Events & News

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

Bard Birthday Breakfast Benefit – Bard goes virtual!

Thursday, December 17, 2020
8:30 - 10:00 am (8-8:30 mingling) | Virtual

Join the New York Preservation Archive Project as we continue a favorite preservation tradition with our 17th annual breakfast benefit honoring the birthday of storied New York City preservationist, who made New York City’s Landmarks Law possible.

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Preservation Origins: Stories from Cities Across the Nation New Orleans, Louisiana

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
3:30 PM | Zoom

November 18, 2020 3:30 – 4:45 pm (Coffee Break Chat format) On Zoom Register Here (Zoom link will be sent…

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Stories from Cities Across the Nation: Charleston, South Carolina

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
3:30 | Zoom

Introducing the Archive Project’s New Series PRESERVATION ORIGINS:Stories from Cities Across the Nation This new series looks at the story…

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NYPAPy Hour PRIDE Edition: Gay Bars That Are Gone

Friday, June 26, 2020
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NYPAPy Hour PRIDE Edition: Gay Bars That Are Gone Michael Ryan & Kyle Supley A Preservation History Happy Hour Live…

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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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