26th Annual Preservation Conference

HDC Preservation Conference: Open to the Public Saturday, March 7, 2020 John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 W 59th St, New York, NY 10019 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   Keynote Speaker: Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair, Sarah Carroll This year’s Preservation Conference will feature participant-driven content and programmed panels. Have an idea for a […]

HDC’s 50th Birthday!!! / 2020 STC Launch Party

January 15, 2020 National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. HDC is turning 50! We are launching a year-long celebration on January 15th at the National Arts Club. In addition to celebrating our birthday we will be announcing the 2020 Six to Celebrate (STC) groups. While sipping cocktails and enjoying the […]

2019 Landmarks Lion Award – Anne Van Ingen

Anne Van Ingen University Club, 1 West 54th Street New York, NY December 10, 2019 6:30 PM This year’s Landmarks Lion Award recipient is Anne Van Ingen. Ms. Van Ingen has been an integral part of New York State’s preservation community for over 30 years. She served as the New York State Council on the […]

Bay Ridge Scavenger Hunt – Oct. 6

Join Urban Archive, the Historic Districts Council, and the New York City Department of Records for a scavenger hunt in Bay Ridge! Prizes will be awarded to the winning team. When October 6, 2019, 1:00pm Where Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Roughly 2 miles of walking. Starting/Ending Location We’ll email you the starting location the week before […]

Hunts Point Walking Tour- Sept. 29

September 29, 2019 11:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m. The Hunt Family gave its name to a southern peninsula located in the town of West Farms back in the 1670s. Although Hunts Point has since become a center for commercial enterprise and urban culture, there are several historic legacies found in remaining structures still standing today. […]

Storefronts in Landmarked Buildings and Historic Districts: What You Need to Know

Thursday, September 12 6:30pm The Washington Square Institute, 41 E 11th Street, 4th Floor As you know, stores and commercial spaces provide important services, products, jobs, and character to our neighborhoods and communities. Small businesses in landmarked buildings and historic districts have many wonderful assets, while also having NYC Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) rules to […]

Backstage Tour of the Delacorte Theater

Wednesday, September 4, 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 […]

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 […]


September 21, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Anarchist Emma Goldman said, “If I can’t dance to it, it’s not my revolution.” Kick up your heels, and join us for a tour of the neighborhood that shaped her freewheeling philosophy. As we wind our way between 14th Street and Houston Street, we’ll uncover the […]