Preservation School: Public Design Commission – April 13

Thursday, April 13, 2023 Via Zoom 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. The Public Design Commission (PDC) has jurisdiction over permanent structures, landscape architecture, and art proposed on or over City-owned property. Their mission is to advocate for innovative, sustainable, and equitable design of public spaces and civic structures, with a goal of improving the public realm […]

2023 Six to Celebrate Launch Party – April 20

April 20th
Join HDC as we officially welcome the 2023 Six to Celebrate groups! Enjoy beer, wine, and light snacks while mingling with preservationists from across the city. Come hear more about the campaigns HDC will be undertaking in collaboration with this year’s recipients.

Apply to be a 2023 Six to Celebrate!

The deadline to apply is December 31. Six to Celebrate is HDC’s annual program of preservation priorities. As part of the program HDC supports six chosen recipients in their preservation goals throughout the year and beyond.

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

The Nine: An Exploration of Parkchester’s Terracotta Art & Artists – 11.12

Saturday, November 12, 2022 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Sharon Pandolfo of The Parkchester Project will lead an in-person walking tour through the beautiful Parkchester area of the Bronx. This walk will cover the nine artists featured in Parkchester, their careers and body of work, as well as their art on the Parkchester campus. We will also delve […]

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.

Preservation School: Municipal Archives – 11.9

The 2022-2023 Preservation School series will feature classes with representatives from New York City agencies. Come learn about these agencies’ missions and how they engage with historical neighborhoods, buildings, and sites. Ask questions directly of representatives from different agencies about the work they do. New York City Department of Records and Information Services/Municipal Archives: Wednesday, […]

Taste of Little Caribbean Walking Tour – postponed

Saturday, November 5, 2022 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. visitors are welcomed to an immersive cultural experience including samples of jerk chicken with festival, savory meat or vegetable patties, curries, salted fish cakes with spicy tamarind sauce, sweet pastries, …

Abandoned Staten Island Cemeteries Virtual Tour – 10.26

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Via Zoom Join HDC and Michael Pelczar the Assistant Executive Director of Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries for a video tour of Staten Island’s hidden & closed cemeteries from the comfort of your own home. Hear tales about the lives & deaths of those buried within. See fascinating monuments, […]