April 17, 2012 Landmark Alerts

2012 Conference: Last chance registration discount

The countdown has begun–our 26th annual Preservation Conference is just 4 days away (Saturday, April 21)! But fear not, registration remains open. And because it’s The Landmark Society’s 75th anniversary year, we want to make this Conference one of the biggest and best. So we’re offering one more opportunity to save on registration. It’s the LAST CHANCE SPECIAL. Click here to take advantage: you’ll save $15 off the regular registration rate. (Promo code: LASTCHANCE).

Conference highlights include: smart growth, the homeowners tax credit program, planning for the stewardship of local historic cemeteries, city neighborhood success stories, and more! It’s all topped off by a guided walking tour of Highland Park (sponsored by the Highland Park Conservancy and Highland Park Neighborhood Association) and an informal reception at the Lamberton Conservatory. Enjoy drinks, snacks, and great company while taking in the Conservatory’s spectacular flora (sponsored by the NY Upstate Chapter ASLA and Monroe County Parks). View a full list of Conference sessions here.

To register by phone or fax, please contact Carolyn Haygood at 585.546.7029 x11.

Spring & summer events







Mark your calendars and save the dates for this spring and summer’s lineup of fun, relaxing, and educational events that showcase our community’s historic resources. On May 6, Cynthia Howk will give a talk on the historic architecture of the Town of Clarendon; May 11-20 Ellwanger Garden will be open daily (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) during the Lilac Festival; stop by Ellwanger Garden again during Peony Weekend, June 2 and 3; and last but not least our 42nd annual House & Garden Tour will take place June 9 and 10 on Grosvenor Road, Pelham Road, Council Rock Avenue and Highland Avenue in Brighton. View more details and a full listing of events on our Events Calendar.

Celebrate Olmsted’s Birthday

The New York Upstate Chapter of ASLA and the Highland Park Conservancy have partnered for a celebration of Frederick Law Olmsted’s birthday in Highland Park on Thursday April 26, 2012. Olmsted designed Rochester’s magnificent parks system (including Highland Park), Central Park in NYC, and hundreds of other parks, campuses, and residential grounds around the nation. In addition to creating a plethora of scenic spaces for the enjoyment of the public, Olmsted’s designs and practices created a model for the profession of landscape architecture. Come out to Highland Park next week and celebrate Olmsted’s legacy.

7:00 p.m. – Meet at Poet’s Garden – Local Master Gardeners will lead a tour of the Poet’s Garden, followed by cake in celebration of Olmsted’s Birthday. Free and open to the public!

Preservation League announces new grant program

Our colleagues at the Preservation League of New York State have recently launched a new grant program. The Technical Assistance Grants (TAG) program provides support for discrete projects that preserve New York State‚Äôs cultural and historic resources. The grants will support professional services of architects, engineers and other design and preservation professionals working with not-for-profit groups and municipalities to preserve their arts and cultural buildings, structures and other resources. Visit the Preservation League’s website for more information.