See some of Queens’ most beautiful churches during ‘Sacred Sites’ weekend this month

Church of the Resurrection, Richmond Hill
Photo courtesy of the New York Landmarks Conservancy

You don’t have to travel the world to experience beautiful art, architecture and history. You can find all of that right here in Queens during the the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Sacred Sites Open House Weekend.

On May 20 and 21, the conservancy’s seventh annual “Sacred Sites Open House Weekend” will let the public take a glimpse inside some of the most remarkable churches and synagogues and look at the artistic styles, faith and periods. More than 60 sites in New York City and over 150 statewide will be participating in the weekend.

This year’s theme is “Stained Glass: Windows on this World and the Next.” This theme will highlight the extraordinary works of American stained glass masters.

The following congregations in Queens will be participating in the Open House Weekend:

  • Church of the Resurrection: 85-09 118th St. (between 85th and Hillside Avenues), Kew Gardens, May 20, 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Rego Park Jewish Center: 97-30 Queens Blvd., Rego Park, May 20, 12:30 to 2 p.m. & May 21, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • First Presbyterian Church of Newtown: Queens Boulevard & 54th Avenue, Elmhurst, May 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • The Bowne House Museum: 37-01 Bowne St., Flushing, May 20, 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Free Synagogue of Flushing: 136-23 Sanford Ave., Flushing, May 20 & 21, noon to 3 p.m.

“Don’t miss the wonderful opportunity the Conservancy’s Sacred Sites Open House presents to explore the art, architecture and history these religious institutions offer,” said Peg Breen, president of The New York Landmarks Conservancy. “It’s exciting to discover the riches in your own community.”

For more information and a full list of participating sites, visit the New York Landmark Conservancy’s website.