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Half Day Harlem Rhythm And Rhyme Walking Tour
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Half Day Harlem Rhythm And Rhyme Walking Tour

By Welcome to Harlem
About
Are you ready to experience and feel the streets of Harlem talk? If so, you will want to book your spot now on the Harlem Rhythm and Rhyme Walking Tour with Debi Kops, a long-time Harlem resident, tour guide, and historian. On this tour, you will learn about the powerful words that were spoken on Harlem’s streets, written in books, shared through music, and how they helped shape this community and its culture to be one of the most unique in NYC.
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$66.00
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Ages 7-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 2h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Certified guide
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water


Start:
  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture - New York Public Library, 515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037, USA
    The group will meet in front of the building.
End:
  • West 125th Street, W 125th St, New York, NY 10027, USA
    The tour will end in this general area.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7605P19

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7605P19

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  • 515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037, USA
    The group will meet in front of the building.
  • 1
    This is the meeting place for the tour.
  • W 125th St, New York, NY 10027, USA
    The tour will end in this general area.
About the operator
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  • Welcome to Harlem
    225
    New York City, New York
    Joined in December 2010
  • annrZ327BX
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Learned a lot from our excellent guide. Highly recommend!
    Thanks Doris for a very enjoyable and educational tour. We will be back to dine at Red Rooster, Sylvia’s and to see the renovated Apollo.
    Written June 9, 2024
  • 295renek2015
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Educational and interesting tour of Harlem.
    We enjoyed the tour. Doris gave an excellent overview of the history of Harlem. We learnt a ton. We definitely will go to the Apollo next time we are in New York. Lunch was excellent.
    Written June 8, 2024
  • Bigrhon14
    0 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mostly architecture
    The tour mostly focused on architecture and politics of the time (read: Adam Clayton Powell). We talked a bit about nightlife, but only as it related to the building that the guide was pointing out (i.e. this building used to be a club, it’s since turned into xyz). I wanted to learn more about artists like Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston from a Harlem native (which our guide was not).
    Written June 5, 2024
  • 817rupertl
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Harlem Walkimg Tour
    Great tour! Carolyn and Debbie were wonderful guides. Very knowledgeable, and conveyed their passion and love for Harlem. Gospel service was fun, brunch was excellent.
    Written June 3, 2024
  • missf1017
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour for school groups
    Took this tour with a large group of 7th grade students and several adult chaperones. We had a beautiful day in a culturally rich neighborhood, with a wonderfully knowledgeable woman as our guide. Carolyn was welcoming and naturally skilled in engaging/interacting with our kids. I would recommend highly to anyone, and particularly to educators/school groups. It was a memorable day of learning for all of us!
    Written May 31, 2024
  • Roam63663093357
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    I wouldn’t rush back
    I wouldn’t rush back. Very touristic. Not authentic. The whole thing is a show rather than a true gospel preaching (if you know what I mean). Disappointing.
    Written May 27, 2024
  • marciamS7392MX
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excelent jazz concert with Tony Lewis
    We went to the performance of Tony Lewis. We come from Chile and the concert was a wonderful experience. The 4 musicians were excelent , we enjoyed the show. We had never been in Harlem, where the Church and it's surroundings, is a very safe area, near two metro stations. Congratulations for Tony Lewis and the band!!
    Written May 20, 2024
  • O3734QNthomasm
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I loved Jazz Series!
    Excelent performance of all players, you really feel the essence of Harlem and its music. I would definitely recommend going to Jazz Series
    Written May 13, 2024
  • Domenico S
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bad experience
    They made me reserve with a specif pass and once i was there they didn't accept it asking for money. Neither an apologize for their mistake. Not suggested
    Written April 27, 2024
  • Tour699950
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Harlem Jazz
    We had a wonderful experience. Doris is lovely and very knowledgeable. The jazz club of Patrick’s was a wonderful place to eat, have a drink, and hear good music.
    Written April 26, 2024
  • 751barh
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and interesting tour in Harlem
    We went to the Gospel and brunch tour guided by the amazing Carolyn. The tour was interesting fun and informative, the gospel service was extremely beautiful and emotional. Carolyn is so cool and knowledgeable and we had the best of time with her. Highly recommended.
    Written April 23, 2024
  • 175susanj
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Harlem neighborhood tour
    Went with friends to experience our first walking tour in Harlem..Our tour guide grew up in that area and was a wealth of interesting information...Brownstone history was amazing as well as Harlem Renaissance..I would highly recommend this tour
    Written April 9, 2024
  • CDubL
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely Worth Your While
    My husband and I went on the Civil Rights Walking Tour with Doris. She is a treasure, and so knowledgeable about not only Harlem (as a native) but also all of New York and its history. We were eager to learn more about such a neighborhood that is so significant to American history and culture. We really enjoyed it and can't wait to come back to the neighborhood to spend more time. Thank you Doris!
    Written April 8, 2024
  • 186briano
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great sampling of Gospel
    The singers were amazing and had a real passion with each song. Very strong and talented voices. They also encouraged the audience to clap and sing with the music.
    Written April 8, 2024
  • annamariamatilda
    0 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very bad sound.
    Can not recommend this concert. The singers were not the best but ok, but the sound was terrible. Very hard sound and too loud. Took all the charm of the music away. The best thing was the pianist he was good, I enjoyed his playing when we were entering the church. I would not recommend this concert.
    Written April 6, 2024
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DeborahNYC
New York City, NY13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Central Harlem has its unique rhythm. You feel it when you stroll its broad avenues and its beautiful brownstone lined residential streets. Guide Debi Kops shares her deep knowledge and passion for the history of her neighborhood in a way that undeniably enriches your experience. This is a special tour, whether it's your first visit to Harlem or your hundred and first! Recommend.
Written October 17, 2022
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Leigh H
New York City, NY7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Excellent tour as the guide has both a deep knowledge of Harlem, and a great passion for the neighborhood. We saw so many attractive and interesting places, many of them connected to famous people such as Langston Hughes, Billy Holiday, James Baldwin. I feel that I got an excellent overview of this famous NYC neighborhood.
Written October 16, 2022
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