We are delighted to announce that after a year off, the 21st annual
Crafts at the Cathedral will take place within the nave of the
Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
Thursday November 30 through Saturday December 2, 2017.
The response to our 20th annual show in 2015 was overwhelming. We were then
forced to put the show on hiatus for a year because of the unavailability of
the show’s venue, Synod Hall. Given the growing support the show has enjoyed
from shoppers throughout the tri-state area, it was frustrating to take a year off.
We are delighted to now plan for a larger show right within the cathedral itself!
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Hours for the 2017 show
Thursday, November 30: 1:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m.
Join us for a celebration of the Cathedral’s 125th anniversary
as well as the 25th anniversary of its congregation! 6:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, December 1: 10:00 a.m. — 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 2: 10:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.
November 30, December 1 and 2, 2017
Why Crafts IN the Cathedral?
In medieval Europe, the Cathedral served as the center of not just religious
life in a town, but often the civic and commercial life, too. Guilds met,
degrees were bestowed, craftsmen sought employment, and commerce was conducted
in the naves of many great Cathedrals. Wine merchants in 12th century Chartres
and numerous other cities cleverly escaped local taxes by selling their wares
from within the walls of the city's Cathedral. Some Cathedrals even had different
sections of their naves set aside for different types of merchants — textiles
in one corner, food in another, etc. The Cathedral Church at St. John the Divine
is honoring that tradition.....