Welcome to El Barrio
El Barrio is filled with an abundance of diverse local galleries, museums, murals, and cultural centers. It boasts the largest Caribbean and South American museum in NYC, a museum geared only to all things related to New York City, and the future home to a new museum specifically focused on African Art. The endless local-community cultural centers and gardens reflect the neighborhood’s cultural diversity. Street art and murals depicting the past and present make for an eye-catching, never-ending walking tour.
| El Barrio Podcast
Listen to El Barrio locals and New York City legends reflect on their experiences on various must see historical destinations in El Barrio.
Graffiti Hall Of Fame - Podcast narrated by Lee Quiñones
Spirit of East Harlem - Podcast narrated by Manny Vega
Museum of the City of New York - Podcast narrated by Mario Cesar Romero
Julia De Burgos - Podcast narrated by Melissa Mark Viverito
Pedro Pietri - Podcast narrated by Papoleto Melendez
Modesto Flores Garden - Podcast narrated by Carmen Vasquez
La Marqueta - Podcast narrated by Olga Quiñones
El Museo del Barrio - Podcast narrated by Victor Cruz
| Site's to visit in El Barrio
"SPIRIT OF EAST HARLEM MURAL"
This towering mural, homage to the neighborhood as it was in the 1970's, is made up of loving portraits of residents set in a landscape of high rises. Artist Hank Prussing created the mural in 1978, and it was later restored by artist Manny Vega as a celebration of the long-standing and Latino tradition of murals.
For more information on this iconic New York City mural click here.
"CRACK IS WACK MURAL"
The artist was the world famous NYC based POP Artist - Keith Haring created in 1986. Located on 128th and the Harlem River Drive. for more information see the NYC Parks Department bio on this mural.
"SAINT CECILIA'S CHURCH"
Roman Catholic Church located on 106th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues. Built in 1883.