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Classical Jack: Chamber Music Which Inspired Kerouac and Music Inspired by Him

St 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.

$15 – $20

Wonderful Town: Walking Tour with Jamie Bernstein

Washington 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

$20 – $25

Wonderful Town: Cabaret and Cocktails with Janis Siegel and Friends

North 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.

$45

Conversations with Claywoman, presented by TWEED

Pangea 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.

$25 – $30

In and Around the Square: A Story-Stroll through Washington Square with author John Sorensen

Washington 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.

$15 – $20

7th Ave. S, Cygnus Ensemble

St 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.

$15 – $20

Painting the Village: The Village Trip Arts Walk with a Village Artist

Washington 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.

$20 – $25

Behind the Scenes Tour of the Whitney Museum

Whitney 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.

Free

Painting the Village: The Village Trip Arts Walk with a Village Artist

Washington 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.

$20 – $25

Hot Summer Jazz Series: Mark Winkler

Pangea NYC 178 2nd Ave, NY

Mark Winkler's Late Bloomin’ Jazzman is the latest album by vocalist and songwriter Mark Winkler, an homage to growing older and the blessings and the downsides that come with age.

$25

Global Greenwich Village: Lecture by Robert W. Snyder

Jefferson Market Library 425 6th Avenue, NY

Greenwich Village has long been a place where people make plans to turn the world upside down. Since the late nineteenth century, the neighborhood has absorbed new people and new ideas in the arts, culture, and politics; marinated them in hope, humor and contentiousness; and then shared them with New York City, the USA, and the world.

Free

James Beard House Tour

James Beard House 167 West 12th Street, NY

One of the most significant figures in the history of American cuisine, Beard pioneered television as a medium for teaching the art of cooking and emphasized the use of fresh, local ingredients and American approaches to food.

$10

James Beard House Tour

James Beard House 167 West 12th Street, NY

One of the most significant figures in the history of American cuisine, Beard pioneered television as a medium for teaching the art of cooking and emphasized the use of fresh, local ingredients and American approaches to food.

$10

James Beard House Tour

James Beard House 167 West 12th Street, NY

One of the most significant figures in the history of American cuisine, Beard pioneered television as a medium for teaching the art of cooking and emphasized the use of fresh, local ingredients and American approaches to food.

$10

Children of the American Bop (and Mambo) Night!

The Public Theater & Joe's Pub 425 Lafayette Street (at Astor Place), NY

Jack Kerouac's legendary status as the leading voice of the Beat writers was cemented with his seminal work, On the Road. Published in 1957, the same year West Side Story debuted on Broadway and Sputnik launched into space. David Amram and Bobby Sanabria will perform jazz and Latin classics of the 1950s that influenced Kerouac and an entire generation. The show will also include brief readings from On the Road with music, just as Kerouac and Amram pioneered jazz-poetry in New York in 1957.

$25

Secret Music: Celebrating David Del Tredici at 85

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

Pianist Marc Peloquin performs music of the great American composer and long-time resident of the West Village, David Del Tredici, as part of his 85th birthday celebration. Also included on the program will be works by composers affiliated with Del Tredici, including Robert Helps and Dennis Tobenski.

$15 – $20