This event will also be livestreamed.
A glorious finale to The Village Trip! Join Christine Lavin and friends David Buskin and Robin Batteau, David Massengill, Hannah Reimann, Michele Temple and of course David Amram, Artist Emeritus of the festival, for the now-traditional Village Trip hoot, a celebration of the New York folk revival and its rich and enduring heritage.
Experience this culinary and cultural hot-spot of downtown Manhattan. Discover New York City’s most historic residential neighborhood, Greenwich Village. Hidden streets, gorgeous Brownstones, and the best pizza in NYC are just a few of the highlights waiting for you on this small-group food tour. This tour is given daily.
The David Amram Septet plus pianist Dave Keyes and special guests kick off this year’s Village Trip and are joined by Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars at this family friendly, outdoor street party. Food, fun, furry friends and games for children of all ages – it’s all happening on Eighth Street as we herald our fourth neighborhood festival.
Celebrate the Jack Kerouac centenary with the world premiere of David Amram’s Ah, Let’s Go Back to the Village, a chamber music composition commissioned by The Village Trip and based on text from Kerouac’s book Lonesome Traveler. Tilted Axes – twenty electric guitars – kick off this unique guitar extravaganza. There follows a program of South American guitar music, and twenty classical guitarists wrap up, joining David Amram, who will jam on his score for the Robert Frank film Pull My Daisy.
On Saturday, March 25, 1911, at the end of the work day, a fire began on the 8th floor of the Triangle Garment Factory. Within thirty minutes,146 of the 500 workers laboring on floors eight, nine, and ten would die. The tragedy provoked outrage, union movement building, and led to political reform.