Paul Winter’s Summer Solstice at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Celebrate the longest days of summer at the Paul Winter Summer Solstice Celebration at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in Morningside Heights, Manhattan on Saturday June 22, 2019 at 4:30 am. From $25

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Summer Solstice

Summer solstice, or midsummer, is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. The peak of summer follows soon after.

The Summer Solstice Celebration is on the weekend nearest the solstice.

Paul Winter

Paul Winter is a legendary, multi-Grammy Award-winning, jazz saxophone player.

Right out of college, his band toured Latin America as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. State Department. The band was the first jazz band to play at the White House. That was during the Kennedy years.

Winter was disillusioned by the Kennedy assassination, so he went back to Brazil and played with the people who created Bossa Nova in the mid-1960s.

Winter was one of the early advocates of World Music, the music of our many human cultures.

Later Winter helped develop the Earth music category. Paul Winter’s trajectory has been from jazz to the world to the earth.

Winter founded his current band, The Paul Winter Consort in 1968. It carries on today with various players.

Paul Winter’s 24th Annual Summer Solstice Celebration

The celebration is a memorable concert that begins in the dark at 4:30 am, plays as dawn breaks through the Cathedral’s Great Rose Window, and ends at 6 am in the light of morning.

Paul Winter’s Summer Solstice Celebration is one of New York City’s great mystical experiences.

The Great Rose Window is forty feet wide with over ten thousand pieces of glass. It is the third largest rose window in the world.

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Paul Winter’s Summer Solstice Celebration Tickets

Preferred General Admission: $50
General Admission: $40
Yoga Mat Space: $25

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Cathedral of St. John the Divine

1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025
(at 112th St)
Morningside Heights, Manhattan
(Columbia University)

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is the seat of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. It is a sanctuary for all people of all faiths.


  • (1) to 110th St – Cathedral Parkway
  • (B) to 110th St – Cathedral Parkway
  • (C) to 110th St – Cathedral Parkway


  • M4, M60 or M104 to Broadway at 112th St
  • M11 to Amsterdam Ave at 112th St


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