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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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Description: 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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Evening Harlem Jazz Tour
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Harlem Afternoon Jazz Series

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Saw Harlem in a new PHENOMENAL light!

Thank you! Our guide was as detailed about the historic stories as anyone could have been and our tour was aggrandized by her enthusiasm. If your`re in NYC, do yourself a favor... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

Thank you! Our guide was as detailed about the historic stories as anyone could have been and our tour was aggrandized by her enthusiasm. If your`re in NYC, do yourself a favor and take a tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We took a nice walking tour of Harlem and learned so much! Our tour guide Cheryl was very knowedgable about the neighborhood and its rich history. I have a deeper appreciation for Harlem because of the wonderful and meaningful stories that were shared along the way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I'm a native New Yorker, but when I go uptown I have to get my bearings. Ms. Jenkins gives a tour that has history the Harlem with a combination of architecture and how the named streets relate to the numbered streets downtown.It's given at an even pace so you don't feel rushed. i'm going to go back for her other... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I was invited to Harlem Safe House Jazz Parlor Series by Caroline Jenkins, owner of Welcome to Harlem. I entered, to my right in the corner was the drums, the bass guitar I'd seen in the window and the keyboard. I hurried to my seat in the second, no third row. After a few minutes, the lady next to me... More 

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Carolyn J, Owner at Welcome to Harlem, responded to this review

Hi Laydie J, Thank you for the wonderful review. That performance was out kick off -:). We decided to do these intimate performances so individuals could enjoy a jazz performance and also have a chance to see the interiors of these fabulous brownstones that they only get to see from the outside. The Harlem Safe House Jazz Parlor will be... More 

New York City, New York
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I live in NYC and like to learn about and explore new areas. The tour was almost tailor-made for those of us on it; very comfortably paced with lots of information about history, architecture, and politics included, Cheryl knew her neighborhood and could answer and expand on almost anything we asked. This is the second tour I have taken with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We attended this lunchtime concert on our last day in the city and it proved to be a highlight of our week's stay. Ted Daniel is a renowned world-class trumpeter (and cornet player) with a first class group who played an unhackneyed repertoire superbly. It was a joy to meet another of my musical heroes- Craig Harris- who was hosting... More 

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Carolyn J, Owner at Welcome to Harlem, responded to this review

Hi Alan, I am glad that you enjoyed the performance at the Harlem Afternoon Jazz Series by Ted Daniel. We are trying to bring world class jazz music to the public at an affordable price during the day. Craig and I were glad that you were able to snag a copy signed copy of Souls Within the Veil. I am... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Excellent tour and amazing value for money. Our guide was very knowledgable and enthusiastic about the area being a resident and she seemed to know everybody. The tour lasted about 6 hours in total and hearing about the history and plans for future preservation of historical buildings was interesting. The singing and musical accompaniment at the church service was to... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Took this tour with Carolyn today, and it was phenomenal. She combined a deep knowledge of Harlem's history and development with an invaluable understanding of the neighborhood as it is today. Carolyn doesn't just know the neighborhood; she lives it. She can give a rundown of the various beautiful old brownstones and churches in the neighborhood, their histories, and the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This the third time that I've brought a group of students on a Harlem tour with Carolyn. She is brilliant, kind, and professional in every way; and a passionate ambassador for Harlem's history and transformation. My students repeatedly said that the tour of Harlem was the highlight of their three days in NYC. They loved Carolyn's guidance, the food, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The food was great. We went for the bunch. Had family with us from Miami, Fl. They loved it. Never been to NY or Harlem. Took pictures by the Alpolo Theatre. It was a good day not to cold, Was able to walk around the area. Had a great time.

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Additional Information about Welcome to Harlem

Address: 2360 Frederick Douglass Blvd., Suite D, New York City, NY 10027
Phone Number: 212-662-7779
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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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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