December Events from GVSHP

December Programs from the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation
Please call 212.475.9585 x35 or e-mail rsvp@gvshp.org for reservations.

A Village Christmas
A walking tour with Marilyn Stults
Saturday, December 1

Meet in front of the Washington Square Arch at 2:00pm; Tour ends at 4:00 p.m.
$10 GVSHP Members; $15 All Others

Advance payment required by Nov. 28th.

To pay by credit card, please visit www.gvshp.org/events.htm
If you would prefer to send a check, please contact us at
212.475.9585 ext. 34 or khusayko@gvshp.org.
Please send checks payable to GVSHP to:
232 E. 11th Street; New York, NY 10003.

Usher in the holiday season with this unusual walking tour of Greenwich Village as the birthplace of many of the Christmas traditions we are familiar with today. While we enjoy picturesque historic streetscapes, guide Marilyn Stults will explore the Christmas lore that helped establish the Village as an American cultural treasure.

GVSHP would like to thank Marilyn Stults for donating all proceeds from this tour.

First Houses: A Monument of the Past, A Model for the Future
*Free!*
A lecture and discussion with Warren Shaw
Thursday, December 6

Parish Hall, St. Mark’s Church
131 E. 10th St
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Free. Reservations required.

Dedicated in 1935 as the first publicly sponsored housing complex for the poor, the East Village’s landmarked First Houses on Third Street and Avenue A helped inaugurate the era of urban renewal. While critics have derided urban renewal as an aesthetic and sociological failure, recent phenomena such as staggering real estate inflation and the “up-marketing” of affordable housing such as Stuyvesant Town make it necessary to re-examine the legacy of public housing. In this recapitulation of his January 2007 lecture for GVSHP, Warren Shaw, Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Real Estate Litigation Division of the New York City Law Department, will consider these questions as he traces the history of the First Houses and discusses their present-day implications.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Neighborhood Preservation Center.

Tour and Class Audit of HB Studio
Free for GVSHP members!
Choice of
Tuesday, December 11 or Thursday December 13

120 Bank Street
7:00-8:00 p.m Tour
8:00-10:00 p.m. Class Audit

Free for GVSHP Members.
All Others $10.
Reservations required.
To pay by credit card, please visit www.gvshp.org/events.htm
If you would prefer to send a check, please contact us at
212.475.9585 ext. 34 or khusayko@gvshp.org.
Please send checks payable to GVSHP to:
232 E. 11th Street; New York, NY 10003.

Established in 1945 by the renowned Viennese actor/director Herbert Berghof, the Herbert Berghof (HB) Studio provides professional theatre training and practice for aspiring and accomplished actors of all ages. With course offerings in a full range of subjects essential to the stage, including acting, voice, musical theatre, dance, movement, improvization, fencing, writing, and stage combat, the HB Studio is a fixture in the Village and New York City cultural realm that continues to thrive and evolve. Join us for a guided tour of the exceptional facilities and conclude the evening by auditing one of the studio’s courses. The Tuesday, December 11th session, Performing Improvisational Comedy, will feature special improv tricks for advanced comedians. On Thursday, December 13th, The Practice of Acting will introduce acting techniques and allow new students to sharpen their craft.

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