HISTORIC SITES

104 West 136th Street

Countee Cullen Branch, New York Public Library

Renamed for the noted gay poet Countee Cullen in 1951, this library was the first in the New York Public... Learn More

Cultural & Educational Institutions
HISTORIC SITES

244 West 144th Street

Countee Cullen Public School 194

Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history. Countee Cullen... Learn More

Cultural & Educational Institutions
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The Harlem Renaissance

From roughly 1919 to 1935, the literary and artistic movement now known as the Harlem Renaissance produced an outpouring of celebrated works by Black artists and writers. Relatively recent scholarship... Learn More

Events

April 7, 2019 | 2:00pm-4:00pm

Woodlawn LGBT History Trolley Tour

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HISTORIC SITES

517 East 233rd Street

Woodlawn Cemetery

Woodlawn Cemetery in the northern Bronx is not only a magnificent park-like landscape, but is the final resting place of... Learn More

Public Spaces
HISTORIC SITES

150 West 55th Street

Carl Van Vechten Residence

This apartment building was the home of influential cultural arbiter Carl Van Vechten beginning in 1924. Van Vechten is especially... Learn More

Residences
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28 East 125th Street

Mt. Morris Baths

Between the 1920s and 2003, when it was closed by New York City officials, the Mt. Morris Baths was an... Learn More

Stores & Businesses
HISTORIC SITES

580 St. Nicholas Avenue

Ethel Waters Residence

Legendary Black performer Ethel Waters lived in this apartment building from at least 1925 to 1927, when she was well... Learn More

Residences
HISTORIC SITES

180 West 135th Street

Harlem YMCA

The 135th Street Branch of the YMCA (now the Harlem YMCA) and the original West 135th Street Branch across the... Learn More

Organization & Community Spaces
HISTORIC SITES

2144 Fifth Avenue

Gumby Book Studio

Between 1926 and 1931, openly gay Alexander Gumby operated the Gumby Book Studio, one of the preeminent literary and artistic... Learn More

Stores & Businesses
HISTORIC SITES

103-105 West 135th Street

135th Street Branch, New York Public Library

During the Harlem Renaissance, the New York Public Library’s 135th Street Branch served as an intellectual and artistic center for... Learn More

Cultural & Educational Institutions
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Kingsborough Houses

Richmond Barthé & “Green Pastures: The Walls of Jericho”

Sculptor Richmond Barthé created this 8-foot by 80-foot frieze Exodus and Dance (completed in 1939) for the Harlem River Houses, which was... Learn More

Public Spaces
HISTORIC SITES

515 Malcolm X Boulevard

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture houses one of the country’s most significant collections of African American history... Learn More

Cultural & Educational Institutions
HISTORIC SITES

695 Lenox Avenue

Hotel Olga

For about 25 years, beginning in 1920, countless African-American travelers stayed at the renowned Hotel Olga in Harlem. In the... Learn More

Residences
HISTORIC SITES

302 W 45th St

Al Hirschfeld Theater (originally Martin Beck Theater)

Opened as the Martin Beck Theater in 1924, this venue has staged multiple productions involving major LGBT performers and creators,... Learn More

Performance Venues
HISTORIC SITES

21 West 111th Street

Alain L. Locke Magnet School for Environmental Stewardship

Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history. Alain L.... Learn More

Cultural & Educational Institutions
HISTORIC SITES

1890 Seventh Avenue

Edna Thomas, Lloyd Thomas & Olivia Wyndham Residence

Edna Thomas, one of the earliest Black actors of the New York stage, came to prominence during the Harlem Renaissance... Learn More

Residences