Yesterday evening, the congregation of West-Park Presbyterian Church opened its doors to celebrate their 100th year!  To mark the occasion, the Church hosted 100+, a benefit event looking back on the past century of growth and achievements in anticipation of the rejuvenation that has already begun!

West-Park, located on the corner of Amsterdam Avenue at West 86th Street, was alive with theatrical and acoustic musical performances, modern dance and … an aerialist!  The variety of programming during 100+ speaks to the amazing opportunity for adaptive reuse at West-Park, and the range of partners who could one day call the church “home” and its congregation “neighbors”!

Click here to learn more about how far West-Park has come (and how YOU can be a part of it!), and click here to learn about plans for the future!

Below, a few (somewhat fuzzy) iPhone photos snapped during the evening’s merriment:
Rev. Robert Brashear welcomes friends and supporters to 100+.
The beautiful stained glass inside West-Park illuminates the sanctuary.
The evening began with a one-act play, chronicling the history of the church. 
On the left, “Wes” (that is, the church personified) explains to a construction worker his plan
for the future of West-Park.
In the balcony above the sanctuary, members of Times Square Playwrights perform.
In the parish house, musician Amanda Christine performs.
Aerialist Rachel Hsiung stuns and mesmerizes the crowd amid balloons and cupcakes aplenty.
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