Neighborhood Preservation Center Announcements Board

Our announcements board is a great place for organizations in our constituency to share upcoming programs and events from around the city.


Announcement from the Neighborhood Preservation Center on 4/9/13

Columbia University Seminar on the City
DATE: Wednesday, April 10, 2013
SPEAKER: David Smiley, Barnard College
TALK:  "Pedestrian Urbanism Since the '60s"

DINNER: 6pm, $25, payable by check
Please note policy change: The University Seminars will no longer accept cash payments for dinner. Payment is by check only. Checks should be made out to "Columbia University," with "Seminar #459a" and "dinner" in the memo field. Thank you for your cooperation.   
7pm to 9pm
PLACE: Columbia University Faculty House, 400 West 117th Street,  2nd Floor
CHAIR: Lisa Keller, Purchase College, SUNY

Please RSVP to immediately. Indicate whether you will attend the dinner plus seminar, or the seminar alone.


Announcement from the Neighborhood Preservation Center on 4/3/13

North Woods Trail Family Ride with For Trips for Kids Metro NY to Celebrate Earth Day
Saturday April 27, 10am-2p
Cunningham Park, Queens NY
210 Playground @ 73rd Ave

Scheduled Rides and Clinics. Bikes/Helmets Supplied. This event is FREE. Trips for Kids Metro New York is a nonprofit organization that provides mountain bike outings and environmental education for kids 10-18 who would not otherwise have these opportunities. To reserve a time, RSVP to:


Announcement from the Neighborhood Preservation Center on 3/27/13

Case Studies in Urban Development: Grand Avenue, Los Angeles
Friday, April 12, 2013
Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium, Milstein Hall
129 Sibley Dome
Ithaca, NY 14850

 “The 2013 Case Studies in Urban Development (CSUD) will treat the development known as the Grand Avenue Project in downtown Los Angeles. The project is the latest, and perhaps grandest, effort to create vital downtown business, civic, and cultural venues for Los Angeles. These endeavors date back to the 1950s when the City of Los Angeles condemned and cleared Victorian homes and regraded Bunker Hill. Beyond enhancing the physical design and cultural vitality of downtown, the project is intended to attract residents, stimulate job creation, and generate tax revenue for local government. Early in 2007, the Los Angeles City Council and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors endorsed an extensive public-private undertaking to transform the civic core of Los Angeles.”

For more information and to register, please contact:

Beth Kunz
Events and Exhibitions Manager
(607) 255-7324

Announcement from the Neighborhood Preservation Center on 3/22/13

Pratt Area Comminity Council's Spring Tree Giveaway
Saturday, April 13, 2013 11:00am
PACC's Affordable Housing Building
Magnolia Plaza, 686 Lafayette Avenue
(Between Marcy and Tompkins)

On Saturday, April 13th, PACC is giving out 200 FREE Trees! Individuals, families and community groups within NYC are eligible to receive a tree for planting on private property only. Trees will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis until supplies run out. Simple tree planting and care instructions come with your free tree. All you need is a place to plant it and access to water.

Go to to reserve your tree in advance.

Rain or Shine * First-come, first-served * Arrive early as trees will run out quickly!

Government issued ID is required. It is recommended that you bring a shopping cart or decent sized shopping bag to transport your tree. Reserved trees will be distributed from 11am-noon only, get there early! For questions, contact Mike Mitchell at 212-333-2552

This event is hosted by PACC and is sponsored by: the MillionTreesNYC, Toyota, plaNYC, NYC Parks Department, New York Restoration Project and American Express.

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