December 2013 


Upcoming Programs & Events

 Information about GVSHP's upcoming programs and events is available online at www.gvshp.org/events

A lecture by historian Susan deVries     
When: Wednesday, December 4; 6:30 - 8:00 P.M
Where: Baha'i NYC Center, 53 East 11th Street
This is a private event using the facilities of the New York Baha'i Center.
Cost: Free; reservations required

The Brevoort name has long been linked with the story of Greenwich Village's development. Among the many Henrys in the family, one supposedly irascible gentleman with a collection of exotic animals is often credited with being responsible for 11th Street not continuing between Broadway and Fourth Avenue.  Another Henry is known for hobnobbing with authors, building a fabulous mansion, throwing an extravagant ball, and building a stately row of houses on Eleventh Street.

Join Susan De Vries, Director of the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum and former GVSHP staff member to explore the intriguing myths and tales of the farmland, mansions and rowhouses of the Brevoort family in early 19th century Greenwich Village.

To register, please call (212) 475-9585 ext. 35 or email.

A new book by architect Fran´┐Żoise Bollack
When: Tuesday, December 10; 6:30 - 8:00 P.M.
Where: NYU Lecture Hall Room 101, 19 West 4th Street, near Mercer Street
Cost: Free; reservations required

Co-sponsored by the Draper Program at NYU

Join architect, preservationist and author Fran´┐Żoise Bollack as she talks about the inspiration for and process of writing her new book, "Old Buildings, New Forms" published by The Monacelli Press.  The book is about the preservation of existing buildings, masterful or mundane, and the creative possibilities of preservation: what happens when owners, architects and users engage in the risky adventure of reusing and transforming an existing building.  The author observes: "The architecture of additions and transformations is inventive and fresh as it deals with varied problems and a host of limitations."

Ms. Bollack will focus on some of the twenty-eight projects in the book from around the globe.  At the conclusion of her lecture, the author will sign books for purchase.

To register, please call (212) 475-9585 ext. 35 or email

Reservations are required for all programs.
rsvp@gvshp.org or (212) 475-9585 x 35

Please note that space is often limited. Reservations are not confirmed until you receive a response from GVSHP regarding your reservation.

If space becomes an issue, all reservations will be honored up until the start of the program, at which point your seat may be given away to those on the wait list.

Don't forget to check out GVSHP's Past Events Page. Photos from some of our past programs as well as audio recordings and more information about the speakers and topics can all be found here! 

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