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St. Bartholomew's Church

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Address: 109 E 50th St, at Park Ave., New York City, NY 10022-6804
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Music at Mid Day Concerts

This is a beautiful church and a great place to hear music. I attended a free concert at 1:15 PM this last Thursday. It was sponsored by a group who love "early music" called... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Freeport, New York
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Freeport, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful church and a great place to hear music. I attended a free concert at 1:15 PM this last Thursday. It was sponsored by a group who love "early music" called GEMS. You can get the schedule of weekly concerts from the GEMS website. The concert was about 45 minutes long and featured a string trio playing... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

St. Bart's, an Episcopal parish, really walks their talk about the fact that everyone is welcome there. They are friendly, making newcomers welcome by having bulletins that print the whole service, minimizing confusion if you aren't familiar with Episcopal liturgy. One reason to go is their music program, with an outstanding choir and music director plus the largest pipe organ... More 

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Plano, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

St. Bart's is located in the heart of mid-town. If you are planning to visit places like Rockefeller Ice Rink, Radio City Music Hall, or NBC Broadcasting, this is an easy addition to your trip. The current location and design is the third rendition of this historic church. The building started construction in 1917 and completed it in 1930. The... More 

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Thank CraftBeers
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

St. Bart's is a gorgeous, stately church. It has lovely design elements (paintings on ceilings, stained glass, etc.), a welcoming atmosphere, and a solid music program. Despite being right in the middle of the city, there is a strong sense of community and mutual support among the clergy, musicians, and parishioners.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

This historic church began in lower Manhatten in 1835 but moved serveral times before being constructed in 1917 at it's current location on Park Ave and 50 St, next door to the iconic Waldorf Astoria. A NYC Landmark build by Bertram Goodhue in the Ronaesque Byzantine style, with the entire entrance on Park Ave brought from the former church building... More 

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Prattville, AL
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

Right across the street from the Waldorf Astoria, this magnificent building is quietly taking care of the Lord's business helping the needy. If you are seeking a respite from your busy day to refocus on what really matters, this is the place for you. It is open for prayer and meditation; to buy a candle to light for prayer concerns;... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

The grounds of St. Bart’s are full of beautiful treasures of sacred art; unique architectural history and beautiful music, mosaics in 24-karat gold created by Hildreth Meiere, carvings, stained glass, and other accomplished works ... never fail to impress and educate me. I highly recommend taking a tour. The bookstore, located in the lobby of the Church, also carries two... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

St. Bartholomew's is at Park and 50th sandwiched in between the. Waldorf and the Seagrams Building. It is dark inside so my pictures did not turn out well, but it is indeed a very spiritual and sacred space with an interesting movie history. The have a shop too.

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Tucson, AZ
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Reviewed 17 April 2016

When you first walk into the church, be sure to look up at the ceiling-it is quite striking. There is a fit store in the entry way as well as a number of brochures. They offer music throughout the year as well as tours of the church. The interior of the church is quite beautiful as well as the entry... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

It's a byzantine style, which is pretty rare for this side of the Atlantic. It's pretty dark inside, but there's a great rose window, and has an unusual mix of byzantine and Art Deco architecture.

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