Ages 11 and Up:
You'll get to see all sorts of historical buildings, sights, and culture of this great area.
Detailed Tour Itinerary
Drive By Hamilton Heights
Hamilton Heights is the home to various notable sites in NYC, including the City College of New York, the Dance Theatre of Harlem, The Harlem School of the Arts and Aaron Davis Hall. There are also various parks, such as Riverbank State Park embedded in Riverside. The Hamilton Heights Historic District and the Hamilton Heights/Sugar Hill Historic District Extension are both located in the area as well, and both are designated by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission. One of the highest hills in the neighborhood reaches up from the Hudson River. Trinity Church Cemetery is located on this hill. The Shepard Hall on the City College of New York campus and the former building of the High School of Music & Art are also in Hamilton Heights.
Drive By Children's Memorial Temple in New York
The Faith Temple Church of God in Christ was founded and organized with a membership of 30 in the fall of 1948, under the leadership of Dr. Alvin A. Childs, along with his wife, Mrs. Mildred B. Childs. The newest and fastest growing church moved into Imperial Elks Hall on 129th Street, where evangelistic services were held at two-week intervals. The early stages of the church’s location were transitory, moving from one place to another until the summer of 1949.
Drive By Dominican Civic Culture Center
Dominican Civic Cultural Center conveniently located at 619 W. 145th St. near to all major transportation, and a close walk from the school.
Working with the Dominican Civic Cultural Center will reward you with experience in communication, organization, social media, event planning within the community, and service learning. Their goal is to enrich and empower young adults.
Drive By Harlem School of the Arts
Harlem School of the Arts stands apart among the premier arts institutions in New York City, as the sole provider of quality arts education in 4 disciplines - music, dance, theater and visual arts – in an award-winning 37,000 square foot facility nestled at the base of Harlem's historic Hamilton Heights.
Drive By Manhattanville College
Manhattanville College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college offering undergraduate and graduate degrees, located in Purchase, New York. Founded in 1841 at 412 Houston Street in Manhattan, it was known initially as Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart. Manhattanville's mission is to "educate students to become ethically and socially responsible leaders for the global community".
Drive By Morning Side Heights in New York
Morningside Heights has been called the "Academic Acropolis," "Bloomingdale Village" and "White Harlem."
The neighborhood lies from West 106th to 125th Streets. It is also the home of Barnard College, Columbia University, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, the Manhattan School of Music, St. Luke's Hospital, the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine and Riverside Church.
Drive By Museum of Art and Origins
Opened in conjuction with Jumel Terrace Books, George Preston's Museum of Art and Origins, houses an exemplary collection of African Art, just two cobble-stoned blocks away - just past Paul Robeson's house - at the other end of Jumel Terrace and open by appointment.
Drive By Simmons Gallery in New York
The Gallery began operation in 2001. We started with one artist, Stuart McClean. Without having a gallery space of our own, we did weekly art parties at our residential space. We also did shows throughout the tri-state area and curated show at different events, galleries and festivals in the New York Metropolitan Area and along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. While doing shows from Boston to Atlanta, we began building our roster of artists. Today, we have exhibited the work of over 20 artists and curated shows with dozens more.
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Harlem came to its current rendition during the Great Migration around 1905. A large amount of black citizens came to the city from rural areas of the country looking for work and opportunity. Since, the area has seen witness of the 'Harlem Renaissance,' an outpouring of artistic work without precident in the American black community, and the area is considered a treasure trove of black American history and culture.
So come take a look at a wonderful place full of history and excitement with the West Harlem Walking Tour. You'll be sure to have a vacation you aren't sure to forget.