NYC Landmarks50+ Alliance | Spring Convening

Featuring: Frances Bronet, Justin Davidson, Susan Meiselas, Bénédicte de Montlaur, Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel (moderator)
  • Thursday, May 19, 12 – 2 pm
  • Free
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Justin Davidson head shot
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head shot of Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel

Event Details:

Presented live on Zoom

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 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 spring 2022 convening will feature Frances Bronet, architect, engineer, and the 12th president of Pratt Institute; Justin Davidson, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic, award-winning composer, and architecture and music critic at New York MagazineSusan Meiselas, award-winning, internationally admired photographer and president of the Magnum Foundation; and Bénédicte de Montlaur, CEO of the World Monument Fund. 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

Ticket Instructions:

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 button at the top of this page.
Chairman's Council: To request tickets, email

This program will be presented live via Zoom, an easy-to-use video conferencing platform. The day before the program, a member of New-York Historical’s staff will contact all registered attendees from the email address with instructions on how to join the virtual presentation. An additional reminder will be sent within two hours of the program start time. If you do not receive a message, please check your spam folder.

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