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Welcome to Harlem

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Address: 2360 Frederick Douglass Blvd., Suite D, New York City, NY 10027
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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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$92.50*
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Harlem Gospel and Brunch Tour
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$62.00*
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Evening Harlem Jazz Tour
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$65.34*
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Harlem Walking Tour of Mount Morris Park Historic District with Lunch

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Nice tour run by Caroline who had a great knowledge of the history of Harlem. Enjoyed the visit to the Baptist Church which we felt very welcomed and was amazed at the energy of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 9, 2017
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Nice tour run by Caroline who had a great knowledge of the history of Harlem. Enjoyed the visit to the Baptist Church which we felt very welcomed and was amazed at the energy of the Pastor and all those that attend

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic experience with our terrific guide Carolyn Johnson (who knows everyone in Harlem)! Saw all the sights and learnt so much about the history and area that is Carolyn's home. We then joined the Memorial Baptist congregation for Sunday service which was inspiring energetic and uplifting - a privilege to be part of. We highly recommend this tour!! Thank you... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

The concert was not good. It was supposed to start @ 11 am. At that time they were still setting up the speakers on stage and the program did not begin until 11:30 am. However, it did not actually start then, they just started a song and then said it was a test. It actually went downhill from there. As... More 

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Beauvallon, France
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

Pathetic and hilarious experience for this Xmas Harlem Gospel Holyday Celebration on december 24th. Scheduled at 11 am, the "show" could only started at 11:35 after laborious and approximative tuning of the instruments and microphones. First time in my life, I saw people leaving a show 5 minutes after the start. We laughted to tears listening to the choir and... More 

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Valdosta, Georgia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

After a very disappointing experience on Christmas Eve I gave a scathing review about the Mt Olivet Gospel concert. On Christmas DAY Carolyn, the president of Welcome to Harlem, not only promptly refunded our money she wrote emails of apology and offered to give us complimentary tickets to another concert. We have left the city and cannot take her up... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

I can't comment on their jazz events, but I attended the Harlem Gospel Holiday Celebration, a ticketed concert on 24 December. It was terrible. The organizers and the choir looked completely confused - they basically had no clue what they were doing. The singing was all over the place, often neither the musicians nor the singers had any idea what... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Music was wonderful. A great venue for listening to jazz music. We loved it. Worth the money and we had a great time.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

It was a really good afternoon. I was meant to do the Harlem Jazz Tour on the Sunday but the weather was terrible. So I had to change the day & it was easy to change it to Tuesday. I still wish I had opportunity to do Harlem Tour but this made up for it.

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Redcliffe, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

The Harlem Jazz Series was just wonderful with the beautiful backdrop of the Church. The talent that was on display was just awesome to watch.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

If you are in the neighborhood on a Tuesday in November don't miss this rare opportunity of listening to world class jazz musicians at this small church across the hospital on Malcom X Boulevard. 2 sets between 12 and 2 pm. Also on Fridays in the evening.

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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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