Sacred Sites Open House

Mark your calendar for next year’s 10th Anniversary Sacred Sites Open House on May 16th and 17th, 2020, with the theme: Celebrating All Faiths: A Decade of Sacred Sites Open House

Since 2011 congregations throughout the State have been invited to open their doors for Sacred Sites Open House so neighbors and tourists can experience first-hand the wonderful art, architecture and history of New York’s religious sites. Visitors can also learn about the crucial social and cultural programming these magnificent religious institutions provide their communities.

The annual Sacred Sites Open House has three objectives:

• To encourage sacred sites to open their doors to the general public. Inviting visitors is a great way to build broad community support for the ongoing preservation of historic institutions.

• To inspire residents to be tourists in their own town, introducing non-members to the history, art and architecture embodied in sacred places. New Yorkers tour religious sites around the world but may overlook those in their own back yard. Developing cultural tourism is key to the future of sacred sites.

• To publicize the many programs and services religious institutions offer their neighbors. The important work these sites provide benefits the entire community – not just the congregation’s members- and helps ensure the congregation’s future.

Check out our Facebook page for photos from previous Open House weekends.

2019 Photo Album
2018 Photo Album
2017 Photo Album
2016 Photo Album
2015 Photo Album
2014 Photo Album
2013 Photo Album
2012 Photo Album
2011 Photo Album

For more information, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 212.995.5260.

Upcoming Events

Save the Date - Sacred Sites Open House May 16-17, 2020

Location: Various Locations Statewide
Date: May 16, 2020

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Past Events

Sacred Sites Open House May 18-19, 2019

-Bronx Christ Church Riverdale

Location: Various Locations Statewide
Date: May 18, 2019

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2018 Sacred Sites Open House May 5-6, 2018

-St Jean Baptiste (New York City) Canticum Novum Singers

Location: Various Locations Statewide
Date: May 05, 2018

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2017 Sacred Sites Open House

Eldridge Street Synagogue: Photo courtesy of EverGreene Architectural Arts (Kiki Smith - Deborah Gans stained-glass window)

Location: Various Locations Statewide
Date: May 20, 2017

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May 21-22, 2016

Date: May 21, 2016

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May 16 and 17, 2015

Date: May 16, 2015

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