The Church of the Ascension

Manhattan – Greenwich Village

The Church of the Ascension

36-38 Fifth Ave. (at 10th St.)
Manhattan, NY 10003


Consecrated on November 5, 1841, The Church of the Ascension is one of the City's foremost examples of Gothic Revival architecture. Designed by Richard Upjohn (the English-born architect also responsible for Trinity Church in the Financial District and Christ Church in Cobble Hill, among many others), the building was named a national historic landmark in 1987, and it's easy to see why: the graceful lines of the edifice and its artwork and stained glass all make for a serene place of worship. But the church hosts events beyond its Episcopalian services. In addition to organ recitals and classical concerts, the venue has hosted the likes of singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright.

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