From the Ground Up:
Forming Grassroots Organizations
The 2016 Spring Partners Roundup will take place Thursday, April 7th at The Landmark Society’s offices. The Partners Roundup is an opportunity for community advocates and preservation partners from around the region to gather and share their communities’ or organizations’ challenges and successes. The formal portion of the program will feature a panel discussion with representatives of community-based and preservation organizations from around the region.
The Roundup is free and open to anyone involved in preservation or community revitalization at any level. If you’re part of a small non-profit organization or just beginning to talk about forming a community-based group, this is the event for you!
Conference Registration opens March 15th
Mark your calendars–online registration for the 2016 New York Statewide Preservation Conference goes live in less than two weeks, on Tuesday, March 15th! Discounted Early Bird rates will remain in effect until April 15th.
The Conference will take place May 5-7th in Albany and Troy. We’re moving east to the Capital Region to mark the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). This year’s Conference theme is Preservation50: NYS. Preservation50 is a nationwide effort to celebrate, learn from, and leverage the NHPA’s first five decades to assure historic preservation’s vibrant future in America. The 2016 Conference will be all about celebrating our past achievements and planning for the future of historic preservation in New York State.
First Rochester heart bombing a success!
Valentine’s Day weekend the YUPs held their first heart bombing event. (Never heard of heart bombing? Click here to learn more). Despite the exceptionally frigid temps, the event was a great success! >>See the pictures and read about the event on our website.
Celebrate City Living off and running
Last weekend, the Rochester Coalition for Neighborhood Living (of which The Landmark Society is a member) partnered with M/Body to host our first Celebrate City Living event, Celebrate: Neighborhood of the Arts. The event was a huge success! Close to 300 people came through to see almost two dozen businesses and organizations local to NOTA. There was food, dance demos, a workshop on self-defense, a story time for children, and more. The energy was amazing and we can’t wait to host our main event, the Celebrate City Living Housing Expo, on April 16th at City Hall. >>Learn more about the event and explore Rochester’s neighborhoods and housing opportunities at celebratecityliving.com.