- Associated Press - Saturday, May 16, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - More than 64 houses of worship around New York City are opening doors to showcase art, architecture and history this weekend.

The institutions are participating in the New York Landmark Conservancy’s “Sacred Sites Open House Weekend.”

They include Brown Memorial Baptist Church in Brooklyn, constructed in 1860 that features meticulously restored Tiffany “Pilgrim Window” and grand sanctuary interior. The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Upper Manhattan is one of the largest in the world, built in 1872. Onlookers can also take in the Temple Emanu-El on Manhattan’s Upper East Side that was founded in 1845 and is among the largest synagogues in the world, according to landmarks officials.

The conservancy’s sacred sites program provides aid for the restoration of culturally significant religious properties.

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