E-BULLETIN- Join Us on the 58th Floor of the Empire State Building!

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL

October 2013, Volume 10, Number 6

Landmarks Lions 2013

Hugh & Tiziana Hardy

Join HDC for the

Landmarks Lion Award Ceremony, Reception & Dinner

Honoring Hugh & Tiziana Hardy

Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 6:30pm

At the Empire State Building

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This year’s event will take place in a private space on the 58th floor of the Empire State Building, featuring panoramic views of the city. Come join us and celebrate Hugh and Tiziana for their leadership in protecting, restoring, reusing and celebrating New York’s significant buildings and neighborhoods.

Tickets start at $500 (dinner for one) and tables as well as congratulatory ads in the Lion Program Book are also available. This year HDC is pleased to be able to offer a Young Friend ticket ($500 for dinner for two, 40 and under, limited availability).

If you have any questions or would like to attend, please contact Frampton Tolbert at 212-614-9107, ftolbert@hdc.org or to purchase tickets directly, click here.

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Battle of Brooklyn Scavenger Hunt

“Retreat Is Not Defeat”

Saturday, October 26th, 12 Noon

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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.

Grab some friends and trek through Brooklyn as you recreate the steps of George Washington and his troops. Locate the historic markers of the past and discover how and where this fateful battle took place. Added bonus – Fall Colors and Halloween weekend activities in Prospect Park!

We will meet at the western entrance of Green-Wood Cemetery at 4th Avenue and 35th Street. You may pick up the clue sheet at this location from 11:30am -1:00 pm.

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!!

To register today click here

Co-Sponsored and inspired by Chrysalis Archaeology and Green-Wood Cemetery

 

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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.

Old is NewCreative Approaches to Adaptive Reuse

Sunday, October 27th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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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.

Click here for more information and tickets

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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