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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Grassroots Preservation Awards and Preservation Party

Each year HDC’s friends gather at our annual Grassroots Preservation Awards and Preservation Party to celebrate those who have worked tirelessly for their neighborhoods.   April 24, 2018 May 2, 2017 May 24, 2016 June 25, 2015 June 4, 2014 May 23, 2013 June 5, 2012 May 12, 2011 May 20, 2010 May 7, 2009 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Preservation School: Spring 2018

Join us for the spring 2018 series : Making a Strong Case for a Historic District – Wed. evenings in May Join us for the spring 2018 series: Making a Strong Case for a Historic District   The Historic Districts Council is pleased to present a series of classes that will illuminate the process of proposing a […]

STC Spanish Brochure Launch & Yorkville/East Harlem Scavenger Hunt

RAIN DATE- June 16, 2018 – Please join us for a historical scavenger hunt in Yorkville and East Harlem. | 2-5 p.m. Please join us for a historical scavenger hunt in Yorkville and East Harlem in honor of the release of the Spanish versions of our Yorkville and East Harlem walking tour brochures! Prizes will be awarded […]

Introducing the 2018 Six to Celebrate!

~These six groups from all five boroughs will be priorities for HDC’s advocacy over a yearlong period~   Six to Celebrate annually identifies six historic NYC neighborhoods that merit preservation. These will be priorities for HDC’s advocacy and consultation over a yearlong period.   Arthur Avenue, The Bronx Arthur Avenue, the long-time home of The […]