Events & News

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

A Toast to the Penn Station Picketers: Honoring AGBANY, Peter Stamton, and Fellow Demonstrators

August 1, 2022 6-8:00pm at Tracks Raw Bar and Grill

Join us on August 1st at Tracks Raw Bar and Grill where the Archive Project will celebrate the efforts of Action Group for Better Architecture (AGBANY) and one of the groups original founders Peter Samton.  Sixty years ago, AGBANY transformed the way historic preservation would play out in New York City. Their efforts to save Penn Station inspired a new level of connectedness between the general public and the preservation process. We hope to see you there on August 1, from 6:00-8:00pm at Tracks Raw Bar and Grill. 

Want to Join the Host Committee?

The event is free…but here’s a special way to honor the picketers:

  1. Email info@nypap.org to let us know you’d like to be listed.
  2. Either send $100 via our donation link…
  3. Or send a check to:

New York Preservation Archive Project

174 E 80th Street

New York, NY 10075

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

2022 Bard Birthday Breakfast Benefit

Thursday, December 8, 2022
8:30am - 10:00am | The Players Club

**Event will be in-person only, not livestreamed** Or: Arrange via info@nypap.org   Checks: New York Preservation Archive Project, 174 E 80th…

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Past Events

A Toast to the Penn Station Picketers: Honoring AGBANY, Peter Samton, Diane (Kirsch) Goldstein, and Fellow Demonstrators

Monday, August 1, 2022
6-8:00pm | Tracks Raw Bar & Grill

Join us on August 1st at Tracks Raw Bar and Grill where the Archive Project will celebrate the efforts of…

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2021 Bard Birthday Breakfast Benefit

Thursday, December 16, 2021
8:30 - 10:00 am (8-8:30 mingling) | 8 E 69th Street

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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Inspired by Grassroots Stories: Community Architectural Advocacy

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
6:30pm |

Our latest series, Inspired by Grassroots Stories: Community Architectural Advocacy, returns this Wednesday with the preservation organization, Preserving East New…

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Inspired by Grassroots Stories: Community Architectural Advocacy

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
6:30pm |

Our newest series, Inspired by Grassroots Stories: Community Architectural Advocacy, continues with the Mount Morris Community Improvement Association (MMPCIA). Moderating…

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Inspired by Grassroots Stories: Community Architectural Advocacy

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
6:30pm |

Join us for the second installment in our new series, Inspired by Grassroots Stories: Community Architectural Advocacy. Kelly Carroll, preservation…

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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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