Harlem New York was settled in the 1600s. Harlem is full of history, unique architecture, and mixed cultures. Harlem occupies northern Manhattan Island. The boundaries of Harlem are between 155th street and East 96th. Harlem is to the east of Central Park. Many Harlem residents enjoy listening to music and watching shows at The Apollo Theatre and the Theatre of Harlem. Harlem has developed a great reputation for having amazing food, flashy clubs, and good music, particularly jazz. The jazz music attracts people from all over New York. Harlem became a mostly black community soon after World War I due to many African Americans moving up from the southern states. Harlem New York is still known today as a mostly black community. New Yorkers came flocking to Harlem in the early 1900s due to electric railways and booming properties. Most of the clubs in Harlem attract the midtown caucasian crowd of young men and women as well as some of the Harlem locals. The clubs come alive at night with the smell of good food in the air and jazz at your ears.
Events in Harlem
2019 Women's Jazz Festival WEEK 4: Jazzmeia Horn
at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library Find Tickets
The Schomburg Center’s Annual Women's Jazz Festival, in honor of Women’s History Month, features some of the best-known and unsung female performers in jazz today.
JAZZ CONCERT SERIES
at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center Find Tickets
Join NYC Parks Art, Culture & Fun for live jazz concerts with world class musicians from the Jazz Foundation of America.
Alex Katz / Opening Saturday, April 27 / 439 W 127th Street
at Gavin Brown's enterprise
GBE 439 W 127TH STREET NY NY 10027
Manhattan Collective Annual Spring Banquet
at Alfred Lerner Hall Find Tickets
The Manhattan Collective has teamed with one of the largest non profit organizations, Safe Horizon for our annual Spring Banquet
Easter Egg Hunt
at St Nicholas Orthodox Church Hall
All children in the St. Nicholas community are invited to our Easter Egg Hunt after Paschal Agape Vespers.
Cinco de Bougie: Networking Brunch for Women of Color
at The Cecil Steakhouse Find Tickets
Touted as one of the most empowering and inspirational networking events in New York City, the Bougie Brunch returns with a festive Uptown flair! Join the BB Group for a celebratory gathering for women of color to connect.
7th Annual Run for the Roses Gala and Kentucky Derby Watch Party
Come Experience The Sights and Sounds of the Kentucky Derby - Harlem Derby Style!
Margarita May-Hem: A Cinco De Mayo Brunch & Day Party
Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexican independence day. It’s actually a celebration of the Mexican Army’s unlikely win over the French at the Battle of Puebla.
Monica Huggett & Byron Schenkman
at Music Before 1800
Monica Huggett, violin Byron Schenkman, harpsichord Toma Iliev, violin Joanna Blendulf, viola da gamba
Mother's Day @The Grove
at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church
Bring Your Mother & Grandmother To The Grove On Mother's Day. Pastor Crawford Will Be Delivering A Special Word Just For Them.