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.