Harlem House Community • New York, NY

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Harlem House
226 West 138th St. #1
New York, NY 10030
United States
Tel: 212-283-5693

Established: 2006

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About Us:
Our community consists of several families and single adults and a personable parakeet. By living together in peace, purity, and love right in the middle of New York City, we try to demonstrate the love of Jesus to all people. We enjoy lending neighbors a helping hand and exploring the city.

Harlem House was founded in 2006 as the first Bruderhof location in New York City. We’re located on West 138th Street in Manhattan, a quiet, tree-lined street. After work you might find us catching up with neighbors on the front stoop or playing corn hole on the sidewalk. Inside the house are common areas for cooking and dining, as well as apartments for families and single people. Our tiny backyard is full of flowers, and the rooftop garden provides us with fresh vegetables. Come evening, we’re often on the rooftop deck enjoying family-style dinner with friends, singing folk songs, or roasting marshmallows as we watch the sunset.

Connecting with Neighbors:
Harlem is one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse parts of New York, and we love calling it home. Living in a city with a population of over eight million gives us opportunities to meet all kinds of people. We love participating in block festivals, Christmas carol sings, and other events in our immediate neighborhood. Members also volunteer at the Bowery Mission, the Salvation Army, Harlem Grown, and the Sisters of Life. Our location also serves as an urban touch point for the other, largely rural Bruderhof communities in the United States.

Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.

The Bruderhof has an open-door policy. No matter who you are, we are delighted to meet and spend time with you. Bruderhof communities host both drop-in and overnight guests every week. Some visits are purely social; others are deep explorations of faith and possible membership. Some visits involve barbecues and children’s activities; others revolve around spiritual conversations and guidance. Whatever your visit will be, we look forward to getting to know you! (Due to space and staff limitations, our smaller urban locations are unable to accommodate many visitors, particularly for overnight stays, but still feel free to get in touch if you wish to visit and we can talk.)

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