2018-01-10 Landmark Alerts

Evening of Performing Arts in Celebration of our 80th Anniversary

Join us as we continue the celebration of our 80th Anniversary year with an evening of performing arts in one of Rochester’s most historically-significant buildings, featuring two of our city’s world-renowned artistic groups, and one of our up-and-coming stars! This special, collaborative concert in the Hochstein Performance Hall will be the first time that PUSH Physical Theater and The Ying Quartet have appeared on the same stage, and they will be sharing it with this year’s recipient of the Eastman School of Music’s William Warfield Scholarship, Jonathan Rhodes.

$25 “Early Bird” tickets are available now through January 31st.

 Eventbrite - An Evening of Music and Physical Theatre

Friday, February 23rd | 7-9 PM | Hochstein School of Music Performance Hall, 50 Plymouth Ave. N. | Early Bird tickets: $25 | Visit our website for details

Travel Tour: Preservation Successes in Niagara on the Lake

Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL) is a lot more than just the Shaw Festival and wineries. However we all love the theatre and wine, so, of course, they will be included in our travel tour, May 14-16, 2018. But it is our relationship with local preservationists and friends that convinced us to schedule a candlelight dinner in the barrel cellar at Ravine Winery and a wine and chocolate pairing at Peller Wines. It is the exciting skills that the students at Willowbank School of Restoration Arts are learning that made a tour of their workshops a must. And who would miss the newest kid on the block, Wayne Gretzky, and his distillery that just opened. But don’t take it from us, discuss it yourself with local developers, restaurateurs, preservationists, and entrepreneurs to whom we will introduce you at private receptions and events. Whether you’ve been to NOTL a dozen times or this is your first time, you will be treated to a travel tour that is sure to surprise and delight you. Reservations close January 19th so don’t miss this opportunity and contact Carolyn Haygood to make your reservation soon. >>Complete details available on our website. 

Save the Date: Grants Workshop

On Monday, January 29th at 9:00 AM, we’ll be partnering with our colleagues at the Preservation League of NYS to host a workshop on the League’s grant programs as well as our Preservation Grant Fund. Not-for-profit organizations and municipalities that own historic buildings are encouraged to attend. The workshop will take place at our Landmark Society headquarters, 133 S. Fitzhugh St. We’ll have more details soon but feel free to reserve your spot in the meantime by emailing Caitlin Meives.

Young Urban Preservationists survey

The YUPs are undergoing a strategic planning process and we would like to gather feedback from the community to help them grow as an organization. We hope that you’ll take five minutes or less to complete a short, 9 question survey. Whether you’ve never been to a YUP event, you’re a die-hard member, or you’ve decided you’re not interested in the group, your feedback is valuable and important. All responses will be anonymous. THANK YOU for your time!

>>Click here to take the survey.

Architecture class at the Brainery

Love old buildings but have no idea what you’re looking at? We’ll be back at the Brainery in the new year, teaching our classes on American Architectural History. In each one hour class, we’ll give you the rundown of American architectural styles from the Colonial era through the 19th and 20th centuries, with a focus on local and regional examples. Learn the names of important architectural styles common in the northeast; some basic architectural terminology; and how to approximately date the buildings you see every day.

Wednesday, January 31st | 7-8 PM | Crash Course in American Architectural History I – 19th Century | $15 | Click here to register (just a few spots left!)

Wednesday, February 7th | 7-8 PM | Crash Course in American Architectural History II – 20th Century | $15 | Click here to register