Preservation School – Aurora Lampworks – August 13

Follow along on the restoration journey of an original handmade glass and steel chandelier, built over 100 years ago. From take down to color matching breakdowns, you’ll get a rare inside look into how new life was brought into the delicate and ornate glass panels that make this sensational chandelier really shine.

2024 Grassroots Preservation Awards & Preservation Party – 6.18

Join us on Tuesday, June 18th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery for our annual Grassroots Preservation Awards and Preservation Party. Since 2000, the Historic Districts Council has honored more than 150 individuals, community groups, coalitions, elected officials, and press outlets for their achievements. This year, HDC continues the tradition to recognize, honor, and encourage public participation in the preservation process.

Preservation School – Neon Lightning Then and Now – 6.4

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Via Zoom In this Preservation School class led by Let There Be Neon’s (LTBN) Jeff Friedman, participants will get a first-hand account of working with neon lighting. He will talk about how LTBN got started and what led him to the profession of artistic lighting. Jeff will […]

Preservation School – Preserving the Art of Stone Carving – 4.24

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Via Zoom In this class, led by Pellettieri Stone Carvers founder Chris Pellettieri, participants will learn about the work Chris does as a professional stone carver as well as his work with students of all ages through his Academy. For his commissioned work Chris specializes in […]

Preservation School – Department of Design and Construction – 3.19

Tuesday, March 19, 2024
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

In this class, former DDC staff member Jeremy Woodoff will discuss what the agency’s role and responsibilities are, how the existing built environment is incorporated, and what the process is if work is being done in a historic district, on an individual landmark, or on a building that might be significant architecturally but not designated.


Tuesday, January 23, 2024 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Via Zoom In this Preservation School class, you will learn about the preservation and restoration of architectural metal on historic buildings. Join Kate Allen, President of Allen Architectural Metals (AAM) as she discusses how she and her team preserve, repair, or replicate historic metal and how […]


January 9, 2024 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Via Zoom Would you like to know how the almost 200-year-old, National Historic Landmark,  Green-Wood Cemetery maintains its beautiful monuments? Join the Director of Restoration and Preservation at Green-Wood, Neela Wickremesinghe as she discusses just that, including their Bridge to Crafts Careers program. Bridge to Crafts Careers […]

A Walk Along Mosholu Parkway – 12.9

Saturday, December 9, 2023 11:00 am – 1:00 p.m. Join the Historic Districts Council for a guided walking tour of Mosholu Parkland in The Bronx on December 9th. The tour will explore the Parkway’s landscape and delve into its history, tracing back to the original inhabitants. This event is a part of HDC’s Six to […]


The deadline to apply is January 2, 2024.  Six to Celebrate is HDC’s yearly program of preservation priorities. As part of the program, HDC supports six chosen recipients in their preservation goals throughout the year and beyond.

Steinway Village: A Socialist Utopia -12.6

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Via Zoom Steinway Village, developed by William Steinway in c. 1870, was intended to be a kind of “Socialist Utopia” where his employees could simultaneously live in a rural, bucolic neighborhood and next to the Steinway & Sons factory. The employees lived in quality-built houses designed […]