Louise Nevelson’s Chapel of the Good Shepherd, Saint Peter’s Church. Photo: Thomas Mango

Dear Friend of Sacred Sites,

Welcome to the Landmarks Conservancy’s ninth annual Sacred Sites Open House and our online Open House Guide. This searchable database of participating sites features maps, images, and can be sorted by location and date. Click on the Open House Sites or Map tab at the top of this page to begin planning your weekend adventure.

This year’s theme, From Medieval to Modern: Celebrating New York’s Religious Art and Architecture, highlights the broad spectrum of historical periods, faith traditions, and styles of religious architecture found in communities throughout New York State.

We are delighted that, in addition to the over 150 churches, synagogues, temples, mosques and meeting houses open state-wide, special tours, concerts, and programs are being offered by several sites, many in New York City. To register for these pre-booked events click on the Pre-booked Tours link above.

The Conservancy’s Sacred Sites program is the only statewide initiative in the country providing grants and hands-on technical assistance for the repair and restoration of historic religious buildings.  The devastating fire at Notre Dame in Paris reminds us to appreciate today what religious buildings of all denominations mean to our communities.  What better time than May 18th and 19th to go out and explore the wonders of history, architecture, art, and music around you.

Sincerely,

 

 

Peg Breen

President

 

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A Special Thank You to the 2019 Sacred Sites Open House Sponsors!