Things to do in Harlem
Aloft Harlem offers easy access to all the best things to see in New York City. Visit today and enjoy all the fun things to do in Harlem, including jazz music, historic establishments, and diverse dining options. Afterwards, head back to your loft-inspired guest room and enjoy a relaxing night's rest.
- Yankee Stadium (2.4 mi.): Stadium located in the Bronx, a borough of New York City. Serves as the home ballpark for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB), and the home stadium of New York City FC of Major League Soccer (MLS).
- Columbia University (1.1 mi.): A private, Ivy League research university that is only 15 minutes from Aloft Harlem. This beautiful university is considered to be one of the most prestigious schools in the U.S.
- Central Park (1.0 mi.): Central Park is the most visited urban park in the U.S. From the carousel to the ice rink, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
- Riverside Park (1.1 mi.): One of only eight officially designated scenic landmarks in the City of New York. A park with grand, tree-lined boulevards, combined with an English-style rustic park with informally arranged trees and shrubs, contrasting natural enclosures, and open vistas.
- Spiritual Tours (5.8 mi.): Experience the soul-stirring power of live Gospel music. Explore historic Harlem and witness its Renaissance on a spiritual tour.
- The United House of Prayer for All (13.6 mi.): Featuring the well-known Sons of Thunder Brass Band, the United House of Prayer is a must-see in the Harlem community.
- Art in FLUX (7 ft.): An uptown arts initiative that creates art in unused spaces such as city parks, retail spaces, schools etc.
- The Studio Museum in Harlem (0.4 mi.): Founded in 1968 by a diverse group of artists, community activists and philanthropists who envisioned a new kind of museum that not only displays artwork but also supports artists and arts education.
- The National Jazz Museum in Harlem (0.9 mi.): A thriving center for jazz that stimulates hearts and minds, and reaches out to diverse audiences to enjoy this quintessential American music.
- Dwyer Cultural Center (0.2 mi.): This center is dedicated to supporting Harlem’s artists and arts organizations and promoting the community’s cultural life.
- Apollo Theater (0.4 mi.): Visitors can enjoy concerts, performing arts, education, and community outreach programs at this iconic theater.
- Faison Firehouse Theater (0.1 mi.): Created as an incubator for creative projects. This theater is dedicated to engaging young people.
- The Mama Foundation of the Arts (0.4 mi.): The mission of this foundation is to present, preserve, and promote the history and fundamentals of gospel, jazz, and blues music for current and future generations.
- Governor's Ball (3.5 mi.): The Governors Ball Music Festival is a multi-day music festival held on Randall's Island. Featuring a wide variety of music including rock, electronic, indie, hip hop etc.
- Sylvia's (0.7 mi.): This historic restaurant has been in the cultural Harlem neighborhood since 1962 and features Southern favorites like fried chicken, barbeque ribs, and delicious burgers.
- Red Rooster (0.5 mi.): One of the most popular restaurants in NYC, Red Rooster features delicious, pure foods with a twist of cultural flavor, including fried chicken, burgers, and creative concoctions.
- Amy Ruth's (0.7 mi.): Another Southern favorite, enjoy some of the most delicious soul food options including the best chicken and waffles in the country.