Top things to do in Harlem & Upper Manhattan

Top Choice Jazz in Harlem & Upper Manhattan

Marjorie Eliot’s Parlor Jazz

Each Sunday the charming Ms Eliot provides one of New York’s most magical experiences: free, intimate jazz jams in her own apartment. Dedicated to her two deceased sons, the informal concerts feature a revolving lin…
Top Choice Cathedral in Harlem & Upper Manhattan

Cathedral Church of St John the Divine

New York’s most impressive house of worship is a towering monument that looks like it's straight out of medieval Europe. Built in a mix of styles – with elements of Romanesque, Gothic and neo-Gothic design – St John…
Top Choice Museum in Harlem & Upper Manhattan

Met Cloisters

On a hilltop overlooking the Hudson River, the Cloisters is a curious architectural jigsaw, its many parts made up of various European monasteries and other historic buildings. Built in the 1930s to house the Metrop…
Top Choice Historic Building in Harlem & Upper Manhattan

Apollo Theater

The Apollo is an intrinsic part of Harlem history and culture. A leading space for concerts and political rallies since 19 14, its venerable stage hosted virtually every major black artist in the 1930s and ’40s, inc…
Top Choice American in Harlem & Upper Manhattan

Red Rooster

Transatlantic superchef Marcus Samuelsson laces upscale comfort food with a world of flavors at his effortlessly cool brasserie. Mac 'n’ cheese joins forces with lobster, blackened catfish pairs with pickled mango, …
Top Choice Bar in Harlem & Upper Manhattan

Shrine

Don't fret that it looks like a dive from outside: friendly, unpretentious Shrine is one of the best places in Harlem (if not New York) to hear live bands without a cover charge. Musicians take to its small stage ev…
Church in Harlem & Upper Manhattan

Abyssinian Baptist Church

A raucous, soulful affair, the superb Sunday gospel services here are the city’s most famous. You’ll need to arrive at least an hour before the service to queue up, and ensure you adhere to the strict entry rules: n…
European in Harlem & Upper Manhattan

Vinatería

This classy Michelin-recommended neighborhood restaurant shows a new side to Harlem, taking inspiration from Italy and Spain with flavor-packed dishes such as spicy veal meatballs bedded in parmigiano polenta and gr…
Cocktail Bar in Harlem & Upper Manhattan

Ginny’s Supper Club

Looking straight out of the TV series Boardwalk Empire, this roaring basement supper club is rarely short of styled-up regulars sipping cocktails, nibbling on soul and global bites – from the Red Rooster kitchen ups…
Vegan in Harlem & Upper Manhattan

Seasoned Vegan

Run by a mother-and-son team, the Seasoned Vegan has earned a loyal following for its delicious twist on soul food. Everything here is organic, kosher and made entirely without animal products. You'll find creative …