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ArtWatch International is pleased to announce that on April 7th, it will be hosting a collaborative lecture and panel with other respected colleagues involved in the historic preservation of art and history in New York City. This event will be free and open to the public, hosted at The Salmagundi Club on 5th Ave. See below for details. RSVP via artwatchnyc@gmail.com.

Historic Preservation in NYC: What do the last 50 years tell us about the next 50?

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

WHEN: April 7th, 6:00-8:00pm
WHERE: The Salmagundi Club (47 5th Ave., between 11th & 12th Streets)
ADMISSION: Free

 

421 E. 61st St., 1919. Courtesy - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden / Colonial Dames of America

421 E. 61st St., 1919. Courtesy – Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden / Colonial Dames of America

As celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of Landmarks Law come to a close, where is the historic fabric of our city going in the future? How has preservation played out alongside the city’s massive development and growth in recent years? Join us as 4 individuals from museums and advocacy groups throughout the city discuss the successes and failures of historic preservation within their neighborhoods and buildings, examine current issues in preservation law and city development, and engage with each other on key issues that can be better addressed in the future.
Each speaker will present shortly on specific issues facing each of their sites/organizations and how we all work together in conscientiously approaching preservation and development in the city. Following each speaker’s presentation, a short panel discussion will be moderated by the Director of ArtWatch International, Ruth Osborne.

PARTICIPANTS:

Andrew Berman (Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation)
Simeon Bankoff (Historic Districts Council)
Adam Steinberg (Senior Education Associate, Lower East Side Tenement Museum)
Host: Ruth Osborne (Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden / ArtWatch International)