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A list of HDC’s upcoming events as well as our annual programs, and breaking preservation news.   Events: Saturday, October 4th- Secret Lives Tour: Loew’s Valencia Theatre- 11:30 am Saturday, September 27th-  Six To Celebrate Walking Tour- Staten Island- 11:00 am Monday, October 6th- Six To Celebrate Walking Tour- Park Avenue- 6:00 pm Wednesday, October 15th-Preservation School-Historic Building Research- 6:00 pm Saturday, October [...]

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Secret Lives Tour: Loew’s Valencia Theatre

Join HDC for a tour of the beautiful Loew’s Valencia Theatre.               Saturday, October 4, 2014  11:30 AM Following last year’s successful tour of the Loew’s United Palace Theatre on 175th Street, we are venturing into the grand opulence of another historic movie house, this time in Jamaica, Queens. [...]

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Continuing Education Program: Terra Cotta New York-post

The Historic Districts Council is pleased to present the first in a series of continuing education panels which will focus on historic materials. These programs will illuminate the complex histories, manufacturing methods, restoration process and use as a contemporary material. The first program is Terra Cotta New York     Architectural terra cotta is one [...]

2014 Graduate Thesis Presentations

On May 28, 2014 the Historic Districts Council hosted a graduate thesis presentation in the offices of the World Monument Fund in the Empire State Building. The call for proposals stated. As the only citywide voice for community-based preservation, the Historic Districts Council is eager to recognize graduate work that makes a contribution to historic [...]

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Battle for Brooklyn Film and Atlantic Yards Panel Discussion

Atlantic Yards Film Screening and Panel Discussion Wednesday, June 11, 2014 6PM Brooklyn Lyceum 227 4th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215         On June 11 Bruce Ratner and Maryanne Gilmartin of Forest City Ratner will receive the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal from the Municipal Art Society to honor their contributions to New York [...]

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Graduate Thesis Presentations

The Historic Districts Council is pleased to present an evening of recent work by graduate students in the field of historic preservation. As the only citywide voice for community-based preservation, the Historic Districts Council is eager to recognize graduate work that makes a contribution to historic preservation in New York City. The evening’s six presentations [...]

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Murals of New York City: An Illustrated Book Talk

Join HDC for an Illustrated Book Talk Murals of New York City Thursday May 15, 2014 6:00 P.M. Collector’s Room in the Alexander Hamilton Custom House  ********* Suggested Donation $10 All attendees MUST RSVP prior to the talk. Space is very limited. Murals of New York, authored by Glenn Palmer-Smith and photographed by Joshua McHugh, [...]

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Life in Reel New York: An HDC Film Series

LIFE IN REEL NEW YORK: AN HDC FILM SERIES Join HDC and James Sanders for a unique look into the New York City of the movies. This three part series will include a lecture and short film and two feature length films curated by James Sanders, author of Celluloid Skyline. Focusing on the theme of [...]

January Events: Party, Tour & Panels!

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL January 2014, Volume 11, Number 4 2014 Six to Celebrate!!!   Meet the New Neighborhoods on Wednesday, January 29, 6:00 pm 208 West 13th Street                           Top from L-R: Forest Close, Queens; New York City’s Public Libraries; [...]

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From Signs to Scenic Vistas: Aesthetic Regulation’s Unfinished Agenda

Monday, November 4, 2013 The Arsenal in Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue (at East 64th Street) New York City RSVP to info@nypap.org. 6:30-8:30 p.m.  In 1913, the first step was taken in New York City to advance the then radical concept that a city could regulate aesthetics on the grounds of “public beauty.” This notion took the form of a [...]

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