Register now for Sacred Sites Open House Weekend

The Conservancy kicked off the 7th Annual Sacred Sites Open House with a celebration at Temple Emanu-El Synagogue, the first Reform Jewish congregation in New York City. The landmark Romanesque Revival building is on Fifth Avenue.

The Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) invites you to participate in the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s statewide Annual Sacred Sites Open House Weekend May 20-21. PACNY is once again co-sponsoring the event, which allows the community to learn about the historic and cultural significance of local places of worship.

This year’s theme is “Stained Glass: Windows on This World and the Next.”

Places of worship are invited to offer tours, receptions or other events anytime May 20 or May 21. We encourage neighboring sites to coordinate event times to boost participation.

Click here for guidelines for a successful open house.

To register online, click here to be included in the statewide website guide. PACNY will draw from the statewide site to promote Central New York participants through our website and announcements on our Facebook page.


The annual open house weekend aims to:

  • Encourage sacred sites to open their doors to the general public. Inviting visitors is a great way to build broad community support for the ongoing preservation of historic institutions.
  • Inspire residents to be tourists in their own town, introducing non-members to the history, art and architecture embodied in sacred places.
  • Publicize the many programs and services religious institutions offer their neighbors.

PACNY is happy to co-sponsor this event, which parallels our mission of conserving Central New York’s historic architecture, neighborhoods and main streets.

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