Framing the Village ExhibitionRevelation Gallery at St John's in the Village 218 W 11th Street, NY
By the 1850s, the Village was a living art colony and by the time sculptor and heiress Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney established her first gallery in MacDougal Alley in 1907 there was an embarrassment of riches for her to choose from.
NYU & Washington Square: Walking Tour with Architect Kyle JohnsonWashington Square Arch at Fifth Avenue & Washington Square North NY
Tour the Washington Square area and hear architect Kyle Johnson talk about NYU’s impact on the neighborhood and some of the key buildings it has erected and renovated around the park.
Eating the Village Food Tour: Pizza, pastries, and more
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.
OFFBEATS Sidewalk Book LaunchPrinted Matter 38 St Marks Place, NY
Lower East Side artist-archivist Clayton Patterson and author John Strausbaugh come to Printed Matter/St. Marks for a sidewalk launch and sale of their new book OFFBEATS: LOWER EAST SIDE PORTRAITS. […]
The Village Trip – The Eighth Street ExperienceIntersection of Eighth and MacDougal streets Greenwich Village, New York, NY
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.
The Village Trip GuitarFest:
St John’s in the Village
218 W 11th St, New York, NY
Ah, Let’s go Back to the Village
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.
Steven ZumboPangea NYC 178 2nd Ave, NY
Steven Zumbo presents an eclectic show of story and song, delivered with his unique, comedic touch and rich voice.
Labor Rights After the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: A Social Justice Walk with Historian Daniel KatzCooper Union 7 East 7th Street, NY
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.
East Village TV & Movie Sites Walking TourPuck Building 295 Lafayette Street, NY
Take part in the action of downtown NYC! On the East Village TV & Movie Sites Walking Tour, you'll be able to pose in front of The Puck Building featured […]
The Dark Side of Bohemia: Peace, Love, and Murder among the Hippies and the Beats, walking tourSW corner of East 9th Street and Avenue C 137 Avenue C, NY
Peace, Love, and Dismemberment - the flip side of a magical mystery tour, this “tragical history tour” will explore the dark side of utopian Greenwich Village bohemia. Your tour guide, Eddie Newton, is New York City's leading true crime historian.
You n Yours: The Father FileHB Studio Playwrights Theatre 124 Bank Street, NY
Screening of David Deblinger's "pilot for a 'Sesame Street for adults,'" mining New York's great creativity and diversity to explore one word, "Father."
Classical Jack: Chamber Music Which Inspired Kerouac and Music Inspired by HimSt John’s in the Village 218 W 11th St, New York, NY
Musically as important as Beethoven,
Yet not regarded as such at all
So wrote Jack Kerouac in the 240th chorus of Mexico City Blues, speaking of Charlie “Bird” Parker, whom he regarded as the perfect musician. But Jack’s love of jazz did not diminish his great love for classical music and his knowledge of it. His innate musicianship, of course explains the music of his prose, and his ability to improvise words to music, as he did with his old friend David Amram. The program will include works by J.S. Bach, Claude Debussy, Erik Satie, and Amram performed by a group of distinguished musicians: pianist Yoshiko Kline, saxophonist Ken Radnofsky, and violist Consuelo Sherba.
Wonderful Town: Walking Tour with Jamie BernsteinWashington Square Hotel 103 Waverly Place, NY
Join a unique walking tour with Maestro Leonard Bernstein’s daughter Jamie and explore the crooked streets of Greenwich Village which inspired the great 20th-century musical 'Wonderful Town'. It begins – as the musical does – at Washington Square and Waverly Place! New starting point: Meet at Northwest corner of 14th St and 7th Ave. Please assemble at 3:45pm
Wonderful Town: Cabaret and Cocktails with Janis Siegel and FriendsNorth Square Lounge at the Washington Square Hotel 103 Waverly Place, New York, NY
A unique and intimate cabaret – featuring the Grammy-garlanded Janis Siegel with baritone Michael Kelly, Jamie Bernstein and The Manhattan Transfer's long-time musical director Yaron Gershovsky on keyboards – is a glorious celebration of songs such as “Ohio,” “Pass the Football,” and “One Hundred Easy Ways to Lose a Man,” plus more.
Conversations with Claywoman, presented by TWEEDPangea NYC 178 2nd Ave, NY
Claywoman is a 500 year old extra-terrestrial from the Mirillion Galaxy. She frequently visits Earth, her favorite planet, giving lectures at various events.
In and Around the Square: A Story-Stroll through Washington Square with author John SorensenWashington Square Arch at Fifth Avenue & Washington Square North NY
The heart and soul of Greenwich Village is Washington Square Park. To truly know the Village, you must first get to know the Park. This walking tour is a kind of “Washington Square 101” introducing participants to some of the historical and cultural highlights of the near neighborhood. It explores the rich and powerful history of the Square – from the days of the Lenape Native Americans through to the more recent times of great modern Village artists such as writer Willa Cather, painter Edward Hopper and photographer Diane Arbus.
7th Ave. S, Cygnus EnsembleSt John’s in the Village 218 W 11th St, New York, NY
Apologies, but we have had to postpone this event due to Covid.
In the New York Times, Paul Griffiths described Cygnus as an "enterprising and supple group featuring guitars, strings and woodwinds in pairs….” Composer Allison Loggins-Hull’s latest work, 7th Ave. S. calls for an electric guitar, bridging into the psychedelic sound-world of Greenwich Village, and telling her Village Stories in three movements.
Renowned soprano Leah Brzyski will join Cygnus for the premiere of Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon’s Gypsum, setting of poems by Diedre Huckaby.
Carman Moore riffs on “Cygnus” in Swans Across the Milky Way.
Painting the Village: The Village Trip Arts Walk with a Village ArtistWashington Square Arch at Fifth Avenue & Washington Square North NY
Join historian, painter, filmmaker, performance artist and exuberant raconteur Marc Kehoe for a stroll through the artist's Greenwich Village, birthplace of American Modern Art.
Behind the Scenes Tour of the Whitney MuseumWhitney Museum of American Art 555 West Street, NY
An overview of the Whitney Museum’s Renzo Piano-designed building, and a behind the scenes view of spaces rarely open to the public.
Boy with the Bullhorn: A Memoir and History of ACT UP New York by Ron GoldbergLGBTQ Center 208 W 13 Street, NY
Join Second Tuesday for this coming-of-age memoir by Ron Goldberg about life on the frontlines of the AIDS crisis with ACT UP New York.