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New York City Celebrates Black History Month

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|by Craig Nelson |


5 ways to pay tribute in February

New York City honors Black History Month throughout the city, with lectures, events, exhibits and more. Here are five ways to celebrate this year.

The Apollo Theater rises over Harlem (Photo: iStock)

The Apollo Theater rises over Harlem (Photo: iStock)

Museum of the City of New York
Explore the deep connection between Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Big Apple. A new exhibit presents photos of the Civil Rights leader in New York. The New York Pass gives you access to more than 90 different attractions including the Museum of the City of New York. Visit Museum of the City of new York with the New York Pass

The Apollo Theater
Head up to 125th Street to see one of the most famous stages in the world. The Apollo Theater has been a beacon of African-American culture, music and art for more than a century. Hop on a bus tour to see this landmark up close or get tickets to a show – Amateur Night at the Apollo is kicking off its 2018 season on February 21! Buy tickets for the Uptown Tour – Grayline CitySightseeing

Harlem Gospel and Brunch Tour
Experience a soul-stirring journey through Harlem. After an informative walking tour in the neighborhood, you’ll settle in at a church to hear a passionate gospel choir concert. Finish off your tour with a Sunday brunch served by Harlem’s best chefs. Buy tickets to the Harlem Gospel and Brunch Tour

Harlem Renaissance Tour
Explore the extraordinary history of Harlem in the 1920s and 30s when the neighborhood surged with music, culture and arts. Follow in the footsteps of Langston Hughes and Duke Ellington on this three-hour walking tour that ends with lunch at a local Harlem restaurant. Buy tickets to the Harlem Renaissance Tour

Mount Morris Park Historic District Tour
As one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in New York, Mount Morris Park is filled with architectural gems. See famous African-American churches and distinctive homes in Central Harlem. Your tour ends with a delicious local lunch. Buy tickets to the Mount Morris Park Historic District Tour

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