In 1920s New York, Harlem was the undisputed center of the jazz world. This tour connects the themes of The Jazz Age: American Style of the 1920s to the built environment of this historic neighborhood. Starting at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, historian John Reddick will lead attendees through the streets of Harlem, with stops at historic homes and Jazz Age landmarks. The walk will conclude at a local music venue.

Ticket price includes museum admission and light refreshments.

This program is a collaboration with National Jazz Museum in Harlem.


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The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s is made possible by the generous support of Madeleine K. Rudin and Grant S. Johnson in memory of Jack Rudin.

Additional major support is provided by Amita and Purnendu Chatterjee, Robert and Helen Appel, Helen and Edward Hintz, and The Secretary of the Smithsonian and the Smithsonian National Board. Funding is also provided by the August Heckscher Exhibition Fund, The Masinter Family Foundation, Shelby and Frederick Gans, Nion McEvoy, Marlene Nathan Meyerson Family Foundation, Ehrenkranz Fund, Esme Usdan Exhibition Endowment Fund, Siegelson, New York, Cooper Hewitt Master’s Program Fund, Karen and Joe Levine, and The Felicia Fund.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.