Discover 10 historical Upper Manhattan sites that embody the cultural legacy of the Harlem Renaissance in New York City!
Today, the greater Harlem area is split into three distinct sections: West, Central, and East Harlem. From containing the only remaining cast-iron watchtower left in the city to serving as the home for some of the country’s most influential cultural and artistic institutions dedicated to conserving the work of Black Americans, Harlem has much for us all to discover. Read to learn more about Harlem's legacy on New York City.
The NYPL's new Treasures exhibition will feature over 250 items spanning 4,000 years from the institution's renowned research collections.
In recognition of Juneteenth’s vital historical importance, the day was recently made an official New York State Public Holiday last year in 2020. As the first year of Juneteenth’s status as a state public holiday, MANY events across New York City will be occurring to commemorate the day.
In the midst of racial protests across the country, Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United