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Honor Black History Month 2023

Updated: Feb 25, 2023

Happy Black History Month, Harlem! Year long, we celebrate Black history & current Black excellence. This month we’re highlighting masters of business, curators of culture, and community champions in Harlem. You can view and learn about the icons we're celebrating on our Instagram page.

Sylvia’s Restaurant, the “The Queen of Soul Food”

Voza Rivers, Chairman of the Harlem Arts Alliance

Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem

View more of the Harlemites who are making Black history here. Let us know those who you admire in the community in the comments. Follow the #HarlemisBlackHistory hashtag to keep up with our features.


In 2021, we celebrated past and present artists in Harlem, who through their art – words, paintbrushes and music have documented Black Culture. We highlighted such artists as Billie Holiday, Kwame Brathewaite, and Dianne Smith. See our article listing how Harlem experienced Black History Month here.


Refer to our Guide to Black Harlem to support Black businesses & learn more about the rich history of our home. Taste, hear, see, shop and EXPERIENCE Harlem.

You can support in multiple categories: arts & culture, clothing and accessories, food and drink, fitness, gift shops and more.

Like, love, & share this listing with your fellow Harlemites.


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