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Cathedral of St. John the Divine

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1047 Amsterdam Avenue, at W. 112th Street
New York, NY 10025 United States

On view through 2014: Xu Bing’s Phoenix.  This monumental project, culled detritus from construction sites across the rapidly changing urban landscape of Beijing, is a stunning deat of engineering and beauty. Phoenix is composed of two birds, a male called Feng and a female called HuangFeng and Huang—together weighing 12 tons and measuring 90 and 100 feet long, respectively. They hang suspended in the Nave, two majestic birds in perpetual flight beneath its celestial ceiling. Hours: Monday – Saturday, 7am to 6 pm, Sunday 7am – 7 pm.

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May 2017

Dialogues on Race and Religion: Demystifying the NYC Muslim Community (Without Rejecting the Mystery)

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join P. Adem Carroll for a conversation and discussion about the New York City Muslim community. Adem is a New York Irish Muslim who is the founder and former Executive Director of the Muslim Consultative Network, which works to promote inclusion, dialogue and community strengthening in New York City. Currently, Adem directs New York programs for Burma Task Force USA. For more information, contact Steven Lee at slee@stjohndivine.org or (212) 316-7483. This event will take place in Cathedral House in the…

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Within the Walls: Exploring Hidden Spaces

May 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

This extended vertical tour features “behind-the-scenes” climbs in both the eastern and western ends 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. Participants are responsible for carrying all belongings throughout the tour. Photography is welcome, though tripod use during the tour is prohibited. If…

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Gateway to the New Jerusalem: Spotlight on the Iconography of the West Front

May 6 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Cathedral’s western facade provokes much comment and curiosity as well as the occasional conspiracy theory. This stimulating one-hour tour decodes the thematic programs underlying its art and architecture. Led by Senior Cathedral Guide Tom Fedorek.

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