E-BULLETIN- You can Tour, You can Hunt, You can Walk!!
E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL
October 2013, Volume 10, Number 2
Secret Lives Tour: United Palace Theater
Tuesday, October 22nd, 6:00 PM
Join HDC for a tour of the famed United Palace, led by Mike Fitelson, who oversees the Palace’s arts and cultural center.
Originally known as Loew’s 175th Street Theater, the building was the last of the “Wonder Theatres” to be constructed in New York City and New Jersey in 1930. Here at the 175th Street location, the decoration incorporates elements of Indian, Cambodian, Moorish, Byzantine and Art Deco architecture. Today the theater is wonderfully intactincluding the includes the original seven-story organ. Today the building is home to three separate operations: the United Palace Cathedral, United Palace Theatre, and United Palace of Cultural Arts.
NOW AT A REDUCED PRICE!!!
$30 for Friends of HDC, $50 for general public
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Exact meeting location for tour is available upon registration. Space is limited.
“Retreat Is Not Defeat”
Saturday, October 26th, 12 Noon
One of the first battles of the American Revolution, the Battle of Brooklyn (a.k.a. the Battle of Long Island) took place on August 27, 1776 in what is now Western Brooklyn around Prospect Park and Greenwood Cemetery.
The scavenger hunt will include locations around Brooklyn. You will explore the route that George Washington and his troops took during the fateful battle to locate each point. There will be special prizes for winning teams plus rewards for all participants!
Meeting location upon registration.
Tickets are $15 per team of four – honor system applies.
You do not need to have a full team of four to register, you may to the scavenger hunt with less people, we can create a team for you or you may do it alone. Whichever you prefer!!
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Co-Sponsored and inspired by Chrysalis Archaeology
2014 conference “New Design + Old Places”
These tours are part of HDC’s 2014 conference “New Design + Old Places”. Through the conference we will showcase projects that broaden traditional perceptions of the field of historic preservation and incorporate contemporary design with historic resources.
Sunday, October 27th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
A Walking Tour of the West Village with Françoise Bollack, HDC Board President and author of “Old Buildings – New Forms: New Directions in Architectural Transformations”.
A walk on Greenwich and Washington Streets shows the evolution of creative adaptive reuse in the West Village: from early, massive projects like the Federal Archives building and Westbeth, to more recent, formally inventive interventions in the Meatpacking/Gansevoort Market District, and many surprises in between.
These tours are supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York City Councilmembers Margaret Chin, Inez Dickens, Daniel Garodnick, Vincent Gentile, Sara Gonzalez, Stephen Levin and Rosie Mendez.
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