Destination: Harlem

Neighborhood Highlights

by nycgo.com staff, 09/18/2014

 
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Harlem is unquestionably happening. Buoyed by an influx of former downtowners and emboldened by a tradition of culture and creativity, the neighborhood is chock-full of high-end shops, restaurants, music halls and lounges and a few years back added a bold loft-style hotel, the Aloft Harlem. It's all part of the quarter's ongoing effort to establish itself as a must-visit Manhattan destination, even while it retains its distinctive character—which reveals itself in the historic churches, elegant row houses, unexpected parks and tiny home-cooking joints. Take advantage of activities that reflect the neighborhood's vibrancy, energy and diversity at the museums and theaters listed below.

Apollo Theater
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destination: harlem – apollo theater

See up-and-comers take the stage at this hallowed hall, and stay for the neighborhood's renowned eateries and music clubs, like Red Rooster and Showmans Jazz Club.

Harlem Stage
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destination: harlem – harlem stage

Catch a Harlem Stage show, followed by dinner and drinks at local hot spots.

Schomburg
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destination: harlem – schomburg center for research in black culture

View scholar and activist Arturo Alfonso Schomburg's personal collection of art and artifacts, and then go for dinner at a nearby spot like Miss Maude's Spoonbread Too.

Museum of the City of New York
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destination: harlem – museum of the city of new york

Visit the Museum of the City of New York to learn about past eras, and dine out at some of Harlem's finer establishments.

El Museo
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destination: harlem – el museo del barrio

Head to East Harlem arts haven El Museo del Barrio, and find Latin eats at La Fonda and other neighboring restaurants.

 

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    Apollo Theater
    253 W. 125th St.
    Manhattan – Harlem
    NY 10027
  2. 2
    Harlem Stage - The Gatehouse
    150 Convent Ave.
    Manhattan – Harlem
    NY 10031
  3. 3
    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    515 Lenox Ave.
    Manhattan – Harlem
    NY 10037
  1. 4
    Museum of the City of New York
    1220 Fifth Ave.
    Manhattan – East Harlem/El Barrio
    NY 10029
  2. 5
    El Museo del Barrio
    1230 Fifth Ave.
    Manhattan – East Harlem/El Barrio
    NY 10029
  3. 6
    The Studio Museum in Harlem
    144 W. 125th St.
    Manhattan – Harlem
    NY 10027
  1. 7
    Red Rooster Harlem
    310 Lenox Ave.
    Manhattan – Harlem
    NY 10028
  2. 8
    The Cecil
    210 W. 118th St.
    Manhattan – Harlem
    NY 10026
  3. 9
    Minton's
    210 W. 118th St.
    Manhattan – Harlem
    NY 10026

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