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.  […]

The Shop Around the Corner: Celebrating New York’s Immigrant Businesses

Saturday, May 11, 2019 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street The Shop Around the Corner: Celebrating New York’s Immigrant Businesses is a symposium discussing the different aspects of running a small business in an immigrant community. Throughout the day we will hear from Karla and James Murray  authors of […]

2019 Conference Tours

Gowanus  Sunday, March 24, 2019 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This tour of Gowanus, a long-neglected waterway and community facing both revival and new challenges, will focus on priority buildings and small districts that preservationists and residents have been pushing for landmark designation. Tour-goers will learn about the proposed Gowanus rezoning, the Gowanus Superfund CAG […]

Strangers in the West Book Signing

May 1, 2019 Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street, NY,NY 10003 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Strangers in the West is the never-before-told story of the Arab immigrants who settled in New York City, beginning in 1880. They came primarily from what was then known as “Greater Syria,” and settled in tenements on the lower […]