Preservation School

The Historic Districts Council is pleased to present a series of classes that will illuminate the process of proposing a historic district on either the state or local level. This series is ideally suited to civic organizations, community board members, grassroots preservationists and anyone interested in how to preserve neighborhood character. In addition to the […]

Six to Celebrate

Six to Celebrate is a dynamic program of the Historic Districts Council, and New York’s only targeted citywide list of preservation priorities. The purpose of the program is to provide strategic resources to neighborhood groups at a critical moment to reach their preservation goals. The six selected groups receive HDC’s hands-on help on all aspects of […]

Borough Committees

Join our Borough Committees! These groups serve as networks to exchange information about local issues and spread the word about community campaigns. They are a forum for discussion of both specific and broad issues confronting New Yorkers who care about preserving their community’s physical character and are seeking to raise awareness about their issues with […]

Grassroots Preservation Awards and Preservation Party

Each year HDC’s friends gather at our annual Grassroots Preservation Awards and Preservation Party to honor and celebrate the activists and groups who work to preserve New York City’s historic neighborhoods. June 30, July 1, July 9, 2020 April 30, 2019 April 24, 2018 May 2, 2017 May 24, 2016 June 25, 2015 June 4, 2014 […]

2021 Grassroots Preservation Awards

The 2021 Grassroots Preservation Awards will take place on Zoom the last three weeks of May. The celebrations have been split up in various ways including virtual walking tours and presentations. Continue reading below for dates and information on the awardees. Schedule of Grassroots events:  5:00 – 6:00 p.m. $10 Friends of HDC and Seniors / […]

Preservation School- Spring 2020

The Historic Districts Council is pleased to present a series of classes that will illuminate the process of proposing a historic district on either the state or local level. This series is ideally suited to civic organizations, community board members, grassroots preservationists and anyone interested in how to preserve neighborhood character. In addition to the […]

Announcing the 2020 Six to Celebrate

Historic Districts Council Announces Annual List of NYC Areas Meriting Preservation January 22, 2020 Contact: Simeon Bankoff, Executive Director 212-614-9107, [email protected] The Historic Districts Council (HDC), New York’s city-wide advocate for historic buildings and neighborhoods, is pleased to announce its Six to Celebrate, an annual listing of historic New York City neighborhoods that merit preservation attention. Six to Celebrate […]

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.  […]

Secret Lives Tours

New York is home to many of the best-known architectural treasures of the modern world. The Historic Districts Council’s Secret Lives tours provide rare access to these hidden gems. A Different Kind of Tour Secret Lives tours offer entry and insight to structures, gardens, sacred spaces, courtyards, stages, and rooftops, providing experiences that even lifelong […]

Six to Celebrate 2019 Application

Apply today to become one of our 2019 Six to Celebrate groups! The deadline is December 3, 2018 Selection of the SIX TO CELEBRATE is based on a combination of factors, including completeness and clarity of the material submitted, architectural and/or historical significance of the area, current threats to the area, need, and geographic distribution […]