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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!

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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

PACNY 2022 Monthly Wall Calendars available!

In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, PACNY is making an appeal this holiday season. Your membership and tax-exempt contribution helps us to provide technical support to property owners, advocacy for threatened properties, and to help preserve our region’s 10 National Historic Landmarks, over 430 National Register of Historic Places-listed, and thousands of other significant properties!

We can’t do this without you!

Would you make a gift this holiday season to help us continue this important work of awareness and advocacy?

As a special “thank you,” we will send you our 2022 Monthly Wall Calendar for a gift of $30 or more. The calendar highlights historic properties in our region and includes informative descriptions of each. These are brand new, high-quality photographs of your favorite historic sites!

Give yourself or someone you know this interesting and informative gift!

Visit our DONATION page to give today.