The Swingin' Harlem History Tour
New York, NY
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Fancy getting an insight into the historical facts of Harlem in a fun way, while at the same time learning about New York City’s past and present?
The Swingin’ Harlem History Tour will introduce you to the swing era of Harlem in the 20s to 40s from the perspective of a swing dancer.
Your real New York experience begins with a walking tour of Harlem exploring the social and musical changes of the time and ends at one of the local jazz venues, where you will learn a few swing moves*.
The tour presents the significant places from Harlem’s time as the ’joy spot’ of American music and brings you up to date on the City’s swingin’ dance scene.
Picture: Savoy Ballroom on Lenox Avenue - Home of Happy feet!
* Daytime tours exclude jazz venue, but includes dance class and local dance event
** Expenses at Jazz event not included (drinks, food, etc)
*** Physical ability notice. This tour involves some walking, stairs and taking of mass transit. All are welcome, but those using wheelchairs, crutches, or who require any extra assistance are advised to come with a travel partner that can help.
In front of Lenox Lounge
288 Malcolm X Blvd
The Swingin’ Harlem History Tour is brought to you by Swingtime NYC. We deliver engaging and educational services to customers who wish to have an authentic experience of the City, and introduce you to a New York subculture – the swing scene – that was born in Harlem. We thus let you experience the ‘Real New York‘in a safe and welcoming way.