Upcoming Programs from GVSHP

Spring Programs from the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation
212.475.9585, www.gvshp.org

In the Footsteps of Jane Jacobs
St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery Parish Hall
131 East 10th Street at 2nd Avenue

Thursday, March 1
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Reservations: (212) 614-9107 or email [email protected]

Over 45 years after she successfully combated Robert Moses and his plan to build a massive thoroughfare through Washington Square Park, Jane Jacobs’ legacy continues to inspire New Yorkers to preserve the character and quality of the city’s many neighborhoods. This panel will feature some of New York City’s most ambitious grassroots organizers as they discuss their current efforts in political activism and detail how community-driven campaigns have evolved since Jacobs first began her work. Andrew Berman, executive director of GVSHP, will moderate this informal conversation between Reverend Billy and Savitri D. of the Church of Stop Shopping, Candace Carponter of Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn, Yolanda Gonzalez of Nos Quedamos/We Stay, and Miquela Craytor of Sustainable South Bronx.

This event is sponsored by the Historic Districts Council as part of its annual conference and cosponsored by GVSHP.

For more information about the conference, see www.hdc.org/confsched07.htm

Restoring/Renovating Ironwork in a Historic District:
A discussion with Robin Key and Richie Lodato

Jefferson Market Library
425 6th Avenue at 10th Street

Wednesday, March 7
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Reservations: 212-475-9585 x 34 or [email protected]

Landscape architect Robin Key, winner of GVSHP’s 2006 Front Stoop Award, and ironworker Richie Lodato will talk about historic ironwork, why it deteriorates, and how to preserve it. Drawing on five of their projects in the Village and Chelsea, they will show before and after pictures of restorations, including workshop photos of the technical process.

Preserving the Past, Planning for the Future: Opening Night Reception

Honoring the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

Friday, March 9, 2007
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Children’s Aid Society, Greenwich Village Center

219 Sullivan Street, between West Third & Bleecker Streets

Tickets: $25/$20 for GVSHP members/seniors/students

For more information: (212) 614-9107 or email [email protected]

Join us for a cocktail reception in the auditorium at the Children’s Aid Society’s Greenwich Village Center to honor the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. Founded in 1980, GVSHP has grown into one of the most effective and innovative community organizations in New York dedicated to preserving the architectural and cultural heritage of their neighborhood. Their newest project focuses on documenting the cultural history and preserving the architectural history of the South Village, a 40 block area south of Washington Square Park the Society is proposing for landmark designation. The Children’s Aid Society, built in 1891, is a striking Victorian Gothic style brick building and one of about a dozen structures designed for the society by Calvert Vaux. Originally used as an industrial trade school benefiting impoverished children and privately financed by philanthropists Mrs. Joseph M. White and Miss M. W. Bruce, it continues to house Children’s Aid Society programming today. This building is one of the many notable structures within the proposed South Village Historic District.

This event is sponsored by the Historic Districts Council as part of its annual conference.

To purchase tickets, go to http://www.hdc.org/confregistration07-BuyNow.htm

Left Bank New York, Artists Off Washington Square 1890s to 1920: A lecture with Virgina Budny
Donnell Library Auditorium
20 West 53rd Street

Tuesday, March 13
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Free. No reservations required.

After training in Europe, some of America’s most famous painters and sculptors transformed stables and townhouses north of Washington Square into artists’ studios. There they created works of art and permanently changed the areas as they socialized. Prominent among them were Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Daniel Chester French, Gaston Lachaise, and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. This lecture is based on Ms. Budny’s traveling exhibit of the same name.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America.

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