Past Programs & Events

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Neighborhood Trivia Night! 
Monday, February 11th at 6:30pm
The Gray Mare (back room)
61 Second Avenue (at East 4th Street)
Those 21 or older were able to attend. Minimum of one drink purchase per person. RSVP here

Drinks and laughs were had at this friendly trivia competition covering the arts, culture, and geography the Village! Emceed by Jane Marx, tour guide, educator, and performer, questions pertained to a wide range of topics including the elevated train route, which famous actress was charged at the Jefferson Market Courthouse, and the origin of the "shag" haircut. Attendees tested their knowledge of the Village and learned some fun new facts along the way. Prizes were given to our winners. 

We co-sponsored this trivia night along with Greenwich Village Society for Historic PreservationVillage AllianceEast Village Independent Merchants Association, and The Gray Mare

Preservation Grants Information Session by the Preservation League of New York State
Wednesday, January 30th (10am - 12pm)
The Municipal Art Society of New York
488 Madison Avenue, Suite 1900
Free but space was limited; RSVP required here

Not-for-profit groups and municipalities were invited to attend a free presentation on Preserve New York and Technical Assistance Grants (TAG), the signature grant programs of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the Preservation League of New York State

The League's Manager of Technical & Grant Programs, Frances Gubler, explained the requirements for the grants, the process of applying, and discussed some successful previous applicants. Frances was joined by Alex Herrera of the New York Landmarks Conservancy to discuss their emergency grant program

The Neighborhood Preservation Center was thrilled to once again co-sponsor this program with the Preservation League of New York StateThe Municipal Art Society of New YorkGreenwich Village Society for Historic PreservationHistoric Districts CouncilLandmark West!The New York Landmarks Conservancy, and Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts
Happy 50th Anniversary, St. Mark's Historic District! 
Panel, Poetry, Celebration
Wednesday, January 16th at 6:30pm
St. Mark's Church In-the-Bowery
131 East 10th Street
Free and open to the public. RSVP here. Reception followed.

This program celebrated the 50th anniversary of the designation of the St. Mark's Historic District! The district, owned by Petrus Stuyvesant in the mid-1600s, has long been a hub of cultural, architectural, and artistic significance. The panel discussion on the district's history and how it's thrived since designation was lead by: Andrew Berman, Executive Director of Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation; Stephen Facey, Trustee of the St. Mark's Historic Landmark Fund & Chair of the NPC Advisory Committee; The Rev. Anne Sawyer, Rector of St. Mark's Church In-the-Bowery; Marilyn Appleberg, longtime East Village resident and the Founder and President of the 10th and Stuyvesant Streets Block Association; and Elinor Nauen, Poet and Poetry Project Board Member. The designation report for the St. Mark's Historic District can be read here
We were happy to co-sponsor this program along with Greenwich Village Society for Historic PreservationHistoric Districts CouncilSt. Mark's Church In-the-Bowery, 10th and Stuyvesant Streets Block Association, The Poetry Project, and Veselka