Of the hundreds of sites that are opening their doors this weekend for you, a number of them are New York City’s most sacred churches, synagogues and temples. To help you take advantage of this rare access, we have assembled a Guide to Sacred Spaces. Due to popular demand, one site–Grace Church–has just added two special programs to their open hours and regular tours. Reservations are not required for these two special programs.

Have a great Weekend! We can’t wait to see you out there and hear about your experiences.

 

grace church, photo by minnie romanovich

grace church

 

Restoring Grace Church: The Craft and Preservation of Stained Glass

Sunday at 10am 

Julie L. Sloan, Stained Glass Consultant and Tom Garcia, founder the Gil Studios with Kevin Daly, Architectural Conservator, Walter Melvin Architects
Currently the chancel is the focus of the ongoing restoration program at Grace Church. This phase includes the removal and total rebuild of the stately Te Deum window above the altar which measures 17’ wide by 34’ tall, in addition to the restoration of eight other stained glass windows, plaster and stonework. Kevin Daly, the architectural conservator who is leading the restoration will join Julie L. Sloan, who has guided the restoration of the windows for over two decades and stained glass artist Tom Garcia of Gil Studios to discuss the processes underlying the design and restoration of these intricate and beautiful historic windows. The talk will take place at Tuttle Hall, accessed through 802 Broadway.

Tour led by Kevin Daly Architectural Conservator, Walter Melvin Architects

Sunday at 1:30pm

Kevin Daly Architectural Conservator,Walter Melvin Architects will lead a restoration focused tour, looking at both the current work as well as the recently restored areas which include the chantry, south transept of the church.

 

The following listings are in alphabetical order.

BRONX

St. Paul’s Church
Saturday, October 15: 10:00 am – 04:00 pm
897 South Columbus Ave
Bronx,  Mount Vernon

 

Brooklyn

Christ Church, Cobble Hill
Saturday, October 15: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
320 Clinton St/ Kane St
Brooklyn

First Unitarian Church: The Church of the Saviour
Saturday, October 15: 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Sunday, October 16: 01:00 pm – 05:00 pm
119-123 Pierrepont St
Brooklyn Heights                                                

St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Saturday, October 15: 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Sunday, October 16: 01:00 pm – 05:00 pm
157 Montague St
Brooklyn Heights

 

Manhattan

Brotherhood Synagogue
Sunday, October 16: 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
28 Gramercy Park S/ Irving Pl

Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
Saturday, October 15: 07:30 am – 06:00 pm
Sunday, October 16: 07:30 am – 06:00 pm
1047 Amsterdam Ave/ 112th St

Chris Pellettieri’s Stone Carving Workshop at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
Saturday, October 15: 10:00 am – 03:00 pm

Church of the Ascension
Saturday, October 15: 12:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Sunday, October 16: 01:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Fifth Ave

Church of the Transfiguration
Saturday, October 15: 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Sunday, October 16: 01:00 pm – 05:00 pm
1 E29th St/5th Ave

Congregation Shearith Israel
Sunday, October 16: 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
8 W 70th St/ Central Park West

Eldridge Street Synagogue/Museum at Eldridge Street
Sunday, October 16: 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
12 Eldridge St/ Division St

First Baptist Church
Saturday, October 15: 10:00 am – 04:00 pm
265 W 79th St/ Broadway

General Theological Seminary
Saturday, October 15: 10:00 am – 04:00 pm
Sunday, October 16: 01:00 pm – 04:00 pm
175 9th Ave

Grace Church in New York
Saturday, October 15: 12:00 pm – 03:30 pm
Sunday, October 16: 01:00 pm – 03:30 pm
802 Broadway

St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church
Saturday, October 15: 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
552 West End Ave

St. Vincent de Paul Church
Saturday, October 15: 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
127 W 23rd St

Temple Emanu-El
Sunday, October 16: 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
1 E 65th St

 

QUEENS

Hindu Temple Society of North America
Saturday, October 15: 08:00 am – 09:00 pm
Sunday, October 16: 08:00 am – 09:00 pm
45-57 Bowne St

Tenrikyo Mission New York Center
Saturday, October 15: 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
42-19 147th St

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