Live on Zoom
NYC Landmarks50+ Alliance | Winter Convening
Judith Martin, Suzanne Nossel, John T. Reddick, David M. Rubenstein, Shanta Thake, Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel (moderator)
LIVE ON ZOOM: Thursday, February 17, 2022 | 12–2 pm ET | Free


Presented LIVE on Zoom

In 2012, Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel—chair and founder of the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Institute for New York City History, Politics, and Community Activism at the New-York Historical Society—established the NYC Landmarks50+ Alliance to commemorate the landmarks of New York and significant anniversaries of the NYC Landmarks Preservation law. As part of the new Institute’s initiatives, the Alliance presents a series of special virtual discussions featuring knowledgeable speakers on the past, present, and future of New York City.

The winter 2022 convening will feature Judith Martin, journalist and advice columnist, “Miss Manners;” Suzanne Nossel, CEO of PEN America; John T. Reddick, an architectural and cultural historian and founding member of Harlem PRIDE; David M. Rubenstein, co-founder and co-executive chairman of the Carlyle Group and philanthropist; and Shanta Thake, Chief Artistic Officer for Lincoln Center. The discussion will be moderated by Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel.

A program of the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Institute for New York City History, Politics, and Community Activism at the New-York Historical Society, created and supported by the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Foundation


This virtual program is offered free of charge. Virtual convenings are open to directors, active members of community organizations, and interested New Yorkers who would like to become involved. If you are not an Alliance member and would like to attend, please indicate your location, the organization with which you are involved, affiliation, or your area of interest upon registration

By phone: Contact New-York Historical’s Public Programs Department at (212) 485-9205 (Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm)
Online: Click on the “Register” button at the top of this page.

To request Chairman's Council tickets, or to inquire about the Chairman's Council, email

Registration by phone and online closes at 5 pm the day before the program.

Advance reservation is required to guarantee participation. exchanges are not permitted. Programs and dates may be subject to change.


This program will be presented live via Zoom, an easy-to-use video conferencing platform.

The day before the program, a member of New-York Historical’s staff will contact all registered attendees from the email address with instructions on how to join the virtual presentation. An additional reminder will be sent within two hours of the program start time. If you do not receive a message, please check your spam folder.

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