Gaze Upon the Architectural Treasures of Brooklyn During Sacred Sites Weekend

St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn Heights. Photo by Susan De Vries


    If you’ve wanted an opportunity to wander through some of New York’s captivating houses of worship, you can get your architectural fill this month.

    The New York Landmark Conservancy’s ninth annual Sacred Sites Open House Weekend will take place on May 18 and 19, with more than 140 sacred sites open across the state for tours and special programs.

    In Brooklyn, 12 houses of worship will be open for touring and they are scattered all over the borough, from Brooklyn Heights to Bay Ridge.

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    Brooklyn Heights. Photo by Susan De Vries

    This year the open house weekend has the theme “Medieval to Modern: Celebrating New York’s Religious Art and Architecture” and special programs, performances and tours will highlight the full range of religious architecture found across the state. In Williamsburg, you can tour the wood frame worship space of Moslem Mosque Inc. and learn about the Brooklyn Historical Society’s Muslims in Brooklyn project. The New Utrecht Reformed Church in Bensonhurst is throwing open the doors of its Parish House and newly re-opened sanctuary for special guided tours.

    The days and hours for programs vary with each location and some require registration. You can check out the full list of Brooklyn sites, including detailed info on their offerings, here.

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