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Wed Mar 20 1918

Hello Friends in Queens!

The Historic Districts Council is pleased to announce a new initiative for neighborhood partners: Borough Committees.

What are the Borough Committees?

These groups will serve as networks to exchange information about local issues and spread the word about community campaigns. Most importantly, these groups will be a way of empowering individual New Yorkers to connect with a large network of civic activists so that their voices can be amplified. All interested members of the public are welcome.

Borough Committees will be a forum for discussion of both specific and broad issues confronting New Yorkers who care about preserving their community’s physical character and are seeking to raise awareness about their issues with the hopes of resolving their concerns.

We’re having our first Queens Borough Committee Meeting on

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Greater Astoria Historical Society at the Quinn Building

35-20 Broadway (between 35th & 36th Street), 4th Floor

There will be a brief presentation and a roundtable discussion.

Bring your community preservation concerns and issues!

Refreshments will be served.

Responsibilities of Joining HDC’s Borough Committees: Give us your email address! That’s it. Membership is free. While we will be hosting regular meetings in each borough, attendance is not mandatory.

Benefits of Belonging to Borough Committees: You will gain a wide audience for your community campaign and events as well as a network of connected activists and experts who can provide valuable advice and help. This will help connect neighborhood-based groups working on similar issues throughout the city so that their shared efforts can inform their common causes.

Borough Committees will also serve as the foundation of HDC’s citywide legislative agenda and advocacy – and will help inform the citywide preservation conversation. Additionally, committee members will get all the benefits of HDC friendship (reduced admission costs to events) and availability for scholarships to all educational programming.

How it works: Once you’re signed up – send in your news or voice your concerns to the email group. All submissions will be moderated so that your email box isn’t flooded and you will have options on how often you wish to receive individual emails. Additionally, an event and program digest will be sent out to all committees members twice a month.

Please let me know if you can make it on Tuesday, 3/20 at 6:30pm and also if you would like to placed on the Queens Borough Committee list.

This initiative is generously supported by the New York Community Trust.

Simeon Bankoff
Executive Director
Historic Districts Council
232 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003

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