Masonry Preservation Confererence / Workshop
Mon, June 12, 2023 · 8 AM – Tues, June 13 · 4 PM EDT
Central Park 79th Street New York, NY 10024
SPHC will assemble experts in historic masonry repointing for a 2-day conference/workshop program co-hosted by the Central Park Conservancy.
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Welcoming Breakfast & Tour – Belvedere Castle
9:15 AM – 10:45 AM
Walking Tour: American Museum of Natural History & Dakota Apartments
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Technical Session: Mortar Materials and Performance, The Ramble
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Lunch & Tour of Bethesda Terrace
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Repointing Workshop Session 1: Joint Preparation and Safety, The Ramble
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Repointing Workshop Session 2: Proper Proportioning of Mortars
8:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Workshop Session 3: Hands-On, Pre-dampening, Mixing, Placement
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Repointing Workshop Session 4: Hands-On, Tooling, Finishing, Curing
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
12:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Repointing Workshop Session 5: Hands-On, Group Work Session
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Repointing Workshop Session 6: Review and Discussion
About Central Park Conservancy
The Central Park Conservancy is the private, non-profit organization that raises the funds, manages the capital work, and oversees every aspect of the daily care of Central Park. Our mission is to give life to the core purpose of Central Park, which is to maintain the Park as a respite from the pace and pressures of city life for all New Yorkers and visitors. We cannot do this work without the thousands of supporters who volunteer, donate, and get involved.
The program will include technical presentations, demonstrations, a walking tour of historic repointing projects in and around Central Park, and a hands-on historic cement repointing workshop.
Registration is free to all Central Park and New York City Parks Dept. personnel. Others should refer to the ticketing options offered.