This tour first leads us through Mount Morris Park Historical District area. Here you will find a multitude of churches rich with history and also where our founding fathers made their homes. Some of the most well known musicians and entertainers started their journeys here. Much of the music that began here is now immortalized in American Pop Culture for future generations to enjoy.
Heading through uptown on a Sunday morning you will hear and enjoy the sights and sounds of Harlem at its best. Toe-clapping, foot-stomping, and the soulful rhythms of Black gospel music fill the air; participate in sermons and homilies given by Harlem's most prominent. Celebrate with the world famous congregational choirs of the Convent Avenue Baptist Church, United House of Prayer, Abyssinian Baptist Church and the Roman Catholic Church of the Resurrection, whose renowned singers will have you jumping in your seat.
Now that you have the feel of the spiritual energy flowing through you what about topping off your day with some of the area's best kept secrets? Fine dining at reasonable prices. Let Harlem's finest culinary masters delight and tempt you with their authentic ethnic delights - just for you!
The gospel and brunch tour is a day well spent both outdoors and indoors and will be an experience you will not soon forget!
Please Note: Tours do not operate on the following dates:
Tours departs from 2360 8th Avenue (Frederick Douglass Blvd.) Between 126th & 127th Street. A, B, C, or D, to 125th Street, exit near intersection of W 125th St and St Nicholas Ave., walk east one block on 125th street to 8th Avenue (Frederick Douglass Blvd.), turn left and walk to 126th & 127th Streets. You will see the sign for Welcome to Harlem. 2 or 3 trains to 125th Street, exit on the left side of the station and walk west two blocks to 8th Avenue (Frederick Douglass Blvd.), turn right and walk to 126th & 127th Streets. You will see the sign for Welcome to Harlem.
This tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance
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Conny R. (Submitted on 13th Jul 2013)
The Harlem tour was fantastic. The walk was informative and entertaining, our guide was very passionate about Harlem and also very local which made the tour a personal and rewarding experience. The Gospel Mass was our highlight. I highly recommend this tour as it really was wonderful to listen to a guide who was genuinely passionate and down to earth.
Rosina G. (Submitted on 13th Jul 2013)
Having read about this tour in an English newspaper before coming to NY with a friend, we decided this was one thing we wanted to do. We did the walking tour/gospel choir church service/Harlem brunch and it was one of the best experiences of our NY trip. The wonderful Carolyn Jackson explained so much of the history of Harlem, and the impact of the new development there. The service with the gospel choir was inspirational and uplifting, and the brunch a wonderful end to the morning. I can't recommend Welcome to Harlem enough- a fantastic experience. I only wish I had realized before going that Carolyn had written a guide to Harlem as I would have read it- however, not to worry- its on it's way from Amazon now!
Laurie (Submitted on 20th Jun 2012)
I especially loved the area with the brownstones - something that I never realized was in Harlem. I look forward to coming back to see the painted security doors by "Franco the Great" !