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Upcoming Programs from GVSHP, and Past Program Videos, Photos, and Presentations Now Available On-Line

Missed some past programs, or want to revisit those you attended? Review the slideshow for "Preservation Progress 2003 to Today, and the Road Ahead", or watch the video for "The History of the Halloween Parade", "Shadows on Bleecker Street," or "Old Buildings, New Forms." For more, check out our "Pa st Programs" webpage, which is updated regularly with new material from recent programs.

Upcoming Programs

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.

Winter's Here? Snow Way!
A history of snow removal in New York City with Dr. Robin Nagle

Thursday, January 30
6:30 – 8:00 P.M.
Free; reservations required
NYU Lecture Hall
13 University Place, just below 8th Street   
A New York City winter usually includes snow. It may look pretty while it's coming down, but enough of it at once can paralyze the largest urban area in North America. What does it take for New York's Department of Sanitation, the city agency in charge of snow response, to keep the streets clear when the white stuff falls?

Join Robin Nagle, the DSNY's anthropologist-in-residence and author of the book Picking Up, for surprising stories about how snow has shaped life in the Big Apple.

Copies of Dr. Nagle's book will be available for purchase and signing.  

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

City Folk: English Country Dance and the Politics of the Folk in Modern America
A documentary film screening

Co-sponsored by the NYU History Department

Monday, February 3
6:30 – 8:00 P.M.
Free; reservations required
Jurow Lecture Hall at the Silver Center
100 Washington Square East
Daniel Walkowitz is a social and cultural historian who has worked to bring America’s past to both academic and broad public audiences. In 2010 he published City Folk: English Country Dance and the Politics of the Folk in Modern America, a transatlantic exploration into the related histories of English Country Dance and the folk dance movement in the United States (NYU Press). The book also serves as the basis for his recent documentary film with the same title, made for public television as a production with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

A screening of the film, which features Greenwich Village residents, will be followed by a question-&-answer period with Professor Walkowitz. The book and DVD will be available for purchase and signing.

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

Farmers Markets from Gansevoort to Union Square to Abingdon Square
An evening with Greenmarket founder Barry Benepe

Co-sponsored by GrowNYC

This program was postponed from an earlier date.

Tuesday, February 11
6:30 – 8:00 P.M.
Free; reservations required
Jefferson Market Library
425 Sixth Avenue at West 10th Street
In 1976, planner and architect Barry Benepe cofounded the Greenmarket program in New York City with a fellow planner, Bob Lewis. Their open air markets offered a solution to two pressing problems: regional farmers were struggling to make a living and losing farmland to development, and New York City consumers had a hard time finding good, fresh produce.  

Barry will join us to discuss the history and development of several iconic open air farmers markets in and around Greenwich Village, including the Gansevoort Market, Union Square Greenmarket, and Abingdon Square Greenmarket.  

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

From Thomas Wolfe to the Mamas and the Papas: The Venerable Hotel Albert in Greenwich Village
A lecture by historian Anthony W. Robins

Thursday, February 20
6:30 – 8:00 P.M.
Free; reservations required
Third Street Music School
235 East 11th Street

Everyone knows the Algonquin Hotel and the Chelsea Hotel, but the Hotel Albert on University Place and East 10th Street has hosted a riotously rich group of creative New Yorkers. Designed by Henry Hardenbergh, architect of the Plaza Hotel and the Dakota Apartments, the Albert was home to many famous writers in its early years, including Robert Louis Stevenson, Hart Crane, and Thomas Wolfe. Mark Twain lectured at the Albert in 1901, and Walt Whitman is said to have been sighted there. Political radicals also found refuge in the Albert -- and John Scopes stayed here while rounding up supporters for his famous "monkey trial" in Tennessee.

In the 1960s, The Mamas & The Papas wrote "California Dreamin' and Lovin' Spoonful wrote "Do You Believe in Magic" here. Other musicians who spent time at the Albert included the Carly Simon, Joni Mitchell and James Taylor. Many of them used the Albert's basement for rehearsals and impromptu jam sessions.

This illustrated lecture examines the Albert's history and its illustrious roster of residents from the 1880s to the 1970s. It's based on the history of the Albert written by Mr. Robins for the current co-op.

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 and Margaret Chin, and GVSHP members.

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