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The Landmark Fund organizes and participates in public programs to celebrate the significance and cultural history of the St. Mark’s site and its surrounding neighborhood. To learn about upcoming programs join our mailing list by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact us at 212-228-2781.
- 3rd Annual Peg-Leg Pete Scavenger Hunt — November 5, 2011. Teams started at Sustainable NYC, 139 Avenue A (between St. Mark's Place & 9th Street).
The Hunt took place on the footprint of Peter Stuyvesant's original farm. Teams were given clues that challenged their knowledge of the area's history from the Dutch colonial age to the 1910s, 20s, and 30s.The Hunt coincided with the launch of the second edition in the Bouwerie Tour series which focuses on the period when The Rev. William Norman Guthrie was Rector of St. Mark's Church In-the-Bowery, 1911-1937. We call it "Peg-Leg Pete's Bouwerie Tour: Jazz Age Edition". Click here for a copy. For a copy of the first edition of our Bouwerie Tour (pdf of the 1st edition).Thanks to all the participants and to Sustainable NYC, Poetry Project, Danspace Project, Fourth Arts Block, Eastern State Penitentiary, Jimmy's No. 43, and Kiehl's Since 1851 for their support and contributions to this program. For photos visit our Picasa Page.
- Open House New York Weekend — October 15 & 16, 2011 - 1pm-5pm St. Mark's Church In-the-Bowery and St. Mark's Historic Landmark Fund partnered in this year's Open House NewYork.Visitors had a rare opportunity to tour the entire historic site.
For the Landmark Fund's program in the historic Ernest Flagg Rectory, home to ourNeighborhood Preservation Center project, we presented the first phase of our Building History Project, examining the structure's history as well as the lives of the families and organizations who have been housed here.A story from the weekend: One visitor recalled being in the building in the 1980s when she and her, then, fiance met with the Rev. David Garcia before their marriage at St. Mark's Church. The Rev. Garcia and his family lived here from 1974 to 1988. During this time The Silkscreen Project and Community Documentation Workshop Project were housed in the basement. For more photos from OHNY weekend, visit our Picasa Page. If you have stories aboutthe Ernest Flagg Rectory that you would like toshare with us, send us an email email@example.com.
- The Sacred Sites Open House Weekend — Sunday May 22, 2011 - 1pm-3pm St. Mark's Church In-the-Bowery and the St. Mark's Historic Landmark Fund participated in the New York Landmarks Conservancy's Sacred Sites Open House weekend, welcoming visitors to tour the buildings and grounds of St. Mark's. For photos of the afternoon visit our Picasa page.
- The St. Mark's Historic Landmark Fund Lecture — The Landmark Fund’s Lecture Series launched in 2005. This series brings distinguished scholars, authors, historians and urbanists to the St. Mark’s campus for lectures and panel discussions that are reflective of the Landmark Fund’s commitment to community preservation and to educating the public on the cultural history of the St. Mark’s site and its surrounding neighborhood.
- Five Dutch Days Five Boroughs — This is a five-day celebration marking Dutch-American Heritage Day and the continuous influence of Dutch arts and culture in New York City – from the City's enterprising, multicultural origins as a Dutch colony to the pivotal role of contemporary Dutch artists and designers in today's international cultural scene. Sponsored since 2010 by The Netherland-America Foundation, this project brings together organizations from across the City, including museums, historic sites, preservation organizations and Dutch-centered professional, genealogical and business groups. The Landmark Fund was pleased to serve as the founding project sponsor Five Dutch Days Five Boroughs.
- Walking Tours of St. Mark’s — Self-Guided Walking Tour of St. Mark's Church In-the-Bowery, click here for guide in English. Click here for the Spanish version, translation by Mayra Vargas made possible thanks to the generosity of Mano a Mano and here for the Dutch version, translation by Wijnie de Groot and Hanny Veenendaal.
- Peg-Leg Pete's Bouwerie Tour, a self-guided tour of what was once Peter Stuyvesant's bouwerie, or farm. Click here for the guide