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.
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
The transition between autumn breezes and winter chills begins to arise in November, but so do festive events and family-fun activities. Take a look at our top recommended happenings throughout New York City this November. Read more
If you thought that there were characters in New York City in our everyday lives, you haven’t seen anything yet! Visit New York City during Halloween, where there is a plethora of family-fun activities, festive events and plenty of trick-or-treat venues for Halloween galore. Read more