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April 25, 2016


Village House Tour This Sunday

Comedy Night Fundraiser Tomorrow

May Programs

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Annual House Tour and Reception This Sunday

Purchase tickets to GVSHP’s 18th Annual Benefit House Tour while they're still available. The tour is Sunday, May 1. 

This cherished spring tradition offers unrivalled access to some of the most stunning and historic homes in Greenwich Village. This year’s tour will not disappoint, with houses ranging from dazzling lofts to one of the oldest survining houses in Manhattan. You'll see spectacular renovations, impeccable restorations, and one-of-a-kind art collections. All proceeds support GVSHP’s work.

A limited number of tickets to the house tour (1-5:30pm) and post-tour reception (5:30-7:30pm) are on sale. 

Day-of tickets, if available, will be priced higher.

here for individual tickets and here
for more information about the tour and reception.

Comedy Night Fundraiser Tomorrow, April 26th

Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, April 26 at The Village Underground, 130 West 3rd Street (btw. MacDougal St. & 6th Ave.) at 7pm (doors open at 6pm) for the 2nd Annual Comedy Fundraiser for GVSHP and The Rebecca Ritter Daniels Scholarship for Real Estate Continuing Education.

As part of a series of events highlighting the preservation of the South Village and “mom and pop” shops along MacDougal Street, the Broker Partnership is hosting a Comedy Fest at The Village Underground. Owner Noam Dworman, also owner of the legendary Comedy Cellar, has generously donated the space and well-known comedians are giving their time to perform in support.

Advance tickets are $45. Tickets purchased at the door will be $55. (Drinks and food are not included).

If you cannot attend, but would like to make a donation to support the Rebecca Ritter Daniels Scholarship for Real Estate Continuing Education, click

he GVSHP Brokers Partnership, comprised of downtown residential real estate brokers, was founded in 2006 to help promote understanding about historic preservation, raise awareness of GVSHP's contribution to the Village, and develop membership of the GVSHP. The Brokers Partnership organizes relevant educational programs, plans outreach activities, and raises funds in support of the Society.
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Upcoming May Programs

To see videos of recent GVSHP programs, 
click here; to see photos of recent programs, click here. View videos and photos from these recent programs:

  • STORE FRONT II – A History Preserved:A book program with photodocumentarians James & Karla Murray- photos; video
  • Three Homosexuals in Search of a Drink: The 50th Anniversary of the Sip-In at Julius’ - photos; video
  • A Walking Tour of Civil War Sites - photos
  • Historic Preservation in NYC: What do the last 50 years tell us about the next 50?- photos; video
  • Butchery on Bond Street- photos; video
  • Contemporary Writers on a Lost Greenwich Village- photos; video
  • Fiery Ladies: Radical Women of the Lower East Side- photos; video
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.

Upcoming May Programs:

The Legacy of Jane Jacobs in the Village
A panel discussion with Alice Sparberg Alexiou, Katy Bordonaro, and Warren Shaw

Celebrating the centennial of Jane Jacobs’s birth

Wednesday, May 4        
6:30 – 8:00 P.M.
Free; reservations required.
Click here to register for this program.
Village Community School
272 West 10th Street, between Hudson Street and Greenwich Street
[This venue is wheelchair accessible.]

Join us as panelists discuss Jane Jacobs and how her work and activism shaped the landscape of our neighborhoods. The massive urban renewal projects proposed by Robert Moses were defeated by the early preservation efforts of Jacobs. Her writings and philosophy changed the way we built, planned, and organized for generations to come, in the Village and beyond.

GVSHP Executive Director Andrew Berman will moderate the discussion.

Click here to register for this program.

East Village: Lens on the Lower East Side
a book talk with East Village photographers

Celebrating Lower East Side History Month

Tuesday, May 17
6:30 – 8:00 P.M.
Free; reservations required.
Click here to register for this program.
Sixth Street Community Center
638 East 6th Street, between Avenue B and Avenue C
[This venue is wheelchair accessible.]

“East Village: Lens on the Lower East Side,” published by the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative (LESPI), artfully chronicles through words and contemporary photographs the colorful past and still vibrant present of the area now known as the East Village.

LESPI’s mission is to preserve the Lower East Side through historic district designation; the book celebrates the area’s unique history and distinctive streetscapes while making the case for further preservation. The author, longtime resident and community advocate, Marilyn Appleberg, and several of the photographers, all of whom have their artistic roots in the East Village, will be on hand to discuss the book and to answer questions. Books will be available for purchase and signing.  Proceeds benefit LESPI, a non-profit organization. 

Click here to register for this program.

A walking tour of East Village Community Gardens

Celebrating Lower East Side History Month
Co-sponsored by Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens

Saturday, May 21  
11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Free; reservations required.
Click here to register for this program.
Meeting location will be provided after reservation is confirmed.

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 some of the gardeners and organizers who make it possible to enjoy their beauty.

This is a walking tour, so please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately. There are no rest rooms in any of these gardens.

Click here to register for this program.

Site-Specific Works at The New School Art Collection

A talk and slideshow with curator Silvia Rocciolo

Tuesday, May 24   
6:30 – 8:00 P.M.
Free; reservations required.
Click here to register for this program.
Hoerle Lecture Hall
The New School, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street
[This venue is wheelchair accessible.]

Learn about the history of The New School through the lens of important site-specific art.  From the 1931 José Orozco frescos to Glenn Ligon’s neon commission for the new University Center, the eleven site specific artworks in The New School Art Collection are focal points that serve as rich markers of the university's institutional identity. 

Image via Glenn Ligon
Comrades and Lovers, 2015
Permanent Site-Specific Commission for The New School University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, New York City
The New School Art Collection

Join curator Silvia Rocciolo for a virtual tour of these commissions.  Beginning with the Joseph Urban building at 66 West 12th, we will learn about commissions by Orozco, Camilo Egas, Martin Puryear, Gonzalo Fonseca and Dave Muller. From here we’ll move then to Arnhold Hall at 55 West 13th to learn about the Sol LeWitt, Kara Walker, and Brian Tolle murals, concluding with the University Center on 5th Avenue to learn about recent commissions by Alfredo Jaar, Glenn Ligon, and Rita McBride.

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.

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