21st Annual Mount Morris House Tour

On Sunday, June 13 from 11-4 PM, Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association will sponsor its 21st annual tour of homes — offering an inside look at the homes, the people, and the culture that make Harlem what it is today.

During this annual event, guests are invited to visit original and renovatedbrownstone homes, urban live/work apartments, boutique art galleries, and landmark churches.

This year’s tour will also feature a visit to the Malcolm Shabazz Mosque, formerly the Wayside Casino, where Malcolm X founded his ministry and brought Black Nationalism to the world’s attention and Minton’s Playhouse, a jazz club famous for its role in the development of modern jazz, also known as bebop, in the early 1940s, where the likes of Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, pioneered the new music.

Guided walking tours are also scheduled throughout the day led by architectural historians Michael Henry Adams and John Reddick. A NYC Park Ranger will lead tours through Marcus Garvey Park up to the Acropolis where the 153-year-old, landmarked, cast iron Harlem Fire Watchtower still stands.

Visit http://www.mmpcia.org for tickets and more information. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 day of the event.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit mmpcia.org .