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Harlem Mount Morris Park Historic District House Tour

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This year’s tour feature homes, churches and even an iconic funeral parlor with a nationwide reputation and a remarkable example of Tiffany glasswork.

Details in each location include grand scope skylights to marquetry and parquetry flooring; from friezes and elegant wainscoting to plexiglass and repurposed floor joists; from clawfoot tubs to cutting-edge kitchens; from original staircases in vintage brownstones to elegant add-ons that update contemporary environments.

For a quick preview, see them on NY1. Refreshments will be available at some key locations and music on Lenox Avenue.

Below is the schedule they shared with us.

Sunday, June 9, 11 AM-4 PM.
Don’t miss this once-a-year chance to peek
inside historic Harlem!

11 AM to 4 PM: Follow the Self-Guided Tour of Homes at your leisure. Visit 10 venues including brownstone homes, live/work apartments, a landmark church and an iconic funeral parlor with a nationwide reputation and remarkable example of Tiffany glasswork.

1 PM and 3 PM: Join the Architectural Walking Tour withNeal Shoemaker of Harlem Heritage Tours and explore this historic neighborhood’s rich architectural detail and history.

2 PM: Join the Marcus Garvey Park Fire WatchtowerWalking Tour and follow preservation architect Angel Ayón to the top of the acropolis to view the 158-year old cast iron tower, the only surviving structure of its kind in New York City, that was designated a NYC landmark in 1967 and a national landmark in 1976. A neighborhood grassroots campaign led by MMPCIA is underway for a complete overhaul of the watchtower and acropolis.

12 Noon and 2 PM: Go Inside & Intimate in Historic Harlem with Yale-trained architect and historian, John Reddick. You’ll explore inside three extraordinary houses in the Mount Morris Park Historic District that are not on the regular tour. Group size is limited. This popular 1.5 hour guided tour requires a separate ticket which may be purchased in advance or, if space is available, at the Tour Start.

Reserve tickets in advance and save 30%.

YES, CHEF Marcus Samuelsson’s new memoir is the centerpiece of the Harlem Community Day Celebration

The world famous chef  and Harlem resident Marcus Samuelsson will host a Harlem Community Day on Monday, June 25th in support of his forthcoming memoir, Yes, Chef.  In association with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, the neighborhood-focused day will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Marcus Garvey Park at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (123rd Street and Mount Morris Park West) and is free to attend.

Marcus Samuelsson who travels the globe regularly is constantly involved with an activity or new event here in Harlem.  His critically acclaimed Red Rooster and newest success Ginny’s Supper Club (in which we recently raved about last weeks Jimmy Scott appearance) continue to enrich our community.  We never expect to run into Marcus himself at these events yet it seems miraculously he is always there with a smile to greet you!  This is why it does not surprise us that he has chosen Harlem to celebrate with him a day before his national release of his well anticipated Memoir.

YES, CHEF, which will be published on June 26th, describes Marcus’ love for Harlem and his gratitude towards this supportive community.  In recognition of this Marcus has chosen to launch Yes, Chef at Marcus Garvey Park a day before the book’s national release.  He will introduce the book with a fun-filled roster of activities and offerings that celebrate the residents, organizers and businesses of the neighborhood.

For a full list of events please visit Harlem Community Day.
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Mount Morris Park neighborhood of Harlem Annual House Tour is this weekend

By HarlemCondoLife
Don’t forget the annual Mount Morris Park Annual House Tour is this weekend hosted by Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association. It is this Sunday, June 12th!

This is the time when one can see some of the most beautiful brownstones in New York City that make up Central Harlem, also known as the Mt. Morris Park area. Also the area was recently praised by New York Magazine.

Here is the schedule for the day for those interested in attending:

  • 11 AM to 4 PM: Follow the Self-Guided Tour of Homes 
  • 1 PM and 3 PM: Join the Architectural Walking Tour
  • 12 Noon and 2 PM: Go Inside Historic Harlem
  • 1:30 PM: Join the Marcus Garvey Park Walking Tour

You’re invited to Harlem’s Mount Morris Park Annual House Tour

By HarlemCondoLife
Did you receive the invitation from Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association regarding their 22nd Annual House Tour? I did and I am so psyched for the event! Now I am passing along for your consideration! It is Sunday, June 12th!

This is the time when one can see some of the most beautiful brownstones in New York City (for me the entire universe) that line and make up Central Harlem, also known as the Mt. Morris Park area. Remember how this area was recently praised by New York Magazine?

Here is the low down for those interested in attending:

  • 11 AM to 4 PM: Follow the Self-Guided Tour of Homes 
  • 1 PM and 3 PM: Join the Architectural Walking Tour
  • 12 Noon and 2 PM: Go Inside Historic Harlem
  • 1:30 PM: Join the Marcus Garvey Park Walking Tour

Mark your calendars and hope to see you there June 12!