Visit Riverside

The Riverside Church is located in the Morningside Heights neighborhood in Manhattan, near Columbia University where Harlem meets the Upper West Side.

COVID-19 Guidelines

Updated March 12, 2021:

The Riverside Church in the City of New York takes the COVID-19 virus seriously and our top priority is to safeguard the health and safety of each member of our congregation and staff, tenants, visitors, and guests. Riverside is committed to following the benchmarks, guidelines, and recommendations from the State of New York, New York City, CDC, and other experts in all reopening decisions. With that in mind, Riverside will remain closed for in-person worship until Homecoming Sunday, September 19, 2021. As we prepare for re-opening, we reserve the right to change this date based on new information as it comes to light, while prioritizing the needs of our community and adherence to all governmental and public health restrictions and best practices.

Visiting Riverside? Submit this required COVID-19 waiver form on the day of your visit:

Access Waiver Form

The Riverside Church

490 Riverside Dr, New York, NY 10027

(212) 870-6700


Welcome Center / Gift Shop

When visiting The Riverside Church, be sure to stop by our Welcome Center / Gift Shop to learn more about our church, purchase tickets for a tour or special event, or find that special keepsake!

Out of an abundance of concern, the Welcome Center / Gift Shop is closed due to COVID-19 until further notice.

Shop Online

You can now support The Riverside Church’s programs and ministries by shopping online anytime:

Shop the Riverside Online Store



Arts & History and Tower Tours: Experience the beauty and history of The Riverside Church by joining us for one of our awe-inspiring tours! Our Arts & History and Tower Tours are offered daily Wednesday through Saturday. Make your plans to take a tour of Riverside today.

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Free Sunday Tour: After worship, we offer a free, one-hour tour led by trained volunteers from the congregation. This tour includes a history of the church and a summary of its programs, architecture, and visits to many of our chapels. No advance reservations are necessary for individuals or groups. Please note this tour does not include a tour of the bell tower.

Public Transportation & Parking

Subway: Take the 1 Train to 116th Street. Walk north along Broadway to 120th Street, turn left and walk one block to Claremont Avenue, then turn right. The Claremont Avenue entrance will be on your left.

Bus: Take the M-104, M-4, or M-5 bus to 120th or 122nd Street.

Parking: The Claremont Avenue Garage is operated by Rapid Park Inc., and is accessed from 120th Street between Riverside Drive and Claremont Avenue. Normal hours of operation are daily from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight. There is a fee for parking, with reduced rates available for most worship services. A limited amount of street parking may also be available.

Let Us Host Your Event

Riverside offers a wide variety of event and meeting space large and small, from classrooms to banquet halls, with personalized customer service and individualized setup.  All spaces include roundtables, long tables, and chairs.  Catering and audio/video services are also available.

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