3rd Wednesdays • 7:00–8:30 PM

*Note: This project has been temporarily suspended during COVID, but will return as soon as we're able to host it in our sanctuary again. In the meantime, we continue to work at the intersection of art and justice in various ways on Zoom.

At Middle Church, our faith is expressed in art and through our justice education and activism. On the third Wednesday of each month, we transform our space into a Just Arts Cafe, offering cutting edge programming at the intersection of justice and art that both heals the soul and heals the world. Join us for one or all of the events below.

Contact Reverend Jacqui if you'd like to participate or lead an event, and Reverend Amanda if you would like to receive more information about upcoming arts events.

Just Arts Café Calendar

September 25
7:00-8:30 PM | Social Hall
Art as Sanctuary : Two Acts in Solidarity With Immigrants

Led by acclaimed artist Lourdes Bernard, participants will be asked to challenge the labels of identity that dehumanize and will create passports that expand the notion of identity when it is not tied to nationality. Participants will be provided with art supplies and must RSVP to Reverend Amanda by September 22.

(Please note: This first event is on the 4th Wednesday for this month only.)

October 16
Ignite NYC: A Peace Studio Salon Event
7:00-8:30 | 3rd Floor Studio

Join us for an evening celebrating the launch of a new partnership between The Peace Studio and Middle Collegiate Church as we work together towards our mutual goal of advancing an innovative peace movement for today’s world that is youth-driven, action-oriented and exciting!

November 20
Lift Every Voice - In Love We Rise!, a concert by 20 Million Women Strong
7:00-8:30 | Sanctuary

20 Million Women Strong (20MWS) & Middle Church proudly present "Lift Every Voice - In Love We Rise!", a special “Global Action Day” concert celebration featuring legendary 4x Grammy Award-nominee and Tony Award-winner Melba Moore, along with Grammy-nominated singer/emcee Maimouna Youssef and other special guests. The purpose of this event is to bring awareness to the United Nations (UN) Universal Children’s Day on November 20, 2019. Buy your tickets now.

December 18
Interfaith Concert directed by Matthew Johnson Harris
7:00-8:30 | Sanctuary

January 15
Details forthcoming.

February 19
Natalie Perkins' Songs of Your Truth EP Release Party
7:00-8:30 | Sanctuary