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It may be too early to book the Broadway hit “Hamilton,” but there’s hope on North Gilmor Street. Because after occupying 614 North Gilmor for over 44 years, our late pastor and founder of Harlem Park Community Baptist Church, Reverend Dr. Raymond Kelly, Jr., and the congregation have sold the building to AJOR Real Estate Group, LLC.
AJOR is a socially conscious real estate investment company created to push back the threat of displacement. AJOR’s owners are Harlem Park residents and church members who believe that the families most affected by decades of neglect should be empowered to develop the solution. Not as an arbitrary contributor to someone else’s vision, but from inception to planning and implementation, to ownership, wealth, and overall wellness.
Our vision returns the building to the Harlem Theatre and transforms it into a multi-purpose cultural arts center. It honors its history as a church and theatre by fusing spirituality, art, culture, and entertainment. It will also serve as the anchor for a resiliency hub with a 21st-century education academy, community resource office, museum, restaurant, state-of-the-art multi-media studio, and event spaces where we welcome all faiths, cultural traditions, and progressive thought leaders who cultivate positive change.
The Harlem will feature an artfully woven blend of poetry, music, visual art, and stunning live performances. The cultural programming will highlight themes of redemption and rebirth — inspired by stories from the community.