When in New York, be it for many years or only a few days, you will most likely find yourself wandering through the Lower East Side. It is at the heart of New York City’s underground culture and nightlife, one of the most colorful neighborhoods of the Big Apple, and a Harlem Spiritual’s staff favorite. Do not let the edgy and strikingly contemporary vibe of the streets fool you, for the Lower East Side is one of the most historic areas in town, and there is a plethora of art, cultural hubs, dining, entertainment, and shopping to keep you busy. Read more
Thanksgiving is a day dedicated to showing appreciation for those around you as well as for the blessing of the harvest of the preceding year. This gracious holiday takes place on the fourth Thursday of November every year and traditionally involves bountiful amounts of food, football, family, friends and of course, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Dating back to 1924, the Macy’s parade dazzles the streets between 77th and 34th with world-renowned marching bands, floats, and iconic character balloons. As fun as these Thanksgiving traditions can be, why not consider something different for Thanksgiving in New York City? After you watch the Parade in person, of course. Read more
Gospel music has the power to emotionally move you regardless of whether you are spiritually inclined or not. The neighborhood of Harlem is renowned for its authentic Gospel music, rooting all the way back to the 17th century. The history of Gospel music in Harlem shines through the culture of this rich neighborhood. Read on to see how it all happened.
As the weather gets colder, New York City becomes a mecca for date night hot spots and activities that surpass the average dinner-and-a-movie. Spice up your love life and impress your partner with a well-thought-out vacation to New York. Don’t worry, you can take all the planning credit, we are just here to help! Read more
New York City’s unique holiday atmosphere, infinite lights and décor, and incomparable offer of exciting shows and seasonal activities make it the ideal holiday destination. Despite all the joy and wonder that Christmas in NYC emits, your trip deserves proper planning, especially if you’ll be visiting the Big Apple for the first time! Here are some tips to help you plan your perfect holidays in New York City this winter season.