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

Upcoming Events

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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Past Events

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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Through the Legal Lens: Lawyers Who Shaped NYC’s Landmarks Law Explore its Past, Present & Future

Thursday, November 9, 2017
6:30 pm | The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York

In 1965, New York City’s Landmarks Law was enacted to protect the city’s architectural, historical, and cultural sites. Over 50…

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Sandy Ground Oral History Workshop

Sunday, July 16, 2017
1:30 p.m. | Sandy Ground Historical Society

NYPAP partnered with the Sandy Ground Historical Society and the New York Public Library to capture oral histories of the…

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People Preserving Place: A Film Festival

Sunday, April 30, 2017
| Screenings in New York City throughout the month of April

People Preserving Place is a film festival presented by the New York Preservation Archive Project in celebration of NYC Landmarks50+ Alliance‘s…

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*batteries not included

Saturday, April 29, 2017
1:00 p.m. | Museum of the Moving Image

The final screening in the “People Preserving Place” film festival, for preservationists of all ages, is a 1987 sci-fi comedy from executive…

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The Future of Preservation: Learning from James Marston Fitch

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
6:30 p.m. | Higgins Hall Auditorium at Pratt Institute

The documentary James Marston Fitch: Pioneer in Preservation Education examines the inspirational work of the founder of Columbia University’s Historic…

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I Remember Harlem

Sunday, April 23, 2017
1:00 p.m. | Museum of the City of New York

Although arguably no other New York City neighborhood has generated as many conflicting representations as Harlem, one singular documentary stands…

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Celebrating Preservation in Crown Heights North

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
5:45 p.m. | Brooklyn Children's Museum

FREE ADMISSION 5:45 p.m.: Refreshments6:30 p.m.: Welcoming Remarks6:45 p.m.: Presentations Hosted by the Crown Heights North Association and the New York…

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Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

Saturday, April 15, 2017
3:00 p.m. | Museum of the Moving Image, Redstone Theater

SPECIAL SCREENING BEFORE THEATRICAL RELEASE! Jane Jacobs, author of the highly influential The Death and Life of Great American Cities, helped…

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