St. Bartholomew's Church, New York City

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  • Everything the detailed previous reports are confirmed but further more is the pleasure, time, patience and pride all the attendants take in telling you about every detail of it's history. So very ver...  more »
  • Great Church in the heart of Manhattan, in the middle of 5 av. Sunday afternoon for those interested, officiates are mass in Spanish.
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  • A visit to St. Bartholomew's Church (known as St. Bart's) on Park Avenue introduced me to the stunning mosaic work of artist Hildreth Meière. I knew nothing about this artist and her work and was asto...  more »
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  • I don't go to the services here or a lot of the activities but I do volunteer inside here with the Coalition for the Homeless nightly from Monday through Friday. Bart's, as some call it, offers a room for the Coalition to serve dinner to the poor Monday night through Friday night at the 51st Street entrance from 5:30-6:30 before the Coalition goes on their 3 routes at night starting at 7pm. The 51st Street entrance is between Lexington and Park Avenues for the dinner program. (On Saturday and Sunday, the Coalition serves outside the church on 51st Street from 5:30pm-7pm unless it's really hot or really cold outside; then they serve inside.) The church also give them food donations that are an overflow from distribution for their different programs. Aside from sharing a room and leftover/overflowed food donations to the Coalition, this church has breakfast Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday (don't know the schedule for this but clothes are also given out on Saturday I believe after breakfast and all breakfast days have a sit-down or takeout option), a food pantry on Thursday from 10:30am-2pm (registration and an appointment are required but if you come without an appointment, you have to wait until 2pm to receive what is leftover at the pantry), and a nightly shelter for up to around 8 women from a drop-in center in Brooklyn. The entrance for these programs are also on 51st Street between Lexington and Park Avenues. Note: this is not wheelchair accessible, but for the breakfast and dinner programs, a volunteer can bring out a bag meal to those in a wheelchair. Once a year this church has a special fundraising event called Fare Share Friday. It happens the day after Thanksgiving and about 500 tickets are available: 250 on sale for $125 each and 250 for poor people to eat at the event free (typically homeless but not always the case). It's a large sit-down, family style meal that sits 10 people a table: 5 who paid and 5 who didn't. There are 2 time slots available: 4pm and 7pm. The set-up is so the poor and the well-to-do (more or less) can mingle and get to know each other, to be on the same level for a time. About 4 hotels provide the full course meal and table service. Proceeds from the event cover the event expenses and to further fund the church's food programs. Outside of these activities, I don't know much about this church. For more information about the church programs or questions, visit their website (which I don't know) or look for them on Facebook. They have a phone number and email address but I don't know their directory.
  • A BIG CHURCH LOOKING MORE LIKE A MOSQUE THAN A CHRISTIAN CHURCH.THIS COULD BE DUE TO ITS ARCHITECTURE STYLE WHICH I BELIVE,IS EASTERN CHRISTIAN OR BYZANTINE.ITS IS DEFINITELLY OUT OF SPACE WITH ITS SURROUNDING AND IN MY OPINION THIS STYLE DOES NOT FIT IN A WESTERN COUNTRY AND INDEED IN A CITY LIKE NEW YORK.NEVERTHELESS ITS LOCATION IS SUPER RIGHT ON PARK AVENUE AND IF YOU EVER GET THE CHANCE BE THERE BEFORE XMAS WHEN THEY SING THE CAROLS ON THE CHURCH STEPS.IT IS LIKE A FILM SET.LIKE A FAIRYTALE.
  • Pretty church on Park Avenue, worth a quick stop off when marvelling down 5th Avenue...
  • Beautiful church. On the registry for a reason. Some parts you feel like it's game of thrones. Other parts cozy. Very nice staff. They have meditation where they play serene new age type music which fills the space very nicely. Other times you hear organ music. Sometimes an event is setting up in there and sometimes movies are shot inside. They offer a tai chi class in the morning i think. The whole complex is quite large, they have a food pantry serving the needy, a gym facility and day camp, a nice gift shop.
  • The experience I had at the pool in St. Barts Church was absolutely awful. On the first day my swim team swam there, there was a huge cockroach floating in the water, and the lifeguard did nothing. Multiple times, we have called out, "Lifeguard!" and the lifeguard on duty doesn't respond at all because he is on his phone with earbuds in. The water temperature is completely unbearable and is probably hot enough to shower in. On multiple occasions, we have found piece of food in the water, or other garbage. The locker room is extremely small and smells very bad, the first time I came there I wanted to gag. The lane lines are crooked pieces of rope with pool noodles on them. The pipes shooting water into the pool are rusty and disgusting. If I could, I would give this pool 0 stars, and I can't see why anyone would want to come here. I am utterly disappointed and angry at the quality of this awful pool.

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