If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, this could be it. The New York Landmarks Conservancy is once again sponsoring a statewide Sacred Sites Open House. That’s including the Southern Tier.
This event is free and open to the public. There are Sacred Sites in Binghamton, Johnson City, Endicott and Endwell will be welcoming visitors at varied times from throughout the day.
The New York Landmarks Conservancy has set the theme of, “From Medieval to Modern: Celebrating New York’s Religious Art and Architecture”. There will be approximately 20 participants. This is an opportunity to be a tourist in your own neighborhood and view the spectacular interiors of varied religious structures in our community.
The sites are grouped in clusters along specific streets, neighborhoods or downtown areas. In this way, visitors can select groups of sites to visit that may be in walking distance of each other. Sites will welcome visitors, give tours, sing hymns, perform musical recitals, explain architecture and art, stained glass windows and tell the history of their building and congregation. Several sites also inform visitors about social and community activities that take place at the site outside of the religious service.
The Sacred Sites Open House will be on Sunday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.For a list of participants and times click here. You can also get flyers at most religious sites, local libraries and historical societies.