HVA has been part of the Harlem community for over a decade. As proud citizens of Harlem, we welcome you to explore and learn more about the activists, poets, artists, entrepreneurs, and wonderful resources in our neighborhood.
The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.
Harlem United is a community-based organization providing a unique continuum of care, integrating socially and economically disenfranchised people into a healthy and healing community.
The world famous Apollo Theater is a source of pride and a symbol of the brilliance of American artistic accomplishment. With its rich history and continued significance, the Apollo is considered the bastion of African-American culture and achievement.
Harlem Armory is located in the heart of the community at 142nd and Fifth Avenue and was built in 1933 for the 369th Regiment because of their outstanding military valor. Known as the “Harlem Hellfighters,” the unit owns a special place in American history.
City College of New York is the flagship of the City University of New York, City College offers outstanding teaching, learning and research on a beautiful campus in the heart of the world’s most dynamic city. Link
Dance Theatre of Harlem is a leading dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim, encompassing a performing Ensemble, a leading arts education center and Dancing Through Barriers®, a national and international education and community outreach program. Link
The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City. Link
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is a research unit of The New York Public Library system. It is recognized as one of the leading institutions focusing exclusively on African-American, African Diaspora, and African experiences. Begun with the collections of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg more than 85 years ago, the Schomburg has collected, preserved, and provided access to materials documenting black life—in America and worldwide. Link