The world famous Apollo Theater is so much more than a historic landmark - it is a source of pride and a symbol of the brilliance of American artistic accomplishment. With its rich history and continued significance, the Apollo Theater, considered the bastion of African-American culture and achievement, is one of the most fascinating chronicles in American history.
Saint John the Divine
The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, the mother church of the Episcopal Diocese of New York and the Seat of its Bishop, is chartered as a house of prayer for all people and a unifying center of intellectual light and leadership. It serves the many diverse people of our Diocese, City, Nation and World through an array of liturgical, cultural and civic events; pastoral, educational and community outreach activities; and maintains the preservation of the great architectural and historic site that is its legacy.
The Cloisters museum and gardens, the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe, was assembled from architectural elements, both domestic and religious, that largely date from the twelfth through the fifteenth century.
The building and its cloistered gardens—located in Fort Tryon Park in northern Manhattan—are treasures in themselves, effectively part of the collection housed there. The Cloisters' collection comprises approximately two thousand works of art.
A founding father's Harlem home. Alexander Hamilton created the tools for the success of the United States. From the humble beginnings as an orphan from the Caribbean island of Nevis, he became George Washington's right hand man. Come visit Hamilton Grange and find out more about this controversial founder and the country home that he built on his Harlem estate.
On July 21, 1853, the New York State Legislature enacted into law the setting aside of more than 750 acres of land central to Manhattan Island to create America's first major landscaped public park; they would soon refer to it as "the Central Park." Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the winners of the 1858 design competition for Central Park, along with other socially conscious reformers understood that the creation of a great public park would improve public health and contribute greatly to the formation of a civil society. Immediately, the success of Central Park fostered the urban park movement, one of the great hallmarks of democracy of nineteenth century America.
Just a few blocks from the Apollo Theater, Historic Strivers Row, Astor Row, and several restaurants (Red Rooster, Harlem Social, Maison Harlem, and Restaurant Row featuring an ever expanding array of bars and entertainment venues.)
Close to public transportation and many local attractions.
Fifteen minutes to midtown by subway (A/C, B/D, 2/3). M2 bus travels down Fifth Avenue to Museum Mile. M10 runs along Central Park West to Columbus Circle.