Please join your fellow Preservation Alumni for the annual Fall Party on Thursday, September 20th at the beautiful 79th Street Boat Basin. Enjoy food and drinks while reconnecting with your fellow HP alum and welcoming the new class of preservationists. PA will be making several exciting announcements about upcoming events and faculty achievements. In addition, the recipient of the2018 Cleo and James Marston Fitch Prize will be announced.
We are thrilled to once again host our party at the Boat Basin Cafe. As one of the city’s oldest event locations on the Hudson River, this basin has hosted famous historic guests like Frank Sinatra and Mario Puzo. Constructed in 1937 by Gilmore D. Clarke during the tenure of Robert Moses as Parks Commissioner, the boat basin was originally built to offer a place for boats to dock during the summer; it also was part of a larger project to cover over the tracks of New York Central Railroad’s West Side Line and transform what had become an unsightly industrial shoreline into an appealing parkland and public amenity.