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Free Kick-Off Concert on Eighth Street

Intersection of Eighth and MacDougal streets Greenwich Village, New York, NY

David Amram will headline a free outdoor concert to launch The Village Trip 2021 and will be joined by special guests, including Rene Manning, Earl McIntyre, and guitar quartet Bodies Electric.

Free

Walk on the Wild Side: The Folk Scene, Before and After Bob Dylan

Abingdon Square Veterinary Clinic 130 West 10th Street, New York

Music historian Jesse Rifkin leads us back, “down the foggy ruins of time”, on a tour of places associated with the folk revival. The tour examines the fabled Greenwich Village folk music scene of the early 1960s while largely ignoring its most famous participant, Bob Dylan. Instead, we'll discuss both the flourishing scene that predated […]

$25 – $30

Land of the Blacks Walking Experience

Washington Square Washington Square Park, New York, NY

Black Gotham Experience will present a walking experience called "Land of the Blacks" for The Village Trip 2021. The walk will center around the lives of Black people that lived in the area in and around Washington Square Park. Participants can expect to travel through mind and time to see the African impact on New […]

$15

Storytime in Washington Square Park

Washington Square Washington Square Park, New York, NY

Children's Book Readings. Hear authors, including Diane Zahler, Ann Burg and Giselle Potter, read from their latest books and take questions from the audience. Free for kids of all ages. More about Ann Burg. More about Giselle Potter. More about Diane Zahler. The readings will be in the northwest corner of the park.

Busking in Father Demo Square

Father Demo Square 220 Bleecker Street, New York, NY

Folk, rock, jazz, classical – come and experience the infinite variety of Village music and musicians!

Free

Eating the Village: Pizza, pork, pastries, and more

Visit some of the Village's independent food purveyors--from the city's oldest butcher to a favorite pizza parlor and a French pastry shop--and hear the stories behind them and the neighborhood. Samples from each location are included in the price of the tour. This tour is offered by Manhattan Walking Tours. To receive a special 25% […]

Bad, Rad, and Boho Women of the Village Walking Tour

Judson Memorial Church 55 Washington Square South, New York, NY

Join public historian Kathleen Hulser to hear about mavericks such as Emma Goldman, Isadora Duncan, Dorothy Day, Mabel Dodge, Louise Bryant, Eleanor Roosevelt, Lorraine Hansberry, Nina Simone, Jane Jacobs, and Angela Davis and the many other rebellious spirits who left their mark on Greenwich Village – and on the world. More about Kathleen Husler. Meet […]

$25 – $30

Hear The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Bill Groom, Production Designer, talk about the hit series

North Square Lounge at the Washington Square Hotel 103 Waverly Place, New York, NY

Hear Bill Groom, production designer of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, talk about using Greenwich Village as one of the key locations for the hit television series and how he and his team are able to turn back the clock to mid-century. The Marvelous Mrs Maisel recently wrapped filming on season four. More about Bill Groom. Ticket […]

$35

From Washington Square to Stonewall: An LGBT History Walk

Join the experts at the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project for a walking tour of Greenwich Village. Learn about the LGBT presence in the Bohemian Village and hear about the places and people from the 1890s through the post-Stonewall LGBT civil rights movement and their lasting impact on American culture. Stops will include places connected to groups […]

Smash Cut: Author Talk with Brad Gooch

Lobby Bar at the Washington Square Hotel 103 Waverly Place, New York, NY

Brad Gooch will speak about his book Smash Cut: A Memoir of Howard & Art & the 70s & the 80s. Vanity Fair has described the memoir, chronicling an incandescent moment in Greenwich Village and downtown New York City, as “A gorgeous memoir…a potent mix of love, art, and death.” More about Brad Gooch. A drink is […]

$25.00

West Village Theater Crawl

Visit the Lucille Lortel, Cherry Lane, Rattlestick, the New Ohio Theater and other theaters and hear about their illustrious histories, the talented people who have performed there, and their upcoming shows. Meeting point Lucille Lortel Theater, 121 Christopher Street.

$15 – $20

Diana Wege’s Earth Requiem: Wake Up + World Premiere of Prelude, Prayer and Dance for Unaccompanied Viola by David Amram, performed by Consuelo Sherba

Judson Memorial Church 55 Washington Square South, New York, NY

This event will also be livestreamed.
A unique opportunity to experience Eve Beglarian’s opening movement of Earth Requiem: Wake Up and the world première performance of Prelude, Prayer and Dance for Unaccompanied Viola by David Amram, Artist Emeritus of The Village Trip, commissioned for this year’s festival by the Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music. Performed by Consuelo Sherba.

$10 – $20

“It’s Difficult to Write This Without Sounding Alarmist…” Larry Kramer and the Start of AIDS Activism

NYC AIDS Memorial Park 76 Greenwich Avenue, New York, NY

The quote comes from the start of Larry Kramer’s first article on AIDS, “A Personal Appeal” published in August 1981 in the New York Native, a gay newspaper of the time. This year marks the 40th anniversary of those first reports of the disease that became known as AIDS. NBC’s Bill Goldstein, who is writing […]

Free

Lorraine Hansberry’s Village Voice

Virtual Webinar on Zoom

Playwright, activist, and villager Lorraine Hansberry is best known for her award-winning play A Raisin in the Sun, which premiered on Broadway in 1959. She had an unflinching commitment to social justice which brought her under FBI surveillance in her early twenties. Hansberry was close friends with James Baldwin as well as Nina Simone, whose […]

An Evening of Chamber Music by Harold Meltzer

St John’s in the Village 218 W 11th St, New York, NY

This event will also be livestreamed.
A journey through the “graceful, sensual and contemplative” sound worlds of the much-garlanded East Village composer

$10 – $20

New York Studio School – A Tour of the Arts with Bee Chessman

New York Studio School 8 West 8th Street, New York, NY

Since its founding in 1964, the New York Studio School has been an innovator in arts education, prioritizing daily continuity of study for artists through work in the studio. In 1965, the school moved into what had been the original Whitney Museum of American Art on West 8th Street, where it continues today to offer […]

Free

New York Studio School – A Tour of the Arts with Bee Chessman

Since its founding in 1964, the New York Studio School has been an innovator in arts education, prioritizing daily continuity of study for artists through work in the studio. In 1965, the school moved into what had been the original Whitney Museum of American Art on West 8th Street, where it continues today to offer […]

Free

Eating the Village: Pizza, pork, pastries, and more

Visit some of the Village's independent food purveyors--from the city's oldest butcher to a favorite pizza parlor and a French pastry shop--and hear the stories behind them and the neighborhood. Samples from each location are included in the price of the tour. This tour is offered by Manhattan Walking Tours. To receive a special 25% […]

David Del Tredici, in Black and White

St John’s in the Village 218 W 11th St, New York, NY

This event will also be livestreamed.
Pianist Marc Peloquin celebrates the keyboard music of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Westbeth composer, with whom he enjoys a symbiotic relationship

$10 – $20