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PACNY is now Accepting Nominations for 2022 Awards Program!

PACNY is accepting nominations for its 2022 awards ceremony at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 16, 2022. PACNY is excited that this year it can once again hold an in-person awards event at the Oneida Community Mansion House at 170 Kenwood Avenue in Oneida, NY! The event will feature light refreshments and drinks, a speaker (TBD), architecture and history tours, and a presentation of awards in the Mansion’s auditorium. Registration is $10 for PACNY Members and $25 for non-members.

Additional details about lodging specials in connection with the event will be announced soon!

All nominations will be reviewed by PACNY’s Awards Committee and approved by PACNY’s Board of Directors. Nomination forms can be found at this link!

Send completed nomination forms to 930 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13203 or via email@pacny.net (preferred).

PACNY was founded in 1977 and covers Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Cortland, and Cayuga counties. The organization is dedicated to the preservation of the historic resources of Central New York that are essential to the cultural and economic well-being of the community. It works independently and in cooperation with other civic organizations and preservation groups to produce and disseminate information on the value of historic preservation throughout the CNY region.

This May 20th at 7 p.m. – Storyteller Vanessa Johnson

This May 20th at 7 p.m. at the Southside Innovation Center at 2610 South Salina Street PACNY is proud to present Griot Storyteller Vanessa Johnson.

Vanessa has been a professional storyteller since 1999 and has performed throughout CNY. She has performed at Syracuse University, The Red House Arts Center, the Schweinfurth Art Center, throughout the Onondaga County Library system and at many other K-12 schools and colleges throughout Central New York. National engagements include Bethune-Cookman University in Florida, University of Indiana, Miami University in Ohio, and at the Annual Underground Railroad Conference at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.

In addition, Vanessa founded the Harabee Youth Tent, an interactive visual art and music space in the Pan African Village at the New York State Fair. Please join PACNY in celebrating Preservation Month!

Register here!

ICYMI – PACNY presents CR0WD: a Coalition of Preservationists, Planners, and Architects to Promote Circularity and Reuse.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States generated 600 million tons of construction and demolition debris in 2018, making it the largest single component of landfill waste (40%). Sadly, the vast majority of construction debris (90%) results from demolition rather than new construction. As preservationists, our primary efforts are directed at saving buildings and promoting adaptive reuse.

On January 20, PACNY presented a panel from members of the working group known as CR0WD (Circularity, Reuse and Zero Waste Development), to discuss their collaboration and goals along with their research and advocacy efforts in the field of deconstruction and reuse of building materials.

Presenters included Bryan McCracken, Historic Preservation and Neighborhood Planner, City of Ithaca; Jennifer Minner, Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning and Director of Just Places Lab, Cornell University; Gretchen Worth, Project Director, Susan Christopherson Center for Community Planning; and Christine O’Malley, PhD, Preservation Services Coordinator of Historic Ithaca, Inc.

You can watch the discussion on our YouTube page: https://youtu.be/Sb2m5PfmlyY