A Little About Us
A Brief History
Harlem, Your Way! Tours Unlimited, Inc. was founded in December 1982 in an 1882 brownstone at 129 West 130th Street in Central Harlem. The first tour it created was the Champagne Jazz Safari. A mini bus picked up tour-goers on Wavely Place in the West Village, at Radio City Music HAll and West 96th Street and Columbus Avenue. Enthusiastic groups sipped champagne, listened to jazz music, and traveled up to Smalls Paradise in Harlem. JAZZ, JAZZ, JAZZ and many good times were always on the bill at Small's. Gospel Tours had tourgoers singing and clapping in churches on Sundays.
In May 1983, the Tour of Harlem Brownstones was created. Hundreds of Tri-State area residents toured brownstones in various stages of renovation and attended brownstone workshops where they learned how to find, purchase, renovate and restore houses built in the 1800's and early 1900's. Later that year. cultural, historical, and architectural tours were developed. Thousands of tourists from all over the world visited Harlem for the first time with HArlem, Your Way! Tours. Special tours and events were created especially for Tri-State area residents. They included: Photography workshops / Tours, Tours of Antique Shops, Art Gallery Openings and Receptions, Brownstone Garden Happenings, People Meeting People Events, and Family Reunions.
Harlem, You Way's mission has been to participate in a real way in the New Harlem Renaissance. It has, and will continue to do so.