New York City Chapter Event
Private Walking Tour of HarlemMonday, November 4, 2019
Time: 10:45 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Meet on the benches outside the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at 135th and Lenox Ave.
This event is SOLD OUT!
Contact: Barbara Stahura
HARLEM HIGHLIGHTS WITH LEIGH HALLINGBY
Join TTN members for a walk through Central Harlem in the crisp fall air.
We will learn about the area’s rich history, culture, and architecture.
Our first stop will be one of the most important institutions in Harlem, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a part of the NY Public Library. We will also go inside the Murals Pavilion of Harlem Hospital, where the famous Depression Era cycle of murals have been restored and are once again on display to the public. On 135th Street, we will see the two towering murals of Dizzy Gillespie, painted in 2017 to honor the 100th anniversary of his birth. We will also make stops at the landmarked Harlem YMCA; the Harlem Walk of Fame, the historic district of Strivers Row; and the most famous church in Harlem, the Abyssinian Baptist Church.
Our walk will end at Abyssinian on 138th Street near 7th Avenue.–near the 2/3 subways.
After the tour, attendees can join fellow TTNers at Ponty Bistro -144 West 139th Street near Adam Clayton Blvd. (7th Avenue). for (pay your own) lunch.
The tour will take place rain or shine. Bring a water bottle and your camera.
OUR TOUR GUIDE: Leigh Hallingby is a licensed NYC tour guide who led our recent tour of the Audubon Murals, as well as tours for members of Audubon Society of NYC. She is passionate about exploring the city's vast array of neighborhoods on foot and specializes in Harlem, Morningside Heights, and the Upper West Side. As a former librarian for 36 years, Leigh also loves doing research about the neighborhoods in which she gives tours.
Credit card only payments, checks are not permitted for this event.
Requests for refunds must be received 14 DAYS before the event. Send refund request to Committee Co-Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org