Harlem Renaissance at 100: Celebrating Black History Month Along 145th Street
A Harlem Hike from Hotel Olga to Sugar Hill Led by Municipal Art Society and Eric K. Washington
TIME: 11:00AM - 1:00PM
DATE: Sat 16 Feb 2019
LOCATION: Harlem, NY
When the Lenox Avenue Bridge opened in 1905, early 20th-century planners foresaw 145th Street as “one of the important business streets of upper Manhattan.” The Bronx connection also redoubled the crosstown thoroughfare’s identity as a hub of public transit, a destination of sports and social life, and a benchmark of Harlem’s expansion as the capital of Black America.
Join Columbia Community Scholar Eric K. Washington to explore sites including the Budapest-inspired “underground” trolley system; Hotel Olga, the Harlem Renaissance era’s preeminent luxury hotel for African-Americans; Lenox Oval, home base of the Lincoln Stars Negro League baseball team; Witoka Studio; the Odeon Theatre; the historic Dunbar Apartments and Harlem River Houses; Jackie Robinson (né Colonial) Park and more.
Join members of the New York Wellesley community on this historical tour led by Municipal Art Society and scholar Eric K. Washington as we celebrate Black History Month. For questions, please contact Cathi Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org.