This massive cathedral, situated across from Rockefeller Center on Fifth Avenue is regarded as one of the largest Catholic cathedrals in the United States. With its soaring 140-foot (43 meters) spires, St. Patrick's Cathedral is also one of the city's most spectacular architectural sights. Construction on the neo-gothic structure had started in 1850 and completed in 1878. Inside, it boasts of numerous altars and stained glass windows, and a giant organ with over 7,300 pipes. Services are held throughout the day, and many New Yorkers stop in for a moment of serenity in their otherwise hectic lives.
Offering a glimpse into the life of the Jewish community in Newark, The Jewish Museum of New Jersey housed inside the historic Ahavas Sholom is a popular local attraction. The many temporary and permanent exhibitions at this museum aims at educating the visitors regarding the local Jewish history and culture. The Jewish Museum of New Jersey provides local, as well as traveling artists, with a space to exhibit their work. A section at this museum is dedicated to the local holocaust survivors.
Originally built in the year 1872, the Maywood Station was a property of the New Jersey Midland Railway and later the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway. Several years later the almost ruined station was taken up as a restoration task by the Maywood Station Historical Committee who now owns the property. It was extensively renovated into a museum and was opened to the public in 2002. The museum contains a miniature railroad as well as other artifacts and exhibits in respect to the station as well as the town.
John Ballantine House was the residence of Jeanette and John Holme Ballantine, owner of a local brewery business. Built around 1885, the brick wall structure is an example of Dutch architecture. Converted into a museum, the house has a dining room, a bed room, a billiard room, a library and a parlor. All the rooms have been restored to represent the era in which they were built. Some other rooms have been made into galleries with artifacts that show the changing lifestyle of the people during the 18th Century. The house is part of the Newark Museum showcasing the decorative arts used in the cultural and social life of the county during the 18th and 19th Centuries.
Built in 1899 by Serena Rhinelander, The Church of the Holy Trinity is located on East 88th Street in Manhattan. This old French Gothic-style Episcopal church has several intricately carved sculptures and plaques. The church features many stained-glass windows, some of these stunning glasses were designed in memory of the Rhinelander family. Along with the church, the church complex houses a chapel, St. Christopher's Mission House, a rectory and the old Holy Trinity House. The church offers services like baptisms, confirmations, weddings and funerals.
The Top of the Rock observation deck adds to the many facets of the Rockefeller Center's international appeal, which already include a seasonal ice skating rink, NBC Studios and the famous Christmas tree. The Top of the Rock observation deck sits serenely on the 70th floor of Rockefeller Center. With incredible views of Central Park, Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge, and northern Manhattan, you'll be offered a more peaceful look at the bustling city below. Wile away the hours soaking in a gorgeous sunset or experiencing the interactive, multimedia exhibits. The innovative ticket reservation system claims to guarantee a comfortable atmosphere that is never overcrowded.
Established in the year 1928, Temple Beth-El is a Reform synagogue. This synagogue is one of the oldest in the Great Neck area. This old congregation is home to hundreds of families. In addition to weekly services and sermons, they also host prayers for Shabbat and other occasions. They also organize events and activities to help the youth pursue Jewish literacy.
Nestled within the Church of St. John the Baptist, managed by the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, this shrine is a humble dedication to Padre Pio, who was a member of the order. In 1999 Padre Pio was canonized, following which this shrine was established within the church. His relics displayed at the shrine include a linen sock with his bloodstain, cruets, his fountain pen and a woolen glove. The shrine has a Padre Pio Prayer Group that holds meetings regularly and indulges in social activities; check the website for further details regarding participation.
Founded in 1913, Fort Washington Presbyterian Church emerged owing to the understanding between West Presbyterian and Park Presbyterian Churches. The older church was sold and new church was built from the sales proceeds. It is also known as Iglesia Presbiteriana Fort Washington Heights and has Puerto Rican and Dominican followers too. In 1982, it was handed over to the Hispanic congregation.
Haworth Municipal Library is a treasure chest of information. A perfect place to pick interesting titles, this library is where adults as well as children can find something to kindle their interests. Apart from offering services like provisions for museum passes and arrangements for meetings, Haworth Municipal Library's Local History Room is its most unique offering to visitors. If you wish to gain insights into the city's past while perusing through varied genres of books then Haworth Municipal Library is the place to be.
This impressive Upper East Side Cathedral, built at the turn of the 19th century, remains the center of Russian Orthodoxy in the United States. Five onion domes distinguish the opulent, redbrick structure that was inspired by the great architectural edifices of Tsarist Russia. Check the schedule for services and events.
Locate on Ninth Street, St. Michael's Church is part of the Resurrection Parish of New Jersey. It is an important part of the society of the City, celebrating several occasions and bringing the community closer together.