Historic Harlem Walk
dim. 28 octobre à 19:00
This Harlem walk is on a scenic route filled with interesting places. I will comment on some things (architecture/history), but you will have plenty of time to socialize with others. Cost: The cost of this event is $4 per person, which is paid at the start of the walk. This is for the organizer's Meetup preparation costs and fees. (Please read the "About Us Section" for more information regarding the $4 per person fee for each event.) This walk is similar to a guided walking tour with a number of stops. If you don't like to stop at a number of points of interest, then this walk is not good for you. This walk is about 2 1/2 miles and moderate paced. Bring water, walking shoes, & SUN PROTECTION. If you are registered for this walk and can't attend, please change your RSVP online from "YES" to "NO". (PLEASE READ THE "ABOUT US SECTION" FOR THE GUIDELINES REGARDING THE NO SHOW POLICY.) THERE IS NO NEED TO POST WHY YOU CAN'T MAKE THE EVENT. No young children or pets allowed on walk w/o prior approval of organizer. No smoking, please. If you have a personal matter/questions, please contact John, the Event Host, through his private Meetup account. Description: Harlem has been home to many races as well as ethnic groups & we'll talk about some of the people who had lived in this neighborhood over the years. We'll walk through three lovely historic districts & pass by back alley streets, elegant townhouses, southern-style porches & fashionable brownstone fronts. Article from Bowery Boys about entrepreneur Madam C. J. Walker who lived in Harlem for awhile http://www.boweryboyshistory.com/2018/01/madam-c-j-walker-harlems-self-made-millionaire.html Article from The New York Times when Harlem had a large Jewish population https://www.nytimes.com/2002/06/07/arts/vestiges-of-harlem-s-jewish-past.html Article from Ephemeral NY when Harlem had a Finnish enclave https://ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.com/2011/10/17/when-harlem-was-manhattans-finntown/ Meeting Time: (after lunch) 2:00 PM Meeting Place: Outside entrance to the Schomburg Library Center at 515 Malcolm X Boulevard/Lenox Ave & W 135th St. Before the walk, restrooms are available in the Harlem Hospital, directly across the street from the Schomburg Library Center. (We'll also stop for restrooms during the middle of the walk.) Public Transportation: 2 or 3 subway trains to Malcolm X Blvd or Lenox Ave & W 135th St. According to the MTA, the No. 2 & 3 trains will be operating at this station on Sept. 16th. Ending Time: 5:00 PM Ending Place: Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Avenue) & W 120th Street, near the No. 2 or 3 subway line. Rain cancels this walk. Therefore, if it is rainy or forecast is for rain, I will send out emails about the cancellation sometime before 10:30 AM on Monday morning. If I don't send out emails about the cancellation, I plan to be at the meeting place.