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Welcome to Harlem

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A full-service tour company operating since 2004, Welcome to Harlem specializes in the rich history and cultural diversity of Harlem. Over the years, we have collaborated with local business and organizations to bring special events to our clients...more
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145 W 122nd St, Suite 1, New York City, NY 10027-5555
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the rain on the day meant the walking tour was cancelled, we very much enjoyed the afternoon jazz performance in the church and the friendliness of the organisers. We were very much welcomed when we arrived and the hosts were very helpful (even lending...More

Thank macpac1157
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bruce Williams quartet surrounded us in beautiful sound on a Friday night to an intimate audience. The local supporters of this event are welcoming and enthusiastic proponents of jazz and the Harlem community. The setting is a bit unusual for jazz, but the warm...More

Thank MarianneRemark
Reviewed November 3, 2018

The curator of this series, Craig Harris, is a venerable presence on the NYC jazz scene, and he uses his network to bring in world class musicians every week. I have been 4-5 times in the last few months, and each time I sit in...More

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed Gospel tour and lunch. Carolyn is so accommodating!! Fun experience for locals and tourists!

Thank alightman
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We found it disappointing and not what we expected. We saw very little of Harlem and spend a lot of time in the church. There was some singing and dancing but over all it felt more like a fundraising event for the church community. Several...More

Thank At D
Reviewed October 10, 2018

What a great tour! The guide was so knowledgeable and very friendly. Would definitely recommend this tour.

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Our guide Cheryl was great. She’s a lifelong Harlem resident and knows “everyone.” We loved walking around with her and meeting/chatting with her friends and acquaintances. (My granddaughter and I were the only ones in her tour (lucky us) so it was like walking around...More

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Reviewed July 24, 2018

Very intimate group allowed for a more casual atmosphere. We toured areas of Harlem on way to jazz club and was enriched by knowledge regarding architecture and historic figures. Guide was friendly, knowledgeable, and down-to-earth. Jazz was also genuine with very talented performers at venue....More

1  Thank 574carlan
Reviewed July 3, 2018

I visited the Harlem Jazz Series after reading wonderful reviews on Yelp which convinced me to go solo. The location is central to most places in Harlem, and was inside of a lovely church. It was the best, intimate way to see jazz live. The...More

Thank Laura K
Reviewed June 12, 2018

We started with a bit of a walking tour through the area, and our tour guide Carolyn was so knowledgeable and friendly. She gave us all time to look and take photos and ask questions. We stopped at a church for a couple hours- which...More

Thank Brittneydeanne
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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
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