Things to do in Harlem
The Apollo Theater, Levain Bakery, Sylvia's, Bier International and Studio Museum of Harlem are considered favorites by many. Night life, restaurants and cocktail bars are abundant. Be sure to take the A train to 125th and discover all that is Harlem.
Long known for its intimate jazz clubs, soul food institutions and African-American heritage, Harlem draws a diverse crowd of locals and visitors. Trendy eateries, stylish clubs and hip bars make for an energetic nightlife scene. The area features a mix of 19th-century brownstones and modern high-rises. Its main artery, 125th Street, is home to the iconic Apollo Theater, as well as chain stores and restaurants.
Founded in 1964 by soprano Dorothy Maynor, and offers its programs to students of all ages. The school offers courses in four disciplines; music, theatre, visual arts, and dance. Courses in music include classical, jazz, gospel, R & B, electronic and world music.
The Apollo Theater named after the Greek God of music has played host for James Brown, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney and helped launched the careers of Bill Cosby and Jimi Hendrix.