Live on Zoom
NYC Landmarks50+ Alliance | Late Fall Convening
Joy Bivins, Carroll Bogert, Paul Goldberger, Thomas Luebke, Shannon K. O’Neil, Nadine Orenstein, Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel (moderator)
LIVE ON ZOOM: Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 12–2 pm ET | Free Admission*


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In 2012, Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel—chair and founder of the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Institute for New York City History, Politics, and Community Activism at the New-York Historical Society—established the NYC Landmarks50+ Alliance to commemorate the landmarks of New York and significant anniversaries of the NYC Landmarks Preservation law. As part of the new Institute’s initiatives, the Alliance presents a series of special virtual discussions featuring knowledgeable speakers on the past, present, and future of New York City.

The late fall convening will feature Joy Bivins, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; Carroll Bogert, president of the Marshall Project; Paul Goldberger, an award-winning architectural critic and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair; Thomas Luebke, the secretary of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, the federal design review agency for the nation's capital; Shannon K. O’Neil, vice president, deputy director of studies, and Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, who co-leads the Council’s Diamonstein-Spielvogel Project on the Future of Democracy; and Nadine Orenstein, Drue Heinz Curator in Charge, Department of Drawings and Prints, Metropolitan Museum of Art. The discussion will be moderated by Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel.

A program of the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Institute for New York City History, Politics, and Community Activism at the New-York Historical Society, created and supported by the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Foundation.


This virtual program is offered free of charge. Virtual convenings are open to directors, active members of community organizations, and interested New Yorkers who would like to become involved. If you are not an Alliance member and would like to attend, please indicate your location, the organization with which you are involved, affiliation, or your area of interest upon registration

By phone: Contact New-York Historical’s Public Programs Department at (212) 485-9205 (Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm)
Online: Click on the orange “Reserve Now” button at the top of this page.

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Registration by phone and online closes at 5 pm the day before the program.

Advance reservation is required to guarantee participation. Exchanges not permitted. Programs and dates may be subject to change.


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