LW! e-Newsletter
December 6, 2010

Volunteers transform West-Park:
How one day made a difference

On Saturday, December 4th, more than 40 volunteers came together for a day of cleaning to benefit West-Park Presbyterian Church.  Five hours of dusting, washing, sweeping, vacuuming, and buffing later, the church's sanctuary, balcony and vestibule were transformed.

Armed with face masks and gloves, volunteers scrubbed years of dirt from the pews and woodwork of West-Park's sanctuary. 
Visit our Flickr album to see volunteers in action!
Volunteer clean-up at West-Park
West 86th Street art fests
Encyclopedia of New York City
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LANDMARK WEST! friends, staffers and Board members (oh my!) joined members of the congregation of West-Park, the Friends of West-Park group, and neighbors of the church for a volunteer clean-up organized by Preservation Alumni, Inc., graduates of Columbia University's Historic Preservation Master's program.

And we cannot forget to thank Jack Pontes of J. Pontes, Inc. Brownstone Restorations.  Jack and his crew of four came to the rescue, arranging for a Dumpster just days before our clean-up, and cleared the sanctuary and balcony of every single piece of errant debris that would hinder a thorough cleaning of the space.  The value of Jack's donation of energy and services is indescribable.

To learn more about how you can be a part of West-Park Presbyterian Church's revitalization, contact LANDMARK WEST!

West 86th Street Houses of Worship
to Host Holiday Craft Fairs and Fests

One Street; two opportunities to discover art and design
on the Upper West Side!

West-Park Presbyterian Church -- newly cleaned out by Jack Pontes and his crew cleaned up by a a league of 40+ of volunteers (see above) -- will host "NY Creates: Hand-crafted in New York City", December 17-19, 2010.

West-Park is located at 165 West 86th Street, at the corner of Amsterdam Avenue.  For more information on this event to showcase hand-made crafts, visit NY Creates online


The Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew will host the 86th Street Art & Design show on Saturday, December 18, 2010.  Stop by (doors open at 2PM!) for a day filled with creative energy, incredible designs, and unexpected crafts from eighteen artists.

The Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew is located at 263 West 86th Street, at the corner of West End Avenue.  For more information on this event, visit The 86th Street Art and Design Show online.

Encyclopedia of New York City

Celebrate the release of the second edition of the award-winning Encyclopedia of New York City (Yale University Press, 2010). The first edition of this monumental reference volume quickly became a gold standard for information about the city. Today, 15 years after its release, the Encyclopedia has been updated with most of its articles significantly revised and 800 new entries. The new edition was highlighted in the New York Times' City Room blog on 11/28/2010!

Join the book's editor Kenneth T. Jackson, Jacques Barzun Professor of History at Columbia University, for a discussion of the innovations in the new edition, followed by a reception to help launch the book. Special Price for friends of LW!

Thursday, December 9th at 6:30pm

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

Reservations Required: 917-492-3395 or email programs@mcny.org
$6 museum members, $12 non-members, $6 when you mention LANDMARK WEST!