Showing posts with label St. Brigid-St. Emeric. Show all posts
Showing posts with label St. Brigid-St. Emeric. Show all posts

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Good Friday on Avenue B and 8th Street

Photos by Stacie Joy

St. Brigid-St. Emeric on Avenue B celebrated Good Friday yesterday with a Stations of the Cross processional and Senor de los Milagros ... commemorated with Most Holy Redeemer/Nativity Parish on Third Street. (And the first in-person Good Friday procession since 2019?)

The procession began at St. Brigid on Avenue B and Eighth Street...
... with the Way of the Cross procession heading east along Eighth Street...
... and a look inside St. Brigid-St. Emeric on Avenue B at Eighth Street...

Saturday, September 19, 2020

St. Brigid is now hosting a flea market on Saturdays

The St. Brigid-St. Emeric parish is now hosting a flea market on the first and third Saturdays of the month (from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)... starting today... This had been in the works for earlier this year, but the start date was pushed back for obvious reasons. The entrance to the (former) St. Brigid schoolyard is on Avenue B between Seventh Street and Eighth Street.

In February 2019, the Archdiocese of New York announced that St. Brigid School would cease operations at the end of the 2018-2019 academic year, a move that blindsided students, parents and faculty alike. 

Founded in 1856, the Saint Brigid School was one of seven city Catholic schools marked for closure by the Archdiocese. 

To date, the Archdiocese has not stated its plans for the space. Mary Help of Christians hosted a weekend flea market before the property was sold for what became Steiner East Village.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

COVID-19 testing site temporarily setting up behind the former St. Brigid School

[Photo by Dave on 7th]

Workers set up tents today behind the former St. Brigid School on Seventh Street and Avenue B.

It was a bit of a mystery until we received this missive from Assemblymember Harvey Epstein's office:

This Thursday, May 21, Somos Community Care is opening a COVID-19 testing site at St. Brigid - St. Emeric Church at 119 Avenue B (between Seventh Street and Eighth Street). This testing site will only be open until this Tuesday (May 26). You must call to make an appointment first so please do so immediately as this is a short window of time. The number is 1-833-766-6769.

It's open from 9 to 5.

Updated 5/26

Th temporary COVID-19 testing site has been extended by a few more weeks.

The site also has new hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. As EVG contributor Stacie Joy reports, walk-ins are still possible but they would prefer that you make an appointment. Somos reps also promised better staffing of the phone lines. (Several readers reported that they couldn't get through to make an appointment.)

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Saturday's parting shot

OK, this is actually last Saturday... showing Fledgling #1, Christo and Dora's lone red-tailed offspring this year, atop St. Brigid's on Avenue B and Eighth Street... photo by Goggla, who has an update on Fledgling #1 here.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Lunchtime cross break

In the distance... Christo taking in the scene from atop St. Brigid-St. Emeric on Avenue B and Eighth Street... photo by Bobby Williams

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

Good Friday on Avenue B

From the Church of Saint Brigid - Saint Emeric on Avenue B and East Eighth Street...the "Way of the Cross" procession for Good Friday...

More realistic this year... (Jesus and the Roman guards were not wearing tennis shoes, for instance, though I understand why you'd want to wear comfortable footwear for this.)

Photos by Michael Paul Photography

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Updated: Skylight falls from St. Brigid's; Virgin Mary destroyed

There was some drama on East Eighth Street at Avenue B early this morning after one of the skylights from the Church of Saint Brigid – Saint Emeric came crashing down from the roof... @MediaJorge shared these two photos showing the FDNY on the scene...

As far as we know there weren't any injuries... we'll update when we get more information on what happened...

The combined parish reopened on Jan. 27, 2013.

Updated 10:18 a.m.

EVG reader Peter from 8th St. shared these photos from this morning...

The plastic encasement that houses the statue of the Virgin Mary was also damaged...

... as well as the Virgin Mary...

Friday, December 19, 2014


The camel is here for the live nativity at St. Brigid-St. Emeric on Avenue B at East Eighth Street.

Per the church's website: "Living Nativity for Children … Show only at 4 pm; Show & Mass at 8 pm."

A quick update!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Everyone loves a parade

[Photo by peter radley]

The scene from outside St. Brigid-St. Emeric on Avenue B and East Eighth Street today … a parade/march in honor of St. Martin de Porres (we think — this isn't really our strong suit)…


[Photo by Dave on 7th]

Sunday, April 20, 2014

[Updated] Easter at St. Brigid-St. Emeric

On Friday, workers installed a new sign for St. Brigid-St. Emeric …

Meanwhile, the cross that the church put out here on the corner of Avenue B and East Eighth Street two weeks ago made it through this holy season without being tagged, stolen, etc.

A reader seriously asked us if the plastic casing was bulletproof. We really have no way of checking that.

Updated 10:30 a.m.

Jesus is now inside the plastic casing.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Saint Brigid-Saint Emeric gets mass-schedule holder display cases

Since reopening, Saint Brigid-Saint Emeric has had its mass schedule taped to the front doors here on Avenue B. But! In a new development captured by Dave on 7th yesterday, the church has installed display cases out front for the schedules and other announcements... (still hoping for bingo night...)