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Parkview Community • Albany, NY

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Parkview
7 Englewood Place
Albany, NY 12203
United States
Tel: 518-462-0810
Email:  parkview@bruderhof.com

Established: 2006

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About Us:
The population at our Park View location includes families and children, as well as a number of young people attending Capital Region universities and Albany Medical College. In addition to Albany Med, St. Peter’s Hospital is nearby, and both hospitals are used by Bruderhof members from other New York locations. Parkview is able to provide housing and support for patients and patients’ families. Several Parkview members work jobs in Albany to help support the community.

Setting:
We live in two houses at the end of a residential street in the state capital of Albany. We are located just a mile from the capitol building, New York State Museum, and Rockefeller Plaza. Though our neighborhood is urban, our property is on the edge of 136-acre Washington Park and just steps from Washington Park Lake.

Connecting with Neighbors:
At our location, we host many of our members’ classmates for evening dinners, graduation celebrations, or just an afternoon of fellowship. We enjoy volunteering locally. We support police officers with food and drink during park events, volunteer at children’s events sponsored by the community center, and help with fundraising for our area food bank. In addition to visiting patients in the local hospitals, Parkview members volunteer weekly in the Ronald McDonald family room on the pediatric floor of Albany Med.

Point of Interest:
Both houses on our property, dating to the late 1800s, were designed by ecclesiastical architect Robert W. Gibson, who also designed the English Gothic–style All Saints Cathedral in Albany.

Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.

The Bruderhof has an open-door policy. No matter who you are, we are delighted to meet and spend time with you. Bruderhof communities host both drop-in and overnight guests every week. Some visits are purely social; others are deep explorations of faith and possible membership. Some visits involve barbecues and children’s activities; others revolve around spiritual conversations and guidance. Whatever your visit will be, we look forward to getting to know you! (Due to space and staff limitations, our smaller urban locations are unable to accommodate many visitors, particularly for overnight stays, but still feel free to get in touch if you wish to visit and we can talk.)

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