2018 Public Programs & Events

Capturing the Faces and Voices of Manhattan's Neighborhood Storefronts

Activism and community were experienced through the lens of photographers, as they displayed their work from two free 2018 workshops with acclaimed photographers and award-winning authors James & Karla MurrayIn two sessions at the Neighborhood Preservation Center, the famed duo taught participants how to use photography and oral history to raise public awareness, build community, and encourage advocacy. Participants learned to create their own powerful photographs of neighborhood storefronts and connected with owners through interviews. 

The workshops culminated in an exhibition of each participant's work at The Little Underground Gallery in the Jefferson Market Library from August 1 - October 1, 2018. The opening reception was Friday, August 3 and free and open to the public. Please see this flyer for more details. 

Capturing the Faces and Voices of Manhattan's Neighborhood Storefronts was made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Done in partnership with the Neighborhood Preservation Center. 

10th & Stuyvesant Streets Block Party
Saturday, September 15th (10am - 6pm)
East 10th Street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues
Free and open to the public
We were thrilled to be a part of the 10th & Stuyvesant Streets Block Association's 47th Annual Block Party! This event raised awareness of the neighborhood's progress and funds for the upkeep of Abe Lebewohl Park & Triangle and the St. Mark's Historic District. 
This festive event featured live jazz, local antiques, collectibles, vintage clothing and craft vendors, as well as Veselka's tasty pierogi! We had information on the neighborhood's history and were available to answer questions regarding historic building research.

Positively 8th Street Fair
Saturday, September 8th (1 - 7pm)
West 8th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues
Free and open to the public

This Street Festival, sponsored annually by the Village Alliance, celebrated all things Greenwich Village including its culture, history, arts, local businesses, and community groups. Attendees enjoyed the live music, food, vendors, and visited our table. We had information on the history of the neighborhood and building research. 
APTNE Networking Event with Sane Energy Project
Tuesday, May 1st (6 - 8pm)
Neighborhood Preservation Center (232 East 11th Street)
All were welcome, $10 to attend
Registration required; space was limited

Attedants joined NPC, along with the Association for Preservation Technology - Northeast Chapter, in socializing with fellow preservationists, learning about the work of APTNE, NPC, and enjoyed a presentation by Kim Fraczek, Director of Sane Energy Project, an NPC incubator group working to halt fracked gas infrastructure and move toward a community-led renewable economy; Jay Egg, consultant and designer of georthermal HVAC systems and Founder of Egg Systems, which provides georthermal consulting, engineering, and contracting technologies; and Dave Hermantin, previous Senior Mechanical Engineer of P.W. Grosser Consulting, responsible for designing geothermal well systems on NYC landmark projects such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and Founder and Principal of RENU Engineering Techonologies, which works to bring mechanical engineering technology to residental and commercial buildings throughout the country. 

The presentation was followed by light refreshments and networking amongst attendees.