The Cathedral and its surrounding gardens and buildings form an 11.3-acre complex collectively referred to as The Close. The Close is open to the public year-round during daylight hours, with two entrances located along Amsterdam Avenue at 110th and 111th streets. The Close is the site of the annual Saint Francis Day Fair in October, as well as other events throughout the year including outdoor music and theater performances.

Browse this section to learn about the gardens, artwork, and creatures of The Close.