The Village Trip moves into high gear with two key appointments

The Village Trip moves into high gear with two key appointments

News, People

With dates set for The Village Trip 2019, and new local and creative partnerships to be unveiled shortly, the organisers are thrilled to announce two appointments that will set the course of the festival and enable its strategic development over the years to come. Danny Kapilian, who produced Bringing It All Back Home to Washington … Read More

EVENT: Woody Guthrie vs Trump!

EVENT: Woody Guthrie vs Trump!

Events, Folk, Music, News, People, Theater

Come join us for an evening of good old American protest songs at St John’s in the Village on Tuesday, April 30, at 7pm Old Man Trump is the true story of the battles between Woody Guthrie and his racist landlord Fred Trump. While living in Brooklyn at Beach Haven, Guthrie encountered the racist and … Read More

Reflections on The Village Trip 2018

Reflections on The Village Trip 2018

Art, Events, Featured, Music, People, Places, Poetry, Theater

“What a beautiful gift all your events were for NYC!”
Heartfelt thanks to all those who had faith in our vision and who made the journey with us – sponsors, partners and private donors, and those who gave so generously of their time and expertise. Please know how much you are appreciated. And thanks too, of course, to our wonderful performers, speakers, actors, musicians. It was an honor to have you.

See you next year – September 19-22, 2019

What a Trip!

What a Trip!

Art, Blues, Events, Folk, Jazz, Music, People, Places, Poetry, Rock, Theater

Washington Square Park and the surrounding streets were a mecca for all those who appreciate the history and heritage of Greenwich Village and who want to celebrate and preserve it. From its Thursday evening launch at the historic Washington Square Hotel to Sunday’s closing folk festivities at the fabled Bitter End, The Village Trip honoured some of the many figures whose careers were born in the Village and who went on to leave an indelible mark on the world.

BILLBOARD writes about The Village Trip Festival

BILLBOARD writes about The Village Trip Festival

Music, People, Places

New Festival Shines Light on Undervalued Greenwich Village Music History This weekend (Sept. 27-30) in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, a new festival entitled The Village Trip will shine a light on a neighborhood whose artistic and historical riches are as curious and circuitous as its winding, brick-laden streets. And while a number of boutique festivals have popped up … Read More

Strand Book Store

Strand Book Store

Art, Music, People, Places, Poetry, Theater

Strand Book Store opened in 1927 on Fourth Avenue on what was then called “Book Row,” an area that covered six city blocks and housed forty-eight bookstores. Strand’s founder Benjamin Bass was all of twenty-five years old when he began his modest, used bookstore and sought to create a place where books would be loved.

Suzanne Vega returns to her roots

Suzanne Vega returns to her roots

Events, Featured, Music, News, People

Suzanne Vega – whose career began in Greenwich Village in the new folk revival of the 1980s – is to headline Bringing It All Back Home to Washington Square, the free concert in Washington Square Park which is the focal point of The Village Trip. Also on the bill are Martha Redbone, and VickiKristrinaBarcelona.

The Village Trip: Press Release

The Village Trip: Press Release

Art, Events, Music, News, People, Places, Poetry, Theater

September 27 – 30, 2018 Music | Poetry | Theater | Photography Suzanne Vega to headline concert in Washington Square Park Premiere of Greenwich Village Portraits for Saxophone and Piano by David Amram, Village Trip Artist-in-Residence A new festival will celebrate Greenwich Village as the historic forge in which much of 20th century American culture … Read More

THE VILLAGER writes about The Village Trip Festival

THE VILLAGER writes about The Village Trip Festival

People

Village Trip will be a journey through music, words, photos and more BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | A new annual festival celebrating the “history and heritage” of Greenwich Village will hold its inaugural edition later this month. The brainchild of Liz Thomson, a British former journalist with an abiding love for the famed Downtown enclave, The Village … Read More