Central Harlem’s Little Known District

Janes Walk


Led By Savona Bailey-McClain, Executive Director/West Harlem Art Fund

The Central Harlem Historic District is a fairly new designation. It spotlights little-known Black history. Several Black charities like the Clubman’s Beneficial League and the Utopia Neighborhood Club found homes in this district. Many Black entertainers like James Reese Europe, of WWI fame, lived here. The district shows that a tight-knit community once lived and still lives in Central Harlem. They supported each other and made sure they could enjoy a rich quality of life.

It consists of 4 blocks and an avenue deep. Folks should dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.
Location Information

RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.


Friday, May 6, 2022
1:00 PM
Less than 1 hour

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: History & Culture
Language: English
Brownstones on West 131st Street in Harlem. Photo: Barrett Reiter, New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, 2017. Modifications: photo cropped.