Thank you everybody for another successful year. Don't forget that you can still make a tax deductible year-end donation and support our ongoing restoration project. For our Facebook friends, donations can now be made directly through our Facebook Page. Otherwise, click the "Donate" button below and use PayPal for your holiday card (or other year-end) donation.Share this on:
Volunteers turned out on November 4th and worked tirelessly removing appliances, flooring, wallboard, and non-historic interior fabric so that our engineers can design the new interior framework for our restoration and adaptive reuse of our National Register listed property.Share this on:
Our first fundraiser (at Helen Hayes' Pretty Penny) was a success, with a sell-out crowd, music, food, wine, house tours, speeches (short) and great conversation. Here are some highlights from the event.
To support the John Green House, go to www.johngreencoalition.org.
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THIS HOUSE MATTERS - A DOCUMENTARY
Order a DVD Copy of This House Matters for home viewing - All proceeds benefit the John Green Preservation Coalition and the rehabilitation of the John Green House, $15.00 per copy, postage paid. Thank you to filmmaker Tina Traster for donating these DVDs. Support her new project, Catnip Nation at www.catnipnation.com.
Come celebrate our listing on the National Register of Historic Places at Nyack's Pretty Penny (235 North Broadway, Nyack, NY) on October 7th from 4-6pm. Drinks, food, music, art, speeches (short) and fun. We'll also be revealing the plans for the future of the John Green House and offering a tour of Pretty Penny by Nyack's Village Historian. Art will be presented and available for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the John Green House.
The John Green House has joined the Edward Hopper House and the US Post Office as the other two National Register Nyack properties.
Early-bird ($40) tickets are still available until September 15th.
Ticket Link (or click on the invitation below): http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3064362
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Today, our volunteer crew undertook spring clean up at the John Green House.
A good time was had by all. And many bags of leaves and other debris ready for the DPW. Thanks Ken Sharp for organizing the clean up.
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We're a bit late on this announcement, but we recently were awarded a Technical Assistance Grant from the Preservation League of New York State. We used the funds for an analysis of the structure by architect Stephen Tilly and engineer Derek Trelstad.
The Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
We were also awarded a separate grant from Orange & Rockland to assist with the purchase of period-accurate mortar for our mortar joints and cut stone window lintels for the north facade of the building.Share this on:
Our ongoing thanks to the great, great folks at DCAK-MSA for helping us to keep the snow out! Recently, our big, blue tarp came undone and had exposed the worst part of our roof to the elements. One phone call later, and the guys from DCAK were on the scene, securing it back in place for us. This roof is a tough one to climb, and even tougher in the winter weather conditions, but these guys make it look easy.
Thank you Drazen, Julia, Heri, Carlos and everyone else at your firm that always helps us out.Share this on:
New City, NY - May 15, 2016. The Rockland County Executive's Historic Preservation Merit Awards were presented at a country supper today at the Jacob Blauvelt Historic Site in New City, NY.
Specifically, the JGPC received the "Preservation Leadership Award" for displaying outstanding leadership to the preservation of historic resources in Rockland County, NY for our work in the acquisition of the John Green House and the rehabilitation of the historic house.
Here are some photos from the evening event.
Rick Tannenbaum, President of the JGPC,
Ed Day, Rockland County Executive,
Ken Sharp, Treasurer of the JGPC.
We are truly honored to receive the recognition and to be part of the historic preservation community in Rockland County and the Hudson Valley. For more photos from the evening, view a Youtube slideshow about the winners, prepared by the Historical Society of Rockland County. Congratulation to all of the other winners.Share this on: