Upcoming Programs/Events

Mapping NYC's LGBT History

Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30pm
WeWork City Hall (222 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10038)
Free, Space is limited. Registration is required via Eventbrite


Learn about the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project and its newly launched interactive map that documents 
LGBT place-based history and conveys its impact on American culture. The preservation team will be on 
hand to discuss the website's many features, including the map's initial 100 LGBT historic sites and ten curated tours, from sites that highlight the city's pre-20th century LGBT history to those related to LGBT activism before Stonewall.

Program attendees are highly encouraged to suggest NYC sites that matter to them, either at the event itself or through the project's online suggestions form

This program by the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project is partnered with Neighborhood Preservation Center and sponsored by .
 

Vital Little Plans

Tuesday, May 2 at 6:30pm
Museum of the City of New York (1220 5th Avenue at 103rd Street)
Registration required online (use the discount code PLANS2 for $10 tickets) 
Reception and book signing to follow


In honor of the legendary author and activist Jane Jacob's 101st birthday, join Alexandra Lange, architecture critic for Curbed, for a conversation with Samuel Zipp, Professor of American Studies and Urban Studies at Brown University, and writer and curator Nathan Storring, about Jacob's powerful evolving legacy. Zipp and Storring are the co-editors of a new, previously-uncollected collection of Jacob's writings and talks called Vital Little Plans: The Short Works of Jane Jacobs
 
This program is part of Off the Page, a literary series spotlighting authors of the best new non-fiction books written about the five boroughs. This series is presented in conjunction with MCNY's new exhibition New York at Its Core, which tells the story of NYC's 400-year history through the lens of four themes: money, density, diversity, and creativity. 

The Neighborhood Preservation Center is pleased to be an honorary co-sponsor of this program. 


Capturing the Faces and Voices of the Lower East Side's Disappearing Mom-and-Pop Storefronts
Workshop Location: Neighborhood Preservation Center (232 East 11th Street, NYC 10003)
Free, Space is limited. Registration is required via Eventbrite

There are two workshops, each consisting of two sessions. All sessions will take place from 6:30 - 8:30pm.
Workshop I: Monday, April 24 and Monday, May 22 - SOLD OUT
Workshop II: Monday, May 1 and Monday, June 5 - SOLD OUT
 
Join us for this workshop on the cultural significance of mom-and-pop stores and their impact on the pulse, life, and texture of their communities that will be taught by acclaimed photographers and best-selling authors, Karla and James MurrayParticipants will learn to create their own powerful photographs of neighborhood storefronts as well as record oral histories with shop owners. The workshop will culminate in an exhibition of each participant's work displayed at the Theater for the New City from August 14 - September 18, with an opening reception on Monday, August 14, 2017.
 
For registration details, go to the Eventbrite page
 
"Capturing the Faces and Voices of the Lower East Side's Disappearing Mom-and-Pop Storefronts" is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Legislature and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Additional support has been generously provided by Townsquared, Veselka, and the Theater for the New City.