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Registration Information for Educators

GVSHP offers several different program choices all adapted for grade level, all comprised of of three separate sessions: a historic investigation activity, a walking tour, and an art project. We offer programs for students in grades 1-8. Please see our brochure for a full description.

Program Curricula

Program 1:
Greenwich Village Past and Present (Grades 1-6)
Students will compare and contrast historic and contemporary New York City, from the Colonial era to the 19th Century, through the lens Greenwich Village architecture, examing how a neighborhood changes over time. The program includes historic and contemporary photo comparisons, a walking tour around Washington Square Park, and an art project where students will create a picture frame based on their memories of the symbols and stories found in the Arch.

Program 2:
Immigration in the South Village (Grades 1-8)

Your class will learn about immigrant life and how large-scale immigration led to new building forms in New York City, from single family rowhouses to multi-family tenements. Students will engage with maps and historic photographs to learn about immigration, become history detectives as they actively observe, sketch, and analyze the built environment of an immigrant community on a walk through the South Village, and draw, color, and construct a postcard booklet of their trip through a changing community.

Scheduling the Program

The cost of the program is $100 per class (includes all three sessions). Payment is due prior to or at the first session. GVSHP is a licensed NYC Department of Education vendor.

To ensure your dates of choice, we suggest contacting us as early as possible.

Please have the following information ready when you call or email:

Program choice
School name, address, and telephone number
Name of participant teacher(s)
Primary contact name
Primary contact email
Primary contact phone number and cell phone number
Grade level
Number of classes
Number of students/class
Number of adults

Reduced fees are available! If you wish to apply for reduced fees, please fill out this form and return it to GVSHP via e-mail or mail.

Kids enjoy school program

Fifth grade students at PS 9 investigate a historic photo.


Educators or parents interested in learning more about the program or how to register a class can contact GVSHP at 212-475-9585 x39 or email.

For registration information, contact Sam Moskowitz via email or at 212-475-9585 x39.

For a printable brochure, click here.


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