Parishioners at mass. Abyssinian Baptist Church. Odell Clark Place 132 (commonly the 138th Street) near the 7th Avenue. Phone 212-862-7474. (Sun 11:00). This is one of the oldest churches for parishioners of color in the city. It was founded in 1808 and became one of the richest churches in New York, thanks in part to the charismatic Reverend Adam Clayton Powell Jr. The most characteristic feature of this neo-Gothic style church today is its gospel choir every Sunday attracts hundreds of tourists. As much as to endeavor to say that the ceremony is not merely a gospel performance or entertainment, but is only a religious act, the truth is that when one is among the visiting public, which is on the top floor and completely separated from parishioners, has the feeling of being more of a Broadway play than in a religious ceremony, but yes, it's worth. Visitors are only welcome at the Sunday mass at 11 and to gain entry to do horan tail before and at least two women must wear the shoulders covered, and men can not enter with shoes shirts. The program included events at the Metropolitan Museum where we discussed the synergies between memory and film, while a group of children, accompanied by a team of experts (including Sherpas), imagined that he ascended Everest. The neurologist Oliver Sacks, author of 'The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat', the Rev. Calvin O. Butts III and the gospel choir of the Abyssinian Baptist Church discussed the suggestive power of music in our brain, when neurons dance to flats, and quavers. Alan Alda, memorable M.A.S.H. and several titles of his friend Woody Allen, picking again Saturday in the skull of the physicist Richard Feynman in the play QED, then talk to the astronomer Vera Rubin and physicists Pierre Hohenberg Stephon Alexander and on the vicissitudes of the great scientist. Alda, inaugurated as the champion of popular science, premiered on Sunday his own play, based on the love letters of Albert Einstein. Other examples of the heavy agenda include a discussion on the science of longevity, one on the search for the laws of life, one more about the dream of a unified theory of Einstein, one on what makes us human, in a choreography Guggenheim based on 'The Elegant Universe, "a panel discussion on science and faith, a conference on the synergies between magic and mathematics (perhaps a redundancy, then from above), other genes on and our biography, a panoply of activities for children in Washington Square, etc.