Past Events

Columbia University Yorkville Studio II Community Presentation

FRIENDS has been working for the last four years to document the cultural resources of Yorkville.

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Art Deco on UES featured

Art Deco on the Upper East Side: A Walking Tour

The Upper East Side maintains an aura of conservative respectability, and perhaps as a result never attracted as much Art Deco flash as other areas in New York City.

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Join FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts for our 31st Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony!

Join FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts for our 31st Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony!

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FDR Four Freedoms Park walking tour

FDR Four Freedoms Park: A Walking Tour

Designed by renowned architect Louis I. Kahn shortly before his death in 1974, this four-acre park at the southern tip of Roosevelt Island finally opened to the public in October

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Murals of New York City: A Book Talk

Murals of New York City is the first book to curate over 30 of the most influential and impressive murals found within all five boroughs. From the Victorian sensibilities of

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Call for Entries – 2014 Annual Awards

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

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Fifth Avenue vs. Central Park West: A Lecture with Barry Lewis

While the storied thoroughfares of Central Park West and Fifth Avenue both flank Central Park, their history and character are worlds apart.

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Ray Kelly

Reserve Your Tickets for the 2013 Benefit!

Join FRIENDS for an exciting evening as we proudly honor Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly at our Tenth Annual Ambassador to the Upper East Side Award Dinner on Monday, September

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Jacquie Ottman:
Ottman & Company Book Talk

Sara Cedar Miller:
Book Talk: Before Central Park

Lucie Levine:
200 Years of Parks: Celebrating Frederick Law Olmsted

Bob Shaw and Lauri Pitkus:
Behind the Scenes: The Gilded Age

Lucie Levine:
Horsing Around the Upper East Side

Joshua Jelly-Schapiro:
Book Talk: Names of New York

Betsy Bober Polivy:
The Art of Walking Manhattan Sideways

Andrew Dolkart, Shelley Hayreh, Richard Roth Jr., and Emery Roth II:
Celebrating 150 Years of Emery Roth, Architect of Our City

Professor Penny Sparke:
A City In Good Taste: Elsie de Wolfe’s New York

Lucie Levine:
Back to School

Lucie Levine:
Putting People in the Buildings: Yorkville

Daniel Garodnick:
Saving Stuyvesant Town

Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin:
Can You Imagine: A Look at Never-Built projects on the Upper East Side

Paulina Bren:
The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free

Betsy Bober Polivy:
Walking Manhattan Sideways

38th Annual Meeting & Awards

Lucie Levine:
Ada Louise Huxtable's New York

Tricia Foley:
The Lost Voice of Mary L Booth

Andrew Alpern and Simon Fieldhouse:
Door to Door: A Virtual Look at New York’s Posh Portals

Matt Postal:
From Park Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue: A Presidential View of the Upper East Side

Gary Lawrence:
New Year, Old World: Gilded Grandeur on the Upper East Side

Roberta Brandes Gratz and Anthony C. Wood:
It’s a Helluva Town: Joan K. Davidson, the J.M. Kaplan Fund, and the Fight for a Better New York

Dan Allen:
Historic Building Materials

Lucie Levine:
Upper East Side Hotels

Susan De Vries:
Building History Detectives

Susan Tunick:
Terra Cotta: Don't Take it for Granite!

Leigh Hallingby:
A Feminist Walk Through Harlem

Patrick Ciccone:
Bricks and Brownstone

Meredith Bergmann:
Monumental Women

Zachary Violette:
The Decorated Tenement

First Avenue Estate:
The Architectural, Social, and Cultural Context

First Avenue Estate:
The Legal Context and Significance

First Avenue Estate:
The Community Advocacy

First Avenue Estate:
Looking Forward

Family Walking Tour:
Historic Yorkville

Andrew Dolkart:
The Rowhouse Reborn

George Janes in:
How Do Supertowers Get So Tall?

A Perilous Path to Protection:
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of a Landmark

The Upper East Side:
A Framework for the Future of Five Neighborhoods

Shaped by Immigrants:
A History of Yorkville

FRIENDS of the Upper East Side 2020