Sacred Sites Open House Weekend 2018

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This year's Sacred Sites Open House Weekend is May 5-6. The event, organized by the New York Landmarks Conservancy, highlights the architecture and history of religious buildings. Blurbage:

This year's theme, Sacred Sounds and Settings, provides a backdrop for showcasing musical and performance activities via organ demonstrations, concerts, and special guided tours of religious institutions. Congregations will also highlight their cultural and social programs offered throughout the year.

There are a handful of sites around the Capital Region participating, including the Cathedral of All Saints and the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany.

The Cathedral of All Saints -- which is next to the State Education Building -- will be offering tours as well as a pipe organ concert that Saturday, and the 146-year-old Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys will be singing on Sunday.

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception -- on Madison at Eagle -- will be offering guided tours that Sunday from 1-4 pm.

Earlier on AOA:
+ A short tour of Albany's historic stained glass

+ Saints vs. The State for Washington Avenue


I'd love to see the Wilborn Temple, Sweet Pilgrim Baptist or First Church (Dutch Reformed) or Temple Israel added to an event like this.

It would also be great to (somehow) get access to those places of worship that are closed or at risk (St. Joseph's, Church of the Holy Innocents, St. Johns (pastures), the former synagogue on Herkimer St (pastures)

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