Six to Celebrate Tour: Hunts Point – June 29

June 29, 2019 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Hunts Point in the South Bronx is home to thriving immigrant and minority communities that have infused the neighborhood with street art, music and delicious food. This tour focuses on the cultural heritage built by these communities, as well as on the architectural heritage built by the communities that preceded […]

Book Talk: The Decorated Tenement – July 10

The Decorated Tenement How Immigrant Builders and Architects Transformed the Slum in the Gilded Age By: ZACHARY J. VIOLETTE Wednesday, July 10, 2019 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Neighborhood Preservation Center 232 East 11th Street NY, NY 10003 Tenements are familiar but poorly understood, frequently recognized only in terms of the housing reform movement embraced by […]

Backstage Tour of the Delacorte Theater – July 16

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Join HDC on an exclusive tour of the Delacorte Theater! The Delacorte, run by the Public Theater is an open-air theater located in Central Park; and has been the home of Shakespeare in the Park since the theater opened in 1962. The theater, named in honor […]

Six to Celebrate Tour: Bedford Park- June 8

Bedford Park Saturday, June 8, 2019 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Join Angel Hernandez, Bronx history enthusiast, on a historic stroll through Bedford Park. The Bedford Park community, just north of the Fordham Road shopping district and south of Mosholu Parkway, does not often get the recognition it deserves. Although it hugs the northernmost portion […]

Six to Celebrate Tour – Hidden Hell’s Kitchen

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Today’s crowds enjoy Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen for its active nightlife, the wide array of cuisine, and its Off-Broadway theatre district. But take a closer look at the clues visible throughout the neighborhood and you will see a history of Hell’s Kitchen that has been left out of […]

Six to Celebrate Tour: Kingsbridge- June 15

June 15, 2019 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Located in the heart of the Northwest Bronx, Kingsbridge has a rich diversity of people and of buildings: of ethnicities, cultures, and faiths, and of architectural styles, scales, and uses.  This tour will highlight the connections between the neighborhood’s built environment and its strong history of community […]

Six to Celebrate Tour – Dorrance Brooks Square 

June 1, 2019 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Located in the shadow of City College’s Shepard Hall and one block west of the famed Striver’s Row, the compact and picturesque neighborhood of Dorrance Brooks Square has a widely overlooked story of black Harlem to tell. Prominent figures of the Harlem Renaissance who called these blocks home […]

Satan’s Circus Walking Tour

Sunday, May 19, 2019 11:00 a.m. Not a heavy metal band. In the late 19th and early 20th century, the neighborhood now known as NoMad (“North of Madison Square”) was a world-famous red light district filled with saloons, dance halls, gambling dens, and houses of ill-repute.  The area has been expurgated by the passage of  time […]

Preservation School: Spring 2019

The Historic Districts Council is pleased to present a series of classes that will teach you how to observe, understand, and advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods. First, learn how to read the buildings you walk by every day with classes on the architectural styles and building materials common to New York City’s historic architecture.  […]