St Mark's in the Bowery

Church in East Village & Lower East Side

Though it’s most popular with East Village locals for its cultural offerings – such as poetry readings hosted by the Poetry Project or cutting-edge dance performances from Danspace and the Ontological Hysteric Theater – St Mark's is also a historic site. This Episcopal church stands on the site of the farm (bouwerij) owned by Dutch Governor Peter Stuyvesant, whose crypt lies under the grounds.

In addition to the cultural offerings, the church hosts many events and talks on current political issues. Its website has a schedule of upcoming dates.


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