Tuesday, October 10, 2023 6:00 – 7:00 pm The General Society Library, 20 West 44th Street This is both an Online and In-Person Program The lecture will be followed by a Book-Signing Architect and architectural historian Françoise Bollack will present a talk based on her new book Old Building New Ideas: An Alternative History of Additions, Adaptations, Reuse and […]
Archives for: September 18th, 2023
Saturday, September 30, 2023 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Around the middle of the 20th century, the area east of Third Avenue between Houston and 14th Streets began a transformation from what it had long been — a working-class immigrant neighborhood — to a unique, exhilarating, and sometimes dangerous one teeming with artists, oddballs, provocateurs, […]
September 9, 2023 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The Happy Land Memorial is dedicated to the 87 men and women who lost their lives in the Happy Land Social Club Fire at 1959 Southern Boulevard, on March 25, 1990. It is the deadliest fire in New York City since the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, which […]
Thursday, August 10, 2023 6:00 PM Via Zoom Since the groundbreaking NYC Landmarks Law was passed in 1965, the Landmarks Preservation Commission has designated 157 landmarked historic districts throughout the city. Some are quite large, encompassing a neighborhood, others are made up of only several buildings. Some have had extensions added over the years, protecting […]
Friday, July 28, 2023
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
El Fogon Center for the Arts, 989 Home St. The Bronx engaging in-person dialogue centered around the new book “The DNA Quest to Decipher the Garifuna Distant Past,” authored by José Francisco Ávila, chairman of the Garifuna Coalition.
Saturday, July 29, 2023 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. We invite you to embark on a captivating walking tour of Kew Gardens in Queens. On the morning of July 29th, at 10 am, prepare to be swept away by the beauty and rich history of this neighborhood. The Historic Districts Council is working with The […]
Thursday, July 13, 2023 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Via Zoom Since the groundbreaking NYC Landmarks Law was passed in 1965, the Landmarks Preservation Commission has designated 157 landmarked historic districts throughout the city. Some are quite large, encompassing a neighborhood, others are made up of only several buildings. Some have had extensions added over […]
HDC is announcing the creation of the Jeffrey Kroessler Student Research Award, an annual juried award honoring original graduate-level research on topics relevant to New York City historic preservation. Help us honor Jeffrey’s memory and support the creation of the Kroessler Student Research Award. Your donation will directly support the prize for the winning recipients and the public events where recipients will showcase their research. All donations are fully tax deductible.
Wednesday, July 12, 6:00 p.m., Via Zoom
HDC invites you to a conversation with Matt Lamb, a location manager known for his work on iconic productions such as Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Godfather of Harlem, Life & Beth, Girls5eva, and many other projects that have beautifully showcased the vibrant neighborhoods of New York City.
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Via Zoom NYC Parks is steward to many of New York City’s culturally significant sites, including city landmarks, historic houses, public monuments and art, and parks of historic or cultural importance. In this class, led by Historic Preservation Officer Sybil Young and Senior Project Manager for […]