Christmas Carol Concerts on the Upper West Side of Manhattan

Christmas Carol Concerts on the Upper West Side of Manhattan

The Upper West Side of Manhattan is fortunate to have a few beautiful churches in the neighborhood that present Christmas carol concerts, beyond the traditional Christmas eve service.

If you’re looking to get a dose of holiday cheer, you can start this weekend at St.John the Divine and Riverside Church. Both sell tickets to their usually sold-out events. 
The Cathedral Church
of Saint John the Divine,
1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street)
Saturday, December
14, 2013, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Purchase tickets in advance.  

The Riverside Church
490 Riverside Drive
The Annual Riverside Church Candlelight Carol Festival
Sunday, December 15, 3:30 PM & 6:00 PM, Nave

Celebrate the joy of the sounds of the Christmas Season at Riverside. This annual concert featuring familiar Christmas carols sung by congregation and choirs, as well as Christmas music from around the world – all presented in the beauty and splendor of the candlelit Nave.
Tickets on sale now.
Christmas Eve Services of Worship:  Worship for
Children & Families
Tuesday December 24, 2013,
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Nave 
Service of
Lessons and Carols

Tuesday December 24, 2013,
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Nave
All are invited to join the Riverside Church community on Christmas Eve in this
centuries-old tradition of Lessons and Carols. Choral anthems, Christmas
carols, and scripture readings all weave together. 
Broadway Presbyterian
601 West 114th Street (at Broadway)
Candlelight and Carols
December 24, 6:45pm
Church of St Paul
& St Andrew United Methodist
263 W 86th St (between Broadway & End Ave) 
Family Christmas Eve
December 24,
Candlelight Service
December 24, 10:45pm
– 12:00am
The Church of the Ascension, Catholic
221 West 107th Street
Midnight Mass on December 24

St. Michaels Church,
225 West 99th Street,
Church of St. Gregory
the Great, Catholic
144 W 90th St (between Columbus Ave & Amsterdam
Crafts at the Cathedral, December 6-8

Crafts at the Cathedral, December 6-8

From Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 8, the Congregation of Saint Saviour presents the 18th Annual Crafts at the Cathedral, a celebration of the handmade. 

Holiday shoppers will find an array of one-of-a-kind items, presented by more than 60 jury-selected artisans. From jewelry to ceramics, soaps to knitwear, home furnishings to quilts, the goods on offer stand as a celebration of creativity and the enduring importance of arts and crafts.
St.John the Divine
Amsterdam Ave @ 112th St
December 6-8, 2013.
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Halloween Extravaganza at St.John the Divine

Halloween Extravaganza at St.John the Divine

On Friday, October 25, St. John The Divine Cathedral invites brave souls to its annual Halloween Extravaganza and Procession of the Ghouls

After a screening of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), accompanied by live organ music, the Cathedral will be transformed by fantastical creatures of the night, created by Artist-in-Residence Ralph Lee and embodied by the Mettawee River Theatre Company—loping and scurrying down the Nave, leaving delightful fright in their wake.

Sounds awesome!

Friday, October 25, 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm
Tickets are $20.

Medieval Sleepover in NYC

Medieval Sleepover in NYC

Modern youth can travel back to medieval times during St.John the Divine’s Knightwatch Medieval sleepover on Friday, October 11. Treat yourself and your children to this fanciful blend of storytelling, art making, music and dancing, and an adventurous scavenger hunt throughout the candlelit Cathedral.