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  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)

Take a tour of Harlem, then dine on soul food and see a jazz show at a famous Harlem club. There's no better way to explore the full range of Harlem's diverse ethnic history, music and food!

Highlights

  • Five-hour guided evening tour of Harlem including a meal at a soul food restaurant and jazz show
  • Drive past Harlem's famous sights, including the Apollo Theater and Cotton Club
  • Home-style dinner at a soul food restaurant
  • Jazz show with two complimentary drinks
  • See a show at the famous Cotton Club on Mondays
  • Entertaining and informative guide

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What You Can Expect

Harlem Soul Food and Jazz Evening Tour

The Apollo, Harlem

Harlem has evolved into one of the city's hip neighborhoods, full of bars, nightclubs and restaurants. Harlem is also a center of jazz and bebop music. Many famous artists have performed at Harlem's Apollo Theater including Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald and James Brown.

This evening tour takes you behind the scenes of Harlem and covers all aspects of this famous neighborhood. You'll explore Harlem's musical legacy, its churches, spiritual centers and swinging nightlife.

After your tour of Harlem, you'll be treated to a traditional, home-style soul food meal at a local restaurant. Then, after dinner, you'll catch a jam session at a local Harlem jazz club, where two free drinks are included and the music is red hot!

On Mondays, you can dance the night away at Harlem's renovated Cotton Club, where you'll sway to the beat of a local swing band. Dance lessons are available on Mondays.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is "Soul Food"?
A: Soul Food is traditional African American cuisine that originated in the South in the United States. Today it has become a highly sought after cuisine. It consists of spicy ribs, collard greens, fried fish and chicken, freshly cooked corn bread, and a few side dishes like black eye peas, okra, or macaroni and cheese to mention a few. There is no separate vegetarian menu, however, some of the food, including the greens, corn bread, okra and macaroni and cheese are vegetarian.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This was the most fun evening we spent in New York. The guide was a delight, very knowledgeable and efficient in making things run smoothly. Harlem is fascinating, I hope they don't ruin it by gentrifying too much. We could have heard more jazz, one set wasn't enough. Next time we will do the gospel tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Wonderful, weould definitely recommend!

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