1. United States
  2. New York (State)
  3. New York City
  4. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

New York City Harlem Highlights w/ Gospel Concert & Transfer

Product ID: 116338
Sit in comfort while being transported back in time to Harlem's multicultural history on the way to historical Harlem sites. Immerse yourself in a gospel choir concert to feel the true Harlem experience.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
French, Italian, German, Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Sit in comfort while learning about the multicultural history of Harlem
  • Visit famous landmarks such as the Apollo Theatre, Schomburg Center, and the oldest mansions in NYC
  • Revel in the uplifting spirit of the ARC Gospel Choir at their mid-week concert
Full description
Fill your heart with joy on an incredible tour of Harlem and discover New York City's most exciting neighborhood. Learn its origins as a rural Dutch farming community to its transformation into a summer retreat for the city's most prominent families. 

Get an insight into how urban black culture developed following the Great Migration of the early 20th century by African Americans from the southern states. Hear how artists and writers flocked to the area to create the rich cultural landscape of the Harlem Renaissance. 

See iconic sights, such as the Apollo Theatre, legendary Cotton Club, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and Duke Ellington's former apartment. Visit some of Manhattan's oldest homes such as the Morris-Jumel Mansion. Lastly, listen to the beautiful sounds of the ARC Gospel Choir at their mid-week concert and be inspired by their powerful songs of praise.
Includes
  • Live commentary in your language of choice
  • Transportation to and from Times Square
  • Uplifting live gospel music experience by ARC Gospel Choir
What’s Not Included
  • Church service
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at 690, 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10036 (between 43rd and 44th Streets).

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 62 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Exceptional experience, with the guide Antony who lived for seven years in Italy, and showed us all the most unknown places in Harlem. Despite having been on Wednesday and not on Sunday, the atmosphere that was created in the church, especially in the finale, was truly exciting and engaging. I highly recommend it.

November 1, 2019

Another way to discover Harlem

This visit was a different way of approaching Harlem, through music! We were not content to visit monuments but we lived "live" the spirit, the atmosphere of an atypical and lively district. Our guide was fascinating. Born in Harlem, he went to school in Harlem and told us a lot of anecdotes from his childhood and the neighborhood. And, especially how the neighborhood has evolved over the years. To put us in the mood, he even sang us a song. Thank you for this beautiful moment!

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July 27, 2018

Medium experience - gospel a disappointment

The gospel choir was very unprepared and the sound (microphone and loudspeakers) was not working properly- very noisy. Some of the key choir members was missing and the remaining choir singers was not able to perform good enough. Not good. The guide Ray was however very very good.

July 11, 2019

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