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

2nd Annual Film Festival: People Preserving Place

Sunday, April 29, 2018
| Screenings in New York City throughout the month of April

See Full Festival Schedule Here:      People Preserving Place was a film festival presented by the New York Preservation Archive Project…

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On the Waterfront

Sunday, April 29, 2018
Doors Open 4pm, Pre-show Panel Discussion 4:30pm, Film Begins 5:15pm | The United Palace Theater

An instant cinematic hit, On the Waterfront won eight Oscars, including best picture, director, actor, supporting actress (Eva Marie Saint),…

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Glimpses of 1960s NYC

Friday, April 27, 2018
6:00 p.m. tour, 6:30 p.m. films begin | The Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest

The New York Preservation Archive Project teamed up with Carnegie Hill Neighbors to present a screening of La Vie Elegante and…

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At the Corner of 3rd and 3rd

Sunday, April 15, 2018
7:00 p.m. | Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club Boathouse

The New York Preservation Archive Project, in partnership with the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club, is pleased to have presented a…

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Documentaries: Preservation Advocacy

Friday, April 13, 2018
6:00 p.m. | The J.M. Kaplan Fund

The New York Preservation Archive Project partnered with the J.M. Kaplan Fund to present four documentaries focusing on a range…

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Lost Rondout: A Story of Urban Removal

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
6:30 p.m. | BronxArtSpace

How did urban renewal projects in the middle of the 20th Century impact historic neighborhoods? We may have a sense…

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Neighborhoods: A Study in Contrasts

Friday, April 6, 2018
7:30 p.m. | Maysles Documentary Center

The New York Preservation Archive Project hosted the screening of two films at Maysles Cinema in Harlem in partnership with Maysles Documentary…

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Preservation, She Wrote

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
6:30pm | B Bar and Grill

Insensitive development projects! State historical associations! Murder! The townspeople of Cabot Cove are concerned about a massive development on their…

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2017 Bard Birthday Breakfast Benefit

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
8:30-10:00 a.m. | The Yale Club

Join us in honoring two awardees who embody the preservation and curation of archives. This year we present a 2017 Preservation…

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Sandy Ground Oral History: Memories of Life and Work in the Nation’s Oldest Free Black Settlement

Thursday, November 16, 2017
5:30-7:30 p.m. | St. George Library Center

Join us for the culminating celebration of the Sandy Ground Oral History Project! The evening will begin with an introduction…

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