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Jan
6
Mon
2014
37th ANNUAL THREE KINGS DAY PARADE in Spanish Harlem
Jan 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

37th ANNUAL THREE KINGS DAY PARADE

Monday, January 6, 2014
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

three kings - magiTaking place within El Barrio (Spanish Harlem)

FREE ADMISSION

About the Parade: 

The Epiphany (Los Reyes Magos) is a celebration of the three maji or ‘wise men’ and their approach of the baby Jesus (Christ) in Nazareth. A day celebrated not merely in Puerto Rico but as well throughout the Latino World. 

On this day’s celebration and parade there’ll be parrandas and dancing as well as they say: ‘Live Camels’. School groups, community members, local businesses, and families are encouraged to participate. Early registration is strongly recommended. For more information and to register, click here.

 

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Mar
4
Tue
2014
At the Museum at Eldridge Street War and Peace: From the Bible to Modern Israel
Mar 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
At the Museum at Eldridge Street War and Peace: From the Bible to Modern Israel @ New York | New York | United States

At the Museum at Eldridge Street

War and Peace: From the Bible to Modern Israel

Tuesdays: March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8, 29; May 6 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

The Torah challenges us to interpret horrific stories of war and genocide in ancient Israel. How have these stories and the biblical commandments attached to them been understood in different periods of Jewish history and how do they compare to modern “just war theory”? 

RSVP HERE – $10 per class; $65 for all 8 sessions 

Mar
11
Tue
2014
At the Museum at Eldridge Street War and Peace: From the Bible to Modern Israel
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
At the Museum at Eldridge Street War and Peace: From the Bible to Modern Israel @ New York | New York | United States

At the Museum at Eldridge Street

War and Peace: From the Bible to Modern Israel

Tuesdays: March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8, 29; May 6 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

The Torah challenges us to interpret horrific stories of war and genocide in ancient Israel. How have these stories and the biblical commandments attached to them been understood in different periods of Jewish history and how do they compare to modern “just war theory”? 

RSVP HERE – $10 per class; $65 for all 8 sessions 

Mar
18
Tue
2014
At the Museum at Eldridge Street War and Peace: From the Bible to Modern Israel
Mar 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
At the Museum at Eldridge Street War and Peace: From the Bible to Modern Israel @ New York | New York | United States

At the Museum at Eldridge Street

War and Peace: From the Bible to Modern Israel

Tuesdays: March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8, 29; May 6 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

The Torah challenges us to interpret horrific stories of war and genocide in ancient Israel. How have these stories and the biblical commandments attached to them been understood in different periods of Jewish history and how do they compare to modern “just war theory”? 

RSVP HERE – $10 per class; $65 for all 8 sessions 

Mar
25
Tue
2014
At the Museum at Eldridge Street War and Peace: From the Bible to Modern Israel
Mar 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
At the Museum at Eldridge Street War and Peace: From the Bible to Modern Israel @ New York | New York | United States

At the Museum at Eldridge Street

War and Peace: From the Bible to Modern Israel

Tuesdays: March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8, 29; May 6 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

The Torah challenges us to interpret horrific stories of war and genocide in ancient Israel. How have these stories and the biblical commandments attached to them been understood in different periods of Jewish history and how do they compare to modern “just war theory”? 

RSVP HERE – $10 per class; $65 for all 8 sessions 

Apr
1
Tue
2014
At the Museum at Eldridge Street War and Peace: From the Bible to Modern Israel
Apr 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
At the Museum at Eldridge Street War and Peace: From the Bible to Modern Israel @ New York | New York | United States

At the Museum at Eldridge Street

War and Peace: From the Bible to Modern Israel

Tuesdays: March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8, 29; May 6 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

The Torah challenges us to interpret horrific stories of war and genocide in ancient Israel. How have these stories and the biblical commandments attached to them been understood in different periods of Jewish history and how do they compare to modern “just war theory”? 

RSVP HERE – $10 per class; $65 for all 8 sessions 

Apr
8
Tue
2014
At the Museum at Eldridge Street War and Peace: From the Bible to Modern Israel
Apr 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
At the Museum at Eldridge Street War and Peace: From the Bible to Modern Israel @ New York | New York | United States

At the Museum at Eldridge Street

War and Peace: From the Bible to Modern Israel

Tuesdays: March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8, 29; May 6 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

The Torah challenges us to interpret horrific stories of war and genocide in ancient Israel. How have these stories and the biblical commandments attached to them been understood in different periods of Jewish history and how do they compare to modern “just war theory”? 

RSVP HERE – $10 per class; $65 for all 8 sessions 

Apr
24
Thu
2014
At the Museum at Eldridge Street Parashat Hashavuah: Ancient Custom, New Twist
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
At the Museum at Eldridge Street Parashat Hashavuah: Ancient Custom, New Twist @ New York | New York | United States

At the Museum at Eldridge Street

Parashat Hashavuah: Ancient Custom, New Twist

Offered Thursdays through May 29
From 11 am to 12:30 pm

Join Dr. Regina Stein for a contemporary take on the Jewish practice of weekly Torah study using pre-rabbinic commentaries as well as approaches by archaeologists and modern Israeli and American scholars.  No Hebrew or previous knowledge required.

$10 per class

Apr
29
Tue
2014
At the Museum at Eldridge Street War and Peace: From the Bible to Modern Israel
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
At the Museum at Eldridge Street War and Peace: From the Bible to Modern Israel @ New York | New York | United States

At the Museum at Eldridge Street

War and Peace: From the Bible to Modern Israel

Tuesdays: March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8, 29; May 6 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

The Torah challenges us to interpret horrific stories of war and genocide in ancient Israel. How have these stories and the biblical commandments attached to them been understood in different periods of Jewish history and how do they compare to modern “just war theory”? 

RSVP HERE – $10 per class; $65 for all 8 sessions 

May
1
Thu
2014
At the Museum at Eldridge Street Parashat Hashavuah: Ancient Custom, New Twist
May 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
At the Museum at Eldridge Street Parashat Hashavuah: Ancient Custom, New Twist @ New York | New York | United States

At the Museum at Eldridge Street

Parashat Hashavuah: Ancient Custom, New Twist

Offered Thursdays through May 29
From 11 am to 12:30 pm

Join Dr. Regina Stein for a contemporary take on the Jewish practice of weekly Torah study using pre-rabbinic commentaries as well as approaches by archaeologists and modern Israeli and American scholars.  No Hebrew or previous knowledge required.

$10 per class

May
6
Tue
2014
At the Museum at Eldridge Street War and Peace: From the Bible to Modern Israel
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
At the Museum at Eldridge Street War and Peace: From the Bible to Modern Israel @ New York | New York | United States

At the Museum at Eldridge Street

War and Peace: From the Bible to Modern Israel

Tuesdays: March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8, 29; May 6 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

The Torah challenges us to interpret horrific stories of war and genocide in ancient Israel. How have these stories and the biblical commandments attached to them been understood in different periods of Jewish history and how do they compare to modern “just war theory”? 

RSVP HERE – $10 per class; $65 for all 8 sessions 

May
8
Thu
2014
At the Museum at Eldridge Street Parashat Hashavuah: Ancient Custom, New Twist
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
At the Museum at Eldridge Street Parashat Hashavuah: Ancient Custom, New Twist @ New York | New York | United States

At the Museum at Eldridge Street

Parashat Hashavuah: Ancient Custom, New Twist

Offered Thursdays through May 29
From 11 am to 12:30 pm

Join Dr. Regina Stein for a contemporary take on the Jewish practice of weekly Torah study using pre-rabbinic commentaries as well as approaches by archaeologists and modern Israeli and American scholars.  No Hebrew or previous knowledge required.

$10 per class

May
15
Thu
2014
At the Museum at Eldridge Street Parashat Hashavuah: Ancient Custom, New Twist
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
At the Museum at Eldridge Street Parashat Hashavuah: Ancient Custom, New Twist @ New York | New York | United States

At the Museum at Eldridge Street

Parashat Hashavuah: Ancient Custom, New Twist

Offered Thursdays through May 29
From 11 am to 12:30 pm

Join Dr. Regina Stein for a contemporary take on the Jewish practice of weekly Torah study using pre-rabbinic commentaries as well as approaches by archaeologists and modern Israeli and American scholars.  No Hebrew or previous knowledge required.

$10 per class

May
22
Thu
2014
At the Museum at Eldridge Street Parashat Hashavuah: Ancient Custom, New Twist
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
At the Museum at Eldridge Street Parashat Hashavuah: Ancient Custom, New Twist @ New York | New York | United States

At the Museum at Eldridge Street

Parashat Hashavuah: Ancient Custom, New Twist

Offered Thursdays through May 29
From 11 am to 12:30 pm

Join Dr. Regina Stein for a contemporary take on the Jewish practice of weekly Torah study using pre-rabbinic commentaries as well as approaches by archaeologists and modern Israeli and American scholars.  No Hebrew or previous knowledge required.

$10 per class

May
29
Thu
2014
At the Museum at Eldridge Street Parashat Hashavuah: Ancient Custom, New Twist
May 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
At the Museum at Eldridge Street Parashat Hashavuah: Ancient Custom, New Twist @ New York | New York | United States

At the Museum at Eldridge Street

Parashat Hashavuah: Ancient Custom, New Twist

Offered Thursdays through May 29
From 11 am to 12:30 pm

Join Dr. Regina Stein for a contemporary take on the Jewish practice of weekly Torah study using pre-rabbinic commentaries as well as approaches by archaeologists and modern Israeli and American scholars.  No Hebrew or previous knowledge required.

$10 per class

Oct
5
Sun
2014
30th Annual Feast Of St. Francis Of Assisi
Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Animal Kingdom Gathers Together Inside The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine

For The

30th Annual Feast Of St. Francis Of Assisi

Guests Encouraged to Bring Their Pets to Receive Special Blessing

Sunday, October 5th

Feast of St Francis - St John DivineService: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Outdoor Fair/Pet Blessing: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street)
Manhattan

More than 25 animals, large and small, including a camel, donkey, miniature horse, tortoise, sheep, kangaroo, swan, peacock, ox, alpaca, llama, snake, rabbit, ferret, sugar glider, iguana, turkey, bat, duck and many others, will parade up the center aisle of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine to receive a special blessing as part of the 30th Annual Feast of St. Francis of Assisi at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street) in Manhattan, on Sunday, October 5th beginning at 11 AM; the procession of animals will happen toward the end of the ceremony at approximately 12:30 PM.

The day is a celebration of the life of St. Francis of Assisi and his advocacy for harmony between human beings and the natural world.  At this signature Cathedral service, the Missa Gaia (or Earth Mass) composed by Paul Winter and Paul Halley, brings together a massed choir of hundreds of voices, conducted by Kent Tritle, Director of Cathedral Music, a dance performance by Forces of Nature, and musical performances by the Paul Winter Consort, all in celebration of the beauty of the animal kingdom.

Guests are encouraged to bring their pets to the Cathedral to be a part of the celebration and to receive a special blessing.  In years past, thousands of dogs, cats, birds, reptiles and their owners have attended the event.  An outdoor fair where Cathedral clergy will bless pets will be held from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Jan
18
Sun
2015
The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine Celebrates The Life Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jan 18 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine Celebrates The Life Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Reverend Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou to give guest sermon at Choral Eucharist

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr. preaching from the Cathedral’s pulpit on May 17, 1956 (The Cathedral Archives).
Martin Luther King, Jr. preaching from the Cathedral’s pulpit on May 17, 1956 (The Cathedral Archives).

Spiritual Sing with Alice Parker and Freedom Concert to follow

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine Celebrates the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm: Martin Luther King Day Choral Eucharist
  • 2:00 pm –  3:00 pm: Spiritual Sing with Alice Parker, St. James Chapel
  • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Freedom Concert, St. James Chapel

COST: There is a suggested donation of $20 for the 6 p.m. Freedom Concert

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine will pay tribute to American pastor, activist and humanitarian, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with a special Choral Eucharist led by minister and social activist The Reverend Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou. Following the service will be a Spiritual Sing with Alice Parker and a special Freedom Concert on Sunday, January 18, 2015, starting at 11 a.m.; Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street)

The Choral Eucharist service, in commemoration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will include readings from his speeches and other writings as well as musical selections curated by Director of Music Kent Tritle. The Reverend Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou, Pastor for Formation & Justice at the First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, Boston, will preach.

Following the service, at 2 p.m., choral conductor, educator, and Artistic Director of Melodious Accord, Alice Parker, will present an hour of communal singing in honor of Dr. King. At 6 p.m., professional musicians from leading New York institutions will present a Freedom Concert in response to the cases surrounding Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Along with a wide range of classical and contemporary compositions for voice and instruments, the performers will share personal experiences, poetry and prose. This Freedom Concert is modeled after the many performances presented by the late Mrs. Coretta Scott King throughout her leadership in the Civil Rights movement. There is a suggested contribution of $20.

Feb
7
Sat
2015
Cathedral of ST. John the Divine HOSTS A Celebration of Blessed Absalom Jones
Feb 7 all-day

Cathedral of ST. John the Divine HOSTS

A Celebration of Blessed Absalom Jones

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

10:30 a.m.

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan

Absalom Jones. Credit: Cathedral Archives
Absalom Jones. Credit: Cathedral Archives

The Bishop of New York, the Cathedral community and the Episcopal Diocese of New York will join together for a Eucharist honoring the life and work of Blessed Absalom Jones, featuring a sermon by The Reverend Kelly Brown Douglas, Professor of Religion at Goucher College, on Saturday, February 7th, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street).

Absalom Jones, born a slave in Delaware in 1746, was the first African-American ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church. Having bought his own freedom in 1784, he became a lay minister serving the Black membership of St. George’s Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia. Absalom Jones was ordained deacon in 1795 and priest in 1802 of the St. Thomas African Episcopal Church.

Kelly Brown Douglas is a leader in the area of womanist theology as well as Professor and Director of the Religion Program at Goucher College, where she held the Elizabeth Conolly Todd Distinguished Professorship from 2006 to 2012.  Douglas is considered one of the country’s most distinguished religious thinkers and educators.

This service is open and welcoming to all, in commemoration of Jones’s perseverance against exclusion, intolerance and oppression.

May
2
Sat
2015
17th Annual Blessing Of The Bicycles
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Hundreds Of Cyclists Ride Into Spring With The 17th Annual Blessing Of The Bicycles

At The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine

Saturday, May 2
9:00 – 10:00 am

 

Blessing of BikesThe Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street)

 

Spring is finally here; kick off the biking season with hundreds of other cyclists and have your bicycle blessed at the 17th annual Blessing of the Bicycles celebration on Saturday, May 2nd, 9:00 AM inside the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan.

The Rev. Canon Julia E. Whitworth, Canon for Liturgy and the Arts at the Cathedral, will officiate. During the ceremony she will offer a blessing to jump start a safe cycling season and sprinkle holy water on each bicycle. After the blessing, a rider-less bicycle will be brought forward during a moment of silence in remembrance of those who passed away in cycling accidents during the past year. Everyone will then ring their bicycle bells in celebration of the cycling season to come.

The blessing is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit http://www.stjohndivine.org/visit/calendar/events/events/9123/blessing-of-the-bicycles. To see footage from a previous year, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/bndonfa.

Jun
16
Tue
2015
Altruism As An Agent For Personal And Societal Global Change
Jun 16 all-day

Buddhist Monk And Author Matthieu Ricard Enters The Conversation With Dr. Richard Davidson And Dr. Daniel Goleman For

“Altruism As An Agent For Personal And Societal Global Change”

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Matthieu Ricard
Matthieu Ricard

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan

Buddhist monk/author Matthieu Ricard, with neuroscientist Dr. Richard Davidson and psychologist/writer Dr. Daniel Goleman, join The Very Reverend Dr. James A. Kowalski, Dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine for “Altruism as an Agent for Personal and Societal Global Change”—a wide ranging exploration on the essence and science of altruism. The conversation, drawing on Eastern and Western spiritual practice and modern science, will touch on altruism as a vital thread that can address the main challenges of our time, from economic inequality to environmental sustainability, from life satisfaction to conflict resolution, on Tuesday, June 16 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street, Manhattan.

This evening is part of the Cathedral’s Enter the Conversation series of events, designed to “convene conversations with world leaders, top thinkers, journalists, activists, and religious leaders focused on the most pressing issues of our times and, through these conversations, to empower individuals to be agents of positive social change.”

This event is open to the public; however, your contributions to the Cathedral are always appreciated.

Please RSVP for this event here…

About Matthieu Ricard

Matthieu Ricard is a monk, scientist, photographer and best-selling writer. He is the author of The Monk and the Philosopher, a dialogue with his father, Jean-Francois Revel; The Quantum and the Lotus, a dialogue with astrophysicist Trinh Xuan; Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill and Why Meditate. In Happiness, Ricard demonstrated that true happiness is not tied to fleeting moments or sensations, but is an enduring state of soul rooted in mindfulness and compassion for others. Now, he turns his lens from the personal to the global, with a rousing argument that altruism—genuine concern for the wellbeing of others—could be the saving grace of the 21st century. It is, he believes, the vital thread that can answer the main challenges of our time: the economy in the short term, life satisfaction in the mid-term, and environment in the long term.

About Richard J. Davidson, PhD

Richard J. Davidson, PhD, is a renowned neuroscientist and one of the world’s leading experts on the impact of contemplative practices, such as meditation, on the brain. He is the founder of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he is the William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, as well as the Director of the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior. Dr. Davidson has published hundreds of scientific papers and edited 14 books including the groundbreaking best seller, The Emotional Life of the Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live—and How You Can Change Them.

About Daniel Goleman

Daniel Goleman, a psychologist who for many years reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times, is the author of a revolutionary 1994 book titled Emotional Intelligence, which argued that human competencies like self-awareness, self-regulation, and empathy add value to cognitive abilities in many domains of life, from workplace effectiveness and leadership to health and relationships. Dr. Goleman was a co-founder of the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning at the Yale University Child Studies Center (now at the University of Illinois at Chicago) with the mission to help schools introduce emotional literacy courses. Dr. Goleman has received many journalistic awards for his writing, including two nominations for the Pulitzer Prize for his articles in the Times, and a Career Achievement Award for journalism from the American Psychological Association. In recognition of his efforts to communicate the behavioral sciences to the public, he was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Goleman’s most recent books are The Brain and Emotional Intelligence: New Insights and Leadership and Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence.

 

Jun
18
Sat
2016
Holy Eucharist: A Requiem for Orlando
Jun 18 @ 12:45 pm – 1:00 pm

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Holy Eucharist: A Requiem for Orlando

Saturday, June 18, 2016
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine invites the people of New York City to a memorial for all those killed in the Orlando shooting. Drawing upon the Cathedral’s founding mission as a house of prayer for all people, of any or no faith, we embrace and grieve with our LGBTQ community and allies in this painful time.

We welcome you to take part in this memorial to the fallen, and to join with us in solidarity with the survivors. Together, we must do everything in our power to promote acceptance and love, and do everything in our power to actively challenge hate and bigotry.

The Reverend Canon Blake Rider, Canon to the Ordinary, will preach.

Read more here…

Sep
27
Tue
2016
UN General Assembly President-Elect Peter Thomson To Deliver Sermon At St. John The Divine
Sep 27 all-day
UN General Assembly President-Elect Peter Thomson To Deliver Sermon At St. John The Divine @ New York | New York | United States

UN General Assembly President-Elect Peter Thomson To Deliver Sermon At The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine

Sunday, September 18 at 11:00 am

Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan

Fijian Permanent Representative to the United Nations and President-elect of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, Peter Thomson, will deliver the sermon during the Holy Eucharist on Sunday, September 18th at 11 a.m., at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street). The Cathedral of St. John the Divine has welcomed the President of the General Assembly to the pulpit at the start of the assembly for the last 30 years.

Thomson, the first assembly president from the Pacific Island states, will be tasked with the process of searching for a new UN Secretary General to replace Ban Ki-moon. He is also expected to advocate for more dialogue on issues regarding ocean ecosystems, climate change, and sustainable development.

 

Oct
2
Sun
2016
32nd Annual Feast Of Saint Francis And Blessing Of The Animals
Oct 2 all-day

32nd Annual Feast Of Saint Francis And Blessing Of The Animals

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Guests are invited to bring their own pets to receive a special blessing

Service: 11:00 am – 1 pm
Outdoor Fair: 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street)

Feast of St Francis - St John DivineA joyous procession of God’s creatures, both great and small, will flock to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine for a ceremony and special blessing at the 32nd annual Feast of Saint Francis and Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 2nd from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street) in Manhattan.

This signature Cathedral service features the Missa Gaia (or Earth Mass), composed by Paul Winter and Paul Halley. The event also includes a massed choir conducted by Kent Tritle, a dance performance by Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, and musical performances by the Paul Winter Consort. The unique ceremony concludes with the Procession of the Animals down the Nave of the Cathedral.

The day is a celebration of the life of Saint Francis of Assisi and his advocacy for harmony between human beings and the natural world.  Following the procession, guests are welcomed to enjoy an outdoor fair from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at which many groups will share information on their community efforts, including animal, environmental, and other social justice causes.  Delicious food will be available from Gorilla Cheese NYC. Guests can enjoy face painting and other family-friendly activities, including a performance by the Mettawee River Theatre Company.

Guests are encouraged to bring their pets to the Cathedral to be a part of the celebration and to receive a special blessing. In years past, thousands of dogs, cats, birds, reptiles and their owners have attended the event. Pet blessings begin on the Cathedral’s outdoor Pulpit Green at approximately 1:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public, but limited space is available. Advance Pass reservations will be available HERE on Tuesday, September 6th at 10 am EST. Day-Of Passes will be available on the morning of the event. Quantities are very limited. It is recommended that visitors arrive as early as possible for pass distribution. For more information, please visit http://www.stjohndivine.org/visit/calendar/events/liturgy-worship/14487/the-feast-of-saint-francis-and-blessing-of-the-animals.

Jan
6
Fri
2017
El Museo del Barrio’s 40th Annual Three Kings Day
Jan 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

El Museo del Barrio’s 40th Annual Three Kings Day

January 6, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

FREE

Read more here at the official page…

Our favorite time of the year is upon us! Enjoy live camels, colorful puppets, parrandas, music and dancing on this magical day. In honor of the 40th anniversary, we celebrate the parade’s long trajectory history and roots by honoring individuals who have made significant contributions to the Latino community. The parade route begins on 106th Street and Lexington Avenue and ends on 115th Street and Park Avenue. Immediately after the parade, join us at El Museo for some live music, and free admission to Las Galerías.

Jan
15
Sun
2017
The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine Celebrates The Life Of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther
Jan 15 all-day

The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine Celebrates The Life Of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, January 15

Martin Luther King, Jr. preaching from the Cathedral’s pulpit on May 17, 1956 (The Cathedral Archives).

The Reverend Canon Dr. Patrick Malloy delivers sermon at Choral Eucharist  /  Spiritual Sing with Alice Parker to follow

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine will pay tribute to groundbreaking pastor, activist and humanitarian The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a special Choral Eucharist led by The Reverend Canon Dr. Patrick Malloy, on Sunday, January 15, 2017, starting at 11 a.m.; Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street).Following the service will be a Spiritual Sing with Alice Parker, choral conductor, educator, and Artistic Director of Melodious Accord.

The Choral Eucharist service, in commemoration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy of activism on behalf of African American civil liberties, will include readings from his speeches and other writings, as well as musical selections curated by Director of Music Kent Tritle. Music at the service will include My Soul’s Been Anchored and We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace.

Following the service, at 2 p.m., legendary composer, conductor, author, teacher and song leaderAlice Parker will present an hour of communal singing in honor of Dr. King, joined contralto Pamela Warrick-Smith. African American Spirituals were the life-blood of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s movement. “We are an army that will sing but not slay,” he wrote. Of Parker’s work as a leader of group song, one observer remarked, “There is no one who is not a singer when she leads.”

Apr
2
Sun
2017
NOSH & STROLL : Jewish Landmarks of the Lower East Side
Apr 2 @ 3:32 pm – 4:32 pm
NOSH & STROLL : Jewish Landmarks of the Lower East Side

NOSH & STROLL

Jewish Landmarks of the Lower East Side

Sunday, April 2 at 2:00 pm

Info Courtesy of the Museum at Eldridge Street

Journey into the kishkes of the old Jewish Lower East Side on our annual pre-Passover Nosh & Stroll. We start at the Eldridge Street Synagogue with a delicious spread that includes chocolate-covered matzo. Then explore the Jewish history of our neighborhood as we visit the Forward Newspaper Building, Loew’s Theatre, the former home of Streit’s Matzo and more.

$30 per person; includes a pre-tour nosh

RSVP Here…

Aug
10
Thu
2017
Annual Feast of Giglio Di Sant Antonio of East Harlem 2017
Aug 10 – Aug 13 all-day

Annual Feast of Giglio Di Sant Antonio of East Harlem

Thursday, August 10 – Sunday, August 13, 2017

Games, Rides, Food and Live Entertainment

Main site for this event…

Pleasant Avenue, 114th – 116th Streets in East Harlem, NYC

“East Harlem Giglio society is a diverse religious and cultural organization of Catholics of Our Lady of Mt Carmel Shrine Church in East Harlem New York City.”

Schedule according to the official site found here…

  • Thursday August 10th 2017:
    6:00 pm – Feast Opening Night – Featuring “The Brooklyn Keys” playing your Favorite Oldies 8-11pm
  • Friday August 11th 2017:
    8:00 pm – Freestyle Legend Soave, singing “Crying over you” and all of his hits, DJ Mike G & MC John Luciano 8-11pm
  • Saturday August 12th 2017:
    12:00 pm – Sant’ Antonio Procession
    6:00 pm – Hats & Shirts will be distributed to the Children in attendance who will be Lifting The Children’s Giglio
    7:00 pm – Dancing the Children’s Giglio
    8:00 pm – Featuring “The Bel Airs” Playing their Doo Wop Sounds 8-11pm
  • Sunday August 13th 2017:
    12:00 pm – Paranza Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Shrine Church
    1:30 pm – First Lift & Dancing the Giglio di Sant’ Antonio
    8:00 pm – Entertainment by DJ Mike G & MC John Luciano Playing your Favorite Songs 8:00 – 11:00  pm
  • The Giglio will be danced Sunday August 13th after the Paranza Mass at 1:00 pm

May
5
Sat
2018
The Annual Blessing of the Bikes – 2018
May 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

The Annual Blessing of the Bikes

Saturday May 5, 2018

Taking place at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
112th Street & Amsterdam Avenue

Learn more here at this official page…

FREE to all

This is the day before BIKE NEW YORK/The Five Boro Bike Tour

(This event is wonderful but BRIEF. Don’t be late!)

Rain or Shine

All Faiths (or lack thereof) Welcome

Kids Welcome

Hundreds of cyclists of all religious backgrounds, some in preparation for the Sunday’s Bike New York/Five Boro Bike Tour, will kick off the biking season at the annual Blessing of the Bicycles celebration on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 9:30 am inside the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan.   

Reverend Julia E. Whitworth, Canon for Liturgy and the Arts at the Cathedral, will officiate the ceremony during which she will offer a blessing to jump start a safe cycling season and sprinkle Holy Water on each bicycle. After the blessing, there will be a moment of silence to remember the cyclists lost in the past year. Everyone will then ring their bicycle bells in celebration of the cycling season to come.