Harlem Entertainment – Putting The Hot in Harlem

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Harlem Entertainment – Putting The Hot in Harlem

As a mecca of black culture, this neighborhood has a truly diverse array of restaurants, nightclubs, sightseeing, and activities.

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As a mecca of black culture, this neighborhood has a truly diverse array of restaurants, nightclubs, sightseeing, and activities.

Since the 1920s, Harlem has been known for its entertainment. As a mecca of black culture, this neighborhood has a truly diverse array of restaurants, nightclubs, sightseeing, and activities.

Food

There are scores of amazing restaurants to choose from when you’re in Harlem. But no matter what list of best Harlem restaurants you find (we like this one), two places are always featured: Sylvia’s and Red Rooster.

Sylvia’s is the quintessential soul food joint – they didn’t call Sylvia the “Queen of Soul Food” for nothing. For a little history about Sylvia’s, check out our blog post.

Red Rooster is a restaurant that “serves comfort food that celebrates the roots of American cuisine and the neighborhood’s diverse culinary traditions.”

Music & Nightlife

Think the best place in the USA for jazz is New Orleans? While the Big Easy may be the birthplace of jazz, New York is the only place in America where its influence rivals that of the southern city.

The Apollo Theater and the Cotton Club are the venues that gave some of the most famous jazz musicians and singers – especially black musicians – their start. While the Cotton Club no longer exists as it did, you can still catch a show at the Apollo – the place where people from Ella Fitzgerald and Jackie Wilson to Lauryn Hill and Mariah Carey made their debuts.

The Apollo is only the tip of the entertainment iceberg in Harlem. There are tons of amazing spots to check if you want to enjoy authentic Harlem date night or late night adventures.

History & Black Culture

Looking for a more historical or educational experience while you’re in Harlem? There are so many great neighborhood spots (check out this list and this list) to stop at if you want to learn more about the Harlem Renaissance and the civil rights movement.

A must-visit spot in your Harlem history adventure is the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture. The center is a “world-leading cultural institution devoted to the research, preservation, and exhibition of materials focused on African American, African Diaspora, and African experiences,” according to their website.

Another great and unique showcase of Harlem’s ability to foster and showcase great talent is the Graffiti Hall of Fame. For 30 years, this converted schoolyard has exhibited street art from some of the best graffiti artists in the world.

HarlemAmerica Digital Network Wants to Partner with You

There are so many great things to see and do in Harlem, and they’re all steeped in decades of cultural pride, struggle, and artistry. The voices of Harlem often echo globally, and that’s what HarlemAmerica Digital Network wants, more than anything, is to amplify black voices and share their greatness with this community and the world. Click here to learn more about our podcast opportunities for black small business owners.

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