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Harlem is one of the most culturally rich neighborhoods in New York City and in the world. It’s where the Harlem Renaissance began, inspiring a cultural movement across the United States. It’s where legendary performers like Aretha Franklin and Michael Jackson were discovered and where jazz and gospel music still flood the sidewalks. It’s also where the soul food classic chicken and waffles was invented.
Harlem Week 2019 marks its 45th year. It has become one of the largest cultural events in the nation and this year will have 100+ events spanning conferences, seminars, sports, music, food, dance, and more.
Close to all Harlem Week events and just 5 minutes to the subway to explore the rest of the city, Aloft Harlem provides everything you need in the heart of Harlem. The hotel, a member of the SPG group, has an always-open gym and restaurant on-site and a bar with live music, specialty cocktails, and pool tables.
There are a number of Bed & Breakfast options in the area if you are looking for a unique stay. Sleep in an authentic but renovated 100-year-old brownstone at the Harlem Grand. Guests return for the beauty of the rooms, the friendliness of the host, and the ideal location. The San Fermin B&B has earned the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and is in a quiet, off-the-beaten-path location a little further uptown.
Don't just take our word for it, the folks below can show you the best and brightest things to see and do in Harlem: