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Welcome to Harlem

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Address: 2360 Frederick Douglass Blvd., Suite D, New York City, NY 10027
Phone Number: 212-662-7779
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Welcome to Harlem is a premier tour company and visitor center in Harlem,...

Welcome to Harlem is a premier tour company and visitor center in Harlem, located just around the corner from the famous Apollo Theater. We are well known for our gospel and brunch, walking, shopping, soul food and jazz tours in Harlem. Using our intimate knowledge of Harlem and all it has to offer we are able to tailor distinctive tour itineraries for the perfectly personal out-of-the-ordinary Harlem experience that city-wide tours just simply can't offer.

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A Hidden Gem - Harlem Safe House Jazz Parlor

I had the pleasure of being invited by Ms. Johnson to the November Harlem Safe House Jazz Parlor. What an experience! A live performance by Kelvyn Bell and his acoustic ensemble... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2015
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New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

I had the pleasure of being invited by Ms. Johnson to the November Harlem Safe House Jazz Parlor. What an experience! A live performance by Kelvyn Bell and his acoustic ensemble in the front parlor of a beautiful Harlem brownstone, followed by wine, cheese, and conversation. The intimate setting throws you back in time to a different era, while the... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Our guide was very knowledgeable, and very friendly.We had a nice time discovering Harlem and learning about the historical figures and buildings.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Informal, modern jazz concert--A bit too modern for my taste, but my husband would have loved it. Nice musicians, lovely, welcoming "church ladies". About an hour. Whole atmosphere made it work.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We really enjoyed our tour. It was nice combo of history and entertainment all in one shot. Our tour guide helped us gain access to a Jazz spot we would not have visited on our own, and we are grateful for the opportunity. If you get a chance, you have to take this tour. Be sure to sample to food!

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Thank learningeek
Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Fun and educational. No better way to learn about the history of Harlem and all that it presently has to offer than through this tour. Our guide Cheryl was so pleasant and thorough, my husband and I had the time of our lives! The Jazz spots we visited were also amazing! A must when in New York!

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

The walking tour was ok and interesting although a lot of the commentary was about what used to be there rather than what is still there.. a lot of gentrification ! The first venue was really good but then whisked off to the guide's favourite where we sat out the back (with no music) and literally waited 1 1/2 hours... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

It was a wonderful and enlightening visit walking through the historical areas. Our guide was very knowledgeable, flexible, and great fun. We highly recommend her tour.

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Tipton west midlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

The tour of Harlem was a great day,knowing the history of all the famous jazz musicians and were they performed, and to see the famous Apollo were the Jackson's first started,this was just amazing. There are so many churches in Harlem and one street went toured the buildings were all named with people's names..... You must visit Harlem as this... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Just got back from a Welcome to Harlem Jazz tour with the superb guide Carolyn Johnson , who lives in and loves Harlem This opened our eyes to a most incredible and vibrant part of NY It felt safe, fun and real Jazz you could feel and people so welcoming Highly recommended SIX stars would the right review Book now... More 

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Linden, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Me and a friend took this tour on Sat, Aug 15, not knowing what to expect. Well, the guide Caroline was a walking encyclopedia of all things Harlem! She was witty, knowledgeable, engaging and patient when asking her tons of questions. She took her time as she showed me, a friend and another couple the special sites and sounds of... More 

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Harlem
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has played a vital role in the history of New York City. Today, the neighborhood is as vibrant as ever as new businesses and developments go up next to local institutions. The heart of the neighborhood is bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and you’ll discover some of the most beautiful blocks in the city, filled with handsome brownstones, soul food restaurants, corner shops, and scenic parks. For a taste of a real New York neighborhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
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