Mount Morris Park: Then and Now

Janes Walk

Led By Carolyn Johnson, Welcome to Harlem

Mount Morris Park Historical District was designated a landmark in 1971, due to the unaltered streetscapes of its late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century townhouses and churches. French Neo-Grec, Queen Anne, Romanesque Revival, and Classical Renaissance are the predominant styles of housing. One of the oldest parks in New York City is Mount Morris Park (today known as Marcus Garvey Park). City officials purchased the land in 1836. In the area lived White Protestant families, a Tammy Hall boss, wealthy Eastern European Jews, less wealthy Western European Jews, and later, African Americans.

During this walk, we will learn about the people who live in Harlem and what events, such as the Summer of Soul, which was filmed and won an Oscar, made Harlem so important.

This is a guided group tour and we will be walking between 124th - 120th Streets and through Marcus Garvey Park.
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 7, 2022
3:00 PM
Greater than 1 hour

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: Art & Architecture, History & Culture
Language: English
A drum circle on Malcolm X Blvd and 120th Street in Harlem. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, 37and7. Modifications: photo cropped.