2022 Preservation Conference Tours


A Walking Tour of Community Renewal in Melrose 6/4; A Great Day in Harlem – 6/18; Sustaining Public Housing 6/22; Washington Heights 7/9

June Preservation Schools

Construction Activities Adjacent to Historic Properties Tuesday, June 14, 2022 Via Zoom 6:00 – 7:00 p.m In this class Charu Chaudhry, registered architect and Vice President
 at Thornton Tomasetti, will discuss the risks and strategies of constructing adjacent to existing and historic properties. Construction activities next to historic buildings are a common occurrence especially in dense urban […]

Discover the Wonders of Parkchester – April 23

Saturday, April 23, 2022 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. In person tour Sharon Pandolfo of The Parkchester Project will lead an in-person walking tour through the beautiful Parkchester area of the Bronx. You will get a close-up look at the extraordinary collection of terra cotta art that adorns the buildings by artists Carl Schmitz, Raymond Grandville […]

Preservation School: Saving Edgar Allan Poe’s Cottage – April 6

SAVING EDGAR ALLAN POE’S COTTAGE: A CASE STUDY FOR THE LAY PRESERVATIONIST April 6, 2022 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Via Zoom One need not be a trained preservationist to launch a campaign to save a building. While the field of historic preservation has its place in the world of academia, many cases have shown that […]

A View of the “Ridge” – April 20

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Via Zoom Bay Ridge is a neighborhood of nearly 90,000 people that sits at the Brooklyn end of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The area’s development exploded at the turn of the 20th century due to access improvements in trolley, elevated railroad, and eventually subway service. Bay Ridge’s built […]

Walking Tour Videos

The Historic Districts Council has a catalogue of 20+ walking tour videos on our YouTube channel. You can now explore NYC and its rich architectural and cultural history from your own home, wherever that may be.

Preservation School

Throughout the year, the Historic Districts Council presents a series of classes that help New Yorkers understand the many aspects of historic preservation in New York City. These lively and informative sessions are available to watch on our website.

2022 SIX TO CELEBRATE Applications Are Now Being Accepted!

Now in its 11th year, the Historic Districts Council’s SIX TO CELEBRATE program provides the winning groups with hands-on help strategizing and implementing all aspects of their efforts to preserve their New York City neighborhoods. We teach community activists strategic tools, such as documentation, research, zoning, landmarking, publicity and public outreach to advance their local […]

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 28, 2022 May 12 – 26, 2021 June 30, July 1, July 9, 2020 April 30, 2019 April 24, 2018 May 2, 2017 May […]

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 […]