Get ready for a special open house this month.
Eleven Brooklyn congregations and houses of worship will be participating in this year’s “Sacred Sites Open House Weekend,” a two-day event that features the best of what some of New York’s religious institutions have to offer.
The sixth annual event hosted by the New York Landmarks Conservancy features over 40 sites throughout the city in total and gives visitors a glimpse into the historical, artistic and spiritual contents of the city’s churches and synagogues on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22.
“Many of New York’s magnificent houses of worship have served generations and continue to anchor communities and all too often, they are seen only by their members,” said Peg Breen, president of the New York Landmarks Conservancy. “The Sacred Sites Open House Weekend allows everyone to enjoy the architecture, art and history of these remarkable structures.”
Participating congregations in the borough include:
- St. Charles Borromeo Church: 19 Sidney Place, Brooklyn Heights, May 21, 12-3 p.m. & May 22, 12:30-3 p.m.
- Plymouth Church: 75 Hicks Street, Brooklyn Heights, May 21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- East Midwood Jewish Center: 1625 Ocean Avenue, Midwood, May 22, 2-5 p.m.
- St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral: 856 Pacific Street, Prospect Heights, May 21, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. & May 22, 1:45-5:30 p.m.
- Grace Church Brooklyn Heights: 254 Hicks Street, Brooklyn Heights, May 22, 1-4 p.m. Special pre-booked tour: Sunday, May 22, 2-3 p.m.
- Brown Memorial Baptist Church: 484 Washington Avenue, Fort Greene, May 21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Our Lady of Lebanon Catholic Maronite Cathedral: 113 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, May 21 and 22, 12:30-5 p.m.
- St. Agnes Church of the Parish of Saint Paul and Saint Agnes: 433 Sackett Street, Gowanus, May 21, 12-4 p.m. & May 22, 2-5 p.m.
- St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church: 157 Montague Street, Brooklyn Heights, May 21 and 22, 12-3 p.m.
- First Unitarian Congregational Society, Brooklyn: 116 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn Heights, May 21, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Brooklyn Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends: 110 Schermerhorn Street, Boerum Hill, May 21 and 22, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m..
For more information, and a complete list of sacred sites participating in the Open House Weekend, visit www.nylandmarks.org.