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Welcome to Harlem

New York City, NY, USA
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About Welcome to Harlem
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. Our tours are designed for clients who expect the best: we pride ourselves on our extensive tour guiding experience and meticulously planned, smoothly run tours. We provide custom tours, educational tours, and weekly live jazz and annual gospel concerts. We can arrange tours for groups of all sizes. We LOVE Harlem and are VERY PROUD of our neighborhood, and this is what differentiates us from the rest.
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Dan754 wrote a review Today
Fredericksburg, Virginia5 contributions
Doris was a walking encyclopedia plus a Harlem native which was a major bonus, she knew everything about what had been where, when and who. She was so personable and articulate. My son and I thoroughly enjoyed her. The meal was great, my fav was the collard greens. And we also had a Mo’s hot dog with the works. Delicious! (It was on my list, Mo is featured in a Netflix documentary NYC Street Food.)
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Barbara N wrote a review Sep 2022
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Loved the music venues we visited and heard some great music! Guide is very knowledgable and personable. Fun time and felt like we saw real Harlem.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Response from WelcometoHarlem, Owner at Welcome to Harlem
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Barbara, Thank you for the positive feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with Nathalie on the Harlem Jammin Jazz Tour and felt like you saw the real Harlem and enjoyed live jazz as well. It was a pleasure showing you around our neighborhood, and we hope that you’ll come back soon!
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JEFFREY G wrote a review Sep 2022
Murfreesboro, Tennessee272 contributions129 helpful votes
5 Star Experience Carolyn was professional and extremely knowledgeable of Harlem as well as New York city. The tour hit many historical places in Harlem and the gospel singing was phenomenal. The brunch was delicious and we highly recommend that you experience this tour when you are in NYC.
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Response from WelcometoHarlem, Owner at Welcome to Harlem
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your feedback, Jeffrey! We’re so glad to hear that you enjoyed our Harlem Gospel and Brunch Tour. We strive to make every experience a memorable one and love hearing that you enjoyed the food as well.
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Ivona K wrote a review Sep 2022
Toronto, Canada354 contributions201 helpful votes
Waste of time and money. I think every week they have a fifferent performance. We got a bunch who sounded like amateurs making awful noise in some garage. Nothing iconic or worthwhile here. I am a jazz lover and have been to plenty of concerts. On top of that the area is very sketchy. We left halfway through; several people walked out in first ten minutes.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Response from WelcometoHarlem, Owner at Welcome to Harlem
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your feedback concerning your experience at the Harlem Jazz Series. We have been running for eight years, and all the artists who perform with us are experienced. The group of musicians that performed on September 2, 2022, collectively have over 115 years of experience in the world of music. Craig Harris is a trombone player (50 years of experience), Tony Lewis is a drummer (more than 35 years of experience), Kelvyn Bell is a guitarist (more than 35 years of experience), and Barry Stephenson is a bass player (more than 15 years). You referred to two guests that left in the first ten minutes. Do you know why the guest left after the initial ten minutes? Guests leave for a variety of reasons, and you don’t know why they left. Now we will focus on the 135 guests who remained, enjoyed the performance, hung out with the musicians after the show, took pictures, got autographs, and bought CDs. They are also jazz lovers since they enjoyed experiencing one of the 40 subgenres of jazz. The very sketchy area that you refer to is the Mount Morris Park Historic District. It was designated a landmark district in 1971 because of the almost unchanged streetscapes of nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century brownstone townhouses and churches representing the diverse styles of the Gilded Age. You will find tree-lined streets, wide boulevards in the neighborhood, and homes vary in price from $4 to $6 million. It has been one of the most sort after neighborhoods to live in for more than 30 years in New York City. Carolyn Johnson
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Robert C wrote a review Aug 2022
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Wonderful, knowledgeable, friendly guide. We were on a very small group so it was almost like having a personal tour guide. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Response from WelcometoHarlem, Owner at Welcome to Harlem
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Robert, We’re so glad to hear that you enjoyed your Mount Morris Park Walking Tour with Lunch tour with us. We pride ourselves on small groups to focus on making the tour a memorable experience. Your words are a great encouragement to the team, and we hope you will share this experience with your friends, relatives, and other contacts who might be interested in visiting Harlem! Thank you Carolyn
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