Past Programs & Events

2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009

Building History Detectives: Upper East Side
Thursday, March 9 at 6:30pm
Jan Hus Presbyterian Church, 351 East 74th Street 
Registration was required
$10 for Friends members, $20 for non-members

Have you ever wanted to learn more about a building in your neighborhood? When is was built, which architect designed it, and who may have lived there? Attendees became a Building History Detective! Researcher Susan De Vries, active in the preservation field for over 20 years, guided us through ways in which to learn about the buildings that surround us. Her presentation showed the various online tools and resources that can be used to uncover a building's architectural and social history. A handy, neighborhood-specific guide of the sources was distributed at the end of the lecture (copy here). 
This program was co-sponsored by Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts


Zoning to Scale: Considering Neighborhood Character 
Tuesday, February 28 at 6:30pm
Museum of the City of New York1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Registration was required
This was the third program in a series in conjunction with MCNY's new exhibition Mastering the Metropolis: New York and Zoning: 1916 - 2016. To view the full series, click here.

This program was presented in collaboration with The Municipal Art Society. The Neighborhood Preservation Center was pleased to be an honorary co-sponsor. 


Preservation Grants Information Session by the Preservation League of New York State
Monday, February 6, from 4:00 - 5:30pm
Venue: Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street, New York, NY 10003
Free, reservations required online or by calling 518-462-5658 ext. 10
Space limited.

Not-for-profit groups and municipalities were invited to attend a free information session on Preserve New York and Technical Assistance Grants (TAG), the signature grant programs of the New York State Council on the Arts and the Preservation League of New York State.

Erin Tobin, the League's Director of Preservation, explained the requirements of the grants, the process of applying, and discussed some successful previous applicants. For more information on this session, please go here

This program was co-sponsored by NYSCAHistoric Districts Council, and Neighborhood Preservation Center. 

Zoning for Public Good
Thursday, January 26th at 6:30pm
Venue: Museum of the City of New York (1220 5th Avenue at 103rd Street)
Registration required online
(use the discount code ZONE for $10 tickets) 
This was the second program in a series presented in conjunction with MCNY's new exhibition Mastering the Metropolis: New York and Zoning, 1916-2016. To view the full series click here.
This program was presented by MCNY in collaboration with The Municipal Art Society. The Neighborhood Preservation Center was pleased to be an honorary co-sponsor.
NPC Intern Lecture 
Yunjie Ni - Public Baths in Manhattan: From the Past to the Future
Wednesday, January 18th from 6:00 - 7:15pm
Venue: Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street, NYC 10003
Free, RSVP required. Space limited.
NPC hosted a presentation by Yunjie Ni, an intern at NPC and a graduate of the NYU Masters Program in Historical and Sustainable Architecture. She presented her thesis work on municipal public baths of Manhattan during the Progressive Era (c. 1890s to 1920s). The presentation included an overall history of public baths in New York City, the current status of the historic municipal baths in Manhattan, and their architectural evolution. Yunjie also introduced adaptive reuse precedents from the UK that New York might consider.