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

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Mark Your Calendars:
The Village Trip 2023 will take place September 8 – 24

85+ events over 17 days – stay tuned! Be there! View the calendar below.
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  • Let Freedom Ring! Visions & Voices from the Great Hall – a star-studded celebration of music and civil rights to honor the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington directed by David Deblinger and Daniel Carlton (Thursday, Sept. 21, 7pm)
  • Wonderful Town – a cabaret performance of Leonard Bernstein’s legendary Downtown musical with Jamie Bernstein, Janis Siegel, Michael Kelly and Yaron Gershovsky (Wednesday, Sept. 13, 7pm)
  • Gail Papp in conversation with George C Wolfe – Joe Papp, Shakespeare in the Park and the Public Theater (Monday, Sept. 18, 6pm)
  • Earth Requiem – Diana Wege’s groundbreaking interdisciplinary work with music by Eve Beglarian and Errollyn Wallen (Saturday, Sept. 9, 3pm)
  • Neighbors, Lovers and Friends – a celebration of Village-centric composers and poets, including Victoria Bond’s centennial setting of Edna St Vincent Millay (Saturday, Sept. 9, 7pm)
  • Jazz for Justice – featuring Albert Marques and his trio, David Amram and the Loisada Orchestra, poets Caridad de la Luz (La Bruja), Marcos de la Fuente and special guests, including Keith Lamar, live from prison (Saturday, Sept. 16, 8pm)
  • Mazel – Yiddish classics with a downbeat to mark Rosh Hashana. With Janis Siegel, John di Martino and Cantor Daniel Kramer and friends (Thursday, Sept. 14, 7pm)

Festival Events Calendar

Times and dates subject to final confirmation. More events coming soon. Full details and tickets available from late July.


A celebration of Ukrainian culture on Sunday September 10

We will Celebrate Ukraine! A full program of events throughout the East Village will honour Ukraine’s rich history and culture while raising money for Drs. Irwin and Karen Redlener’s Ukraine Children’s Action Project.

There will be a sponsored Play-a-Thon on the portico of St. Mark’s in the Bowery, and inside the church two classical concerts. And in the evening at Drom, Kommuna Lux, a band from Ukraine famous for its “Odessa gangsta folk” will be joined by some very special local guests.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Framing the Village Exhibition 2023 | Portraits

Call for entries for a group exhibition of paintings, drawings, and photography of portraits depicting persons past and present who are associated with, live in, or have lived in Greenwich Village/East Village. All mediums including photography are welcome. Closing date Sunday, August 6, 2023.

The exhibition is being curated by long-time Village artist Marc Kehoe.


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

THE VILLAGE TRIP 2022: Let the Good Times Roll

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