Harlem is Manhattan’s historic African neighborhood. It is the soul of New York City.
Culture in Harlem
A jazz cellar bar at the Red Rooster, Marcus Samuelsson’s famous restaurant in Harlem.
HARLEM, NYC ~ The soul of Harlem. Wednesdays are Amateur Night at The Apollo!
This library of African culture grew out of the literary collection of Puerto Rican collector Arturo Alfonso Schomburg during the Harlem Renaissance
HARLEM, NYC ~ It opened in 1938 and in the 1940s Dizzy, Bird, Thelonious and friends created bebop here
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd
From 111th St to 136th St
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Wed-Sat, April 4, 6, 7, 2018
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Amazing African-American, Brazilian & Puerto Rican dancers at New York City Center
Harlem is not just Manhattan’s African neighborhood, it is a center of African-American culture in the United States.
The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s was an intellectual flowering of African-American thought and culture that remains significant today.
Bebop jazz or modern jazz, and swing dancing come from Harlem. Latin jazz comes from East Harlem, but the Latin musicians were sneaking out at night to listen to jazz in Harlem, so Latin jazz has Harlem in it too.
The neighborhood is dealing with gentrification like all New York City neighborhoods, but at its core, Harlem is a community. It’s the only neighborhood in Manhattan where if you are laying on the ground, someone will probably come ask if you are okay. Everywhere else people will just step over your body. Harlem is a special place.