Events & News

Mayor Robert Wagner conducts the Department of Sanitation Band at the rededication ceremony of Carnegie Hall after threats to its preservation, September 26, 1960; Courtesy of The New York Times

The New York Preservation Archive Project’s public programming celebrates and analyzes important episodes in preservation history.

From celebrating milestone anniversaries to in-depth analysis of significant moments and key figures in preservation history, our programming series includes film screenings, book talks, panel discussions, lectures, walking tours, and more. If you are interested in cosponsoring an event, please contact us.

Above: Mayor Robert Wagner conducts the Department of Sanitation Band at the rededication ceremony of Carnegie Hall after threats to its preservation, September 26, 1960; Courtesy of The New York Times

Past Events

Celebrating George McAneny’s 150th: Honoring the Spirit of McAneny

Thursday, October 17, 2019
10:00 - 11:15 am | Federal Hall National Monument

EVENT UPDATE (as of 5 pm 10.16.19):   The McAneny event will now be held from 10:00 – 11:15 am…

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Roots of LGBTQ Historic Preservation

Friday, June 21, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30pm | Bureau of General Services—Queer Division

Join the New York Preservation Archive Project (NYPAP) for a deep dive into how historic sites in New York City…

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Film Festival Event: Closing Night Celebration at One World Trade Center’s TWA Lounge

Friday, May 3, 2019
6:00 - 9:00PM | TWA Lounge

Travel back to the Swinging Sixties for a rare opportunity to visit the spectacular TWA Lounge on the 86th floor…

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Film Festival Event: At Home in Utopia

Monday, April 29, 2019
6:30 - 8PM | Bronx ArtSpace

Join us at the BronxArtSpace for a home-grown tale of radical social change in the Bronx: At Home in Utopia…

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Film Festival Event: Managed Retreat

Saturday, April 27, 2019
3:00 - 6:00 PM | National Lighthouse Museum in Staten Island, NY

Join us at the National Lighthouse Museum for the Staten Island premiere of the acclaimed short film Managed Retreat (2018)….

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Film Festival Event: William H. Whyte Revisited — The Art and Science of Observing Public Places

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
6:30 - 8:30 PM | The J.M. Kaplan Fund, in conjunction with Project For Public Spaces

Join us at the J.M. Kaplan Fund for an evening of wine, conversation, and discussion about one of our favorite…

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Film Festival Event: Little Fugitive

Saturday, April 20, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 PM | Coney Island Museum

Join us at the Coney Island Museum for a special screening of Little Fugitive (1953). A boy from Brooklyn, wrongly…

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Film Festival Event: Preservation, She Wrote

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
06:30 - 09:30 PM | B Bar and Grill

A mayoral scandal! Zoning changes! Rising housing costs! Murder! Jessica Fletcher takes on a Cabot Cove murder mystery in our…

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Film Festival Event: Battle for Brooklyn

Monday, April 15, 2019
06:00 - 08:30 PM | Alamo Drafthouse

Come early for a snack and a drink at Alamo Drafthouse before the screening of this cautionary tale of corruption,…

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Film Festival Event: Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

Saturday, April 13, 2019
1:00 - 3:00PM | The Zukor Theater at the historic Kaufman Astoria Studios

Cary Grant and Myrna Loy decide they can afford a house in the country, built to their specifications. What could…

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