Sacred Sites Open House

This weekend, 68 Sacred Sites in NYC and 169 Sacred Sites around the state are opening their doors to visitors, more than ever before, with tours, concerts, and other special events. Click here to plan your itinerary with our Open House Weekend Guide.

For participating congregations, click here to find more information and links to our toolkit, with helpful information about promoting and managing your open house day.

Congregations throughout the State are invited to open their doors for this annual event so neighbors and tourists can experience first-hand the wonderful art, architecture and history of New York’s Sacred 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 weekend 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 help ensure the congregation’s future.

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

Past Events

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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May 17 and 18, 2014

Angel of Light, First Unitarian Congregational Society, Brooklyn Heights

Location: Various locations statewide
Date: May 17, 2014

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2013 Sacred Sites Open House Weekend

Marble Collegiate Church, Manhattan

Location: Various locations statewide
Date: May 18, 2013

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2012 Sacred Sites Open House Weekend

Brown Memorial Baptist, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

Location: Various locations statewide
Date: May 19, 2012

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2011 Sacred Sites Open House Weekend

Flatbush-Tompkins Congregational Church, Brooklyn

Location: Various locations state wide
Date: May 21, 2011

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