Show your appreciation for the beautiful African-American culture by celebrating its influence on music, dance, and fine comfort food in Harlem.
LISTEN: To Rhythm and Blues at the National Jazz Museum
The Ralph Ellison exhibition, “A Man and His Records,” is a must-see for those interested in learning more about early American jazz as seen through the eyes (and, more important, the ears) of one of the country’s most celebrated writers and scholars. 58 West 129th Street (between Malcolm X Boulevard and Fifth Avenue)
EAT: World-Famous Barbecue Ribs at Sylvia’s
Between the sassy wings, Carolina-style grilled catfish, and home-fried chicken and waffles, this Harlem staple doesn’t leave you with an easy dinner decision. 328 Malcolm X Boulevard (between West 126th and 127th Streets)
DO: The Lindy Hop With the Swing Dance Society
If you’ve ever wanted to learn Harlem’s most famous dance genres, now’s your chance. Hop to it on February 21! Pelham Fritz Recreation Center, 18 Mount Morris Park West