Events & News

Delve into the latest events and news from the New York Preservation Archive Project!

Deepen your understanding of preservation history at one of our upcoming events or through our detailed reporting. 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. Our news section provides coverage on the various initiatives at the Archive Project, as well as journalism that develops a greater knowledge of preservation and the importance of archives. All of this material is searchable and includes content from every past Archive Project newsletter. Are you interested in cosponsoring an event? Would you like more information on a news piece? Contact us at

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

2023 Bard Birthday Breakfast Benefit

Thursday, December 14, 2023
8:00am - 10:00am | The Players

Join us for a morning of camaraderie as we celebrate continuing efforts across the city to document and share the story of…

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Announcing Our New Executive Director: Emily Kahn

July 21, 2023

The New York Preservation Archive Project is pleased to announce that Emily Kahn will join as Executive Director beginning July 24, 2023. …

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2022 Bard Birthday Breakfast Benefit

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

  **Event will be in-person only, not livestreamed** Or: Arrange via   Checks: New York Preservation Archive Project, 174 E…

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Application Now Open for 2023 Round of the Shelby White & Leon Levy Archival Assistance Initiative Grants

February 23, 2023
Katie Heiserman, Jeffe Fellow

The New York Preservation Archive Project is pleased to announce that the application for the 2023 Shelby White & Leon Levy…

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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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In Memoriam: Paul Gunther (1956-2022)

December 1, 2022

By Randall Bourscheidt I met Paul in July of 1978, when both of us started working at the New York…

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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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In Memoriam: Lori Zabar (1955-2022)

December 1, 2022

By Lisa Ackerman Note: This supplements our initial note in the Spring/Summer 2022 issue. I do not remember where or…

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