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November 2021

Pushing Perspectives: Confronting Biases in Historic Building Materials Research

November 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Click here to register. Join us for our next Pushing Perspectives virtual conversation as we critically consider the preservation professional’s role in the creation of a more inclusive approach to historic materials research and in discussions about what is valued. Our panelists bring a variety of perspectives to this discussion about issues of exclusion in historic materials research and the challenges of doing ethical research. They include: For over twenty years, Hannah Bennett has served in a number of different…

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October 2021

2021 Fall Workday: Green-Wood Cemetery

October 23, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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Join Preservation Alumni on Saturday, October 23rd, as we partner with Green-Wood Cemetery for our socially-distanced Fall Workday! Founded in 1838 and now a National Historic Landmark, Green-Wood was one of the first rural cemeteries in America. By the early 1860s it had earned an international reputation for its magnificent beauty and became the prestigious place to be buried, attracting 500,000 visitors a year, second only to Niagara Falls as the nation’s greatest tourist attraction. Neela Wickremesinghe, HP Class of…

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June 2021

2021 Spring Workday: Green-Wood Cemetery

June 5, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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Join Preservation Alumni on Saturday, June 5th, as we partner with Green-Wood Cemetery for our socially-distanced Spring Workday!

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May 2021

Pushing Perspectives: Exploring Equity within Preservation Trade Careers

May 24, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Photo Credit: Casey Weisdock, IMI. Click here to register. We are all familiar with the path to preservation through a college degree, but how much do you know about the path for those in preservation that took a different route? This panel discussion will spotlight the experiences and path of training required for a career in the preservation trades. Our panelists include:       Neela K. Wickremesinghe ('11 graduate) is the Robert A. and Elizabeth Rohn Jeffe Director of…

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PA Virtual Series: Spring Bar Crawl

May 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Preservation Alumni invites you to join us, in partnership with art historian and Municipal Art Society tour guide Sylvia Laudien-Meo, for an evening virtual tour to learn more about the wealth of art and preservation history within the bars and hotel lobbies of Manhattan. As we eagerly anticipate the gradual re-openings of these hotel bars, we also see this as an opportunity to have a virtual bar crawl of sorts, and invite you to create some of the same cocktails…

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December 2020

Pushing Perspectives: Can We Make Preservation Relevant in Advancing Social Justice?

December 1, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In an effort to address equity and diversity in our community and profession, PA is launching a new lecture series: “Pushing Perspectives." This (currently) virtual series seeks to provide thoughtful conversations on the state of the preservation profession and explore methods that can be incorporated into our practice to address inclusivity and equity. The inaugural event will be a panel discussion titled “Pushing Perspectives: Can We Make Preservation Relevant in Advancing Social Justice?”. Three former Fitch Thesis Grant Prize winners…

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October 2020

PA Virtual Series: Show-and-Tell Happy Hour

October 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us Tuesday, October 13 at 6:00 PM EST for a PA show-and-tell happy hour! This digital event will bring current students, PA members and friends together for a casual evening over drinks. PA will be featuring Building Conservation Associates employees' architectural artifacts collections, with fun stories about where the artifacts are from and how they were collected. There will be plenty of time for questions and for attendees to also show off some special finds from their own collections - so start thinking about what great stuff you have at home!…

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July 2020

Panel Discussion: Non-Traditional Career Paths in Historic Preservation

July 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Preservation Alumni is hosting a digital event about non-traditional careers in historic preservation.

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March 2020

Members Only Tour: Trinity Church

March 23, 2020 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Trinity Church, 75 Broadway
New York, NY United States

*The Trinity Church Member's Only tour has been postponed. We will send out an email as soon as the event is able to be rescheduled. Thank you for your understanding.* Our next Member's Only tour is taking place at the newly restored Trinity Church on March 23, 2020 at 6:15pm. Originally constructed in 1846 by Richard Upjohn, the rejuvenation projectis the first comprehensive campaign in over 75 years. Katherine Malishewsky, Director of Preservation at MBB Architects, will lead the group…

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January 2020

PA Mentor Mingle

January 30, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
120 Broadway, 20th Floor
Free

Preservation Alumni is excited to kick off our third year of the mentorship program with a Mentorship Mingle for students and mentors to meet! Participating students and mentors are invited to join us on January 30th at 6:30pm at Beyer Blinder Belle's office, 120 Broadway, 20th Floor. Also known as the Equitable Building, 120 Broadway is a historic New York City sky scraper completed in 1915 by Ernest R. Graham that spurred the New York City zoning code and the…

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