HARLEM GOSPEL TOUR WEDNESDAY

Raise your hands and lift your voices for this inspirational Harlem gospel tour. As the centre of the African-American experience in New York, soulful Harlem has a fascinating story to tell at every turn. Rising from the ashes of crime and poverty with its powerful faith and strong community spirit, there’s something about Harlem that melts even the hardest hearts. Raise your hands and lift your voices for this inspirational Harlem gospel tour. As the centre of the African-American experience in New York, soulful Harlem has a fascinating story to tell at every turn. Rising from the ashes of crime and poverty with its powerful faith and strong community spirit, there’s something about Harlem that melts even the hardest hearts.Highlights- Get to know the fascinating history of Harlem - Lose yourself in the mesmerising a capella voices of the ARC Gospel Choir - See Harlem’s most famous landmarks, such as Apollo Theater This tour will take you past some of Harlem's most famous landmarks, such as the Apollo Theater, where Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald began their ascent to superstardom. As one of the earliest venues to welcome black patrons, the Apollo’s old show billings read like a roll call of the greatest in African-American talent. We’ll call by the world-renowned Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the world’s leading information resource for people of African descent. Then stroll by the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church, a long-standing community space for political, cultural and religious activities in the area. Explore the affluent side of Harlem at Striver's Row and Sugar Hill. Many strived for the ‘sweet life’ to be had in these spacious homes, which housed some of the most prominent black Harlemites. Next, lose yourself in the mesmerising a capella voices of the ARC Gospel Choir. ARC stands for Addicts Rehabilitation Center, the oldest drug-free treatment program centre in New York State and a beacon of hope for the community. The choir will sing songs of praise and share their experiences in a passionate and moving expression of hope. If you wish, you can then round off your experience and join us for an authentic soul food lunch. Duration Tour with lunch takes 5 and a half hours, tour with no lunch takes 4 hours. Languages English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Redeem informationVoucher type: PrintedPrinted Voucher. Print and bring the voucher to enjoy the activity. Please exchange your vouchers for tickets at least 24 hours prior to tour. If you arrive in NYC the night before, you will be able to exchange the voucher on the day of the tour, 30 minutes prior to the tour departure.LocationStarting point: 690 Eighth Avenue - New York City - USEnd point: Same as starting pointScheduleOpening datesWednesday, 09:00 - 14:00Guiding optionsGuiding type: GuideGroup type: SharedRequirementsPlease note modest dress is required for the church service. No shorts or tank tops will be accepted. Free for under 5s that sit on their parent's laps. For wheelchair accessbility, please contact supplier at least 2 weeks in advance. Customers with special needs must be accompanied. A maximum of one person using a wheelchair can be accommodated per bus. Those in wheelchairs can sit at the front of the bus with their wheelchairs carefully stowed away in the luggage compartment if they let us know beforehand.

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