Autumn Afternoon at Pretty Penny to benefit the John Green Preservatin Coalition
The John Green Preservation Coalition invites the community to an “Autumn Afternoon“ at Pretty Penny to celebrate the important milestones in their effort to restore the historic John Green House
(Main Street, Nyack). The trustees of the organization will share more about the future of this important community historic preservation project.
- Special guided tours of historic Pretty Penny (former home of Helen Hayes) by Nyack Village Historian John Patrick Schutz.
- Rare Maps, Prints, Books and Watercolors will be offered for sale from Graham Arader Galleries. (A portion of the proceeds of all sales will benefit the John Green House restoration project).
Light refreshments will be served.
: October 7, 2017 ; 4 – 6pm; at Pretty Penny - 235 North Broadway in Nyack.
Tickets: $50 per person ($40 if reserved by 9/15)
John Green Preservation Coalition – www.JohnGreenCoalition.org
Space is limited and pre-paid reservations are required. For tickets and information visit: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3064362The John Green House is a three-story sandstone house located on Main Street in Nyack. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The history of the John Green House dates back to the early 19th century when John Green opened a lumber yard and built one of the first docks on the Hudson River in Nyack, NY. The one time slave owner was involved in two transportation initiatives which cemented Nyack’s future as a center of commerce by lobbying for legislation to build the Nyack Turnpike between Suffern and the Hudson River — the modern day Route 59 — as well as mapping the The Nyack Channel, a safe passage for larger vessels to reach the village from the main channel of the Hudson near Tarrytown.
The John Green Preservation Coalition is organized and shall be operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Corporation is formed to provide for the acquisition, preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, maintenance, management and/or disposition of historic structures in and around Rockland County, NY and to provide information to the public regarding these structures, their histories and their preservation, all for the benefit of residents and visitors to Rockland County and New York State.