Community History Groups
of 27 listed
Broad Channel Historical Society
To preserve the history of the community of Broad Channel
Bronx African-American History Project
There are now over a half million people of African descent living in the Bronx, well over a third of the Bronx's population. Blacks have been an integral part of the history of the Bronx since colonial times, have contributed greatly to the borough's cultural and political history, and have recently played a major role in the borough's revitalization, but there has been almost nothing written about this large and diverse population other than isolated passages in books about the burning of the...
Center for Jewish History
A research center that also offers public programs, resources for teachers and educators, and more.
City Lore was founded in 1986 to produce programs and publications that convey the richness of New York City's cultural heritage. Increasingly our many efforts embrace national audiences as well.
Day Break B'hoys
A living history group composed of long-time Civil War re-enactors who wish to portray the denizens of Five POints, the Bowery and the waterfront during the 1850s and 60s. We also portray New York regiments at military re-enactments that had their origins
Douglaston/Little Neck Historical Society
1. Creation of New York City Landmark Districts
The Society has already obtained New York City Landmark District status for Douglas Manor (1906) and seeking this same status for Douglaston Hill (1853). Douglaston Hill was named to the National
East Harlem Preservation
East Harlem Preservation (EHP) is a volunteer advocacy organization founded in 2005 to promote, preserve, and protect the neighborhood's rich cultural, architectural and environmental history.
We provide news and updates on large-scale development, dis
Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts
In addition to safeguarding the Upper East Side's six historic districts and 125 individual landmarks and being an advocate for sound preservation policies for the city, Friends seeks to maintain and improve zoning laws governing the area's avenues and residential side streets. The Friends website lacks visuals of landmarks and historically important places on the upper east side, but it will be very helpful in finding these places on your own -- clear maps and brief informative descriptions ab...
Greater Astoria Historical Society
The Greater Astoria Historical Society, chartered in 1985, is a non-profit cultural and community oriented organization dedicated to preserving the past and promoting Long Island City's future. We host field trips, walking tours,slide presentations, and guest lectures to schools and the public. We focus on the neighborhoods of old Long Island City: The Village of Astoria, Ravenswood, Steinway, Hunters Point, Sunnyside , and Dutch Kills.
Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation
The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation works to preserve the architectural heritage and cultural history of Greenwich Village. Established in 1980, the Society is a leader in protecting the sense of place and human scale that define the Village's unique community.