Lectures and Other Events

To educate the public about preservation issues, the Conservancy presents book signings, illustrated lectures, and technical programs throughout the year. These events are offered either free-of-charge or for a nominal registration fee.

We are also pleased to occasionally promote special events hosted by preservation groups with which we have developed lasting relationships.

For more information about events or if you are interested in joining our Professional Circle group,
please contact Jenna Smith at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Past Events

2016 Labor, Literature, and Landmarks Lecture Series

-General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York

Location: 20 West 44th Street, New York, New York 10036
Date: June 23, 2016

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Panel Discussion and Reception - Historic Preservation: At the Core of a Dynamic New York City

Location: Church of St. Jean Baptiste at 76th Street and Lexington Avenue
Date: May 12, 2016

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Ecumenical Panel Discussion And Reception - May 3

-Park East Synagogue, 163 East 67th Street

Location: Park East Synagogue - 163 East 67th Street
Date: May 03, 2016

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David Lowe Lecture - “Where Angels Tread”

-Cultural historian & author David Garrard Lowe

Location: St Jean Baptiste RC Church - 184 E 76th St
Date: April 07, 2016

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Conservancy Honors James Wolfensohn

-James Wolfensohn Dinner

Location: The Metropolitan Club
Date: December 01, 2015

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Panel Agrees, Room for Both Preservation and Development

Conservancy President Peg Breen Introducing Panelists

Date: May 27, 2015

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I Heart NY Landmarks Photo Contest

Date: February 13, 2015

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Tour of NY Harbor on John J. Harvey fireboat

Location: 530 W 26th Street
Date: August 07, 2014

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Where Angels Tread Lecture by David Garrard Lowe

Location: The Church of Saint Jean Baptiste — 76th St & Lexington Ave
Date: April 10, 2014

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Murals of New York City An Illustrated Talk by Glenn Palmer-Smith

Location: Christie's New York
Date: February 11, 2014

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Joseph Urban Lecture presented by David Garrard Lowe

Location: 300 West 57th Street at 8th Avenue
Date: May 02, 2013

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Announcing Our New Landmarks Mobile App

Date: April 26, 2013

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The Conservancy Rings the NYSE Euronext Opening Bell

Location: 11 Wall Street
Date: April 08, 2013

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Adaptive Reuse of Religious Properties Conference

Location: Rensselaerville, New York
Date: March 06, 2013

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Mayor Declares New York Landmarks Conservancy Day!

Location: Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House - One Bowling Green
Date: January 25, 2013

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Preservation Groups Open the New York Stock Exchange

Location: 2 Broad Street
Date: January 08, 2013

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“The Plaza Unveiled” Book Launch Party

Location: The Plaza
Date: November 29, 2012

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Tifereth Israel - Rededication of a Landmark Synagogue

Location: 109-18 54th Avenue, Queens (Corona)
Date: October 24, 2012

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Conservancy Jumbotron Ad

Location: 253 West 42nd Street
Date: July 24, 2012

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Lecture: You Wore That? Additions to Historic Buildings

Lecture Theme: Additions to Historic Buildings

Location: Union Club
Date: May 24, 2012

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Lecture: Art Deco New York by David Garrard Lowe

Location: Two East 90th St. at Fifth Ave.
Date: April 12, 2012

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Could New Energy Codes Harm Historic Buildings?

Location: General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, West 44th Street
Date: March 20, 2012

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I Heart New York Landmarks

Date: February 29, 2012

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9/11 Memorial Tour with architect Michael Arad

- Michael Arad, designer

Date: January 10, 2012

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Conservancy hosts panel at National Trust Conference in Buffalo

Location: Buffalo, New York
Date: October 21, 2011

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Other Desert Cities

Location: Booth Theatre - 222 West 45th Street, New York, NY
Date: October 18, 2011

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Debating New York’s Skyline: Evolving or Embalmed?

The New York Landmarks Conservancy and The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) brought together leading experts in architecture and the history of New York City for a timely discussion on the changes and challenges brought by new skyscrapers on New York City’s iconic skyline.

Location: The City University of New York Graduate Center, Proshanksy Auditorium, 365 Fifth Avenue (between 34th and 35th streets), Manhattan
Date: May 11, 2011

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New York’s Wondrous Houses of Worship An illustrated lecture by David Garrard Lowe

David Garrard Lowe (Photo by Bill Ray)

Location: St. Bartholomew’s Church 325 Park Avenue (between 50th and 51st Streets) New York City
Date: May 03, 2011

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A Salon Evening With Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Robert Caro

Robert Caro and Peg Breen at Union Club of the City of New York on Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Location: Union Club of the City of New York 101 East 69th Street, at Park Avenue
Date: April 05, 2011

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Restoring Splendor: The Architecture of New York Synagogues

Dr. Samuel D. Gruber

Location: Temple Emanu-El One East 65th Street (between Fifth and Madison Avenues)
Date: March 21, 2011

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Conservancy Celebrates 25 Years of Preserving Sacred Sites

"I think Sacred Sites is one of the best examples of historic preservation as a proactive force where preservation advocates have put there intellectual and financial capital behind something that they believe in very strongly," architectural historian Andrew Dolkart said at Central Synagogue, Jan. 26

Location: Central Synagogue, 123 East 55th Street, New York, NY 10022
Date: January 26, 2011

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Conservancy Holds Reception for Stephanie Meeks

Conservancy Board Treasurer Jack Kerr, Stephanie Meeks, President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Stuart Siegel, Conservancy Board Chair.

Location: The New York Landmarks Conservancy Office One Whitehall Street
Date: December 08, 2010

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Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue: Master of Gothic and Art Deco

Church of the Intercession

Location: Church of the Resurrection 119 East 74th Street New York City
Date: November 22, 2010

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Conservancy co-sponsors reception in honor of Anne Van Ingen

Conservancy President Peg Breen, left, and Anne Van Ingen

Location: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave at 104th Street
Date: November 11, 2010

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Conservancy Board Enjoys Exclusive Tour of Plaza Hotel Restoration

Stuart N. Siegel, Conservancy Board Chair, left, Suri Kasirer of Kasirer Consulting and Miki Naftali of El-Ad Properties

Location: The Plaza Hotel, Fifth Avenue at Central Park South
Date: October 19, 2010

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Michael Pappalardo meets with Professional Circle, discusses ship remains found at WTC site

Michael Pappalardo of AKRF, a leading consulting firm specializing in environmental, planning and engineering services, speaks at the Conservancy's Professional Circle Breakfast, Oct.13.

Location: Conservancy office – One Whitehall Street, 21st Floor
Date: October 13, 2010

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Baroness Mariuccia Zerilli-Marimò Hosts Reception for Conservancy Members at Casa Italiana

Stuart N. Siegel, Conservancy Board Chair, left, Living Landmark Baroness Mariuccia Zerilli-Marimò, Living Landmark Michael Christensen and Giosetta Capriati

Location: Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Date: October 05, 2010

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Lindsay’s Forgotten Preservation Legacy: Air Rights and the Strengthening of the Landmarks Law

Location: Panel discussion at the Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Date: September 30, 2010

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Conservancy Celebrates Restoration of Historic Old Stone Mill At The New York Botanical Garden

James Mahoney, Fund Program Coordinator of New York City Historic Properties Fund, guides a large group on an historic walking tour.

Location: The New York Botanical Garden
Date: September 11, 2010

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Exclusive Look at Restoration of Rare Federal Survivor

Seton Shrine and James Watson House, present day

Location: 7 State Street, NY
Date: August 04, 2010

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Council Member Gale Brewer Announces Fundraiser for Renovation of West-Park Presbyterian Church

Location: The Community Room of the Belnord, enter at 225 West 86 Street, Manhattan, and you will be directed across the courtyard past the fountain to the entrance on Hall 5 where the Community Room is located on the ground floor on the west corridor.
Date: June 23, 2010

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Conservancy Open House

Location: Conservancy office – One Whitehall Street, 21st Floor
Date: June 22, 2010

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Young Landmarks Enjoy Exclusive Tour of Brooklyn Heights

Location: Victorian fountain in front of Borough Hall
Date: June 15, 2010

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Conservancy Co-sponsors Free Workshop on Newly-Expanded NY State Rehabilitation Tax Credit

Conservancy Public Policy Director Andrea Goldwyn addresses workshop attendees

Location: The Arsenal, Central Park, Fifth Avenue and 64th Street, Third Floor
Date: May 06, 2010

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Jeff Greene Discusses Restoration Work at the Empire State Building Lobby

Location: Conservancy office – One Whitehall Street, 21st Floor
Date: April 15, 2010

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LPC Chair Robert Tierney Guest of Conservancy Public Policy Committee

Conservancy Board Member Frank J. Sciame, Jr., left, Board Chair Stuart N. Siegel, and LPC Chair Robert Tierney

Location: Conservancy office – One Whitehall Street, 21st Floor
Date: April 07, 2010

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Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Historic City Hall

Location: Outside City Hall's Plaza in front of the Statue of Nathan Hale
Date: February 17, 2010

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“Fixing Frank:” Restoration of Fallingwater and Guggenheim Museum

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater. Photo courtesy of Robert Silman Associates

Location: The New York Landmarks Conservancy Conference Room, One Whitehall Street
Date: January 26, 2010

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Conservancy Co-sponsors Lecture with Institute of Classical Architecture

The cover of Semes' book The Future of the Past: A Conversation Ethic for Architecture, Urbanism, and Historic Preservation, which was selected by Planetizen as one of the top ten most important books on urbanism and planning published in 2009.

Location: Library at the General Society, 20 West 44th Street
Date: December 31, 2009

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Historic Properties Fund Manager Featured Speaker at Historic District Council’s ‘Coffee Talk’

Karen Ansis, manager of the Conservancy’s revolving loan fund for restoration work, discusses neighborhood preservation initiatives and highlights recently completed projects at The Historic Districts Council's Monday Morning "Coffee Talk.”

Location: Neighborhood Preservation Center
Date: December 07, 2009

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Conservancy President Unveils Penn Station Model at Botanical Garden

Location: New York Botanical Garden
Date: November 17, 2009

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Conservancy Co-sponsors Paul Goldberger Book Talk on Architecture; Peg Breen Gives Introduction

Paul Goldberger, America’s foremost interpreter of public architecture, presents his two new books, Why Architecture Matters and Building Up and Tearing Down: Reflections on the Age of Architecture.

Location: L.E.S Tenement Museum, Museum Book Shop, 108 Orchard Street
Date: November 17, 2009

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Conservancy Seminar Features Expert Panel on Sustainability in Historic Houses, Nov. 12

Walter Sedovic, Principal and CEO of Walter Sedovic Architects, discusses the importance of building responsibly.

Location: Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 85 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn
Date: November 12, 2009

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Innovative Firm Presents Unique Service at Circle Breakfast

Location: New York Landmarks Conservancy office, One Whitehall Street, 21st floor (between Stone and Bridge Streets).
Date: October 30, 2009

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Workshop Provides Hand-On Approach to Maximizing Energy Efficiency of Religious Institutions

Location: The Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy
Date: October 23, 2009

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Professional Circle Members Attend Sept. 30 Breakfast on Rare Collyweston Slate

Collyweston slate expert David Ellis

Location: New York Landmarks Conservancy office
Date: September 30, 2009

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Professional Circle Members Attend July 9 Breakfast on NYPL

Location: New York Landmarks Conservancy office
Date: July 09, 2009

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Professional Circle Breakfast

Location: New York Landmarks Conservancy Office
Date: April 29, 2009

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Young Landmarks Event: An Evening with Architect Peter Pennoyer

Location: Peter Pennoyer Architects P.C., 432 Park Avenue South, 11th Floor
Date: March 18, 2009

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A Look Inside Google’s New York City Headquarters

Location: 76 Ninth Avenue
Date: August 07, 2008

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An Exclusive Tour of Brooklyn’s U.S. Courthouse and Post Office

Location: The U.S. Courthouse & Post Office in Brooklyn
Date: July 29, 2008

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Conservancy Hosts Exclusive Reception and Tour of Schinasi Mansion

Location: The Schinasi Mansion, 351 Riverside Drive (at 107th Street)
Date: May 06, 2008

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