Sun, Aug 08|
Spectacular South Harlem and Live Gospel Concert in Central Park
Time & Location
Aug 08, 2021, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
New York, Central Park N, New York, NY 10029, USA
About The Event
Required: Bring proof of full vaccination (no later than July 25th) via phone or card.
Our guided walk begins outside the Dana Discovery Center inside Central Park, 110th Street between 5th Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard. Do take care of business before the tour begins. There are restrooms at the Center which is a former boathouse converted into an environmental center.
Optional to attend before the tour: a 2 hour free gospel music concert which starts at 2:00pm. Description of the performers here: https://www.centralparknyc.org/activities/events/harlem-meer-performance-festival-nikki-holloway Seating is limited: either arrive early or bring something to sit on the grass. There are also park benches nearby.
We'll visit the Mount Morris Park Historic District along with neighboring South Harlem (110th-123rd Streets), with its magnificent late 19th century residential architecture along distinctive houses of worship. As we uncover the layers of the area's rich history, you will learn about Jewish Harlem and the birthplace of be-bop jazz in the 1940's at Minton's Uptown Playhouse, which is still going strong. You will also experience the current street life of the area along lively Frederick Douglass Boulevard with its dozens of restaurants and cafes, along with Little Africa along West 116th street with its Senegalese restaurants, outdoor market and businesses including the city's only Somali restaurant. Tour will end convenient to 125th Street subways - 2,3,2,D,4,5,6 and crosstown buses. Optional afterparty at a local establishment for dinner or a drink.