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Ramblers and Strugglers: Old Time Music in the Big City (MCNY)
The Politics of Preservation (MCNY)
A Walking Tour of East Village Community Gardens
Members-only visit to Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
History of the Merchant's House Museum

Special Concert: A Night With The Andy Statman Trio at the Historic
Eldridge Street Synagogue


Please note that space is often limited. Reservations are not confirmed until you receive a response from GVSHP regarding your reservation.

If space becomes an issue, all reservations will be honored up until the start of the program, at which point your seat may be given away to those on the wait list.   




Ramblers and Strugglers: Old Time Music in the Big City
Part of Folk City: New York and the Folk Music Revival
at the Museum of the City of New York

Co-Sponsored by GVSHP

Tuesday, August 4
Starting at 6:30
TICKETS Click here to purchase tickets.
Free for MCNY members; $12 for students/seniors; $16 for general public
[GVSHP members use code GREENWICH to get $10 tickets]
Museum of the City of New York, 5th Avenue at 103rd Street
[This venue is wheelchair accessible.]

Join the Down Hill Strugglers and the Four o’clock Flowers for a rollicking evening of old-time, blues, and gospel music by two outstanding contemporary folk groups based in New York City.  Both play in an exuberant style influenced by American southern and western rural traditions. The Strugglers will be joined by legendary musician John Cohen, originally of the New Lost City Ramblers, a trio of “citybillies” who, in the 1950s and 1960s, introduced many New Yorkers to Southern mountain and bluegrass music.

Between songs, Cohen and Eli Smith of the Strugglers will talk about their efforts to enrich the musical tapestry of New York with rural string-band, blues, and other forms of folk music. This concert accompanies the City Museum's exhibition Folk City: New York and the Folk Music Revival, on view through January 10th.

The Politics of Preservation
One of the Saving Place public programs at the Museum of the City of New York

Co-Sponsored by GVSHP

Thursday, August 6
Starting at 6:30
TICKETS Click here to purchase tickets.
Free for MCNY members; $12 for students/seniors; $16 for general public
[GVSHP members use code SAVE50 to get $10 tickets]
Museum of the City of New York, 5th Avenue at 103rd Street
[This venue is wheelchair accessible.]

The New York City Landmarks Law establishes a system for the designation, protection, and preservation of the city's most important architectural and historic properties. The law is implemented by the Landmarks Commission, which is mandated to work with the City Council in carrying out its mission of designating new landmarks. Its work is also impacted by various individuals and groups that have a direct stake in the process: property owners and developers, advocacy groups representing a wide spectrum of beliefs and positions, architects, media outlets, and government agencies. Out of necessity, the political process plays a part in all these interactions. This panel will explore the broad issues that bring the political process to bear on the operations and execution of the Landmarks Law. This program delves into the themes of our exhibition Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarkson view through September 13th. 

Reception to follow!

Morris Adjmi, FAIA, Founder and Principal of Morris Adjmi Architects
Peg Breen, President, The New York Landmarks Conservancy
Kenneth K. Fisher, Member, Cozen O'Connor
Robert Tierney (moderator), Former Chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission

A Walking Tour of East Village Community Gardens
Co-sponsored by L.U.N.G.S. (Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens)














Saturday, August 8
11:00 A.M.– 1:00 P.M..
Free; reservations required Click HERE to register for this program.
Meeting location provided after registration

Join us on a tour of distinct community gardens that showcase the plants, people, and cultures that make these East Village oases such a vital part of the fabric of the neighborhood. Learn about the history, maintenance, and importance of these gardens, and also meet the gardeners who make it possible to enjoy their beauty. 

Founded in 2012, Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens (LUNGS) is a membership organization uniting the remaining 46 community gardens located in the East Village and Lower East Side. The mission is to advocate on behalf of the infrastructure needs and permanence of these gardens and to promote, protect and preserve gardening and open green spaces in New York City. LUNGS has established several garden-based programs benefiting diverse activities of members of the community.

Click HERE to register for this program.



GVSHP members-only* program: 
A visit to the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
members






Friday, August 14
2:00 – 4:00 P.M.
Free [*for members at the $50 level and up]; reservations required
[This venue is not wheelchair accessible.]

Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, located in northern Manhattan, tells the story of historic preservation in a different way than we are accustomed to here in Greenwich Village. This is a landscape and a lifestyle that disappeared as a farming community transformed into an urban neighborhood.

Through the story of the Dyckman family and farm the museum explores life in early 19th century rural Manhattan and the preservation of that memory in the early 20th century. In later years, as the city grew around the farm and the neighborhood was transforming, the Dyckman sisters responded by saving the farmhouse and creating the museum.

GVSHP members will be led on a private tour of the house and grounds by the staff of Dyckman Farmhouse Museum.

To register, please call (212) 475-9585 ext. 35 or email.

The Merchant’s Misfortune:
The Merchant’s House Museum – A Tale of Survival

A lecture and slideshow with Michael Devonshire

Co-sponsored by the Merchant's House Museum

This program is already at capacity and we are no longer accepting reservations.

Wednesday, August 19
6:30 – 8:00 P.M.
Free; reservations required
The Parlour at the Salmgundi Club, 47 5th Avenue, at 12th Street
[This venue is not wheelchair accessible.]

Built in 1832, the Merchant’s House at 29 East 4th Street is the City’s only family home to have survived intact – inside and out – from the 19th century. Home to a prosperous merchant family and their Irish servants for almost 100 years and open as a museum since 1936, the late-Federal and Greek Revival Merchant’s House is considered one of the finest surviving examples of domestic architecture from the period.

The Merchant’s House was the first building in Manhattan designated a landmark in 1965 and now also one of only 117 interior landmarks in the city. The Landmarks Law in 1965 may have saved it from the wrecker’s ball, but not the inevitable ravages of time.

Michael Devonshire (pictured above with students at the Merchant's House), Director of Conservation at the firm Jan Hird Pokorny Associates, which has overseen all restoration work on the building since 1990, will present a detailed restoration history of this remarkable historic house. He is also a commissioner at the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

This program is part of NYC Landmarks50 Alliance, the multi-year celebration of the 50th anniversary of New York City's Landmarks Law.

A Night With The Andy Statman Trio at the Historic Eldridge Street Synagogue

Click HERE to register for this program


These programs are made possible in part by the generous support of: The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York State Council on the Arts; City Councilmembers Rosie Mendez, Corey Johnson, and Margaret Chin; and GVSHP members.






GVSHP hosts a wide variety of public programs throughout the year.




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To register for a free event, please call (212) 475-9585 ext. 35 or email.



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