E-BULLETIN – Secret Lives Tour-Free Film; NYC’s historic districts on the Panorama


April 2013, Volume 10, Number 2

 Secret Lives Tour: The Art and Murals of Hildreth Meière– Uptown and Downtown Tours

Hildreth Miere-Dance

Exclusive Secret Lives Tour: The Art and Murals of Hildreth Meière

Uptown Tour & Downtown Tour Tuesday, April 23 & Tuesday, May 8

Please contact ashedd@hdc.org or call 212-614-9107 with any questions.

Click HEREto purchase tickets.

Hildreth Meière (1892-1961) was a renowned Art Deco muralist,

whose numerous commissions grace government and commercial

buildings and houses of worship across the country.

Uptown Tour Locations:

• Temple Emanu-El- Arch Mosaics in Main Sanctuary

• St. Bartholomew’s Church – The Transfiguration, Half Dome of Apse

• Radio City Music Hall – Dance, Drama, and Song on Façade

Downtown Tour Locations:

• Red Banking Room at One Wall Street

• Landmarked lobby of the Walker-Lispenard Building

The Uptown Tour is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23 at 1:00 p.mThe Downtown Tour is scheduled for Wednesday, May 8 at 1:00p.m.Uptown Tour: $125 for general public; $100 for Friends of HDC.Downtown Tour: $100 for public; $75 for Friends of HDC.$150 for both


Nuts and Bolts! Four Centuries of Technical Preservation Issues in New York City Buildings

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 9a.m.-1:00 p.m.

TWA Beyer, Blinder, BelleJoin the Historic Districts Council on Wednesday, April 17th from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. for the 17th,18th and 19th Century Case Studies continuing education program.  This series will delve into some of New York’s architectural masterpieces from the 17th century to today.  From Ellis Island to the Orchard Beach Bath Houses; the professionals joining us for this program have extensive and diverse backgrounds and will be sharing their incredible knowledge and stories with us of some of New York’s most visited sites.  Joining us are: structural engineer Edmund Meade, Principal at Robert Silman Associates, P.C., Architect Richard Southwick FAIA, LEED AP, Director of Historic Preservation at Beyer Blinder Belle, Architect Walter B. Melvin, LLC, Founding Principal of Melvin Architects and Mary Jablonski, Principal & Conservator of Jablonski Building Conservation, Inc. More information to be provided shortly.aia-bothAttend this seminar and receive 4 New York State Continuing Education Credits /AIA credits!!! Please contact ashedd@hdc.org or 212.614.9107 with any inquires about the event.


FREE FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION: THE DOMINO EFFECT with the documentarian of the film: Megan Sperry Monday, April 29th 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street, New York, NY 10003.You must RSVP to attend. Please contact ashedd@hdc.org or 212.614.9107.logobuildings      The Community Preservation Corporation’s “New Domino” project—the redevelopment of the Domino Sugar Factory on the East River into a complex of 2,200 apartments and condos in towers up to 40 stories high—serves as the film’s case study for examining the complex politics of urban development in the 21st century.Told through the voices of longtime residents, the film conveys the personal impact of gentrification while also shedding light on issues encountered by residents of cities all across the country. Why have decent jobs and affordable housing for the middle and working classes become increasingly scarce while gleaming towers of luxury condos, high-end retail, and offices continue to rise? What is at stake in the shaping of the 21st century city and how can we intervene to protect the neighborhoods we love?http://thedominoeffectmovie.com/


Marking Spaces: New York City’s Historic Districts on the Panorama of the City of New York

Preservation Now! 062Sunday, April 14,2013    3pm – 6pm

Please join us at the QueensMuseum of Art for an Opening Reception for a new exhibit showcasing New York City’s designated historic districts on the Panorama of the City of New York. This exhibit is part of the ongoing celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the New York Landmarks Law.

This exhibition, conceived by the NYC Landmarks50 Advisory Committee, is made possible through the cooperation of the Historic Districts Council, New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, NYC Landmarks50 Advisory Committee and the Queens Museum of Art through a generous grant from Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall.


STC_Logo_Web2012 Walking Tour Brochures are now available for sale on our website!!!!Only $10 for all six brochures (shipping included).

Each brochure has beautiful pictures, along with historic and contemporary information about the neighborhoods.To purchase the brochures click hereSix to Celebrate is generously supported by The New York Community Trust. Additional support for the Six to Celebrate Tours is provided by New York City Councilmembers Margaret Chin, Inez Dickens, Vincent Gentile, Daniel Garodnick, Stephen Levin and Rosie Mendez.


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