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GVSHP's public programs explore and celebrate historic preservation, the history and culture of Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo, and New York City's built environment. Annual flagship events include the House Tour Benefit and June's Village Awards honoring the businesses, individuals, and institutions that contribute to the legendary quality of life in Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo.

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2018 Spring House Tour Benefit

2018 Annual Meeting & Village Awards

Past Programs





Curator Tour of Andy Warhol: Endangered Species at the East Village Ukrainian Museum
Wednesday, December 12, 2:00pm
Ukrainian Museum, 222 East 6th Street




Andy Warhol was a superstar of his own making, catalyzing change and raising awareness for people, places, objects and ideas that he rendered larger than life. In iconic silkscreened colors, Warhol's 1983 "Endangered Species" series sheds a fascinating new light on his legacy, using his platform to raise worldwide awareness for endangered wildlife. In a guided tour of these works, we will learn about how this series came to be and explore Warhol himself – the son of Eastern European immigrant parents in Pittsburgh. This exhibition is the first-ever Warhol show produced by a Ukrainian American organization – a fitting location, uniting his origins with his home in the New York avant-garde.

This event is fully accessible.
This event is part of the East Village Arts Festival with Tompkins Square Library


This program is currently sold out - sign up here for our waitlist.  



The Preservation and Future of Affordable Housing in the Village
Thursday, December 13, 6:30pm
Westbeth Community Room, 55 Bethune Street, Courtyard




The Mitchell Lama housing program was launched in 1955, to address the needs of New Yorkers for middle and low income housing. In 1970, the Westbeth complex opened as the largest in the world of its type of community housing, with a waiting list so long that it closed applications in 2007 and has yet to re-open them. The preservation of the Mitchell Lama initiative and Westbeth's housing is ongoing and crucial, and has been taken up by organizations like the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development, which is building community power to win affordable housing and thriving, equitable neighborhoods for all New Yorkers through research, advocacy, and grassroots organizing. 

We will delve into these histories and futures, movements and battles with historians and Professors Jeffrey Lee Trask (Westbeth) and Nicholas Bloom (Mitchell Lama), Executive Director of the Association for Neighborhood Housing Development (ANHD) Benjamin Dulchin, and moderator Adam Tanaka. 

Adam Tanaka is a Senior Analyst at HR&A Advisors, a New York-based real estate and urban policy consultancy. Adam's PhD in Urban Planning from Harvard University focused on the history of large-scale, middle-income housing in New York City. Adam has also worked for the City of New York on affordable housing and land use issues and helped launch an urban innovation summer school in partnership with the City of Paris. His writing, film-making, and civic art have been published by the Boston Globe, Van Alen Institute, Journal of Urban History (forthcoming) and Slate, among others. He has lectured widely on affordable housing issues, at community events and walking tours as well as academic and industry conferences. 

Benjamin Dulchin is committed to NYC’s activist community development movement, and has been a housing and community organizer for twenty-six years.  Since becoming Executive Director, Benjamin has expanded the scope of ANHD’s work, led research and advocacy campaigns on key issues to change the landscape of NYC housing policy, shaped ANHD’s bank reinvestment research and advocacy, led ANHD’s new focus on equitable economic development, and expanded the capacity-building programs that ANHD provides for our membership.

Jeffrey Trask specializes in the social and cultural history of the United States and the history of cities. He has a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University, an M.A. in Museum Studies from the Fashion Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Design from Radford University. His research and teaching focus on the aesthetic economy of cities, with particular focus on the relationship between the arts, aesthetic and stylistic elements of the built environment and political and economic relations. His new research looks at the relationship between the design and planning of industrial spaces and the social and cultural politics of urban growth.

Nicholas Bloom is an associate professor and serves as chairperson of New York Institute of Technology's urban administration and interdisciplinary studies programs. He is also currently serving as co-editor of the peer-reviewed Journal of Planning History published by Sage. He has worked extensively in public and affordable housing. He is the author or editor of eight books about urban development, public housing, and affordable housing.

This event is fully accessible





Members Only ($500+): Holiday Celebration at Salmagundi

Sunday, December 16, 2:00pm
The Salmagundi Art Club, 47 5th Avenue




The lights are twinkling, there's music in the air, and we are celebrating this festive season by stepping back in time, through the doors of the elegant façade at 47 Fifth Ave.
The Salmagundi Art Club's landmark double-wide 1853 house is lovingly maintained and full of art, historic details, and ephemera that tell the story of the house and the Club itself, whose strong legacy provides a center for representational art. Members of GVSHP, the Merchant's House Museum, and the Salmagundi Art Club are invited to venture up the steps to see the art, enjoy a cocktail in the vintage bar, watch 5th Avenue go by from the elegant period parlor, and explore the building's library and countless original details. Spend time with friends new and old, learning too, about the important work our three organizations are doing to preserve our historic buildings, our neighborhood, and the legacies of art, community, architecture, and music we all hold dear.

Co-sponsored by the Salmagundi Art Club, GVSHP, and the Merchant's House Museum.

This event is not fully accessible


Register by emailing rsvp@gvshp.org or calling 212-475-9585 ext.35

Not a member at the $500 level but want to attend? Join or increase at gvshp.org/donate.



Postponed: Members Only ($250+): The Village at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
TBD
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue at 82nd Street



For museum lovers and skeptics alike, join us on a tour of The Metropolitan Museum of Art! 
GVSHP member Gary Steinkohl is a Metropolitan Museum-trained docent known for his engaging and insightful tours. Gary has created a lively, private, hour-long exploration of the museum specifically for GVSHP. Learn about great artworks from around the world, as well as objects, artists, and stories with specific Greenwich Village connections. This will be a museum tour like you’ve never seen before! 
Refreshments will be provided after the tour.

This event is fully accessible.

Not a member at the $250 level but want to attend? Join or increase your support at gvshp.org/donate


To Register, Email rsvp@gvshp.org.


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Thank you for not wearing fragrances at GVSHP events for the health and consideration of others.

GVSHP’s programs are generously funded by: the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, City Councilmembers Rosie Mendez, Margaret Chin, and Corey Johnson, and GVSHP members.






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