How To: Prepare for NYC Weather

How To: Prepare for NYC Weather

New York City is full of surprises, but the weather should not be one of them. When traveling to New York City during the Summer, Fall, Winter or Spring, it is important to keep an eye on the weather reports weeks leading up to your stay. Mother Nature is very bipolar on the East Coast, and we want you to be as prepared as possible for a comfortable stay here in the city that we love. We know the feeling of getting stuck in the middle of a thunderstorm, soggy shoes and foggy glasses – we do not want that to be your NYC memory. Pack accordingly and prepare yourself for New York City in the scorching Summer, mild Fall, freezing Winter or slushy Spring. Read more

A Guide of Harlem

A Guide of Harlem

Thinking back to boyhood days, I remember the bright sun on Harlem streets, the easy rhythms of black and brown bodies, the sounds of children streaming in and out of red brick tenements,” said writer and Harlem native Walter Dean Myers. This is usually what one pictures when thinking about Harlem, but the neighborhood has been through a long series of transformations since its beginning as a Dutch colony, through the Harlem Renaissance to today’s gentrification movements. So hop on the A train – or on our guided bus tours, and follow us on the road to Harlem. Read more

Community Highlight: ARC Gospel Choir

Community Highlight: ARC Gospel Choir

Every Wednesday morning, Harlem Spirituals conducts a tour throughout historic Harlem, concluding at the Greater Central Baptist Church for “The Hour of Power” by the ARC Gospel Choir. Although it is very easy to tell that this is a powerful and moving a cappella choir, what you may not realize is the fact that each member has found faith through Gospel that turned their lives around; these members sing to stay sober. Read on to learn where the heart and soul of ARC comes from, and why the group is so special today. Read more

Top 10 Activities of October 2018

Top 10 Activities of October 2018

The spookiest season has arrived, filled with haunted houses and pumpkins, apple cider and hard cider, pizza and…pickles. Yet, even though Halloween is October’s most anticipated event in New York, there are plenty of other arty, fun and festive events going on this month. Be sure not to miss a beat. Read more

Jazz Clubs in Harlem

Harlem is rooted in rhythm and soul. For decades since the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s, Harlem’s arts and culture have revolved around Gospel, Blues, and Jazz. Some of the best Jazz clubs are well and alive today. Here are our favorite Jazz clubs in Harlem, where expectations for a classic night out are always exceeded.  Read more