Then & Now: Harlem Renaissance to Today

Then & Now: Harlem Renaissance to Today

Harlem will celebrate this year the 100th anniversary of its golden era: the Harlem Renaissance. Let us go back in time to look at the storied past and transformation of our most beloved NYC neighborhood! Before it became a Manhattan neighborhood, Harlem was actually a village named Nieuw Haarlem, named by the Dutch. It has ever since kept its independent spirit and its own culture, feeling like an entire new world from the rest of Manhattan. Read on to explore the riveting evolution of the Harlem neighborhood through the Harlem Renaissance.

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A Guide of the Lower East Side

A Guide of the Lower East Side

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

Celebrating Thanksgiving in NYC

Celebrating Thanksgiving in NYC

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