2015-04-01 Landmark Alerts

Conference Early Bird registration ends TODAY


Today is the last day to take advantage of our discounted Early Bird registration rate!

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: Main Street Revival

Image courtesy of Katie Comeau
Image courtesy of Katie Comeau

Upstate New York boasts many small communities whose roots go deep into our state’s history. In these communities, Main Streets are the economic and cultural centers for and have been the center of civic life for generations. This sessions provides information on how two successful upstate communities spared their historic Main Streets from the wrecking ball through proactive efforts from the community, government officials, developers and consultants. >>Click here to read the full story.

Conference Film & Geneva Pub Crawl tickets available for $10

Photo courtesy Nicholas Whitman
Photo courtesy Nicholas Whitman

Can’t make the whole Conference but still want to be a part of the festivities? Or maybe you just need a fun night out in a great small town! Join us on Thursday, April 16th in Geneva for the screening of Downside UP: How art can change the spirit of a placeThe film, which follows the story of how a down-and-out city turned itself around with some unlikely assistance from contemporary art, will be followed by a panel discussion.

After the film and panel discussion, we’ll all head out for the Geneva Pub Crawl, featuring stops at Geneva’s best local watering holes. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased on the Conference website. >>Click here to get your tickets.

The 2015 Conference Film is sponsored by CJS Architects.
The Geneva Pub Crawl is sponsored by Clark Patterson Lee, Design Professionals

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

Slow Art Day at Rochester Contemporary Art Center

RoCo-SlowArtDayIn collaboration with RoCo’s Ride It: Art and Bicycles in Rochester exhibit, The Landmark Society’s Young Urban Preservationists present: Hurry Up & Wait: Explore the Art of Slowing Down. Featuring lightning presentations from artists, cyclists, YUPs, and more! Hear from creative and captivating Rochesterians! This event is being held at RoCo on Saturday, April 11th as part of Slow Art Day–a global event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art (and, in our case, the world around us). We hope you’ll join us for a fun and inspiring afternoon!

Saturday, April 11th | 1:00 PM | Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 137 East Ave. | Admission to RoCo is $2, free for RoCo members | Join the Facebook event