Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

  • New York, NY
  • www.gvshp.org

Mission Statement

Founded in 1980, the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation works to protect the cultural and architectural heritage of Greenwich Village, Noho, and the East Village through research, advocacy, and education. Our programs include: Educational outreach in the form of public lectures, tours, exhibitions, and publications; A school program that teaches children about Greenwich Village history and architecture; Preservation leadership on such issues as preservation of the South and East Village; Preservation projects that promote an understanding of the Village's historic importance, such as the Greenwich Village Preservation Archive and Oral History Project; Consultation services on a wide variety of preservation issues, with GVSHP serving the community as historian, educator, archival resource, and technical consultant.

Main Programs

  1. History and Historic Preservation: A History Program for Students, Grades 1-8
  2. Adult Education Programs
  3. South Village History Project
  4. South and East Village Oral History Project
  5. Continuing Education for Real Estate Professionals
Service Areas

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New York

GVSHP Preservation works concentrates on the Greenwich Village, East Village, and NoHo neighborhoods in Manhattan, New York City. Our educational programming about the history and culture of the Village for children and adults is targeted to audiences in all boroughs of New York City.

ruling year

1981

Principal Officer

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Mr. Andrew Berman

Keywords

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historic preservation, arts and culture, children's education, Greenwich Village

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EIN

13-3042600

 Number

2301439757

Also Known As

GVSHP

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (A01)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Over the last 10 years, GVSHP has worked to secure landmark designation of more than 1,000 buildings in the Village, East Village and Noho, as well as community-friendly, "contextual" rezonings of nearly 100 blocks. This amounts to a virtual small city of preservation in our ever-changing metropolis.

Programs

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Program 1

History and Historic Preservation: A History Program for Students, Grades 1-8

The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation’s (GVSHP) “History and
Historic Preservation” offers three grade-appropriate sessions for students in
grades one through eight: an in-class historic investigation activity; a
walking tour of a Greenwich Village
neighborhood; and a culminating art project that reinforces the material
learned in the first two sessions. The program encourages students to examine
and understand the built environment, enhances their awareness of New York City and its unique communities, and engenders a lively interest in the study of history.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

None

None

Budget

$42,000.00

Program 2

Adult Education Programs

The
Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation’s (GVSHP) adult education
programs seek to spread knowledge about historic preservation, the history and
culture of Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo, and the built
environment of New York City through walking tours, preservation tours,
lectures, panel discussions, and exhibitions.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$23,000.00

Program 3

South Village History Project

Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation's (GVSHP) South Village Project is a multi-year project aiming to create a South Village Historic District in the southern area of Greenwich Village. Through research, advocacy, scholarship, and educational programming, the project will create better understanding about the history and architecture of the area. Issues to be explored and revealed include the area’s immigrant history,
its history as home to a significant Italian-American and African-American
community, its architectural history, the history of avant-garde theater in the
area, and the development of innovations in the area of music, poetry, and
literature in the area.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$30,000.00

Program 4

South and East Village Oral History Project

The South and East Village Oral History project is part of the organization’s ongoing work to landmark these neighborhoods, documenting the lived experience of those who have influenced the neighborhood’s more recent social and cultural history.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

None

None

Budget

$25,000.00

Program 5

Continuing Education for Real Estate Professionals

GVSHP's Continuing Education programs brings the history of housing, zoning, and historic preservation to those working in the real estate field in New York City.

Category

History & Historical Programs

Population(s) Served

Adults

None

None

Budget

$25,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

GVSHP Preservation works concentrates on the Greenwich Village, East Village, and NoHo neighborhoods in Manhattan, New York City. Our educational programming about the history and culture of the Village for children and adults is targeted to audiences in all boroughs of New York City.

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Funding Needs

GVSHP seeks operating funds and funds for educational programs and special projects.

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GREENWICH VILLAGE SOCIETY FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

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Principal Officer

Mr. Andrew Berman

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Arthur Levin

Center for Medical Consumers

Term: June 2015 - June 2016

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