Tour the historic Basilica of the Sacred Heart

PACNY has arranged for a tour of the historic Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Syracuse. This beautiful Catholic church on the city’s west side was built by the first Polish parish in the city, and was designed in the Gothic Revival style by the prominent Syracuse architectural partnership of Merrick & Randall. Completed in 1910, the church features beautiful stained glass windows imported from Munich, Germany, together with windows from the Keck Stained Glass Studios in Syracuse and from St. Louis, MO. The 45-minute tour will focus on the architecture and the history of the parish.

Following the tour, all are welcome to stroll next door to the 1918 Polish Home for light refreshments and a brief talk about the history of the Polish community in Syracuse, and the Polish Home’s efforts to preserve the artifacts of that community, by the Home’s President, Robert Synakowski. Please join us to see beautiful architecture and learn about an important part of Syracuse’s immigrant history.

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2013
Time: 1 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Location: 927 Park Avenue, Syracuse 13204 (at West Genesee Street, across from Harrison Bakery)
PLEASE RSVP BY MARCH 8 via our Contact page or phone (315)[masked] OR via this Meet-up page!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Kim, it was nice to meet you in person! Now Dave and I want to become Polish. But, barring that, we are seriously considering joining the Polish Home. We literally felt at home there. What a gem it is! And the Basilica - I had no idea how beautiful it was inside. But back to the food. Kim, you have the right approach. Food first. Perhaps we'll see you some Monday!

    March 9, 2013

    • Kim P.

      I'm thinking about joining also. When I do a Cheesbrgr Mon I want to talk to him about having meet-ups there for other groups I'm in. I think a bowling nite there would be fun. I'm looking forward to other events w/ this group! If you need help with anything with the meetup site let me know, since I'm an asst organizer for a couple groups.

      March 11, 2013

  • Bruce H.

    Thanks to all who attended! We had a nice time at the Basilica and the Polish Home, and I'm so grateful that so many could join us on such a beautiful day. We have a number of interesting programs yet to come this year, so keep tuned in here for more!

    March 10, 2013

  • Kim P.

    I really enjoyed! The woman who spoke was so informative. She had a great sense of humor too. Enjoyed Polish Home also. My friends & I are thinking of doing a Cheeseburger Monday!

    March 9, 2013

  • Bruce H.

    Thank you all for signing up for the tour of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart!

    The tour will begin at 1. As most of you know, the Basilica is located at 927 Park Avenue in Syracuse, where Park Ave joins West Genesee Street. A good reference point is Harrison Bakery on West Genesee Street; the church is just across the street. Parking is available on the street near the Basilica, and behind the school building which is across Lakeview Ave from the Basilica.

    We will meet just inside the front door of the Basilica for a brief welcome, before starting the tour in the church proper.

    Following the tour, please feel free to join us as we walk over to the Polish Home, just a few doors down at 915 Park Ave. We will have some light refreshments there, and a talk about the history of the Polish community in Syracuse and efforts to preserve that history.

    Again, thank you for signing up for this program! Bruce Harvey
    PACNY Events chair

    March 9, 2013

  • Kim P.

    Looking forward to this. Lived on the west side for almost 25 years & never been inside the Basilica

    March 8, 2013

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