The Spanish Harlem Day Trip explores the Hispanic and Latin culture present in the Eastern section of the Village of Lady Harlem. Many Italian immigrants settles in Spanish Harlem during the 1880’s followed by those from Puerto Rico the 1940’s after World War II.
Spanish Harlem is now home to a diverse population of people from the Latin diaspora and is one of the best kept cultural secrets in New York City.
Spanish Harlem Day Trip includes the following:
Walking / Bus tour of Spanish Harlem lead by a born and raised Spanish Harlem resident visiting sites such as the homes of Vito Marcantonio, Tito Puente, and Julia De Burgos. Walk through the public markets and take in beautiful street murals that conjure memories of days long ago. Visit several cultural Spanish Harlem institutions that preserve and celebrate the history of Spanish Harlem.
A delicious Spanish Harlem meal at a local eatery in Spanish Harlem follows the Spanish Harlem tour portion of the event.
We will end the day at one of many cultural institutions in Spanish Harlem listening to the rhythms of a local Salsa band. The energy is infectious and before you know it, your up and dancing Salsa with the band – I can see it now.