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Village Preservation Membership Benefits

House Tour - 40 Perry Street

Your membership donation is of paramount importance to the work of Village Preservation. Together with our members, we maintain the unique, unparalleled qualities of our neighborhoods. The built environment of Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo is something to cherish and fight for. With your help, we protect our neighborhoods, keeping our histories visible, and ensuring that our neighbors and businesses thrive. We prevent inappropriate development, expand landmark protection, and conduct and create programming and research that promotes the preservation of our neighborhoods.

Individual – $50

Advance notification and registration for all programs and tours, invitation to attend special members-only programs and tours, regular issues of our bi-yearly newsletter, discounts on select local walking tours, and free access to our extensive research archives.

Family/Dual – $75

All individual member benefits for two.

Contributor – $100

All individual member benefits plus invitations to exclusive programs for those at the Contributor level and above. Past programs have included a walking tour of the haunts of Dylan Thomas hosted by Village poet Bob Holman, and a pierogi making class at Veselka, among others.

Sustainer – $250

All Contributor member benefits plus invitations to exclusive programs for those at the Sustainer level and above. Past programs have included a private wine and cheese tasting at Murray’s Cheese, and an exclusive tour of the Met Museum focused on the great objects and artists with connections to the Village, among others.

Sponsor – $500

All Sustainer benefits, plus a copy of our book, Greenwich Village Stories, and invitations to a special Holiday cocktail party held in a unique Village location and other exclusive events throughout the year.

Patron's Circle – $1,000+

Members of the Patron’s Circle lead the way for Village Preservation. Support at these levels brings you into the company of Village Preservation’s strongest advocates. In addition to all Sponsor benefits, members of the Patron’s Circle receive exclusive access to special events and recognition of their leadership including: An invitation to the Patron’s Circle annual thank you celebration held in a spectacular space in the Village, and acknowledgement in the annual report and on our website.

Landmark – $10,000

Founder – $5,000

Benefactor – $2,500

Patron – $1,000


Give at a level of your choosing.

If you prefer to contribute by mail, please print out a form to mail to:

Village Preservation
232 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003

If you have further questions or need more information about membership, email or call at (212) 475-9585 ext. 34. You can also view our financial statements online.

Our Charity Ratings

Village Preservation consistently exceeds Better Business Bureau guidelines for charities for the portion of our income that goes toward program activities. Our spending on fundraising activities is also consistently far less than the maximum percentage of income for charities recommended under BBB guidelines.

Village Preservation Gift Membership

Special offer for current members! We invite you to give gift memberships to your friends and family for only $25 for an individual level, or $37 for the Family/Dual level (that’s half price!)

Individual Gift Membership – $25

Family/Dual Gift Membership – $37

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor corporate matching gift programs and will match employees’ charitable contributions. Contact your Human Resources department for more information.