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The Gotto Lecture Series Presents David Brooks

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Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church

708 Fifth Avenue @ 55th Street

New York, New York 10019

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New York Times columnist and best-selling author David Brooks delivers the second-annual Anita and Antonio Gotto Lecture at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church.

The title of Brooks' lecture is "Sacred Bonds: How to Weave Americans Back Together." Brooks is the executive director of Weave: The Social Fabric Project, in collaboration with the Aspen Institute.

The event will be moderated by the Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston, senior pastor of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. Copies of Brooks' most recent book, The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life, will be available for sale.

Doors open at 6:30 pm, and all seats are general admission. We are expecting a capacity crowd, so please arrive early to present your ticket(s) and pass through security. You may present your ticket(s) on your smartphone or tablet, or bring a printed copy.

Once the lecture has begun, late arrivals will be seated in the balcony only. Some balcony seats have partial views.

Through the Gotto Lecture Series, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church offers compelling talks and presentations by renowned theologians and preachers, writers and scholars, across a range of faith traditions and academic disciplines. The series builds on the success of the church's visiting authors program, created in 2010, which has featured such acclaimed writers as Thomas Long, Marilynne Robinson, Barbara Brown Taylor and Christian Wiman.

The Gotto Lecture Series is made possible through the generosity of Anita and Dr. Tony Gotto. Dr. Gotto is the former dean of Cornell University Weill Medical College in New York City. The Gottos have been members of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian church since 1998.

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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church is on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 55th Street in midtown Manhattan. The church is just a few blocks from the N R Q trains (Fifth Avenue station), the E M trains (53rd/Fifth Avenue station), the B D E trains (Seventh Avenue station), the 4 5 6 trains (59th Street/Lexington Avenue station) and the A B C D 1 trains (Columbus Circle station).

The closest bus stops are for the M57, M1, M2, M3, M4, M5 and Q32 bus lines.

Street parking is extremely limited. There are parking garages within walking distance on West 55th and West 56th Streets.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Stephanie Kelley at 212.247.0490 ext 3000 or skelley@fapc.org.

Is this a religious event?

No. While Brooks believes that faith communities can play a role in healing the country's ideological divisions, his lecture is directed to both secular and religious audiences.

What time should I arrive?

We are anticipating a capacity crowd, so best to arrive 15-30 minutes early to choose your seat. Doors will open at 6:30 pm, at the Fifth Avenue entrance only (708 Fifth Avenue at West 55th Street). All seats are general admission. Be sure to bring your ticket(s) (hard copy or on your smartphone).

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