FRIENDS’ Annual Awards recognize outstanding achievement in preservation, architecture, and advocacy on the Upper East Side on a yearly basis. The awards categories are flexible and can vary each year. Among other areas of accomplishment, previous winners have demonstrated excellence in Restoration, Rehabilitation, Design, and Stewardship. Individuals and advocacy groups who have displayed extraordinary achievement in the field of preservation are eligible. Nominations are typically sought in the fall for a spring awards ceremony held at locations throughout the Upper East Side.
The FRIENDS 41st Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony was held on April 12th, 2023. View images of the award recipients and photographs from the awards ceremony in the Awards Library below. Congratulations to the 2023 Award Recipients!
2023 Annual Awards Postcard
2023 Awards Recipients
Halina Rosenthal Advocacy Award
Roberta Brandes Gratz & J.M. Kaplan Fund
It's a Helluva Town: Joan K. Davidson, the J.M. Kaplan Fund,
and the Fight for a Better New York
- 14 MayRead more
Many businesses on the Upper East Side are family-owned, and have been passed down for generations. These small mom and
- 02 MayRead more
Today we celebrate the recipient of our 2020 Renaissance Award, Park Avenue Synagogue. Last year the Synagogue completed a campus-wide