January 18th, 2013 by harlemhouse

lighter st john the divine

Within the Walls: Exploring Hidden Spaces Spotlight Tour

DATE:  Sat, Jan 26, 2013  TIME:  10:30am – 12:00pm

I received an email from EveryBlock today informing  us that the Cathedral of St. John the Divine has scheduled a “behind-the-scenes” tour of Harlem’s famous Cathedral.  I started attending St. John the Divine 8 years ago after moving to Harlem and have always been fascinated by its magnificent gothic architecture, spiral staircases and the incredible altar.  I am excited to see these hidden spaces surrounding this beautiful Cathedral.  Please see a previous post I wrote about this famous Gothic Cathedral St. John the Divine many years back  Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in Harlem.

For the full description of the tour and additional information see the following:

This extended tour features “behind-the-scenes” climbs in both the eastern and western ends of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.  In the East, descend into the unfinished crypt and then ascend Rafael Guastavino’s beautiful spiral staircase to incredible views high above the altar.  The western climb presents an amazing view down the entire length of the world’s largest cathedral.  Led by Senior Cathedral Guide Robert Bleggi.  $20.00 per adult, $15.00 per student/senior.  Space is limited to 15 people (12 years of age and older), and reservations are recommended. For reservations, go to http://www.stjohndivine.org/pe_forthcoming.html or call 866-811-4111 (additional service charges apply).  Meet at Visitor Center.


Posted in Community, Harlem, New York City Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,

December 3rd, 2008 by harlemhouse

Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Harlem

By HarlemHouse

America’s greatest cathedral, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, now stands open for the public to view in it’s full glory.  It is located on Amsterdam and 112 th St. right here in Harlem.  Since the fire of December 2001 only sections of the Church have been open to the public.  Now seven years and $41.5 million dollars later, St. Johns is fully renovated and is truly a magnificent sight to see. Make sure you checkout the adjacent Garden and sculpture.

When visiting a $5.00 to $10.00 donation is recommended but not inforced.  There is normally a 5 PM mass held every evening.  For additional information go to info@stjohndivine.org

The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

1047 Amsterdam Avenue

New York, NY 10025

#212-316-7490 and #212-316-7540

Posted in Community, Culture, Faith/Religion, Free!, Harlem, History, New York City, South Harlem (SOHA), West Harlem, Worship Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,