East Harlem Walking

Janes Walk

Led By Christopher Bell, East Harlem Historian

Visitors will tour the lower part of East Harlem ( El Barrio or Spanish Harlem) by East Harlem Historian Christopher Bell. Chris is a licensed tour guide. This will be a walking tour and tourists will see archival photos how the neighborhood looked years ago. Plus, Chris will give personal background information on each tour site. Cameras are recommended. Tour sites include, former Jewish School, Greek Church on Lexington Avenue. Head towards Fifth Avenue and see East Harlem’s cultural institutions : New York Academy of Medicine, Museum of the City of New York, El Museo Del Barrio and the Conservatory Garden, the Harlem Meer and the Graffiti Hall of Fame and more. Finally, the culinary delights at La Fonda Boricua.


This is a walking tour and this will require participants to wear comfortable foot wear. Unfortunately, access to the street is unavailable if one travels on the subway. It is accessible to the location by bus. This route will start from Lexington Avenue and head toward Fifth Avenue. Within the three blocks visitors will see how many ethnic groups lived in East Harlem. There are no accessible ramps to ascend in the Conservatory Garden.

Location Information

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


Saturday, May 6, 2023
1:00 PM
Greater than 1 hour

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: Art & Architecture, History & Culture
Language: English
Store murals in East Harlem. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Paul Sableman. Modifications: photo cropped.