Lower East Side Arts Open House with Village Preservation and the Historic Districts Council

This event is no longer on sale.

Monday October 7

4:00 PM  –  5:30 PM

Village Preservation and the Historic Districts Council are housed at the Neighborhood Preservation Center. The entire building used to be the rectory of the adjacent St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery, until the lower floors were restored after a fire. Now, Village Preservation and Historic Districts Council have our offices in the bottom floors of the building. 

The rectory building, completed in 1901, was designed by Ernest Flagg in the Beaux-Arts style. See old images of the building and the neighborhood, which is located in the St. Mark’s Historic District, one of the city’s earliest designated historic districts.

Join us for an open house, learn about our work, ask your preservation questions, and get a special look at this historic building.


This event is accessible, with six stairs up to the building


When registering online, make sure to click submit on BOTH registration pages.  The first page will ask you to fill our your personal information (name, address, email, etc.) while the second will ask you to reconfirm that information.  You must fill out ALL the fields that have a red star next to them before the system can process your registration.  If your registration has gone through, you should receive an automated confirmation email.  If you do not receive an automated confirmation email after you register, please reach out to us directly at rsvp@gvshp.org or 212-475-9585x35 so that we can verify your registration.  Thanks and we look forward to seeing you at our programs!