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New York: Harlem Renaissance Walking Tour with Lunch

1. New York: Harlem Renaissance Walking Tour with Lunch

Embark on a journey through present-day Harlem to see the people and places that helped create the Harlem Renaissance, and discover why this period in American history was so magical and important for African-American culture. During the 3-hour walking tour, you will discover where Jungle Alley was, and learn why 135th Street was such a crucial area during the Harlem Renaissance. Along the way, see wonderful theaters, ballrooms, and churches that were jumping during the Renaissance. Your guide will bring the history alive as they tell stories of the most influential individuals, from the writers Langston Hughes and Zora Neal Hurston, to jazz legends such as Duke Ellington. Hear about the cook Lillian Harris Dean and why she took the name “Pig Foot Mary.” Discover how Madame CJ Walker made her millions, and explore Harlem in art form via the artist Jacob Lawrence and photographer James Van Der Zee. Once the walking tour comes to a close, you will be treated to a delicious lunch at a local restaurant to experience life in Harlem today.

New York: Harlem Highlights Guided Bike Tour

2. New York: Harlem Highlights Guided Bike Tour

Cruise through Harlem and get to know this culturally-rich neighborhood’s history. Meet your guide near Central Park North and bike to the Columbia University campus. Admire the well-kept grounds of one the United States’ most prestigious universities.   Visit the Croton Aqueduct Gate House one of Harlem’s many historic building. Pedal down Strivers Row. Many of Harlem's most famous residents have lived on this row of architecturally exquisite townhouses, including jazz pianist Eubie Blake, boxer Harry Wills, and actor/singer Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. Look south and see enjoy views of New York City’s iconic skyline. Ride through the historic Hamilton Heights district and see the Hamilton Grange house. This historic home was once the residence of founding father Alexander Hamilton and is now a museum which chronicles his life. Travel past the Schomburg Library. Pause and reflect at the Harriet Tubman statue. End your tour at the Malcolm X Mosque before returning to Central Park North.

New York City: Harlem Bike Rentals

3. New York City: Harlem Bike Rentals

Come explore upper Manhattan on two wheels. Visit areas such as Manhattan’s Harlem region, climb uphill from the many iconic churches near the Columbia University campus up to the Croton Aqueduct Gate House, then on toward Strivers Row, where many iconic personalities still live. From some of the higher elevation points, many of the most famous New York buildings are visible. Along the way, you’ll also get to see the historic Hamilton Heights district, including the Hamilton Grange House, which was physically moved and relocated three separate times.   Travel past the famous Schomburg Library, see the Harriet Tubman statue and, finally, the Malcolm X Mosque. Then, we return to Central Park North. Remember to bring your camera: there will be fantastic views of Central Park from these higher locations and the historic architecture is beautiful.

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 72 reviews

My daughter and I had a great time on our bike tour with Alex. He was an excellent guide who had a lot of knowledge of Harlem and its history. He allowed plenty of time for us to take photos, buy some corn bread and look for a souvenir t-shirt. Although a 2-hour bike tour may seem like a lot of riding, it was very moderate with lots of stops. We were fitted with very comfortable bikes and helmets and had a great overall experience. I would recommend this tour to others interested in a close up look at the sights of Harlem.

The guide is a long time resident of Harlem and wonderfully suited to tell the cultural history. She covers historical buildings, people of the area and happenings. If you are an older adult, these are things you have heard about and will find it interesting to know more, If you are younger, you will find it interesting to hear for the first time. The neighborhood lunch restaurant offers a great tasty lunch w good selection.


Our group consisted of five people. Our guide took us to many interesting places in Harlem; Thanks to her friendly manner and the personal stories I got, I got an insight into the fascinating history and development of Harlem. From my point of view, this guided walk is absolutely recommendable.

Was informative and fun!

Was a lovely way to spend the day! Loved Striver's Row etc.

Interesting ,good information. Would never have known about the Histro

Worth going on . Small group of three Guide very welcoming