An Annual Festival Celebrating Arts and Activism across Greenwich Village and the East Village

Two Weeks: September 14 through 28, 2024

THE VILLAGE TRIP FESTIVAL 2024

We are thrilled to unveil the poster for this year’s festival, which once again features specially commissioned work by Village-based artist Marc Kehoe. Marc is also the curator of Framing the Village, the third annual Village Trip art exhibition, for which entries are now open.

The poster will be made available for downloading so festival venues and partners can promote their events, and The Village Trip as a whole.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lead Belly: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll

    The NYC premiere of Curt Hahn’s insightful & star-studded documentary plus discussion with members of the Lead Belly family  |  Loft at City Winery

  • The Music of the Bard: A Celebration of Shakespeare in the Park at 70

    With David Amram & Gail Papp  |  Joe’s Pub

  • Bobby Sanabria & Friends

    Groove to the best of Latin jazz  |  The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center

  • The Village Trip Lecture: Performing Politics in in the Village – Black Women Entertainers & the Civil Rights Movement

    Professor Ruth Feldstein (pictured)   |  Jefferson Market Library

  • Janis Siegel & Friends

    The Colors of My Life: A Celebration of Cy Coleman, featuring pianist and arranger Yaron Gershovsky   |  Blue Note

    Something to Live For: Celebrating Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn, featuring John di Martino on keyboards  |  Blue Note

  • Talkin' Greenwich Village – The Village Music Scene

    Author David Browne in conversation with Liz Thomson  |  La Lanterna

  • The Parting Glass: A Drop of the Irish

    A roof-raising celebration of Irish music in honor of two of its late great New York proponents, Mick Moloney and Dan Milner | Bitter End

  • Our FREE concert in Washington Square Park

    Featuring BETTY, Tish & Snooky, and Janie Barnett

  • James Baldwin in Words & Music

    A centennial celebration of the great essayist, novelist, playwright, poet and civil rights activist. A unique presentation of new music inspired by his words, plus readings from some of his most celebrated work

The Village Trip poster 2024
  • Stoned Soul Picnic: The Laura Nyro Project

    Celebrating the art & soul of the singer-songwriter Bette Midler called “the essence of New York City” | Bitter End

  • Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keefe & Jackson Pollock: A Celebration in Music

    New works by John Musto, Jennifer Higdon & Victoria Bond | Salmagundi Club

  • Hush the Heart That Beats

    A dramatic work in music exploring love & bondage in the life of Harlem Renaissance poet Angelina Grimke. Music - Kitty Brazelton; Libretto - Ian Walker

  • American Primitive

    John Schneider headlines the annual GuitarFest, focusing on Harry Partch & Lou Harrison, their Greenwich Village Connections, and their world

  • From the Courtyard

    This concert will transport you to a 1890s LES tenement courtyard for the distinctive mix of cultures & music that so influenced later generations of composers

  • Framing the Village: The Village Trip Art Show

    This year’s theme: Identity  |  Moshava Gallery
    To enter, view the Call for Entries page

James Baldwin
Lead Belly
The Laura Nyro Project
Ruth Feldstein photograph

There are still lots more goodies to come before we unveil the entire two-week program in the first week of July. Full details of each event – dates, venues, times – will then be available, along with the booking links, via our new ticketing partner Humanitix.

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 Our Mission

To celebrate the cultural legacy of Greenwich Village and the East Village/Lower East Side, energizing their spirit of art and social activism for a new era.

Call for Entries: Framing the Village Exhibition 2024

Call for entries for a group exhibition of paintings, drawings, and photography on the theme of Identity. How has the Village/ East Village formed you, shaped your identity? All mediums including photography are welcome. The exhibition is being curated by long-time Village artist Marc Kehoe. Deadline Monday, July 1, 2024. Read more >>

Images: Marc Kehoe/Dan Connelly/NYPL

REVIEW OF THE VILLAGE TRIP IN 2023

The Village Trip on YouTube
Check out these videos by award-winning Spanish filmmaker Veronica Vigil

Catch up with the growing collection of Village Trip “shorts” on our dedicated
YouTube channel. Just released: Let Freedom Ring, an evocative film capturing key moments in our acclaimed multimedia theater piece honoring the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington by award-winning filmmaker Veronica Vigil.

 FESTIVAL PARTNERS

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This project is made possible in part with funds from Creative Engagement, a regrant program supported by The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) in partnership with the City Council; The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; and the Howard Gilman Foundation, and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC).

The Village Trip Mission Statement

To celebrate the cultural legacy of Greenwich Village and the East Village/Lower East Side, energizing their spirit of art and social activism for a new era.

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