Mostly Clubs: A Morning Stroll
Saturday, September 15th
Sights, Sounds, and Tastes of Yorkville
Wednesday, September 26th
FRIENDS OF THE UPPER EAST SIDE HISTORIC DISTRICTS
will proudly present
THE FIFTEENTH ANNUAL
AMBASSADOR TO THE UPPER EAST SIDE AWARD
Monday, October 1st
6:30 p.m. Cocktails
7:30 p.m. Dinner
The Metropolitan Club
1 East 60th Street
New York City
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Carol and Richard J. Miller, Jr., Chairs
Ann Ziff, Vice Chair
Judith-Ann Corrente and Willem Kooyker, Vice Chairs
Carole and John French III, Vice Chairs
Patricia Begley and George Beane, Vice Chairs
Sanford W. Morhouse, Vice Chair
Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla, Vice Chairs
Dotty and Lionel Goldfrank III, Vice Chairs
Barbara and James Reibel, Vice Chairs
Arete Warren came to preservation when the National Trust asked her in 1974 to establish the Royal Oak Foundation in New York to help preserve historic English houses and open spaces. Still in her 20s, she was already a seasoned art and architectural historian, having studied art history at Northwestern and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She worked at the Victoria and Albert Museum under John Pope-Hennessy, and then at the Cooper-Hewitt. “I never studied preservation,” she says, “But I love history and I learned how to look and understand what I see.”
Since then, we have all benefited from Arete’s passion and trained eye. She is a scholar of decorative arts and architecture and a garden-design expert. She is co-author of Glasshouses: An Architectural History of Greenhouses, Conservatories, and Orangeries (Rizzoli International, 1988) and author of Gardening by the Book, published in 2013 to accompany the major Grolier Club exhibition she curated.
There is hardly an aspect of civic life in New York that Arete hasn’t touched. Her commitment to protecting what makes New York livable is demonstrated by her leadership roles on the New York State Board for Historic Preservation, the Empire State Plaza Art Commission, the Preservation League of New York State, the Metropolitan Opera and The Garden Club of America.
Arete has made the Upper East Side her home since she arrived in 1973. She still lives in the Charles A. Platt building she moved to in 1985 with her late husband William B. Warren.
Arete is a firm believer in grassroots preservation and a long-time friend and supporter of the Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts. We are delighted to salute her with the 2018 Ambassador to the Upper East Side Award.
Behind the Scenes at Peter Pennoyer Architects
Credit: Peter Pennoyer Architects, 151 East 78th street. Photography by Eric Piasecki.
Peter Pennoyer Architects is an award-winning 50-person firm of architects, interior designers, and related professionals. Founded in 1990, PPA has been recognized as a leading design firm for its substantial and varied body of work for residential, institutional and commercial commissions across the country and abroad. On October 11th, founder and principal Peter Pennoyer will lead a behind the scenes tour of PPA’s office and studios exclusively for members of FRIENDS of the Upper East Side. Join us for a chance to explore the environment in which the PPA team creates the designs for sophisticated details and craftsmanship that strike a balance between comfort, luxury, beauty, and continuity with the past.
Kleindeutschland in the East Village: A Walking Tour
FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Book Launch!
After Postmodernism: From Laughed-At to Landmarked
These programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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