By Jeff Mays
HARLEM — NYC & Company is promoting Harlem for Black History Month with a web page designed to encourage visitors to indulge in the nightlife, dining and culture of the historic neighborhood.
Destination: Harlem lays out a weekly itinerary of events through the end of the month designed to satisfy the urge to dance, eat well and listen to good music.
The site features events at some of Harlem's traditional venues such as the Apollo Theater and Sylvia's Soul Food Restaurant but also new spots like the re:mix lounge and w xyz bar at Aloft Harlem Hotel.
"As the epicenter of African-American culture for more than a century, Harlem is a historic and dynamic destination," George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Company said in a statement.
For example, on Feb. 12, the site is recommending a visit to Harlem Stage to hear performer Tamar-kali and her show that combine, burlesque, dance, song and humor. Afterward, visitors can try the shrimp and ribs at Miss Maude's Spoonbread Too and then get their dance on at Shrine World Music Venue.
"Destination: Harlem showcases some of the best culture, restaurants and entertainment in New York City and now visitors have the opportunity to stay in Harlem and experience more of what this iconic neighborhood has to offer," said Fertitta.