An Annual Festival: Friday, September 8 to Sunday, September 24, 2023
Celebrating Arts and Activism across Greenwich Village and the East Village.

Thanks to all those who came to The Village Trip, which ended its 2023 run on Sunday at St Mark’s in-the-Bowery with The Electric Circus, presented by Composers Concordance and Marsyas Production,

Check back next week to see photos, and some short films, from the last 17 amazing days.

The Village Trip 2024 will run from September 14 through 28.

We look forward to seeing you all.

Photo: March On! Closing moments from Let Freedom Ring! Music and Voices of the March for Civil Rights, Then and Now, with Stephanie Pacheco (black suit), Antoinette Montague (back to the camera), Bethany Yarrow, Daniel Carlton, David Amram and Peter Yarrow (Photo: Michael Spudic)

March On! Closing moments (Michael Spudic)

Upcoming Events


at The Village Trip 2023


The festival this year features an expanded classical and new music program under the direction of William Anderson, distinguished guitarist, composer and teacher.


Many restaurants and bars  are offering cocktails and dishes inspired by The Village Trip

Now available – recordings of two very special Village Trip events. Buy them for yourself or as a gift for friends and family, and help support a valuable cause while also spreading the word about The Village Trip.

Talkin' New York Folk Revival:The Village Trip Live at the Bitter End on Bandcamp

The magical closing concert from the inaugural festival. Hosted by Tom Chapin, it featured the Chapin Sisters, Diana Jones, David Massengill, Happy Traum and Village Trip Artist Emeritus David Amram performing such timeless folk classics as “Pastures of Plenty”, “City of New Orleans”. “The Water is Wide” and “Irene, Goodnight”. The line-up also features Michael Mark on bass and David Mansfield on violin, plus special guest John Heller. The recording was edited by Steve Rosenthal, whose distinguished work includes the commemorative set of Woody Guthrie: The Tribute Concerts.

Buy from Bandcamp $20.

In the spirit of the great folk tradition, all the performers have generously donated their share of the proceeds from the recording to Greenwich House Music School.

From the 2022 Festival: WATCH a reading of Jack Kerouac's On the Road with music

Check out this very cool video teaser for our On the Road reading at the Strand Book Store. Produced and edited by Jordan Galland, the video captures the spirit of the star-studded reading of Jack Kerouac's classic novel directed by David Deblinger.

If you want to see the entire reading with performances by Mercedes Ruehl, Marsha Mason, Dael Orlandersmith, Kevin Corrigan, Stephanie Berry, John Ventimiglia, Jose Rivera, and John Doman, buy the recording. View the program.


The Village Trip Mission Statement

To uplift, to entertain and to celebrate the arts for all New Yorkers, their families and all people from around the world who come to visit Downtown Manhattan’s special oases, Greenwich Village and the East Village.

New York City AIDS Memorial
David Amram
walking tour
opening event audience
Earth Requiem