Historic Districts Council Honored Hart as Landmarks Lion on
December 1, 2003

New York, NY – The Historic Districts Council, the only citywide organization dedicated to preserving New York's historic neighborhoods, will presented its 15th Annual Landmarks Lion Award to singer, actress and enthusiastic preservationist Kitty Carlisle Hart at an award ceremony and benefit dinner on Monday,
December 1st at 6:30 pm. The event will took place at Laura Belle at 120 West 43rd Street between
Avenue of the Americas and Broadway in Manhattan.

Honorary co-chairs of the Landmarks Lion 2003 event are Mrs. Vincent Astor, State Senator John J. Marchi and Mr. Tony Randall.

Since 1990, the Historic Districts Council has presented its Lion Award to an individual who has “demonstrated unusual devotion to protecting landmarks and historic districts in New York City.” This year, HDC celebrates Kitty Carlisle Hart, a longtime champion of preservation and cultural organizations across New York State. While chair of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) from 1976 to 1996, Mrs. Hart directed many millions of dollars in support to preservation projects from the Niagara Frontier to Staten Island. Through her strong advocacy under four governors, during economic good times and bad, she fought to keep historic preservation as a core program of NYSCA, the only arts council in America that provides such funding. In addition to her twenty-year stewardship of NYSCA, Mrs. Hart supports the cultural life of New York City by actively serving on the boards of such institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art.


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