2015-03-19 Landmark Alerts

Conference Early Bird registration ends April 1st


No, it’s not an April Fools’ joke! There’s less than two weeks left to take advantage of our discounted Early Bird registration rate!

Wondering if the Conference is for you? We bet it is. Unlike a lot of Conferences, the New York Statewide Preservation Conference is NOT just for professionals. Typical attendees include: grassroots preservationists, community advocates, neighborhood leaders, architects (CES credits will be available), landscape architects, planners, mayors, municipal board members, historic property owners, students, and non-profit organizations. If you’re working—in any capacity—to revitalize your community, this event is for you!


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Conference Spotlight: KeynoteSpeaker

Cynthia Nikitin SQUAREThis year’s Keynote Speaker is Cynthia Nikitin from the Project for Public Spaces (PPS). Cynthia has earned a reputation as a persuasive advocate for “Placemaking” as an approach to city planning and urban design. In her Keynote address, Placemaking: The Ultimate Art Form, Cynthia will highlight projects that integrate placemaking and historic preservation and will demonstrate how placemaking leads to the creation of vibrant public spaces in and around heritage buildings, districts, and downtowns. >>Click here to read more about our Keynote Speaker. 

April Fools’ Tour at Stone-Tolan Historic Site

Image courtesy of David Boyer
Image courtesy of David Boyer

Poor Stone-Tolan. Those April Fools have been at it again. The oldest site in the county has been littered with things that do not belong. We’ve got to get it set right before all the 4th grade students arrive for their field studies – we don’t want the kids to think that Mrs. Stone did her hearth cooking by the light of a lava lamp!

Help us unravel the mess they have left behind at the April Fools’ Tour on Saturday, April 4th. Identify the things that do not belong in the 1815 tavern, kitchen, and parlor bedroom. Some will be easy (the lava lamp, perhaps?) Some will be a bit of a challenge (what’s the date on that coin?) But it will all be fun – and there will be prizes! Adult admission is $5, and we’re offering a special rate for children under 18 – free admission (no fooling!)

Saturday, April 4th | 12:00-4:00 p.m. | 2370 East Ave., Stone-Tolan Historic Site | $5 adults, children under 18 FREE! | Click here for Calendar listing

NY Landmarks Conservancy Sacred Sites Open House Weekend


Join the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s 5th Annual Sacred Sites Open House Weekend (May 16-17) celebrating the 50th Anniversary of New York City Landmarks Law and the rich diversity of the state’s historic houses of worship.

Open House Weekend is a wonderful occasion to showcase your institution’s art, architecture, and history. It’s also an opportunity to highlight the many social service and cultural programs you provide the greater community.  For more information contact Brian Gallagher or Ann Friedman at sacredsites@nylandmarks.org or call 212.995.5260.

To be included in this year’s Open House Weekend Guide, you must complete your registration by April 14, 2015. >>Click here to register your site.