Street and Malcolm X Blvd.  2 and 3 express...

Comeback Charleston Blue

Comeback Charleston Blue is the sequel to Cotton Comes to Harlem. Released in 1972, this movie talks to many of the issues pertaining to Harlem of the 1960’s & 1970’s such Black militancy, numbers running, police brutality and community organizing....
FREE ANGELA

FREE ANGELA

  Dates: February 20th – Black History Month 2015 Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Price: $10.00 Per Person Meet: 104 Malcolm X Blvd., between 115th & 116th streets – # 2 and 3  trains (Red line on subway maps arrives directly to meeting location. 212...
Take The A Train Harlem Tour

Take The A Train Harlem Tour

Take The A Train Harlem Tour Take The A Train Harlem Tour meets in Times Square, followed with ride on “A Train” to Harlem for cultural walking tour and soul food ending with tickets to Amateur Night at the Apollo Theatre.   • Board legendary A Train...
Harlem Roots of Hip Hop Walking Tour

Harlem Roots of Hip Hop Walking Tour

Harlem Roots of Hip Hop Walking Tour Harlem Roots of Hip Hop Walking Tour take you back (mid 1970’s – mid 1980’s) when conversion from disco culture popularity transferred over into the development of what we now know as Hip Hop Culture, precusor to...

Heritage Lady Harlem Shirt

“Harlem Heritage Lady Shirt”  $20.00 Med, Large, XL, XXL, XXXL In comment field please let us know what size you...

Studio 125 Harlem 1980 Old School Hip Hop CD

Buy Now – This is an old school Hip Hop musical cd recorded in 1980 at a legendary old school Hip Hop venue called “Studio 125” This is a 35 year old analog recording, first song a little cloudy, but the remainder is sounds totally vintage –...

“Live on Lenox Thursday Night Harlem Tour”

Title: “Live on Lenox Thursday Night Harlem Tour”Location: Meet: Harlem Heritage Tourism and Cultural Center 104 Malcolm X Blvd. 2 and 3 trains on the IRT line arrive directly to meeting location.Link out: Click hereDate:...

Harlem Heritage Walking Tour + Apollo Theater Experience.

Harlem Heritage Tours and the Apollo Theater collaborate to present the “Harlem Heritage Apollo Theater Walking Tour.  Tour starts with authentic Harlem walking tour loaded with lots of Harlem history focusing on music, old Harlem music venues and legendary...
Take The A Train Harlem Tour

Take The A Train Harlem Tour

Take The A Train Harlem Tour Take The A Train Harlem Tour meets in Times Square, followed with ride on “A Train” to Harlem for cultural walking tour and soul food ending with tickets to Amateur Night at the Apollo Theatre. • Board legendary A Train...
General Harlem Heritage Multimedia Tour Lunch Tour

General Harlem Heritage Multimedia Tour Lunch Tour

General Harlem Heritage Multimedia Lunch Tour General Harlem Heritage Multimedia Tour Lunch Tour consists of 45 minute video presentation conveying the history of Harlem with soul food lunch served inside of the Harlem Heritage Tourism and Cultural Center followed...

Harlem Roots of Hip Hop Multimedia Walking Tour

Hip Hop culture stated in the Bronx, but Harlem served as both stage and player during the early days of Hip Hop.  The Roots of Hip Hop Multimedia Walking Tour takes back to the early 1970′s/1980′s when local young people used their creativity and imagination to...

Spanish Harlem Walking Tour

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,...

“Live on Lenox Thursday night Harlem Tour”

Join us for our annual Harlem Heritage Christmas Day Multimedia Walking Tour. Nothing is better than being in Harlem on Christmas Day walking the historic streets as you enjoy the sights and learn the history while listening to wonderful Christmas music that will...