Back to School with Village Preservation’s Children’s Education Program

The return to the classroom also means the return of Village Preservation’s long-running Children’s Education program, the first of its kind in New York City, which since 1991 has been teaching children how history can be understood and found in the city around them, using our neighborhoods as a model. We’ve educated tens of thousands of New York City children over three decades, and last school year had our highest demand EVER, serving nearly 3,000 students from all five boroughs. The program is available to all schools and classes regardless of need, and approximately 90% of those served are from high-needs schools which pay nothing or a reduced fee for the program, thanks to the generosity of member support and public and private grants.

Classes can choose from three curricula focused on Black History, Immigrant History, and the History of Greenwich Village. The three-session class involves hands-on art projects, in-class presentation, and visits to historic sites in our neighborhoods.

Village Preservation also offers videos for children and families to use at home or remotely for individual learning.

Special thanks to the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and Councilmember Erik Bottcher for funding our Children’s Education program.

September 8, 2022