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Harlem Black and Jewish Music History Walking Tour

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The early 20th century popular music in Harlem was Ragtime, the virtual Hip Hop music of it's day! Many of the neighborhood's young Black and Jewish musical talents, which included Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and Richard Rodgers where influenced by those evolving rhythms!

By 1914, Harlem was the second largest Jewish community in America, with composers like Gershwin, Hammerstein, and Rodgers working in collaboration with their rising African-American neighbors and counterparts W.C. Handy, James Reese Europe and Ellington to craft what would become America's songbook.


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Family friendly

This tour explores their old neighborhood, Harlem's historic Mt. Morris Park which include their homes and the era's theaters, synagogues and more! Visit nearby 125th Street, stopping at the Apollo Theater and its walk of fame which commemorates James Brown, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin and others.

Stroll the historic neighborhood of  M.t Morris Park and see the former Mt Zion Temple, where as young men the composer Lorenz Hart and the comedian Milton Berle were bar mitzvahed. See the home of Cantor Yoslle Rosenblatt, the "Jewish Caruso." Visit Marcus Garvey Park where composer Richard Rodgers played as a child and today hosts the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival! See the venue the singer Sophie Tucker, the "Last of Red Hot Mamas," shares with Malcolm X!


  • Guided tour by licensed tour guide and Harlem resident


  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a walking tour. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear.
  • This tour focuses on neighborhood history. It does not include visit to church or music.
  • Tour may be moderately difficult for the physically challenged.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Terms & Conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Voucher Info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Schedule & Info

Departure Point
Harlem, NY
(meeting location provided on voucher)

Departure Time

2 hours


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