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Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Year Round

627 East 187th Street, Bronx
A great place for a quiet break to reflect on the season.
Fees:Free
Good for:All
Website:www.ourladymtcarmelbx.org
Over 100 years of service with a beautiful 90 year old church. Lovely stained glass and sculptures. Quiet oasis.
Phone:(718) 295-3770
Subway:#4 or D train to Fordham Road. Take #12 bus (east) to Arthur Avenue. Go south on Arthur Avenue to East 187th Street (two blocks). Go left on Belmont Avenue for two blocks. #2 train to Pelham Parkway. Take #12 bus (west) to Arthur Avenue. Go south on Arthur Avenue to East 187th Street (two blocks). Go left on Belmont Avenue for two blocks.
Parking on site:No
Bathrooms:Yes
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Saint Patrick's Cathedral

Saint Patrick's Cathedral

Year Round

5th Avenue at 50th Street, Manhattan
Main entrance is located on 5th Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets.
Saint Patrick's Cathedral is the home of the Roman Catholic archdiocese and the seat of Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan. It is the largest Gothic-style Catholic cathedral in the United States. Open to the public, the church is beautiful and sweeping in its grandeur.  The marble columns and altars, the stained glass, the architecture, the wood and marble sculptures all create a feeling of reverence and holiness. Visit the nearly life-sized creche displayed on the left aisle of the cathedral.  Be aware that you can tour the cathedral while Mass is going on but stay in the background.  Visitors are welcome anytime. Please be respectful when Mass is being celebrated. 

The cathedral is being renovated and you will see scaffolding surrounding parts of the building.  See the website for information about the on-going updates.  The cathedral is open to the public in all its grandeur during the renovation period.

Tips:
Midnight Mass is by reserved ticket only but you can go to Christmas Day masses on Thursday December 25th at 7am, 8am, 9am, 10:15am, Noon and 1pm.
Fees:Free-Donations Welcome
Ticket info:
Good for:All
Hours:Daily, 6:30-8:45pm.
Website:www.saintpatrickscathedral.org
Phone:(212) 371-1000
Subway:D,F to 47th-50th Sts/Rockefeller Center station E,V to 5th Ave/53rd St station
Bus:M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M27, M50
Parking on site:No
Public garages nearby.
Bathrooms:No
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St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church's Peabody Memorial Organ

St. Ann & The Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

Year Round

157 Montague Street, Brooklyn
Corner of Clinton and Montague Streets
Secular and sacred weekly concerts played on the famous Peabody Memorial Organ bring a special musical pitch to the holiday season. The Church is a national historic landmark because it contains the first figural stained glass made in this country, dating from 1844.

Concerts are held on Wednesdays and begin at 1:10pm.

Check the website for information on this year's Christmas Eve Carol Sing, usually scheduled at 9:30pm and followed by Christmas Eve service.

Tips:
Good spot for a break. The doors are open for Quiet Meditation Monday-Friday, 12-2pm.
Fees:Free-Donations Welcome
Ticket info:
Good for:All
Website:saintannandtheholytrinity.org/
Phone:(718) 875-6960
Subway:M or R to Court Street station. Exit on sidewalk next to church. #2, 3, 4, or 5 to Borough Hall. Walk 2˝ blocks.
Bus:B38 or B52 to Cadman Plaza and Johnson St. Walk 1˝ blocks. B41 or B25 – to Cadman Plaza and Tillary St. Walk 1˝ blocks. B26 - to Court and Montague. Walk 3 blocks. B37 or 45 - to Joralemon and Court. Walk 3 blocks.
Parking on site:No
Limited street parking. Public garage at 180 Montague Street, a half block away from the church.
Bathrooms:Yes

St. George's Church

St. George's Church

Year Round

135-32 38th Avenue, Flushing, Queens
A parish of the Episcopal Church of England, services are held in English, Spanish and Chinese reflecting the local population. The church is a classic little beauty and a nice spot to sit down for a quiet moment and reflect on the season.
Fees:Free-Donations Welcome
Good for:All
Phone:(718) 359-1171
Subway:#7 to Flushing station, walk north on Main Street one block
Bus:Q19, Q25, Q34, Q65, Q44 to Main Street, Flushing
Train:LIRR to Flushing station, turn right off platform to acces Main Street, then north one block
Parking on site:No
On street.
Bathrooms:No

The House of the Redeemer

The House of the Redeemer

Year Round

7 East 95th Street, Manhattan
between 5th and Madison Avenues
The House of the Redeemer provides the public with the opportunity to worship in a place that is serene and tranquil, allowing those in need of quiet reflection to find spiritual peace. All are welcome to this unique space coducive to spritual refreshment and meditation.

Worship takes place in the chapel, a room which once served as Edith Fabbri's Drawing Room and Ballroom, and which has its own historical and architectural significance. The chapel is open for prayer and meditation.

Monday through Friday 8:00 am and 5:30 pm there is Morning and Evening Prayer lead by an Epicopal Priest-In-Residence. Eucharist is Tuesday evening and Thursday morning, September through June.

Tips:
Check the website for music and other special events open to the public.
Fees:Free-Donations Welcome
Ticket info:
Good for:All
Website:http://www.houseoftheredeemer.org/
This unique retreat in the heart of Manhattan offers a unique setting for reflection, study, fellowship, and prayer. It is a place apart, providing worship and hospitality for individuals seeking spiritual renewal. The House lends itself to group and individual retreats, conferences, meetings, and wedding receptions. The Library, which has excellent acoustics, is used for musical events and lectures.
Phone:(212) 289-0399
Subway:#4,#6 to 96th Street, walk west two blocks to Madison Avenue, then south one block to 95th Street. Retreat is between 5th and Madison Avenues.
Bus:M1, M2, M3, M4 stop is on 5th Avenue at 95th Street and the M106, M96 buses stop at the corner of 96th and 5th Avenue.
Other:Driving: Closest exit off the FDR Drive is Exit 14.
Parking on site:No
Park at public garages nearby
Bathrooms:Yes
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