Our Time AT HOME Brooklyn Sacred Sites on-view

Bernice Elizabeth Green
By Bernice Elizabeth Green May 16, 2014 13:51 Updated

Our Time AT HOME  Brooklyn Sacred Sites on-view

Landmarks Conservancy’s “Sacred Sites Open House Weekend”
introduces Ecclesiastical Architecture & Art at Historic
Institutions on Saturday, May 17 & Sunday, May 18
New Yorkers travel around the world to experience beautiful religious art and architecture, and some of the
best New York has to offer is right here at home, in the five boroughs.
During the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Fourth Annual “Sacred Sites Open House Weekend” this
Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May18, the community will be introduced to the art, architecture and
history of culturally important religious institutions throughout Brooklyn, the city and state.
The weekend will also provide religious institutions the opportunity to highlight their history, cultural
programming and social services that benefit the wider community. The theme of this year’s Open House
is Sacred Sites and the Community: How Immigration and Migration Shape New York.
“Religious institutions are at the heart of every community,” says Peg Breen, President of the Landmarks
Conservancy. “Nowhere in the United States is this better demonstrated than right here in New York with
its rich diversity of religions and ecclesiastical buildings.”
The Conservancy’s Sacred Sites program is the only statewide program in the country providing financial
and technical assistance for the restoration of culturally significant religious properties. Since 1986, the
program has disbursed grants of more than $8 million to more than 700 congregations regardless of
denominations.
Brooklyn congregations participating to date are:
Brown Memorial Baptist Church: 484 Washington Ave., May 17, 10am-2pm
Church of St. Charles Borromeo: 19 Sidney Pl., May 17, 9am-5pm & May 18, 9am-5pm
Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph: 856 Pacific St., May 17, 10am-4pm & May 18, 2pm-4pm
First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn: 116 Pierrepont St., May 17, 10am-4pm
Plymouth Church: 57 Orange St., May 17, 12pm-3pm
St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church: 157 Montague Street, May 17, 11am-2pm & May 18, 1pm-4pm
Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 64 Schermerhorn St., May 17, 12pm-4pm &
May 18, 9am-2pm
Temple Beth Emeth v’Ohr Progressive Shaari Zedek : 83 Marlborough Road, May 17, 1pm-4pm
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church: 334 S. 5th St., May 17, 11am-5pm This year’s Open House principal sponsor is EverGreene Architectural Arts, one of the country’s premier
full-service companies in the restoration of historic religious buildings. Additional sponsors
include: Acheson Doyle Partners, a diverse firm that provides comprehensive architectural services in a
broad array of markets; American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York Chapter Historic Buildings
Committee; Lichten Craig Donaldson, an architecture firm that works with institutional clients with
significant real estate assets or properties that are historic landmarks. Faith & Form, the Interfaith Journal
on Religion, Art and Architecture, is the exclusive media sponsor. Faith & Form is affiliated with the
Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA), part of the AIA.
For more information and a complete list of sacred sites participating in the Landmarks Conservancy’s
Open House Weekend, visit www.nylandmarks.org. (Edited by Bernice Elizabeth Green)
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Bernice Elizabeth Green
By Bernice Elizabeth Green May 16, 2014 13:51 Updated
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