Wednesday, June 27th 6:00-7:30pm
Experience the UWS with one of the city’s best-known architectural historians, Andrew Scott Dolkart. This unique walk begins at Congregation Rodeph Sholom on W. 83rd Street, a 1929 Romanesque-style temple and sanctuary where we’ll have special interior access, touring the exceptional travertine and terracotta sanctuary, marble stairway, and lobby. Back outside, Prof. Dolkart will guide us along the surrounding rowhouse blocks, bringing the streetscape of an earlier era vividly to life.
Thursday, July 12th 6:00-7:30pm
LANDMARK WEST! and FRIENDS of the Upper East Side are offering a fabulous mini-series of walking tours for everyone interested in how each side of the park developed. LW! starts things off with an early evening walk led by Executive Director Sean Khorsandi. He guides us through the development of lower Central Park West, beginning at the five-way intersection of Columbus Circle. As we venture north along CPW, we’ll learn the architectural and social legacy of the buildings along this lower segment of one of NYC’s finest residential streets, examining its role in the city’s past and ongoing development. Also see FRIENDS’ walking tour on July 19th: Along the Avenue: Fifth Avenue!
Tuesday, July 17th 6:15-7:30pm
The UWS’s many architectural gems include a layer of history that many of us overlook – their intriguing signage and hidden inscriptions. Even the most ordinary buildings may contain signs and lettering that reveal fascinating details and link us to our city’s vibrant past. Alexander Tochilovsky, an educator and curator at The Cooper Union, takes us on a unique journey through the neighborhood, showing us hidden traces of long-ago signs, lettering, and fonts that connect us to the shops and lives of earlier Westsiders.
Wednesday, July 18th 6:00-7:30pm
Flower arranging is one of those skills that seems tough, but with a few key “secrets” just about anyone can create a high-impact arrangement. UWS floral designer Sara Mazes will show us her favorite techniques–on a lovely rooftop garden, no less–and all you have to bring is a budget bouquet and pair of snippers. So grab a friend, hit up the new Trader Joe’s or your favorite UWS deli for a “2 for $” deal, and learn how to turn those uninspired bucket blooms into the real deal!
If you prefer to pay by check (payable to Landmark West!), you may email us and either bring a check to the event or mail it to:
45 West 67th Street
New York, NY 10023