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Harlem Gospel Tour
Visit the Black capital of the world and learn about Harlem- from it's start as a rural Dutch community, it's transformation into a summer retreat for New York's most prominent families, how it then became a Mecca for African American writers and artists at the turn of the century, to it's troubled past during the 1960's and 1970's and it's present day community brimming with pride and reveling in it's new renaissance.
Along the way you will see famous sights and landmarks such as: St. John the Divine, Columbia University, City College, Morning Side Heights, the Morris Jumel Mansion, the Sylvan Terrace, Strivers Row and the Abyssinian Baptist Church, Sugar Hill, St. Nicholas Avenue (where Duke Ellington lived), and the famed 125th Street. You will also see Harlem USA, the Cotton Club, the Apollo Theater, and the Schomburg Center for research in Black Culture.
On Wednesdays - witness the beautiful acapella sounds of the ARC Gospel choir during their mid-week hour of power and hear their powerful voices singing songs of praise and share in their experience.
On Sundays - join a local congregation for the Sunday worship service and experience the soul stirring power of Gospel music.
Duration of the tour:
Approximately 4 hours
Harlem Spirituals office: 690 Eighth Ave between 43rd and 44th Sts.
Be aware! All clients are required to arrive 30 minutes prior to the tour departure times.
Proper dress is required to attend the church service: no shorts or tank tops will be accepted.