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All events are open to the public. Please email or call to reserve.

Join us for Monday thru Friday 8:00 am and 5:30 pm for Morning and Evening Prayer. Eucharist is Tuesday evening and Thursday morning, September through June.

ALL PROGRAMS ARE IN FORMATION AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE

House Lenten Quiet Day, The Rev'd. Michael Shafer, March Priest-in-Residence, will offer a quiet morning with five meditations on the Gospel of John. Lunch will be served at noon and the retreat will conclude with an informal celebration of Holy Eucharist. Advanced reservations are requested. Fee: $25, Saturday, March 25, 9:00 am-1:00 pm.

Reiki Classes, Health Advocates for Older People will continue its series of Reiki classes on Tuesdays, with instructor Wendy Wade, beginning March 28 and concluding April 25. Reiki promotes healing and relaxation and helps alleviate pain and stress. For more information contact the Health Advocates organization at (212) 980-1700. Free of charge. Tuesdays, March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, 10:30 am-11:30 am.

A Room without a View: Palace Building in Gilded Age America with art historian Allison Levy, Using the 15th-century Florentine Palazzo Rucellai as a case study, this illustrated lecture will examine the burgeoning market for Renaissance art in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and the hemorrhaging of artifacts from aristocratic Florentine homes to American and English collectors. On the pages of the New York Times, for example, the antiquarian James Jackson Jarves, a Connecticut-born expat writing from Florence in the 1880s, calls the city "the capital of bric-à-bracdom," noting the "lively ransacking and disinterring of everything." And he goes on to name Giovanni Rucellai, the 15th-century patron of Palazzo Rucellai, as a model collector for American millionaires back home. Our lecturer, Allison Levy, has written or edited four scholarly books on Renaissance art. Tickets can be purchased through House of the Redeemer or visit the following link to purchase online through Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2906083 Tickets $25. Tuesday, April 4, 6:30 pm.

The Bunner Sisters, Anthony Newfield—Broadway performer and artistic director of I Fabbristi Players—will present a reading of The Bunner Sisters by Richard Alleman. The Bunner Sisters was inspired by an Edith Wharton novella about two unmarried sisters living and working as seamstresses in a tenement in Lower Manhattan in the 1880s. Unlike much of Edith Wharton’s fiction, which deals with the upper classes of New York’s Gilded Age, The Bunner Sisters focuses on the lives and struggles of two working-class women of that era. Richard Alleman has written for Vogue, Travel + Leisure, and numerous other publications. He also authored Hollywood: A Movie Lover’s Guide and New York: A Movie Lover’s Guide as well as writing for film and Off-Off-Broadway. Refreshments to follow. Tickets: $25. Monday, April 17, 6:30 pm.

Time Travels: From the Italian Renaissance to Today’s America with Mannes School of Music, The Mannes Sounds 2017 festival is privileged to participate in the celebration of the centennial of House of the Redeemer. The program is inspired by the history of our magnificent House, especially its Italian Renaissance library. During the same period the great Italian Renaissance composer Claudio Monteverdi wrote his opera L’Orfeo, which is arguably considered the first opera in history. The concert opens with two arias from the opera, followed by piano sonatas by another prominent Italian composer, Domenico Scarlatti. Works by Fritz Kreisler are prominently featured in the program, since the great Austrian violinist and composer was invited by the Fabbri family to perform during their housewarming party. Moving through vocal masterpieces by composers George Gershwin and Cole Porter, the concert concludes with the exciting Piano Trio Cafe Music, by contemporary American composer, Paul Schoenfield, who describes his piece as a representation of early 20th-century American, Viennese, light classical and Broadway styles. Seating is limited. Reservations are required. Free of charge. Wednesday, May 10, 7:00 pm.

Fabbri Chamber Concert, The world-renowned American String Quartet returns for their tenth season at House of the Redeemer. Program to be announced. A reception with the artists will follow. General admission. Tickets will be $45 at the door. Advance tickets are $40 ($25 for students with a valid ID).  Please call to reserve. Wednesday, May 17, 7:30 pm.

Sacred Sites Open House, House of the Redeemer will participate in Sacred Sites Open House weekend. Sacred Sites offers the opportunity for New Yorkers to tour the city’s religious sites and also aids in publicizing the programs and services religious institutions offer. For more information about various sites and tours please visit: http://www.nylandmarks.org/events/sacred_sites_open_house/. Free of charge. Saturday, May 20, 10:00 am-2:00 pm.

Called to Common Prayer with the Rt. Rev’d. Catherine Roskam, The 1662 Book of Common Prayer was still in use in 1917. Since then there have been two revisions, one in 1928 and in 1979—and one is possibly one planned in the near future. What’s going on? Which is “the real prayer book?”  And why does it matter? Come find out with the Rt. Rev’d. Catherine Roskam, May 15-26, Priest-in-Residence, as we explore common prayer as a particularly Anglican treasure. Free of charge. Tuesday, May 23, 6:30 pm.

House Annual Garden Party, Join us for our annual festive Garden Party, where we welcome our friends and neighbors to enjoy the beauty of the House at a reception with entertainment and, of course, our wonderful live and silent auctions. Invitations will be mailed in the spring. Please contact the House for more details and/or to provide donations for our live or silent auction. Wednesday, June 7, 6:30 pm.

Monks and Nuns at the House of the Redeemer with the Rev’d. Dr. Adam McCoy, OHC, The Order of the Holy Cross helped found the House and the Community of St. Mary ran it for many years. The Rev’d. Dr. Adam McCoy, OHC, historian of Anglican monasticism, will trace the influence of Anglican monks and nuns on the House of the Redeemer. Free of charge. Tuesday, June 20, 6:30 pm.

From Urbino to Manhattan: The Della Rovere Library, Join Professor Joseph Connors, former director of the American Academy in Rome and Villa I Tatti, The Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence, in exploring the year of 1607 when the last duke of Urbino, Francesco Maria II Della Rovere, built a great library in the ducal summer palace in Urbania to celebrate the birth of a long-awaited heir. The boy grew up to be a monster and died young of debauchery. The duchy passed to the pope after the duke's death in 1631 and the books were swallowed up by Rome as well. Two and half centuries later the magnificent shelving was shipped across the Atlantic by an aesthete-architect, Egisto Fabbri, one of the early collectors of Cézanne, as the jewel decorating one of the loveliest houses of the Upper East Side. Not far away other fragments from the break-up of Urbino - the Studiolo of Gubbio and the Barberini Panels - found a worthy home in the Metropolitan Museum. This is the story of how Manhattan became a safe haven for the wreckage of a splendid Renaissance duchy. Tickets $25. Thursday, October 12, 6:30 pm.

Requiem Eucharist for Edith Shepard Fabbri with the Rt. Rev. Andrew M. L. Dietsche celebrating, Sunday, December 17, Time TBD.

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