Historic House Trust of New York Lecture Series on October 3rd

 

 

The latest in the Historic House Trust of New York City (HHT) Lecture Series will take place on Thursday, October 3 from 6:00 to 7:30pm, located at King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Screening Room/Auditorium, first Floor, 113 at 53 Washington Square South, NYC.

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Historic House Trust of NYC Launches Initiative to Enhance Accessibility at 23 Historic Sites

 

 

 

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The New York Community Trust has awarded the Historic House Trust of New York City (HHT) $339,000 to improve physical and intellectual access to public house museums in ways that are beneficial to people living with disabilities. This project—led by a team specializing in ADA compliance within historically-significant environments, and with experience creating innovative accessibility programs—will position HHT and its 23 historic sites at the forefront of such initiatives across the nation.

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NYC Parks + Green-Wood Experts to Preserve Old Gravesend Cemetery

 

 

 

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NYC Parks Citywide Monuments Conservation Program (CMCP) conservators and summer apprentices, collaborating with Green-Wood Cemetery experts, will be resetting and restoring weathered and toppled gravestones at Old Gravesend Cemetery,

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Preparing for the Return of the Harlem Fire Watchtower to Marcus Garvey Park on October 26, 2019

 

 

 

Image taken October 18, 2019, courtesy of a reader

Harlemites and preservationists were delighted to receive the recent news that the historic Harlem Fire Watchtower, removed from the Acropolis overlooking Marcus Garvey Park in 2015 for restoration, will be reinstalled, with a Fire Watchtower Reception set for Saturday, October 26, 2019. As reported to GothamToGo by Connie Lee, President of The Marcus Garvey Park Alliance/Public Art Initiative, the long-awaited event will take place from Noon to 3:00pm on The Acropolis. All are invited ~ RSVP and more information Here.

In preparation for the opening of the Acropolis, Marcus Garvey Park Alliance/Public Art Initiative has requested funds from NYC Council of Participatory Budgeting for the purpose of installing cameras and lighting on the Acropolis. Here is the link for adding your name for support for this project, and links to share on Facebook and Twitter.

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