ADAMS Aiming to save a city icon

There is an evident new energy at the ADAMS, located at Sixth Street and Central Avenue. A new board of directors is engaged and events are happening, such as the Street Hockey tournament that took place on Saturday morning.

But urgencies at the historic structure continue. Despite all the work completed on the inside, there is a dire need to repair a deteriorating roof is a threat to the complete structure.

“Renovations is one area we fell short on our goals,” William Haskas, ADAMS board president, told the OBSERVER last week. “Obviously, the building requires massive renovations to restore it to how people remember. Also, they don’t build them like they used to — so it isn’t a cheap building to save. It would be a whole lot easier to clean the slate and start over, but nobody and I mean nobody wants to lose another historically significant building in the community.”

Every little bit helps — and volunteers have invested in the structure while pouring in ours of sweat and labor.

How can residents make a difference? For just $20, community members can become founding members to support the ADAMS continued drive for exciting arts, cultural, educational, and community programming. Those who join before the end of the year will have their name appear in the ADAMS on the Founders Wall and receive the following benefits: free admission to one special event, an ADAMS tote, Founders Card and holiday card.

For more information, email info@theadamsny.org and someone will get back to you.