Lower East Side Schedule for Partners in Preservation Open House Weekend

Posted on: May 4th, 2012 at 10:27 am by

Partners in Preservation announced last week that New York City was the chosen area for its efforts. Forty locations across the Five Boroughs were nominated as historical sites worthy of preservation funding (co-sponsored by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation). Three lucky winners, voted by the public, will take a cut of the $3 million grant money. As previously mentioned, the Lower East Side boasts four worthy entrants in the contest – Tenement Museum, Henry Street Settlement, the Duo Multicultural Arts Center, and St. Mark’s in the Bowery.

This weekend is the program-wide free open house event, in which voters can scope out the restoration projects being considered at each site. Below is the visitor info on each of the neighborhood sites, as listed on the Partners in Preservation website:

Tenement Museum – free tours of its historic building including a preview of the forthcoming Shop Life exhibit, the Exploring 97 Orchard Street tour and the Meet Victoria costumed interpreter tour. The Museum will also be offering contests and raffles throughout the weekend. Advance reservations are required for all guided tours. Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 5:15 pm.

Henry Street Settlement – Party Like It’s 1899: Lillian Wald’s 145th Birthday Bash – from noon to 3 pm on Sunday, May 6, at 265 Henry Street on the Lower East Side.A ctivities include old-time street games (ringalevio and more), music, Zumba and dancing, refreshments (hot dogs, popcorn, and cake), a birthday cake baking contest, arts and crafts, raffles and prizes, and hourly tours of our historic headquarters.

Duo Multicultural Arts Center (62 East 4th Street) – tours, screenings, performances. Hit up the website for the extensive schedule. running both days.

St. Mark’s in the Bowery (131 East 10th Street) – Visit St. Mark’s to win tickets to shows, preview upcoming events, meet artists and community leaders, tour the historic graveyards and building, and grab a snack and hear great jazz on the portico. May 5, noon-4 pm & Sunday, May 6, 11 am-4 pm.

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