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NYC Walking Tour: Spanish Harlem's Murals & Mosaics: Telling the Story of the Community    NEW!

The many colorful murals and mosaics of Spanish Harlem, AKA East Harlem, tell us so much about the history, culture, and politics of this under-appreciated neighborhood and its residents. Some murals and mosaics are dedicated to accomplished citizens of Spanish Harlem, such as the writers Julia de Burgos and Nicholasa Mohr. Others honor world-famous people such as Celia Cruz and Tito Puente. Some have strong messages for political independence and against colonialism. Many of the murals and mosaics bring into the neighborhood the gorgeous scenery of the tropical islands that so many members of this community left behind. A number of the gifted artists who created the artworks received commissions from the city of New York as part of projects to add more public art to this Harlem community. During this 2-hour walk, we will see about two dozen murals and mosaics between E. 111th and E. 100th Streets.
 
  • NYC Walking Tour: Spanish Harlem's Murals & Mosaics: Telling the Story of the Community NEW!

  • Dates: 4/28/2024 - 4/28/2024

    Day of the Week: Su
    Number of Sessions: 1
    Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Fee: $50.00
    Instructor: Leigh Hallingby
    Building: Walking Tours
    Address: , NY

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    PLEASE NOTE:

    • The meeting location will be provided a few days before the event.
    • Students must make their own arrangements to get to the meeting place, which will be emailed in advance of the tour.
    • Rain or shine.
     
 

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