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 […]

Bushwick’s History, Housing, and the Case for Preservation – 11.4

Saturday, November 4, 2023 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This year, after decades of community advocacy, Bushwick, Brooklyn won the designation of the Linden Street Historic District, the first historic district in the neighborhood. But the 32 brick and brownstone row houses on Linden St. are just a few of Bushwick’s architectural treasures. Other gems […]

Jeffrey Kroessler Student Research Award

HDC is announcing the creation of the Jeffrey Kroessler Student Research Award, an annual juried award honoring original graduate-level research on topics relevant to New York City historic preservation. Help us honor Jeffrey’s memory and support the creation of the Kroessler Student Research Award. Your donation will directly support the prize for the winning recipients and the public events where recipients will showcase their research. All donations are fully tax deductible.

Fall In Love with Kew Gardens Walking Tour – Oct. 28

Saturday, October 28, 2023 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. We invite you to embark on a captivating walking tour of Kew Gardens in Queens. Prepare to be swept away by the beauty and rich history of this neighborhood. The Historic Districts Council is working with The Kew Gardens Improvement Association and the Kew Gardens Preservation […]

Exploring Rego Park on its 100th Anniversary – Oct. 21

Saturday, October 21, 2023 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Join HDC for a walk along Queens Boulevard, as we explore the neighborhood of Rego Park, a 2020 Six to Celebrate. Founded in 1923 by the Real Good Construction Company, construction began in 1925. This walk will focus on the 1920s and 30s apartment buildings and […]

Preservation School – Old Buildings New Ideas – Oct. 10

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 6:00 – 7:00 pm The General Society Library, 20 West 44th Street  This is both an Online and In-Person Program The lecture will be followed by a Book-Signing Architect and architectural historian Françoise Bollack will present a talk based on her new book Old Building New Ideas: An Alternative History of Additions, Adaptations, Reuse and […]