Preservation School: Municipal Archives – 11.9.2022

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, […]

Cultural Landmarks in the Garifuna Community – 9.27

Tuesday, September 27, 2022  6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Via Zoom  On September 27th at 6:00 PM via Zoom, join us for a presentation about cultural landmarks and places of significance in the Garifuna community in New York City. Garifunas are primarily from Honduras and their history and presence in New York City can be particularly […]

Six to Celebrate Woodlawn Art and Architecture Walking Tour – 10.15

Saturday, October 15, 2022 12:00 – 1:30 PM Join HDC and Woodlawn Conservancy for an in-person tour of the art and architectural wonders of Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx. The Cemetery is a National Historic Landmark and is the final resting place of notables as varied as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Madame C.J. Walker, and Nellie […]

Six to Celebrate Walking Tour of Van Nest – 7.31

Sunday, July 31, 2022
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The past and present of Van Nest is squarely tied into the railroad system of our nation. Whether it was the New Haven railroad in the mid to late 1800s or the New York Westchester and Boston at the turn of the 20th century, Van Nest has been and continues to be a transportation hub for this centrally located Bronx community.

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 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 […]