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Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2014 In New York City’s Historic Harlem

In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Big Onion Walking Tours is hosting its yearly tour of Harlem, New York’s epicenter of African-American business, politics, art, and culture.

Abyssinian Baptist Church (Photo credit: nycago.org)

Abyssinian Baptist Church (Photo credit: nycago.org)

This fun and informative tour covers the history of Harlem, from its origins as a Dutch village in the 1600s through its rise as the “Capital of Black America’ by the 1920s. Tourists and locals alike will enjoy exploring an array of historic churches, clubs, and homes of some of the nation’s most influential African Americans.

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The tour starts in front of the Schomburg Center on January 20, 2014 at 1 p.m, and lasts approximately two hours. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for students, seniors, and Brooklyn Historical Society members. Pre-payment is not required, however, you may purchase tickets online in advance.

Apollo Theater (Photo credit: nymag.com)

Apollo Theater (Photo credit: nymag.com)

Big Onion Walking Tours proudly co-sponsors tours with the Brooklyn Historical Society and the New York Historical Society to present the best walking tours the city has to offer. It has won numerous awards including “Best Walking Tour in New York City” by New York Magazine, “Best Urban Walking Tour in New York” by Forbes.com, “New York’s Most Prestigious Historical Tour Company” by The Rough Guide to New York, and the 2013 “Award of Excellence” from TripAdvisor.

WHEN: January 20, 2014 at 1 p.m.

WHERE:
Schomburg Center
515 Malcolm X Blvd.
(Lenox Avenue at 135th Street)
New York, NY 10037
Ph: 888- 606-9255

TICKETS: $20 for adults; $15 for students, seniors, and BHS members. Please click here to purchase tickets.

SUBWAY: 2 or 3 to 135th St.

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