2016-04-07 Landmark Alerts

Preservation Conference: Register now and save


Just 8 days left to take advantage of discounted Early Bird registration rates for the 2016 NY Statewide Preservation Conference (May 5-7th in the Capital Region)! Other Conference deadlines are approaching as well so don’t delay–get yourself set for the preservation event in New York state. Whether you’re a city neighborhood leader, a grassroots preservationist in a small town or big city, an urban planner, architect or preservation professional, this Conference will educate and inspire you.  >>Visit our website to see the full lineup of speakers, sessions, and fun events. 


Upcoming Deadlines:

  • Hotel – Our block of rooms at the recently restored Renaissance Albany Hotel expires on April 12th. Click here for details.
  • CLG Scholarships – Applications for staff and municipal board members who serve in Certified Local Government communities are due Friday, April 15th by 5 p.m. Click here to apply.
  • Early Bird registration – Ends April 15th at 11:59 p.m.


From the Ground Up: Forming Grassroots Organizations


The 2016 Spring Partners Roundup will take place tonight, Thursday, April 7th (6:00-8:00 p.m.) 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!

>>Visit our website for complete details. 

Celebrate City Living: Neighborhood Bus Tours

16 CCL social logoAs part of the Celebrate City Living expo on April 16th, The Landmark Society is offering a 2-hour bus tour of Rochester’s historic neighborhoods on Saturday, April 9th, Sunday, April 10th, or Saturday, April 16th. Guided by Landmark Society expert Cynthia Howk, these bus excursions are an informative and entertaining introduction to Rochester’s neighborhoods and housing stock. If you are a prospective City renter or home buyer, this tour is a great place to start as you figure out where to call home. Register to take the bus tour.

Save the Date: Bridging the Canal 2016


You’re invited! On Sunday, April 24th at 2:00 p.m., The Landmark Society’s Olmsted Subcommittee will host a birthday bash for revered landscape architect and designer of Rochester’s parks system, Frederick Law Olmsted. The occasion will also be an opportunity to celebrate and showcase Genesee Valley Park’s concrete arch pedestrian bridges (listed on The Landmark Society’s Five to Revive list and the Preservation League of New York State’s Seven to Save). We’ll be celebrating with light refreshments, music, walking tours, and good company on one of the bridges, over the Erie Canal! More details to follow. >>Follow us on Facebook for the latest information.

This event is sponsored in part by the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and the NYS Canal Corporation. The event is also sponsored by the Preservation League of New York State, Friends & Neighbors of Seneca Park, and the NY Upstate Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.