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"Green" City Convent

St. Hilda's House, NYC


Click on the carrots to learn more about Bluestone Farm and Living Arts Center, our Farm Companion program and events on the farm. Click here to see the video "The Nuns of Bluestone Farm".

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We encourage you to visit us at either or both of our Community houses, to experience our monastic rhythms, to meet and talk with the Sisters, and to share in our life of worship.  (First-time visitors may find this Frequently Asked Questions guide helpful.)

If you are in the Brewster, NY, area (about an hour north of NYC), we invite you to join us for worship and meals at Melrose/Bluestone Farm.  Our schedule varies, given our farmwork and our need to adjust for changing daylight hours, so please contact us to let us know that you'd like to come by.

You are also welcome to make a personal retreat at Melrose/Bluestone Farm.  There, you can enjoy miles of meditative walks through the surrounding forest, or walk along the banks of the nearby lakes.  You may also wish to participate in the life and work of the farm, helping plant, tend, or harvest crops that nourish us year-round.  For more information on retreats at Melrose/Bluestone Farm, click here.

Three years ago, St. Hilda's House moved to our new location in the Hamilton Heights area of New York City. We live at the corner of 150th Street and Convent Avenue in a new, green, handicapped-accessible building. Once a month, during the fall-spring seasons we offer Sunday evening Vespers & Supper to our friends and neighbors. If you would like to be added to our mailing list for these and other events, please email Sr. Claire Joy.

Since we have only two dedicated guest rooms in our new convent, we can offer overnight hospitality on a limited basis. If you are interested in staying with us, please email Sr. Claire Joy. We can also recommend the following for those of you seeking overnight accommodations:

House of the Redeemer
7 E 95th St
New York, NY 10128

The Mennonite House
15 Rutherford Pl
New York, NY 10003

Herald Square Hotel
19 W 31st St
New York, NY 10001

Larchmont Hotel
27 W 11th St 
New York NY 10011

General Theological Seminary
175 Ninth Ave
New York, NY 10011

Seafarer’s & International House
123 E 15th St
New York, NY 10003