2020 Preservation Conference Tours

All tours are postponed until further notice Newly Designated Landmarks of Gowanus  April 19, 2020 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Join us for a walking tour of newly-designated individual landmarks in the long-spurned but burgeoning neighborhood around Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal.  Brad Vogel, Gowanus resident and co-founder of the Gowanus Landmarking Coalition, will explain what was designated […]

Bricks and Brownstone: The New York Row House

A book talk with Bricks and Brownstone author Patrick Ciccone POSTPONED Historic Districts Council, 232 East 11th Street, NY NY 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The much-awaited reissue and reexpression of the classic New York row-house book Bricks and Brownstone, with all-new and updated text, new color photography, and luxury slipcase. Boasting more than 250 color […]

26th Annual Preservation Conference (2020)

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 […]