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At Harlem One Stop, we offer unique tours of Harlem and upper Manhattan: neighborhood walking tours of West, Central, and East Harlem, Gospel tours, music, and jazz themed tours, Harlem Renaissance tours. Our programs feature Harlem’s Culture, Heritage, Architecture, and History and explore uptown neighborhoods in a unique and inspiring way. Harlem One Stop is a community-based organization. We are deeply involved in serving the interest of the community and preserving what makes Harlem great. We work hard to make sure our visitors get a unique and authentic experience of Harlem. All our tours guides live in Harlem and are involved in the life of the community. They know all about Harlem’s History as well as Harlem as it is Today .

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A Walk Through Harlem, New York’s Most Storied Neighborhood

Our critic chats with the architect David Adjaye about Hotel Theresa, Marcus Garvey Park, the home of Langston Hughes, the Y.M.C.A. and other landmarks.

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Michael Kimmelman

By Michael Kimmelman

  • Aug. 20, 2020

It’s a refuge and magnet, storied crucible and cradle, a cultural capital, shaped by waves of migration, a recent tsunami of gentrification and the ongoing struggles for racial justice.

Harlem is the American saga packed into one neighborhood, its architecture a palimpsest of African-American and Latino experience in the city and of much else that has defined New York over the centuries.

Lead designer for the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington , the Ghanaian-British architect David Adjaye began to explore the area while working on a mixed-used housing development at 155th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue called Sugar Hill , which opened in 2015.

That same year he won the commission to do a new home for the Studio Museum in Harlem and moved to Harlem with his family.

This is the latest in a series of (edited and condensed) walks around the city . Harlem is vast — way too big, too deep rooted, with far too many different parts, too many cultural and architectural points of interest, for anybody to cover in a single walk. Mr. Adjaye suggested a stroll east to west that he sometimes takes, not quite three miles, passing landmarks like the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Greater Refuge Temple, the former Hotel Theresa, and ending near the Riverside Drive Viaduct at the Hudson River.

We did the walk virtually, via Zoom, since Mr. Adjaye has been in Accra, Ghana, during the pandemic, working from his office there. We “met” on 120th Street, on the south side of Marcus Garvey Park, another city landmark designed around a spectacular eruption of Manhattan schist — with a 47-foot-high watchtower from the 1850s poised on top.

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Michael Kimmelman You live nearby?

David Adjaye Around the corner. On my usual walk, I pass these brownstones along 120th, typical of Harlem architecture in its incredible variety of styles: Queen Anne, Romanesque, neo-Classical. Maya Angelou lived at 58 West 120th, facing the park, which feels very European to me — at the same time the schist is this sudden explosion of raw nature. I remember the first time I saw there was a tower on top. I thought, oh my god! I learned that towers like this used to be everywhere, to warn people when there was a fire or some other problem.

This is the last one left in the city , renovated recently, including the bronze bell. Julius B. Kroehl was the engineer.

It’s romantic and beautiful infrastructure. You can imagine the bell resonating over the rooftops, everybody coming out of their houses, onto their stoops. Stoops were designed to lift houses above the horse manure — and make them look grander, which they do. But they’re also places to hang out, play music. It’s one of the wonderful things about New York.

Can you think of equivalents in other cities? Porches in the American South, maybe?

You have stoops in Holland, too, but they are usually very low, two or three steps. You can’t sit on them and watch the street in the same way. There’s something about the way stoops like these spill down, creating this diagonal form.

They turn the street into a kind of stage and also make the sidewalks seem wider, lighter.

This is something special to New York. In London, you have terrace houses, and you might have a front garden with a wall and a gate and then a path to some steps that take you to a very minimal porch.

You live in London and Accra as well.

We have offices in all three cities. About 15 years ago, after I was hired to design the project in Sugar Hill, I got a studio apartment in Chelsea — this was before the High Line opened. That’s when I started coming to Harlem all the time, wanting to understand it better. I fell in love with the neighborhood. So when I won the commission to design the Studio Museum, I moved with my family to 119th Street.

You were born in Tanzania?

My parents are from Ghana. My father was a career diplomat, so every three years until I was 13 we moved. Then we settled in the north of London, into an area with very diverse communities — Indian, African, Caribbean, Southeast Asia — all these diasporas, living on the periphery of the city. I idealized New York and its architecture growing up. When I moved here I wanted to live in the middle of things, which is how I landed in Chelsea.

I grew up near Chelsea — I went to middle school there — when the area was mostly decrepit piers, old warehouses and taxi garages. It was great, but the opposite of central. It’s almost unrecognizable now.

It felt increasingly transient when I lived there. Of course, Harlem has also changed a lot but it remains a neighborhood of old communities. Architecturally, you see the layers of history. If we walk north, through Marcus Garvey Park, along 127th Street, you see what I mean — there’s a stretch of houses from the 1850s to the early 1920s, which go from Romantic Classicism to Art Deco, brownstone to stucco. The street wall becomes plainer and plainer and finally sheer. Typical of Harlem, the window frames change, too. I don’t mean this as a plug or anything, but these windows were an inspiration for my design at the Studio Museum.

Which looks like it will feature a facade of stacked, variously shaped volumes.

Right. A wall of different apertures. It doesn’t copy 127th Street. But I was struck by houses like 20 East 127th , where Langston Hughes lived.

That’s an Italianate brownstone from the 1860s with arched window frames.

They look to me like vaulted eyebrows. I also love the front door, with its wooden half-circles, like tree branches. That one little architectural gesture elevates the entire house.

Amazing what a difference just a nice door makes.

Let’s walk farther north to 135th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard.

Or Lenox Avenue, as it’s also known. There’s that great Hughes poem about the street musician, “down on Lenox Avenue the other night, by the pale dull pallor of an old gas light.”

The site is a void now, but I sometimes shut my eyes and imagine all these incredible people coming to that corner to talk about the difficulties of being Black and living in America. Speakers’ Corners were crucial for immigrant and African-American communities whose views weren’t being represented by the mainstream. If you’re invisible, you need an outlet. People came to corners like this one to find out what was going on.

It makes sense to me that on this same corner is the Schomburg Center, one of the most amazing institutions in Harlem, and one of the most important in the world for understanding the history of African-American and diaspora cultures.

Which started out in the public library building on 135th, a landmarked, limestone 1905 Italian Renaissance-style palazzo by Charles McKim.

I suspect it looked too imposing, too much like a private residence, so the modern addition they built for the Schomburg at the corner couldn’t be more different: a big brick-and-glass building, transparent at the base — with a garden separating it from McKim’s library and with trees and benches along the front.

That’s a makeover by the architects Marble Fairbanks and SCAPE of what was, frankly, a not very memorable 1970s expansion.

What’s terrific about this spot, in general is the nexus of Schomburg, Speakers’ Corner, the Y.M.C.A., the hospital murals …

You’re talking about the Works Progress Administration murals from the 1930s at Harlem Hospital just next door to Schomburg. They’re like giant billboards — images of Black life, painted by different artists, reproduced, backlit and blown up several stories high on the outside of a hospital wing.

The W.P.A. was so important, especially for artists of color. I think about this today. The W.P.A. was all about beautification as a strategy for employment. It was a response to a public crisis. It was about edification and care, which are also goals of architecture. Architecture is about more than shelter, after all. It’s about doing something that gives people dignity, hope, a belief in the future.

You mentioned the Harlem Y.M.C.A., which is near the same corner, also from the ’30s — designed by the architect James Cameron Mackenzie Jr., with setbacks, a tower and old neon Y.M.C.A. signs.

A classic, 1930s-era New York sort of building, sculpted with setbacks in a way you don’t really see with many buildings in this part of the city. The form is carved and muscular. I’m blown away by the fact that it was built to accommodate 4,000 Black men at a time when hotels downtown wouldn’t let Blacks in.

The Y was a real cultural and intellectual mecca, too. I came across a list of luminaries who spoke, stayed, taught, passed through it — Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, Claude McKay, Eartha Kitt, George Washington Carver, Martin Luther King Jr., Duke Ellington, Willie Mays, Cicely Tyson, Sugar Ray Robinson …

There’s a postcard of the Y that I have seen stuck to different walls all over the world. I think the Y represents Harlem as an intellectual and artistic hub.

Let’s head from 135th Street down Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard because I also want to show you a couple of churches. All communities have their churches, of course, but in Harlem they’ve sustained an intellectual infrastructure, with empowerment and dignity and all these other issues disseminated through Christianity. For me, St. Philip’s is particularly significant.

Thurgood Marshall’s and W.E.B. Du Bois’s church. Founded during the early 1800s by free African-Americans in Lower Manhattan. It moved to Harlem a little over a century ago. Two African-American architects, Vertner Woodson Tandy and George Washington Foster, designed the building, in salmon-colored brick.

Tandy was the first registered African-American architect in New York State. The architecture of St. Philip’s is the opposite of radical — it’s a solid, plain neo-Gothic building. But for architects of color at the turn of the century, I suspect the radicality was simply proving that Black architects were just as good as their white counterparts at delivering a neo-Gothic church. Tandy and Foster did it all perfectly. The base. The central window and pointed arch. The pediments over the doorways. The roof timbers. All symmetrical. It’s like they said: “Here you go, done.” The beauty and radicality were in the design’s faultlessness.

The other church we ought to see is Greater Refuge Temple.

Formerly the Harlem Casino, revamped during the ’60s with swooping white curves and domes and a multicolored facade by Costas Machlouzarides , who also did the TV-shaped Calhoun School on West End Avenue.

He plays with the idea of arches, which are part of the vernacular of temples. The colored facade resembles a flag, with a bold modernist cross — and the canopy is an extrusion of ellipses, so, so beautiful. If you think about how evangelical sermons on television have become a form of theater, it seems prescient to me that the temple should have taken over a former casino.

And then just across the street is the former Hotel Theresa, from 1913.

Like the Y, a storied site, whites-only during its earliest decades. Fidel Castro famously stayed there and met with Malcolm X . I believe my lefty physician dad tended to somebody at the hotel who was with the Cuban delegation.

A century ago, constructing a huge white building in a neighborhood of brownstones was clearly meant to set the hotel apart. For me, it has a special significance because the first president of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah, before he became president, spent summers in Harlem and stayed at the Theresa. He spoke on the street outside with Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and Malcolm X. It was another Speakers’ Corner.

David, we’ve made our way to 125th Street. You wanted to get to the river, which is still a hike.

Let’s walk west along 125th. There’s so much to talk about, but I’ll just point out how the street vendors turn the sidewalk into a kind of people’s arcade. The street is too wide and has too many cars.

There are proposals floating around to reconfigure 125th for pedestrians, bikes, buses and green space.

That would be wonderful. It could become like La Rambla in Barcelona or Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv.

I wanted to end at the viaducts on the far West Side.

You mean the elevated subway tracks for the 1 train at Broadway and 125th, from 1904, engineered by William Barclay Parsons. And the Riverside Drive Viaduct from 1901. F. Stewart Williamson was the engineer in that case.

The subway viaduct is like a kit of parts — everything in compression and tension, every part doing exactly what you see, what it needs to do, creating the spanning for the structure. It’s steel, weblike, so there is a lightness and transparency. From below, you can watch trains pass, which you wouldn’t be able to do if the viaduct were built now. We would have to use concrete and make it opaque. And I love how the tracks run past Columbia’s Manhattanville campus. Renzo must have been inspired by all the tectonics and audacity of it.

Renzo Piano, the architect for several of the new Columbia University buildings next to the tracks, including the Jerome L. Greene Science Center , which he clad in a double-skin curtain wall to muffle the rumble of the passing trains. It might be worth noting here that the extension of the subway lines into Harlem sparked a real estate boom in the early 1900s that ended up providing homes for African-Americans forced out of downtown areas like the Tenderloin. So the subways laid crucial groundwork for the Great Migration and Harlem Renaissance.

And, yes, Renzo said he loves the viaduct.

Then comes what I think is one of the most beautiful pieces of infrastructure in the world, the north-south axis of vaults under the Riverside Drive viaduct — a cathedral of steel just before you reach the Hudson River. The people who built it didn’t have to do those vaults. They could have just made straight faceted pieces; but money was spent to do something profound, which creates a fantastic space for an open-air market underneath.

Underpasses aren’t usually called profound.

Most of them are massive, concrete, monolithic forms. Here the lightness and openness of the steel gives you a feeling of X-ray vision. You see through the structure, north, south, to the water. The design reminds me a little of Art Nouveau metalwork — not as ornate, but with the same sort of picturesque quality.

And for me, the climax of the whole walk comes when you pass under the viaduct and get to the water, look north and see the George Washington Bridge, majestically crossing the river on its two pylons.

Another steel structure — Le Corbusier called it the most beautiful bridge in the world — very definitely profound.

That’s how I get to and from the airport, it’s my gateway to the city. Every time I see it I think the same thing.

Isn’t New York incredible?

Michael Kimmelman is the architecture critic. He has reported from more than 40 countries, was previously The Times's chief art critic and, based in Berlin, created the Abroad column, covering cultural and political affairs across Europe and the Middle East. More about Michael Kimmelman

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515 Malcolm X Blvd. ( map )

Here is where we start our self-guided Harlem walking tour.  

Opened and financed by New York City leaders, Arturo Schomburg and Andrew Carnegie (Carnegie Hall) in 1905, this Center features a main exhibition hall; smaller lecture rooms; and a center designated as one of the City’s foremost public libraries.  

Once upon a time, there stood a huge mansion in a ‘townhouse style’ in the block where Schomburg Center, currently, stands.

The mansion belonged to Madam C.J. Walker, first female self-made millionaire; inventor of the straightening comb; developer of pomades, cosmetics, and hairdressing for African-American hair care.

Click here for more information.  

(Stop B) - Abyssinian Baptist Church

132 W 138th Street ( map )

Founded in 1808, considered a ‘mega-church’; once led by Reverend Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., one of America’s first civil rights activists.

abyssinian baptist church Harlem 2

Abyssinian is a popular place for visitors to take in a gospel service.  Also, check our blog post on hearing  gospel music in New York City .

(Stop C) - Strivers’ Row

138th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. (7th Avenue) and Frederick Douglass Blvd. (8th Avenue)

Harlem strivers row West 139th Street by Stanford White

A ‘three-row’ radius of ‘townhouses, which are better known as ‘brownstone homes.’ If you never thought Harlem living could be spacious and luxurious, think again.

Some of the key players in the Harlem Renaissance and civil rights movement lived in upscale homes within Strivers' Row.

(Stop D) - Harlem Walk of Fame  

135th Street between Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. and Frederick Douglass Blvd. ( map ) 

Fitting to have a walk of fame on a self-guided Harlem walking tour.

On the north side of the street, you will see embedded in the sidewalk about six or so diamond-shaped plaques with famous Harlem residents such as singer Ella Fitzgerald, activist Malcolm X, author James Baldwin, and others.

(Stop E) - New York Police Department 32nd Precinct

250 West 135th Street, (mid-block between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and Frederick Douglass Blvds.) 

NYPD 32nd Precinct Harlem

This location has been the home of one of New York City’s oldest police precincts dating back to the colonial days of 1664.

The current building was built in 1937. Be sure to look at the plaque at the top of the building, where you will see a British politician and a Native American Indian.

(Stop F) - Former location of Small’s Paradise

2294 ½ Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. at 135th Street

One of the most popular nightspots during the Harlem Renaissance and the Roaring Twenties, because of Ed Smalls, owner, and operator knew how to cater to both white and black audiences with cabaret, blues, and jazz musical performances.

Today, this spot hosts a restaurant from the chain International House of Pancakes. 

(Stop G) - Harlem YMCA 

180 W 135th St

Young Men’s Christian Association has been a ‘life-saver” for many young men who were ‘new’ to New York City Malcolm X stayed at the 135th Street location after moving to Harlem from Omaha, Nebraska in the 1950s.

He would later become Malcolm X, a cherished religious and Civil Rights leader, and activist.

(Stop H) - Doug E’s Restaurant

2245 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd,/corner of 132nd Street ( map )

Unfortunately, Doug E's Restaurant has closed.  However, we have left it as a stop for those who would like to know where it is since it lies along the path of this self-guided tour.  

Want Chicken N Waffles? Want Fish N Waffles? Well, come and get ‘em. Doug E. Fresh, o, ner and operator, is better known as the original ‘beatbox’ of the 1980s and 1990s.

He used to have hit rap records. Now, he has chicken and waffles.  

You can see one of our groups standing in front of the legendary rapper's establishment sometime in summer 2013. Check out our article on finding soul food in Harlem .

(Stop I)  Shiloh Baptist Church

2226 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd (corner of 131st Street) ( map )

Doug E's Fresh Chicken and Waffles

This church is a smaller church with a really big heart for gospel music and soul-stirring sermons.

Visit this church on a Sunday morning at 10:30 am for the Gospel Inspirational service.

Shiloh Baptist Church Harlem

(Stop J) -  Triangle of  great soul food restaurants 

A triangle of great soul food, you have three fabulous restaurants where one can delight in a good bite or two, all within less than half a block of each other. 

  • Sylvia’s House of Soul Food   328 Malcolm X Blvd between 126th and 127th Streets Decades-old and world-famous, Harlem would not be the same without this restaurant. To learn the history of this iconic Harlem restaurant, click  here . 
  • Corner Social Restaurant    321 Malcolm X Blvd at the corner of 126th A newcomer to the Harlem restaurant scene, it's sure to become a favorite ‘social corner’ in Harlem.
  • Red Rooster Restaurant    310 Lenox Avenue between Malcolm X Blvd  between 126th A mix of traditional American food and diverse culinary appeals to the “New Harlem" scene 

 Click here for more information on getting soul food in Harlem .

(Stop K)  - William Clinton Foundation

55 West 125th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues

Founded in 2001, originally established in Harlem, former President Clinton influenced a real-estate ‘sky-rocket’ when he established this office.

The general thought was if Clinton could work in Harlem, then Harlem was for everyone.

(Stop L) - Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building 

163 West 125th Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.’s Statue

Named for America’s first Congressman of African-American descent built in 1972; at the corner of 125th Street.

(Stop M) -  Hotel Theresa

Corner of 125th Street/Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd.

Harlem’s first luxury hotel. Martin Luther King, Jr. stayed there during his visit to New York City; Fidel Castro stayed there during his visit to New York City.

(Stop N) - Apollo Theater 

(253 West 125th Street) ( map )

World-famous music hall, opened in 1914 originally, later re-named, Apollo Theater.

Amateur Night has been hosted for several years on Wednesday nights at 7:30 pm. BE GOOD OR BE GONE!  

Apollo Theater Showtime

Read more about the Apollo Theater here.


Harlem received its name from the Dutch. Originally a Dutch village, formally organized in 1658, Harlem is named after the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands.

Harlem was largely farmland and belonged to the descents of Dutch, French, and English settlers during the seventh and eighteenth centuries.

African Americans migrated to Harlem around the 1900s during the Great Migration.

The Harlem Renaissance

Harlem is probably known best for its cultural heyday period from 1919 to the 1930s.

The Harlem Renaissance was a defining period for African Americans who many migrated from the South fleeing Jim Crow Laws.

During this period Harlem was a cultural center for writers, activists, artists, musicians, poets and intellectuals looking for a place to freely express their voices and talents.

Harlem discovered such celebrated writers as Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston and James Weldon Johnson.


Harlem stretches across the Manhattan River to the East/Harlem River above Central Park.

There’s East Harlem (Spanish Harlem, or “El Barrio”), which occupies 5th Avenue to the East/Harlem River, and West Harlem, which includes the neighborhoods of Morningside Heights and Hamilton Heights.  

Many of Harlem's most sought after sights are within walking distance of 125th street and Lennox Ave.  

We recommend using this Google map for directions to the center of Harlem .

TIP: If you are considering using a New York bus tour company to get around NYC, keep in mind that several of the hop-on, hop-off buses have stops in or at the border of Harlem.  

Be sure to read our post comparing the different New York bus companies .

How to Get to Harlem

Many subway lines pass through the neighborhood. The (A, C, and 1) go up the West Side to Manhattanville, Washington Heights, Hamilton Heights, Inwood and Fort Tryon Park.

The (2 and 3) go up Lenox Ave more or less in the center, and the (4, 5, 6) on the East Side.

The (B and D) go up 8th Ave and St. Nicholas Ave along with the (A and C) as far as 155 St, then go under the Harlem River to Yankee Stadium and other stops in the Bronx.

The A and D and the 4 and 5 are fast express trains during the day, as the A and D whiz passengers from 59 St directly to 125 St, while the 4 and 5 go from 86 St to 125 St in one stop.

By commuter train:

Metro-North Railroad has a station at 125th St and Park Ave with easy connections to and from the Hudson Valley and Connecticut.

See the By train section on the main New York City page for more info.

Famous Things to See in Harlem

The Apollo Theater

253 West 125th St ( map )

The world-famous Apollo Theater has been a staple in the Harlem community and has featured performance giants for generations, such as swing era greats - Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie to soul singers- Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and James Brown.

Gospel Acts-Staple Singers, Mahalia Jackson and the Clark Sisters. Even young comics like Richard Prayer and Redd Foxx got their start at the Apollo.

It was also the home of Showtime at the Apollo, a nationally syndicated television variety show which showcased new talent from 1987 to 2008.

Sylvia’s Restaurant in Harlem

328 Malcolm X Blvd

Looking for a great place to eat in Harlem? A popular yet affordable place that’s rich in culture and history?

Why not head up to Sylvia’s Restaurant in the heart of where the Harlem Renaissance took place.

Sylvia’s is simply a must have to really experience the Harlem culture and is surprisingly reasonably priced for the entire family.   

Check out our blog post on soul food in Harlem and consider both our Harlem Walking Tour as well as our Harlem Food Tour . Find out more things to see with our self-guided Harlem tour.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Boulevard

The Schomberg is widely known and recognized for his vast collection on the history of black life.

Events in Harlem

  • National Jazz Museum   104 East 126th St. Suite 2D. New York, NY 10035 Committed to keeping jazz alive.
  • Harlem Week   Annually Last week in July - Last week in August Offers over 100 events, music, cultural films, sports and kids' activities
  • Events Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture    All year long!

Churches in Harlem - Gospel Music

Coming out of the African American religious experience, gospel music can be traced to the early 17th century.

Gospel music is composed and performed for many purposes, including aesthetic pleasure, religious or ceremonial purposes, and as an entertainment product for the marketplace.

Gospel music has remained close to its roots and the best place to hear the soul-stirring music is in African American churches.

We recommend that you read our post on how to experience gospel music in New York without a costly tour .  

This article is full of helpful tips to prepare you for a church service as well as providing alternative options.


  • Abyssinian Baptist Church – 420 W 145th Street between Convent and St. Nicholas Avenues (212) 234-6767. Sunday services at 9 am and 11 am. The congregation welcomes those who would like to worship with them. They discourage visitors who are only looking for Gospel performance.
  • Greater Refuge Temple – 2081 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. at 124th Street (212) 866-1700. Sunday services are at 11 am, 4 pm, and 7:30 pm.
  • Mount Neboh Baptist Church – 1883 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. between West 114th West 115 Streets. Streets. (212) 866-7880. Sunday services are at 8 am and 11 am.
  • Canaan Baptist Church – 132 W. 116th Street between Lenox & 7th Aves. (212) 866-0301. Sunday services are at 8 am and 11 am. Sunday service at 10 am (during the summer).
  • First Corinthian Baptist Church – 1912 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. between West 115th and West 116th Streets (212) 864-5976. Sunday services are at 8 am and 11 am.
  • Bethel Gospel Assembly – 2-26 East 120th Street, between 5th and Madison Avenues, (212) 860-1510. Sunday Services: 8:00 am and 11:30 am. *Please be advised to double check times yourself.

To learn more about Harlem and visit many of its main attractions, join us for our free Harlem Walking Tour. Be sure to reserve a spot now!


The 21st century Harlem is birthing once again rising stars with new shops and businesses opening weekly.

There is a perfect blend of urban culture mixed with a new diverse energy and community. Gorgeous 19th-century brownstones are being restored and are a must see.  

Be sure to read our Guide to NYC on a budget for more money saving ways to go sightseeing in New York City .

  • Free Tours by Foot - we offer a daily guided walking tour of Harlem .  Starting times depend on the day of the week.  We also offer a self-guided tour of Harlem's historic African-American core.  We also offer occasionally a Harlem Food Tour .
  • New York Pass - this tourist pass includes two free gospel experiences, a 9:30 a.m. Sunday gospel walk and a Wednesday evening walk.  Both include gospel experiences. Check out our blog post to review whether the New York Pass is worth it for you .
  • Viator - a third party booking agent that lists several different gospel and soul food tours .
  • There are plenty of organized tours that will take you on a Sunday gospel tour.  Harlem Spirituals offers both Gospel Tour on Sunday as well as Gospel Tour on Wednesday .  There are also Sunday  gospel tours that include brunch .


Harlem does not have the same number of hotels and other accommodations that are found in other parts of New York, but finding a bargain is very possible.  

We have listed a few places below that are either in Harlem or nearby.  

You may also want to check out our Guide to New York on a Budget for more tips on saving money on accommodations in the Big Apple.

  • Harlem FlopHouse - make sure you check with them first.   See their reviews .
  • Morningside Inn - with rooms starting at $95, you need to consider this place.   See their reviews .
  • Eurocheapo - Don't be fooled by their name: they also review NYC.  Check out their suggestions for budget hotels and B+Bs in Harlem and the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
  • Hostels - We've compiled a l ist of hostels operating in New York City .  Jazz Hostels have a location on 96th Street, just a few blocks south of Harlem's southern edge.
  • Sugar Hill Harlem Inn ($$) - Victorian Row House.  Rooms start at $125/night for double occupancy.   See their reviews .
  • Mount Morris House - Very well reviewed and affordable place located just north of Central Park.   See their reviews .
  • Aloft Harlem ($$$) - This urban chic hotel looks like something you might see Downtown.  Overall very good reviews on TripAdvisor.

Restaurants and Eating in Harlem

Cheap Restaurants ($7-15) Sam’s Famous Pizzeria (East Harlem) 150 East 115th St. New York, NY 10029 Huge pizza slices for only $2. Sam’s is one of the oldest stables in the neighborhood.

Famous Fish Market (take out only) 684 Saint Nicholas Ave. New York, NY 10030 Fried fish and shrimp so good that the line is often outside the door.

Make My Cake (two locations) 121 St Nicholas Ave New York, NY 10026 2380 Adam Clayton Powell New York, NY 10030 http://www.makemycake.com This former home-based family business offers a tasty answer to any sweet tooth. With such yummy delights as cookies, cakes, cupcakes and pies. Be sure to check out there “Sweet Brand” of mugs, t-shirts and hats.

Mid Level Restaurants (-$22)

French American

Yatenga Restaurant and Bar 2269 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. New York, NY 10030 http://www.yatengabistro.com Outdoor Seating

Yatenga is located in the heart of Harlem and has a very rustic look with matched chairs and festive statues for sale. The mac and cheese is a huge favorite!

Be sure to check out the Shrine, a music venue, (same owners) located right next store. There is no cover, the music is great usually African, Caribbean, Hip Hop and they even have live bands. Be sure to check the Shrine’s website for the musical performance schedule. http://www.shrinenyc.com

Vegan Seasoned Vegan Restaurant 55 St Nicholas Ave. New York, NY 10026 http://www.seasonedvegan.com Operated by a mother and son team who believe in making food with tender love and care. The restaurant is organic and 100% vegan soul food. Check out the Nori roll with walnut meat.

Soul Food Melba’s Restaurant 300 West 114th St. New York, NY 10026 http://melbasrestaurant.com This attractive establishment stands out with its charming church pews sitting out front. This is one of the smaller restaurants in Harlem and seating maybe a bit limited. Check out the Southern Fried Chicken & Eggnog Waffles featured on the Food Network. Bonus: Tuesday is live music night!


Moca Lounge 2210 Eighth Ave. New York, NY 10026 Notable drinks-Booty Call Martini, the Harlem Shuffle HAPPY HOUR Mon-Tue, 5pm-9pm; $3.50 beer, $5 wine and cocktails Wed-Sun, 3pm-9pm; $3.50 beer, $5 wine and cocktails

Shrine Music Venue Shrine, a music venue, same owners as Yatenga restaurant, located right next store. There is no cover; the music is great usually African, Caribbean, Hip Hop and they even have live bands. Be sure to check the Shrine’s website for the musical performance schedule. http://www.shrinenyc.com

German Bar Food

Bier International 2099 Frederick Douglas Blvd http://www.bierinternational.com Happy Hour Mon - Fri 4 - 6 p.m., Sat & Sun from 4 - 5 p.m. Cash only (ATM on premises). Outdoor seating Harlem's first beer garden. Serving international and domestic beers: 18 on tap, more than 30 by the bottle. All are paired with international dishes.

Soul Food American Red Rooster 310 Lenox Ave. Harlem, NY 10027 http://redroosterharlem.com Red Rooster was named after the former legendary Harlem speakeasy of the Harlem Renaissance era. Fried chicken is a must have. Home to award-winning chef and cookbook author Marcus Samulsson (2010 Top Chef Masters Season 2 and guest chef for the first State Dinner of the Obama administration) Be sure to make reservations (if on a time schedule)

Shopping in Harlem

Harlem Haberdashery Boutique Future forward edgy urban unique style 245 Lenox Ave New York 10027 646-707-0070 http://www.harlemhaberdashery.com

Harlem Underground Retail store 20 E. 125th Street New York, NY 10029 212-987-9385 phone https://www.facebook.com/HarlemUnderground Vibrant cool shirts and jackets often with Harlem’s name stylish centered on the clothing.

125th Street Now with National Chain Retailers is the main shopping area in Harlem. http://www.harlemonestop.com/organization/969/shop-125th-street

Flame Keepers Hat Club 273 West 121 St New York, NY 10027 http://www.flamekeepershatclub.com

Classic stylish men’s hats from Ecuador and Columbia. The 700-foot square store is brimming with hats and a great new addition to the Harlem community.

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Harlem Jazz Series

Live jazz open to everyone!

World-class jazz musicians

Afternoon & evening concerts

Are you ready to enjoy some of the best live jazz music in NYC?

No more waiting for the sun to go down and no more hefty prices for the joy of good music! Hear the best live jazz music in Harlem, day or night, for less than the cost of your breakfast.

Introducing the highly-anticipated calendar (opens in a new tab) of extraordinary performers for the awe-inspiring Harlem Jazz Series!

This event is FREE with Go City and The New York Pass!

Live jazz concert by some of the most seasoned and up-and-coming musicians on the jazz scene today

Craig Harris, curator of the Harlem Jazz Series, aims to inspire, educate, and entertain

Mr. Harris brings 50 years of innovation

No other tour company has live jazz concerts twice like us!

Experience the immortal sounds and rhythms of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, and many more!

Concertgoers will experience total immersion in the cool, soothing vibrations of jazz

Click the tabs to find out more

Event details, the specifics, price (usd).

All tickets are $25 per person

Daytime – Tuesdays: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm- $25

Nighttime – Fridays: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm- $25

Meeting point

Mount Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church

16 Mount Morris Park West, New York, NY 10027


Tuesday afternoon & Friday evening, from April to January

Exceptions: December 24 – 25, December 31 – January 1

Maximum 250

An amazing, world-class live jazz concert

Not included

Transportation and meal

What to bring

Open mind and heart, a love for jazz, camera, and a smile on your face

Good to know

This event is FREE with Go City, The New York Pass, NYC Borough Pass, and Sightseeing Pass!

What you'll experience

Jazz: it’s the heart of Harlem.   Thousands of visitors flock to Harlem clubs every year, seeking the soulful music that represents the very heart of Harlem. And now you can hear the best live jazz music in Harlem – and pretty much anywhere else – day or night, for less than the cost of your breakfast.

Our Harlem Jazz Series

Welcome to Harlem focuses on a single groove: bringing live jazz music in Harlem to the masses. We invite you to kick back to a nice mix of seasoned and up-and-coming jazz musicians who bring their A-game to every performance.

Daytime – Tuesdays: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – $25

Nighttime – Fridays: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – $25

Ringing through the city – jazz for all

No more waiting for the sun to go down and no more hefty prices for the joy of good music! Experience the immortal sounds and rhythms of the greatest jazz champions in the world, musicians such as Duke Ellington, Lena Horne, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Miles Davis. Their music rings throughout the city as great jazz players pay them tribute day in and day out.

Every Tuesday afternoon and Friday evening , Harlem plays host to some of today’s most talented jazz musicians and history’s greatest jazz music in musical tributes of epic proportions. Concertgoers will experience total immersion in the cool vibrations of jazz  and find themselves simultaneously soothed and invigorated by the irresistible interaction of strings and horns, rhythms, and vocals. This is an event that is both mentally and spiritually uplifting.

Who is the curator, Craig Harris?

Craig Harris is a trombonist, composer, conceptualist, educator, and curator of the Harlem Jazz Series. Mr. Harris brings 50 years of innovation, craftsmanship, and excellence to improvisational music. Mr. Harris brings the breadth of this experience to the Harlem Jazz Series and presents the full spectrum of this great American art form. He aims to provide music that will inspire, educate, and entertain.

Check out what our guests are saying

Franco santiago m | 2022.

Amazing show! I do not know much about Jazz but I had a really great time at Harlem Jazz Series. It was a 2-hour show.

FlipFlop138 | August 2019

We spent two hours listening to a great set. The Church was bright and airy and the quality of music fabulous. Great vibe and something a little different from the norm in NYC. Read more

Alexandra L | June 2019

Such a great find! We’re just here for the Music, it’s a perfect break during the day and was a unique opportunity for our 3 years old to discover Jazz music. Takes place in a unique Harlem church and nearby great restaurants, subway stop. « There’s more to Harlem than just fried chicken and Gospel. Don’t get boxed in! » Craig Harris. Make sure you check this Harlem hidden gem. Read more

Peter Z | June 2019

The music is very sophisticated, tasteful and original. Most importantly, the atmosphere was very friendly and all the musicians are incredibly articulate and eager to engage with the audience. I chatted with Eddie, Jerome the drum player, Kenny the bassist, and they were all happy to educate me on the history of the pieces played, the theoretical knowledge behind their playing and much more. Highly recommended! Read more

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Exhibition tour—the harlem renaissance and transatlantic modernism.

Join Dr. Denise M. Murrell, Merryl H. and James S. Tisch Curator at Large in The Met’s Director's Office, for a virtual tour of the groundbreaking exhibition The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism. Through some 160 works of painting, sculpture, photography, film, and ephemera, it will explore the comprehensive and far-reaching ways in which Black artists portrayed everyday modern life in the new Black cities that took shape in the 1920s–40s in New York City’s Harlem and nationwide in the early decades of the Great Migration when millions of African Americans began to move away from the segregated rural South. The first art museum survey of the subject in New York City since 1987, the exhibition will establish the Harlem Renaissance and its radically new development of the modern Black subject as central to the development of international modern art. On view February 25 – July 28, 2024. Learn more about the exhibition https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/the-harlem-renaissance-and-transatlantic-modernism The exhibition is made possible by the Ford Foundation, the Barrie A. and Deedee Wigmore Foundation, and Denise Littlefield Sobel. Corporate sponsorship is provided by Bank of America. Additional support is provided by the Enterprise Holdings Endowment, the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Gail and Parker Gilbert Fund, the Aaron I. Fleischman and Lin Lougheed Fund, and The International Council of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The catalogue is made possible by the Mellon Foundation. Additional support is provided by Denise Littlefield Sobel and Robert E. Holmes. Subscribe for new content from The Met: https://www.youtube.com/user/metmuseum #TheMet #Art #TheMetropolitanMuseumofArt #Museum © 2024 The Metropolitan Museum of Art Read more Read less

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Tourocom harlem m.s. class of 2024 commencement.

Join us for the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) Harlem Master’s Program Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony.

Visit our MS Ceremony Details page for all graduation details. The ceremony will begin at 10:00 am EST virtually. Link to follow. 


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MedAchieve: Inspiring Youth, Building Futures

Touro college of osteopathic medicine's mini medical school nurtures the next generation of healthcare heroes.

TouroCOM student doctors sitting in lecture hall with their high school student mentees.

“One, two, three – Go! One-One-Thousand, Two-One-Thousand…Can you salsa?” asked Dr. David Colbourne, clinical professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) Harlem, as high school students gathered round to see him demonstrate on a mannequin how to get oxygen into the trachea of someone in respiratory arrest.

It was one of the year’s last sessions at MedAchieve, TouroCOM's two-year mini medical school for 11 th and 12 th graders aspiring to work in medicine or other health science fields.

The students - 104 this year – traveled to TouroCOM in Harlem from all over New York City after school to soak up lectures and engage in labs taught one-on-one by their Touro medical student mentors.

On March 14, they celebrated their achievements at a graduation ceremony where they received accolades from faculty and their medical student mentors. Each student received a mini “white coat” - the garb traditionally worn by physicians and given to matriculating medical students as a symbol of professionalism.

Focus on the Underserved 

“Our goal is to create an applied understanding of basic science in medicine,” said Dean of Student Affairs Dr. Nadege Dady. “MedAchieve is a natural extension of our mission, which is to focus on connecting underrepresented minority (URM) students in underserved communities such as Harlem.”  

Since its inception in 2011, 1,000 high school students have participated in MedAchieve, over 40 percent of whom are URM.

Martha Bangay, a junior at the Institute for Health Professions at Cambria Heights in Queens, said she already knew she wanted to be a pediatrician, likely because of time spent in the hospital as a child. But at MedAchieve she discovered she wants to do emergency medicine.

“I learned I can be a pediatrician in the ER. That really interests me,” she said. “I’m very good with kids and I like to help people.”

Bangay said she plans to return to MedAchieve next year, and also enroll in a pre-professional program at her high school that leads to certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. After that she plans to volunteer at a children’s hospital and apply to college.

She said of her mentor, first-year medical student Ronald Lontchi, “He’s cool, chill, and funny. A lot of kids are shy and afraid to ask questions. But if you have a good mentor, you can ask right there and they’ll help you.”

Lontchi said he plans to come back next year too.

“It’s been a great experience for me,” he said. “Some come not knowing where they want to go, while others come in and say, ‘I want to be a doctor, or a scientist.’ They’re outspoken and excited. I wish I had been able to participate in such a program when I was in high school.”

Curriculum Mirrors Medical School

The curriculum mirrors that of the medical school. There are sessions on primary care, cardiology, anatomy, surgery, infectious diseases, genetics, microbiology and pathology. Students learn about health disparities and present cases “Grand Rounds” style, just as medical students present actual cases on hospital floors.

At another recent session on “Professionalism” students got the lowdown on skills they’ll need down the road. They broke into small groups and learned how to write resumes and e-mails, make an elevator pitch and dress appropriately for an interview.

Afterwards, they cruised tables set up at a “Career Fair” by the medical student clubs, where they learned more about specialties. In addition to practicing emergency medicine, they experimented doing breast exams using silicone models. At a psychiatry exhibit, they examined color images of brain scans that contrasted a normal brain with scans showing depression, schizophrenia and other disorders.

MedAchieve alumni who eventually pursue medical school or another health science field may be granted interviews to enter TouroCOM’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences programs, as well as other Touro graduate and professional degree programs including pharmacy, physician assistant, dentistry, pathology assistant and mental health counseling.

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  1. Harlem Heritage Tours & Cultural Center

    Experience the rich history and culture of Harlem with local guides who were born and raised in the community. Choose from multimedia walking tours, gospel tours, jazz tours, and more at the Harlem Heritage Tourism and Cultural Center.

  2. Our Tours

    Join us on our Harlem Renaissance Walking Tour With Lunch or Civil Rights Walking Tour With Lunch and delve into the details of this historical NYC borough. Book Now! ... 145 West 122nd Street, Suite 1, New York, NY 10027, United States. [email protected]; 212-662-7779 ; Open Facebook account in a new tab. Open Instagram account in a new ...

  3. Harlem, New York City

    Harlem Tours and Tickets. 4,550 reviews. This uptown New York City neighborhood caught the public's attention in the 1920s with the Harlem Renaissance—an explosion of African-American art, literature, and music. Though it has been subject to gentrification, the district remains a cultural powerhouse with jazz clubs, theaters, and soul food ...

  4. Harlem Walking Tours

    Most of our tours are multimedia featuring portable, pictures and video while walking through Harlem. Experience civil rights, Jazz, gospel, architecture, shopping, and lots more during our walks. If you want the most authentic Harlem tour - book with us. For more information call us at 212 280-7888 or email us at [email protected].

  5. Explore Harlem Walking Tours

    Sunday Walking Tour and Gospel in West Harlem, 9:30 am -12: 30 pm (West Harlem) NOT INCLUDED IN THE NEW YORK PASS. Advance purchase recommended. Tours can quickly sell out! Experience Harlem as a Local - Book a Tour. Questions: 212-939-9201. Like Us on Facebook. Connect on Twitter.

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    Harlem Heritage Holiday Tour. 20. Historical Tours. 2 hours. Walking the historic streets of New York City / Harlem during the Holiday season is absolutely beautiful, with all the Christmas…. Free cancellation. Recommended by 95% of travelers. from. $39.

  7. Harlem Walking Tour of Mount Morris Park NYC with Lunch 2024

    Explore Harlem's most vibrant neighborhoods with this insider's walking tour of 125th street and the Mount Morris Historic District. Follow your guide through Harlem's elegant architecture as you learn the story of the intellectuals and artists that ignited the Harlem Renaissance. See 'Doctor's Row,' where preserved brownstone homes evoke New York City's gilded age, hear the echoes ...

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    Visit Us: Harlem Heritage Tourism & Cultural Center 104 Malcolm X Boulevard New York, N.Y. 10026 Call (212) 280-7888

  9. Hop-on Hop-off Harlem Tour (Orange Line)

    New York. $ 59.00. Adult. Child. Experience the vibrant culture and history of Harlem with our Hop-on Hop-off tour. Our open-top buses offer stunning views of the neighborhood, and you can hop on and off at any stop to explore at your own pace. Our tour includes stops at all the major attractions, including:

  10. Harlem Day Trips

    Harlem Day trips are customized and therefore range in price, please call us and we will consult and provide competitive pricing - 212 280-7888 or email us at [email protected] Most groups meet us in Harlem at our cultural center, but we are flexible and can meet you at your hotel or any location in the New York City area.

  11. All Harlem and NYC Tours

    Welcome to Harlem Spirituals where we offer a range of exciting and unique tours to explore the best of the Big Apple. From the bustling streets of Manhattan to the charming neighborhood of Harlem, our tours provide a glimpse into the diverse culture and history that make New York City one of the most iconic cities in the world.

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    The Welcome to Harlem tour is a must!!! Ms. Johnson provided a very informative, customized tour for my group of 30. ... Historical & cultural walking tours of Harlem, New York City. 145 West 122nd Street, Suite 1, New York, NY 10027, United States. [email protected]; 212-662-7779

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    Many are conducting gospel tours in Harlem, but few have actually lived the history in the way we have, come with us for an in depth behind the scenes version of Harlem's religious and spiritual heritage. ... New York, N.Y. 10026 Call (212) 280-7888. About Us.

  15. Harlem Renaissance Walking Tour With Lunch

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  16. Evening Harlem Jazz Tour

    Watch Harlem come alive after dark with a 3.5-hour evening tour to historic churches, landmarks and one of the neighborhood's best jazz spots. Walk with your guide along vibrant Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, and learn about the cultural heritage of Harlem's night clubs and gospel churches. Spot some of New York City's distinctive brownstone architecture as you walk, then finish your ...

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    Hop on our green route to explore the best of Harlem. Discover must-see landmarks and attractions, and learn about Harlem's history from live English-speaking guides. Alternatively, tune in to pre-recorded commentary, available in 10 languages. Please note that the Explore Brooklyn tour is exclusively available with Premium and Deluxe tickets.

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    Harlem Jazz Boxx has been in business since 2014, and we are proud to be a successful NYC and New York State-certified minority and women-owned business. We are a full-service tour company that reverberates to the vibrant pulse of Harlem and its unique enclaves. ... Historical & cultural walking tours of Harlem, New York City. 145 West 122nd ...

  21. Self Guided Tour of Harlem

    (Stop A) - Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. 515 Malcolm X Blvd. ()Here is where we start our self-guided Harlem walking tour. Opened and financed by New York City leaders, Arturo Schomburg and Andrew Carnegie (Carnegie Hall) in 1905, this Center features a main exhibition hall; smaller lecture rooms; and a center designated as one of the City's foremost public libraries.

  22. New York City Harlem Gospel Experience Walking Tour

    The New York City Harlem Gospel Walking Tour offers an immersive exploration into the rich cultural heritage and historical significance of Harlem, providing an opportunity to witness a live gospel performance and learn about the neighborhood's iconic landmarks. This tour dives deep into Harlem's significant cultural impact, showcasing how ...

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  24. Harlem Jazz Series

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  25. Exhibition Tour—The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism

    Join Dr. Denise M. Murrell, Merryl H. and James S. Tisch Curator at Large in The Met's Director's Office, for a virtual tour of the groundbreaking exhibition The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism.

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    TouroCOM Harlem M.S. Class of 2024 Commencement. May 6, 2024 10:00am ET. Add to Calendar. Virtual. Join us for the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) Harlem Master's Program Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony. Visit our MS Ceremony Details page for all graduation details. The ceremony will begin at 10:00 am EST virtually.

  28. MedAchieve: Inspiring Youth, Building Futures

    It was one of the year's last sessions at MedAchieve, TouroCOM's two-year mini medical school for 11 th and 12 th graders aspiring to work in medicine or other health science fields.. The students - 104 this year - traveled to TouroCOM in Harlem from all over New York City after school to soak up lectures and engage in labs taught one-on-one by their Touro medical student mentors.