Upcoming Programs/Events

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Redefining Preservation for the 21st Century: A Symposium 

Monday, April 20, 2015, 5:30-9:00 pm
@ New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Tickets: $20 when you use discount code NPC20
Ticket includes symposium and reception Click here to register
AIA CES credits will be offered for attending this program.
On the eve of the opening of Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks, the Museum of the City of New York will celebrate its newest exhibition with a multi-disciplinary symposium. Please join a panel of distinguished speakers to explore the challenges and opportunities of the preservation movement today and in the future. What role will preservation play in keeping New York a dynamic global city? How will preservation law and practice continue to adapt over time? Tickets to this event include admission to the opening reception for the exhibition.

Vishaan Chakrabarti, AIA, Director, Columbia University Center for Urban Real Estate

Roberta Brandes Gratz, Urban Critic and Journalist

Michael Kimmelman, Architecture Critic, The New York Times

Steven Spinola, President, Real Estate Board of New York

Robert A. M. SternFAIA, Dean, School of Architecture, Yale University

Moderated by Adele Chatfield-Taylor, Former CEO, 
American Academy in Rome


The symposium will take place at: New York Academy of Medicine 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

Reception to follow across the street at: The Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

The symposium is made possible through the generous support of the New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation and is co-presented with AIA New York Chapter | Center for Architecture, AIANY Historic Building Committee, Art Deco Society of New York, The Beaux Arts Alliance, Brooklyn Heights Association, Brooklyn Historical Society, Carnegie Hill Neighbors, CUNY Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, Docomomo US/New York Tri-State, Gotham Center for New York City History, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, Historic Districts Council, Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts, The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA), The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation, Judd Foundation, The Municipal Art Society, New York School of Interior Design, Neighborhood Preservation Center, NYC Landmarks50 Alliance, New York Landmarks Conservancy, New York Preservation Archive Project, Pratt Institute, and Society of Architectural Historians.

Photo © Iwan Baan


Image: Mayor Robert F. Wagner signing the Landmarks Law; Photograph by Margot Gayle 

Toast the Landmarks Law
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 3-5pm
219 Second Avenue, btw. East 13th & East 14th Streets
The program is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. RSVP here.

On April 19, 1965, Mayor Robert F. Wagner signed the New York City Landmarks Law, which finally provided legal protection for the City's treasured buildings and neighborhoods. Fifty years later, over 33,000 special places throughout the City are protected as individual landmarks, interior landmarks, scenic landmarks, or as part of 114 historic districts.

Join in toasting the success of this groundbreaking piece of legislation, exactly 50 years to the day it was signed. Birthday cake will be provided (it's a celebration, after all)! And as part of the festivities, there will be a screening of WNET's Treasures of New York: The Landmarks Preservation Movement, which documents the tireless work of preservationists before and after the passage of the Landmarks Law. Celebrities from the preservation world, featured in the documentary, will be on hand to discuss the portrayal of the field in the program, and givetheir thoughts on the last 50 years of preservation in New York City. 

This program is co-sponsored by the New York Preservation Archive Project, Historic Districts Council, and Neighborhood Preservation Center.

Image: Mayor Robert F. Wagner signing the Landmarks Law; Photograph by Margot Gayle