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Mass Gospel in Harlem

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Day 4: New York: Harlem: Bethel Gospel Assembly (Apollo Theater in Harlem), Apollo Theater, brunch in Harlem, Central Park: The Pound, The Rocks, Wollman Rink, Tha Mall, Bethesha Terrace, The Lake, Alice in Wonderland, Fifth Avenue


The initial idea yesterday when we found out was to forget Harlem, leaving this visit for next Sunday, which will be the last day of the trip to New York in 11 days, but in which we will still have the morning hours to make a visit , but seeing how the next days appear in which the weather forecast is quite bad, with rains almost every day, in the end we preferred to take risks and go straight to Bethel Gospel Assembly, where we have read that no entry is needed for tourists even today being Easter Sunday.
So when it's half past 6 in the morning and after looking for the last time at the window of our room, from where we have incredible views of the Empire State Building, we leave the Holiday Inn Times Square, going directly to the Times Square station , from where we will make our way to Harlem, which will be our first stop today.

As we mentioned previously Bethel Gospel Assembly Celebrate 3 services on Sundays. We, counting the day it is, we opt for the one at 8 in the morning and having more or less 40 minutes by subway from Times Square, we arrive at your doors when it is just under 15 minutes to 8 in the morning, time in which there is already some queue, although much less than we expected as we had been told.

After 15 minutes waiting, they come to find us to place us inside the church, while they welcome us in a perfect Castilian and a handshake, while they climb us to the top and that is that in the end we will be in the queue about 50 tourists, something unusual but for theBethel Gospel AssemblyIt does not represent a major problem and they even tell us that there are more people coming and in the area of ​​arroba there is no room left, they will make room at the bottom so that no one is left without being able to attend the service.
Once located, punctual begins the Mass Gospel, this time welcoming us already from the stage and in a group, immediately followed by what most of us have in mind when we think of a Mass Gospel in Harlem.

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