Upcoming Programs/Events

NPC's 18th Birthday Party!
Sunday, November 5, 2017  
St. Mark's Church In-the-Bowery
131 East 10th Street, NYC


It's our annual fundraiser, on Sunday, November 5 at the landmark St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery. The Rector, Wardens, and Vestry of St. Mark's Church have generously given us access to the buildings and grounds, so you can take in the beauty and history of the site that we call home.

Helping us to celebrate... 

- Special guests Laura Hansen, Managing Director of Neighborhood Plaza Program and Justin Garrett Moore, Executive Director of New York City Public Design Commission will talk about the impact that individuals can have on a place, neighborhood, and city.

- The talented musicians of Ellen Mandel/Michael Lydon and Company and the St. Mark's Ensemble Band, featuring Karlus Trapp and Jeannine Otis, will provide the soundtrack for the party.

- A generous group of food and drink purveyors that are making it possible for us to offer a late afternoon nosh. Malt and MoldNicolettaVeselka :: Beceлкa, and wagamama usa will be providing samples of select items.Veniero's is sending dessert, and there will be samples of cider and milk from Five Acre Farms, seltzer from Brooklyn Seltzer Boys, and wine fromTaste Wine Company to try. We'll also have coffee from MUD Coffee, beer from Lagunitas Brewing Co, and Blood Marys made with Redhead Hot Sauce Bloody Mary Mix. 

- Our friends at Danspace Project are creating a special lighting design for the interior of the Church's Sanctuary.

- And sketch artists will capture the afternoon's excitement with takeaway drawings. 

Your ticket purchase supports all we do at NPC, helping us to subsidize costs for the organizations that use NPC and to maintain the historic building in which our office is located.

For more details and to purchase your tickets or become a sponsor, visit our Eventbrite page.

Capturing the Faces and Voices of the Lower East Side's Disappearing Mom-and-Pop Storefronts

Oral History & Photo Exhibition curated by James T. & Karla L. Murray 
August 14 - October 15, 2017
Experience activism and community through the lens of photographers, as they display their work from two free workshops with acclaimed photographers and best-selling authors, Karla and James Murray. In two sessions at the Neighborhood Preservation Center, the famed duo taught participants how to use photography and oral history to raise public awareness, build community, and encourage advocacy. Participants learned to create their own powerful photographs of neighborhood storefronts and connected with shop owners through interviews. The exhibition of the participants' work will be on display at the Theater for the New City from August 14 - September 18.
"Capturing the Faces and Voices of the Lower East Side's Disappearing Mom-and-Pop Storefronts" is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Legislature and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural CouncilAdditional support provided by Theater for the New City and the following sponsors: The Municipal Art SocietyVeselka, The Village Alliance, East Village Community Coalition, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, Amalgamated BankTownsquared, Fourth Arts Block, East Village Independent Merchants Assocation, and Gingko Press. Opening Reception Refreshments provided by Jimmy's No. 43, Veniero's, Taste Wine Company, and Westside Market NYC. Exhibition Photographs generously printed by Unique Visuals NYC.  



12th Annual Empire State Archives & History Awards
Celebrating honoree Harold Holzer
with special guest Stephen Lang
Wednesday, September 6th at 7pm
The Great Hall at the Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street, NYC
Tickets can be purchased here
Attendees will celebrate the work of Lincoln scholar, Harold Holzer, at this conversation led my Tony Award nominee, Stephen Lang. Learn about his prominent career as one of the country's leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era, as shown is his award-winning over 50 books.
Awarded by the New York State Archives Partnership Trust, the Empire State Archives & History Awards acknowledge the outstanding contributions by national figures who advance the understanding and value of history within our society. Previous honorees include Doris Kearns Goodwin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Ken Burns. 

The Neighborhood Preservation Center is pleased to be a promotional partner of this event.
10th & Stuyvesant Streets Block Party
Saturday, September 9th (10am - 6pm)
East 10th Street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues
No RSVP Required - event is open to the public
Come visit our table and meet your neighbors at the 10th & Stuyvesant Streets Block Association's 46th Annual Block Party! The annual event raises awareness of the neighborhood's progress and also, funds for the upkeep of Abe Lebewohl Park & Triangle and the St. Mark's Historic District. 
The festive event features live jazz, local antiques, collectibles, vintage clothing and craft vendors, as well as Veselka's tasty pierogi! We will have materials and be available to answer any questions you may have regarding historic building research.