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

2016 Bard Birthday Breakfast Benefit

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
8:30-10:00 a.m. | The Yale Club

Few New Yorkers have contributed more to the cause of preserving preservation’s own history than architect and author Robert A.M….

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Preserving Your Personal Papers Workshop

Thursday, December 1, 2016
6:30 p.m. | Brooklyn Historical Society

The Archive Project teamed up with the Brooklyn Historical Society to offer a workshop on preserving your personal papers. Society…

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New York’s Forgotten Master Planner: Rediscovering the Legacy of George McAneny

Thursday, October 20, 2016
6:30 p.m. | Federal Hall

New York’s Forgotten Master Planner: Rediscovering the Legacy of George McAneny is the first in our “Unsung Heroes” lecture series focusing…

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Preservation She Wrote

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
6:30-8:00 p.m. | Professor Thom's

Insensitive development projects! State historical associations! Eighteenth-century skeletons! Murder! America’s favorite amateur detective Jessica Fletcher takes on a mystery involving…

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Bard Birthday Breakfast Benefit 2015

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
8:30-10:00 a.m. | The Yale Club

Few New Yorkers have done more to celebrate, document, and preserve the history of preservation than Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel. From her…

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Cocktails & Conversation: An Evening to Honor NYC’s First Historic District

Monday, November 23, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Brooklyn Historical Society

The New York Preservation Archive Project joined the Brooklyn Historical Society and the Brooklyn Heights Association to celebrate the 50th anniversary…

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Celebrating 50 Years of Preservation Public Service

Saturday, July 18, 2015
4:00-7:00 p.m. | Museum of the City of New York

The New York Preservation Archive Project joined forces with the Museum of the City of New York (MCNY) in “Celebrating…

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100 Years of Preservation: A Conversation with Anthony C. Wood

Thursday, April 30, 2015
6:30-8:00 p.m. | The Baha'i Center

The Archive Project teamed up with the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation for an intimate discussion of what led to the…

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Toast to 50 Years of the Landmarks Law

Sunday, April 19, 2015
3:00-5:00 p.m. | Professor Thom's

The Archive Project hosted a special toast to 50 years of the Landmarks Law on April 19th, exactly 50 years from the…

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Public Lives: Preserving New York’s Landmark Interiors

Thursday, April 16, 2015
6:00-8:00 p.m. | New York School of Interior Design

Many of New York City’s best interiors survive for a reason: people. In challenging the forces that nearly led to…

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