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Sacred Sites Open House Weekend

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Photograph: courtesy New York Landmarks Conservancy
Temple Emanu-El
Free
Even if you’re not a godly guy or gal, New York Landmarks Conservancy offers a great chance to take a peek at the art and architecture of houses of worship across all five boroughs with its annual Sacred Sites Open House Weekend. This year’s 40-plus structures are organized around the theme “Sacred Sites and the Community: How Immigration and Migration Shape New York.” Visit St. Anselm’s Church in the Bronx—modeled after the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul—to learn about the Benedictine monks who decorated it so ornately. Or take a trip to the Museum at Eldridge Street to see how two Catholic immigrants designed an exquisite space for Jewish émigrés to escape the tenements and factories of the Lower East Side. Locations and times vary.
Event phone: 212-995-5260
Event website: http://nylandmarks.org
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