For more than two decades the Mount Morris Park community has been opening its doors and inviting New Yorkers from across the island and visitors from around the world into their homes. And that time of year has come again with a program entitled Details: Architectural. Artistic. Authentic.
This year’s tour on Sunday June 9 will feature historic and contemporary homes, churches and even an iconic funeral parlor with a nationwide reputation and a remarkable example of Tiffany glasswork. For a quick preview, MMPCIA advises to check us out on NY1 and on YouTube. Refreshments will be available at some key locations and music on Lenox Avenue.
11 AM to 4 PM: Follow the Self-Guided Tour of Homes at your leisure. Visit 10 venues including brownstone homes, live/work apartments, a landmark church and an iconic funeral parlor with a nationwide reputation and remarkable example of Tiffany glasswork.
1 PM and 3 PM: Join the Architectural Walking Tour with Neal Shoemaker of Harlem Heritage Tours and explore this historic neighborhood’s rich architectural detail and history.
2 PM: Join the Marcus Garvey Park Fire Watchtower Walking Tour and follow preservation architect Angel Ayón to the top of the acropolis to view the 158-year old cast iron tower, the only surviving structure of its kind in New York City, that was designated a NYC landmark in 1967 and a national landmark in 1976. A neighborhood grassroots campaign led by MMPCIA is underway for a complete overhaul of the watchtower and acropolis.
12 Noon and 2 PM: Go Inside & Intimate in Historic Harlem with Yale-trained architect and historian, John Reddick. You’ll explore inside three extraordinary houses in the Mount Morris Park Historic District that are not on the regular tour. Group size is limited. This popular 1.5 hour guided tour requires a separate ticket which may be purchased in advance or, if space is available, at the Tour Start.
Reserve tickets in advance and save 30%.
Shine or Rain—Everything begins at the Tour Start:
The Pelham Fritz Community Center, 18 Mount Morris Park West (aka Fifth Avenue) and West 122 Street.