Harlem Invites The Community To New York Landmarks Conservancy 2024 Sacred Sites Open House

April 29, 2024

The New York Landmarks Conservancy is proud to host its annual Sacred Sites Open House on May 18 & 19 inviting visitors to explore the extraordinary architecture, art and history of diverse houses of worship throughout New York State

Participating congregations will showcase their buildings and community programs. This year’s theme is “Welcoming Our Neighbors” as religious institutions continue to offer social service and cultural programs serving the wider community.  

Some sites will feature musical performances, and special guided tours.  Sacred Sites Open House is a free, state-wide event giving visitors an opportunity to discover remarkable architecture as a “tourist in your own town.”  

“This year’s theme, ‘Welcoming Our Neighbors,’ could not be more timely,” said Peg Breen, President of the New York Landmarks Conservancy. “We hope people will use this opportunity to visit various religious institutions to increase understanding and acceptance.” 

To date, Harlem congregations participating in Sacred Sites Open House on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2024, include: 

  • St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 204 West 134th Street, Open Saturday, May 18, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm and Sunday, May 19, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. 
  • St. James Presbyterian Church, 409 West 141 Street, Open Saturday, May 18, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sunday, May 19, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. 
  • Old Broadway Synagogue, 15 Old Broadway, Open Sunday, May 19, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm 

For more information about the New York Landmarks Conservancy Sacred Sites Open House, visit  nylandmarks.org. 

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Sponsors of Sacred Sites Open House include:

Adirondack Architectural Heritage; AIA NY Historic Buildings Committee; American Guild of Organists, Brooklyn Chapter; Art Deco Society of New York; Corona East Elmhurst Historic Preservation Society; East Village Community Coalition; Explore Buffalo; Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts; Village Preservation; Historic Albany Foundation; Historic Districts Council; Historic Ithaca; Institute of Classical Architecture & Art; Landmark Society of Western New York; Landmark West!; Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy; Lower East Side Preservation Initiative; Otsego 2000; Preservation Association of Central New York; Preservation Association of the Southern Tier; Preservation Buffalo Niagara; Preservation League of New York State; Preservation Long Island; Queens Historical Society; Save Harlem Now!; West End Preservation Society 

The New York Landmarks Conservancy 

The New York Landmarks Conservancy, a private non-profit organization, has led the effort to preserve and protect New York City’s architectural legacy for more than 50 years.  Since its founding, the Conservancy has loaned and granted more than $62 million, which has leveraged almost $1 billion in nearly 2,000 restoration projects throughout New York, revitalizing communities, providing economic stimulus, and supporting local jobs.  The Conservancy has also offered countless hours of pro bono technical advice to building owners, both nonprofit organizations, and individuals.  The Conservancy’s work has saved more than a thousand buildings across the City and State, protecting New York’s distinctive architectural heritage for residents and visitors alike today, and for future generations.  For more information, please visit www.nylandmarks.org

Photo credit: 1-3) The New York Landmarks Conservancy.

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