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100 Years of Preservation
17th Annual Village House Tour
East Village: 1984-2014
Walking Tour of East Village Community Gardens
Little Spain on West 14th Street

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.   


100 Years of Preservation:
A Conversation with Anthony C. Wood
Co-sponsored by the New York Preservation Archive Project

This program has reached capacity and we are no longer accepting reservations.

Thursday, April 30
6:30 – 8:00 P.M.
Free; reservations required
The Baha'i Center, 53 East 11th Street, between Broadway and University Place
[This venue is not wheelchair accessible.]

Join Anthony C. Wood, founder of the New York Preservation Archive Project and author of Preserving New York: Winning the Right to Protect a City’s Landmarks, for an intimate discussion of what led to the passage of NYC’s 1965 landmarks law, how it has affected the urban environment since, and the prognosis for preservation looking forward.

In conversation with GVSHP’s Karen Loew, Wood will illuminate the long struggle that preceded the landmark law and the forces that shaped it. As we examine the architectural losses on the way to the law and the preservation of so many remarkable buildings since, we will also evaluate the current political landscape and how preservation may evolve in the 21st century.


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

 

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







 

17th Annual Village House Tour Benefit
GVSHP’s Annual Fundraiser

Sunday, May 3rd
1:00-5:30 P.M. Self-guided tour
5:30-7:30 P.M. Reception
Tickets required

The 17th Annual Village House Tour Benefit raises funds in support of GVSHP’s work to educate and advocate for the distinctive character and irreplaceable architecture of our neighborhoods.

This self-guided tour of the interiors of six remarkable Village homes and sites, to be held on Sunday, May 3, 2015, promises hidden gardens, unparalleled art, and historic charm.

Purchase tickets here.

 

East Village: 1984 and 2014
A photo journey with Daniel Root

Thursday, May 7
6:30 – 8:00 P.M.
Free; reservations required
Sixth Street Community Center
638 East 6th Street, between Avenue B and Avenue C
[This venue is wheelchair accessible.]

Part of Lower East Side History Month


In 1984 Dan Root took some photographs for a book that a friend of a friend was going to write about the changing East Village.  For a couple of months he took pictures, when time and money allowed, of this changing neighborhood.  The book was never written (of course?) and the photographs were put away.  

Last year Dan revisited those locations and photographed them again. Most were vastly different than they were 30 years ago. He embarked upon a project of framing the original photos and placing them at these sites. Residents and visitors were able to see how much the East Village has changed, and a Tumbler page brought international attention to this photographic documentation. 

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

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



Part of Lower East Side History Month

Saturday, May 16
11:00 A.M.– 1:00 P.M..
Free; reservations required
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.

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

Little Spain: The Spanish Community on West 14th Street
A history and slideshow with Robert Sanfiz

Wednesday, May 20
6:30 – 8:00 P.M.
Free; reservations required
Spanish Benevolent Society - La Nacional, 239 West 14th Street, between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenues
[This venue is not wheelchair accessible.]

Compared to other European groups, the Village’s immigrant community from Spain is rather small in numbers.  The enclave known as "Little Spain," on 14th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, was once home to over 50 Spanish-owned businesses and social clubs.  The Spanish Benevolent Society - La Nacional, founded in 1868, was always at the heart of the neighborhood, serving as an essential support system for Spaniards and acting as their home away from home in New York. It has served as a meeting ground for political dissidents and revolutionaries, and avant-garde poets and artists. It is even said that Salvador Dali stopped in for a taste of home.

Today the Society remains committed to the historical preservation of both the Spanish and local community, and still offers a variety of events, classes, a top-rated restaurant and meeting place for the entire community.

Robert Sanfiz is Executive Director of the Spanish Benevolent Society - La Nacional.

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

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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