Open Memorial Day

The Museum will be open on Monday, May 28, from 10 am – 6 pm.

From Temple Israel to the Hellfighters: Jewish and Black Harlem, 1900–1924
Historical Walking Tours
Cal Snyder, Lucy Oakley
Sun, April 27th, 2014 | 11:00 am
(Members $18)

Note: This event is sold out



By 1917, Harlem was flourishing, serving as a cultural haven for African Americans and home to the nation’s second-largest Jewish community. Explore the grand synagogues and row houses and trace the mass exodus as the subways brought immigrant Jews from lower Manhattan, and the Great Migration brought African Americans from the South to create the Sugar Hill and Harlem of legend. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Black Fives.

Walking tours are limited to 35 guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.


Cal Snyder is the author of Out of Fire and Valor: The War Memorials of New York City from the Revolution to 9/11. Lucy Oakley is Head of Education and Programs at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery.


Meeting location will be provided to patrons when they purchase tickets.


By phone*: Please contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.
Online*: Click on the orange “Buy Tickets” button at the top of this page.
In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical’s Admissions desk during museum hours.

*Service fee of $2.75 applies per online or over-the-phone order. (Fee waived for New-York Historical Society members.) Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final and payments cannot be refunded. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.

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