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Trip: Riverside Church and New-York Society Library

04/11/2013, LIU Post Campus Event Apr-11Manhattan, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The day includes both a tour of a famous library and a house of worship on Manhattan Island.  Riverside Church, modeled after a thirteenth century French gothic cathedral, held its first service on October 5, 1930. The church features a Nave that seats over 2,100 worshipers and a 20-floor tower containing meeting rooms and the 74-bell Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Carillon.  New-York Society Library, the oldest in the city, was founded in 1754 by the New York Society, a civic-minded group formed in the belief that the availability of books would help the city to prosper. A subscription library, it now contains nearly three hundred thousand volumes, reflecting the reading and scholarly interests of its members over the last 257 years.  The group will be treated to a general tour of the library and the exhibition Extraordinary Gifts that traces the history of rare-book donations to the Library from 1754 through the present.

For more information, contact Post Library Association Derek Stadler at (516) 299-2892 or email

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