Some of you may remember so far back in time. An invitation to get together and do nothing much in particular.
We want to host a monthly get together for people working in historic preservation for a morning bagel & coffee (or donuts or whatever, even green tea) pretty much for no better reason than to get together in Manhattan.
More than a decade ago we did this on a monthly basis (as I was recently reminded by one of our past gracious hosts) and a whole lot of good came of our seeing each other for reasons that had nothing much to do with the day-to-day pressures of business.
Unfortunately just plain getting together always seemed to need a purpose and out of that sense of purpose a number of things occurred (Preservation Trades Network, a revitalization of APTNE, and the IPTW at Floyd Bennet Field in October 2001... right after 9/11) and in the complications that developed we all stopped just getting together to say hello and gossip and chatter and grouse.
We want to get together again with the express purpose of NOT doing anything more than getting together.
Think of it as a pre-bid walk about only there is no project to not get... just friends.
No organization, no charter, no pledges, no conferences, no mission. We intend to do this near 2nd Ave. & 12th Street on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 or wherever manifests at that celestial time as most convenient and hospitable. If you are interested in a visit and congregation then please give a shout.
For those who can't make it to Manhattan we can provide advice on how to have coffee and bagels in your neck of the wilderness!