12th Annual Ambassador to the Upper East Side Award Dinner a Huge Success

More than 200 members of New York City’s philanthropic, preservation and civic communities gathered last evening at the Metropolitan Club as FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts (FRIENDS) honored renowned pianist and bandleader Peter Duchin at its twelfth annual award dinner.

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Saving Place: Fifty Years of NYC Landmarks

Join FRIENDS next Tuesday for a private tour of Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks at the Museum of the City of New York. The tour is free for FRIENDS members. Reserve your space here.

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32nd Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony: Tuesday, March 17th

We are pleased to hold our 32nd Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony at The Cosmopolitan Club. The Regency Revival-style building was designed by architect Thomas Harlan Ellett in 1932 and is a fitting setting to recognize the fine restoration, renovation, and advocacy work on the Upper East Side over the

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February 18th: A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Landmarks Law

Following the completion of Central Park, upper Fifth Avenue became New York City’s most desirable address, where prominent families constructed opulent mansions.

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February 4th: Interiors, A Book Talk

We are pleased to welcome interior designer Sandra Nunnerley for a book talk and signing as she presents a new collection of her work, Interiors.

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The Board of Officers Room at the Park Avenue Armory, winner of the 2014 Renaissance Award

2015 Annual Awards — Call For Entries

This spring, FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts will celebrate outstanding achievement in preservation, architecture, and advocacy on the Upper East Side during our Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony. The award categories are flexible and can vary each year. Among other areas of accomplishment, previous winners  have demonstrated excellence in

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December 9th: Georg Jensen Book Talk

Georg Jensen, a new book by renowned entrepreneur and design curator Murray Moss explores the illustrious history of the preeminent luxury silver brand.

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Photos from our Roosevelt Island Walking Tour!

Photos from our Roosevelt Island Walking Tour!

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Roosevelt Island Walking Tour

Roosevelt Island, A Walking Tour

Last spring FRIENDS visited Four Freedoms Park at the southern tip of Roosevelt Island, now join us for the northern route! The island’s history is as varied as its many names – Minnehanonck, Varkens Eylandt (Hog Island), Blackwell’s Island, Welfare Island.

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Temple Emanu-El

Guastavino at the Museum of the City of New York: Museum Visit

Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile is a major exhibition exploring the innovations the Guastavino Fireproof Construction Company (1889-1962) brought to the science and art of building.

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