Once New York’s most fashionable neighborhood, Harlem has a fascinating story to tell. Take a guided bus tour of historic Harlem and witness the current Renaissance. Stroll through charming tree-lined streets in historic brownstone districts before attending a mid-week service in a local church to experience the Soul stirring power of Gospel music.
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Join us on a Wednesday morning in the Black capital of the world and take a guided bus tour and learn from the multilingual licensed tour guides who have a gift for storytelling. Let them captivate your imagination with their extensive knowledge on the history, cultural background and landmarks of Harlem…
Today, Harlem’s present day community is brimming with pride and reveling in it’s New Renaissance. Join a local congregation for the mid-week Hour of Power worship service and experience the soul stirring power of Gospel music. Witness the beautiful acapella sounds of the ARC Gospel choir and hear their powerful voices singing songs of praise and share their experience. ARC stands for Addicts Rehabilitation Center, the oldest drug-free treatment program center in New York State. The ARC Gospel choir was formed to help finance treatments for people in the community to recover from drugs. They are also the Gospel Singers in Kanya West’s hit song.. ‘Jesus Walks’ (‘Walk with Me’) and they are original artists of that song.
- Morning Side Heights, Sylvan Terrace, Strivers Row and Sugar Hill
- Abyssinian Baptist Church and St. John the Divine
- St. Nicholas Avenue, where Duke Ellington lived, and the famed 125th street
- The Cotton Club and Apollo Theater
- Sugar Hill
- Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and Harlem USA
- ARC Gospel Choir
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