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LIBERTY – A two-day conference entitled “Successes in Challenging Times” will feature 36 specialists in downtown and main street revitalization, as well as building preservation, from around New York State on November 1 and 2 in Liberty, NY. This year’s annual event is sponsored by the New York Main Street Alliance (NYMSA), in conjunction with the Liberty Museum and Arts Center.
Now in its 12th year, the annual Main Street Forum on Monday, November 2 offers practical advice and information to communities on downtown revitalization issues. Sessions will focus on “Successes in Challenging Times” and feature 32 concurrent sessions covering basic, intermediate and advanced topics from leading main street experts, including public officials and private consultants. Government organizations responsible for millions of dollars in funding and grants for main streets and downtown redevelopment will make presentations.
“This is one of the most intensive main street conferences in the country,” said Victor Dadras, an architect and expert in urban design who is one of the conference speakers.
The eighth annual New York Preservation Forum will be held on previous day, Sunday, November 1. It will focus on “Restoring Main Street Buildings on a Tight Budget” as well as historic preservation issues and techniques. Each track will feature an introductory lecture and slide show, followed by an issue-specific session, and then hands-on tips and restoration stories. An evening reception for the 8th Annual Preservation Photography / Art Show will feature Laverne Black.
Registration for Sunday is $40, Monday is $95, combined is $120. Breakfast and lunch at the museum are included with registration. Discounted registration rates are available for three or more persons registering together. Scholarships are available through the Liberty Museum.
To register or for more information, contact the Liberty Museum at 845-292-2394 or www.libertymuseum.com.Sullivan Renaissance will also provide a limited number of “registration waivers” on a first-come first-served basis to Sullivan Renaissance volunteers wishing to attend one or both events. To register for this option, contact Helen Budrock directly at 845-295-2462 or firstname.lastname@example.org.