Join us for a virtual walking tour through Central Harlem and Spanish Harlem to visit the locations honoring accomplished women, both well-known and not so familiar. We will hear the stories of women such as A'Lelia Walker, Nicholasa Mohr and Zora Neale Hurston, and visit iconic neighborhood locations such as the Apollo Theater and the Schomburg Library.
This tour offers an excellent look at Harlem, which the New York Times recently called "New York's most storied neighborhood.
Leigh Hallingby is a licensed New York City tour guide who specializes in Harlem, Morningside Heights, and the Upper West Side. She is passionate about exploring all five NYC boroughs and beyond on foot, mostly through organized walking tours. Leigh is retired from a 36-year career as a non-profit librarian. She loves doing research about the neighborhoods in which she gives tours and sharing the information about them with attendees. Leigh is a feminist, collector, genealogist, and lover of arts, culture, and travel. After residing in the suburbs of NYC for many years, she now loves living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.