125th Street in Manhattan has received a much anticipated facelift, and not a moment too soon. 125th Street is poised to become a new center piece attraction to anyone wishing to celebrate Black History Month. The new Arts and Cultural hub offers some of the most historical sites, not only beloved by the Black community, but around the World. Apollo Theater for instance, is just one of the familiar sites that has stood the test of time and still gives back to the community, though it’s weekly amateur nights. Got what it takes for super stardom? Than start there.
Hue-Man Bookstore and Cafe is a gold mine of African American intellectual pursuits, literature, and the coffee’s not too shabby, either. Known of its extensive list of guests authors, we were lucky to catch a glimpse of non other than Bill Cosby! With guests like that, you’re wondering just who’ll show up next.
Just down the street, stands the magnificent Abyssinian Baptist Church. From its halls every Sunday, a thunderous, praiseworthy procession of gospels sung by the in house choir. Just, heavenly.
Studio Museum should be the next stop on you’re Black History tour. The space is a showcase for Black artists, like Kira Lynn Harris. Last, but certainly not least, after you’ve worked up an appetite with all that site seeing, Visit Sylvia’s where the food not only fills the belly, but feeds the soul. It’s the taste of Harlem, featuring authentic southern style soul food.
125th Street is chuck full of history, artistic pursuit, journeys for the mind and for the soul. A definite must-visit for any and all.