Past Programs & Events

2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009

Positively 8th Street Fair
Saturday, May 14, 12 - 6pm
8th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues

This Annual Street Fair, sponsored by the Village Alliance, celebrated all things Greenwich Village including culture, music, arts, local businesses, and community groups. There were many visitors to our table who were able to obtain information about the history of the neighborhood and were able to ask building research questions.

Volunteer Fair
Saturday, May 14, 11am - 2pm
Manny Cantor Center (197 East Broadway)

Hosted by FABnyc as part of the Lower East Side History Month celebrations, the Volunteer Fair provided a chance for local institutions, organizations, and residents to meet and discuss opportunities for partnerships and future programming. Our table provided printed materials and we are happy to have met so many of our fellow neighbors! See more information about the event here


Networking Event with APTNE, featuring a presentation by The S.S. Columbia Project
Thursday, May 5, 6 - 8pm

Neighborhood Preservation Center (232 East 11th Street)
$10 per person, space was limited and registration required
Presentation was followed by light refreshments

We were happy to host our first collaborative event with the Association for Preservation Technology, Northeast Chapter      (APTNE). The evening was full of socializing with fellow local preservationists, learning about the work of APTNE, and enjoying a presentation by Liz McEnaney, Executive Director of the S.S. Columbia Project (an NPC incubator group). SSCP's vision is the restoration of the 1902 S.S. Columbia steamship in order to provide all New Yorkers and visitors with access to the waterfront once again.

Exploring Jewish New York: History, Places & Food - a book presentation with Paul M. Kaplan
Monday, May 2, 7 - 9pm
Neighborhood Preservation Center (232 East 11th Street)
$5 per person, space was limited and registration required
Books were available for purchase and signature by the author

The Neighborhood Preservation Center was thrilled to co-sponsored this book talk with The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy in honor or Lower East Side History Month, with author Paul M. Kaplan as he discussed his book Exploring Jewish New York: History, Places & Food. Kaplan explored Jewish immigration in New York City through the history and contributions made by this community in different neighborhoods. Such places of focus included museums, places of historic significance, restaurants, synagogues, and entertainment venues.

Preservation League of New York State & NYSCA Grants Information Session
Friday, February 5 from 12 - 1pm
Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street, Manhattan, NY 10003
Co-sponsored with the Historic Districts Council.

The Neighborhood Preservation Center hosted an information session for not-for-profit groups and municipalities on Preserve New York and Technical Assistance Grants (TAG), the signature grant programs of the Preservation League of New York State and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). Erin Tobin, the League’s Director of Preservation, explained the requirements of the grants, the process of applying, and discussed some successful previous applicants.

This program also included a presentation by Kristin Herron, Arts Program Director for Architecture + Design at NYSCA, who briefly reviewed funding opportunities for General Operating and Project Support for FY2017

Information about the session can be found here

NPC Night at the MOFAD Lab
Tuesday, February 2 from 6-8pm
MOFAD Lab, 62 Bayard Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Tickets were $40.

The Neighborhood Preservation Center invited guests to celebrate ‘Night at the MOFAD Lab!’ The Museum of Food and Drink is New York City’s first food museum with exhibits you can eat.  Conceived in 2012, it aims to be a global leader in food education, featuring innovative exhibits and programs that demonstrate how exciting (and important) it is to learn and care about the culture, history, science, production, and commerce of food and drink. MOFAD incubated at the Neighborhood Preservation Center from May 2012 until August 2015, so we were particularly excited to celebrate its recent brick-and-mortar move. The MOFAD Lab, a 5,000 square-foot design and exhibition studio, opened to the public this past October in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  This space offers visitors an interactive experience and in-depth look at topics, such as their current exhibit, Flavor:  Making it and Faking It. The evening’s program included a private opening of the MOFAD Lab, led by Executive Director Peter Kim, and a small reception. To view photos from the event, please visit our Facebook page or photo album. Our thanks the evening's sponsors: 

Five Acre Farms
Katherine Moore at USQ
Redhead Hot Sauce

Protect & Celebration: A Slideshow and Lecture with Jane Weissman 
Community Murals of the 1970s & 1980s on the Lower East Side and the East & West Villages
Tuesday, January 5 from 6:30 - 8pm
Sixth Street Community Center, 638 East 6th Street between Avenues B & C

Co-sponsored with the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.

If you were unable to attend you can watch the video of the lecture here.