Holiday Church Tour
Presented in partnership with Most Holy Trinity-St. Mary Church & Trinity Human Service Center
All proceeds for these tours will go directly to support the food pantry and other forms of assistance offered by Trinity Human Service Center, a non-sectarian, non-profit organization that serves people in need in North Brooklyn.
Next public tour: Sunday, January 4, 2015, 2–4pm
— A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, 1943
Discover the beautiful church and parish grounds of Most Holy Trinity – St. Mary, built in 1885 as “The German Cathedral” and described in author Betty Smith’s famous novel, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. This tour will venture up into the bell tower, down into the crypt to learn about the 19th century pastors who are buried there, and examine the church’s beautiful artwork and windows. Attendees will learn about the German and Irish heritage of the congregation, highlighting its early beginnings in the mid-1800s with stories of the origins of Santa Claus and Christmas trees, and learn about more recent immigrants from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Poland who have brought new traditions to the church, from Noche Buena to the Three Kings Day Parade. The tour will conclude with light refreshments of holiday cookies, tea, and hot chocolate.
Admission: $20/person (Click here to view schedule and purchase tickets). Admission includes a two-hour tour of the parish grounds with your friendly and knowledgable guides, followed by refreshment. All proceeds will be donated to the Trinity Human Service Center.
Schedule: Sunday, January 4th, 2–4pm
Proceeds support a good cause: In the spirit of the season, this special tour will support the Trinity Human Service Center, which serves people in need in North Brooklyn with food, clothing, and social services. The Trinity Human Service Center is a non-sectarian, non-profit organization which has a food pantry and provides case assistance, classes, and material support to people in the area.