Land of the Blacks Walking Experience

Land of the Blacks Walking Experience

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 … Read More

Open Design Studios

Open Design Studios

Architecture and design firms – including Thomas Phifer and Partners (180 Varick Street, 11th Floor), Architecture Research Office (170 Varick Street, 7th Floor), and Suchi Reddy (Reddymade, 80 West 3rd Street, 2nd Floor) – will welcome visitors to their studios. Visitors can roam from one studio to another at their own pace. A self-guided tour. … Read More

Free Kick-Off Concert on Eighth Street

Free Kick-Off Concert on Eighth Street

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.

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

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

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 … Read More

Land of the Blacks Walking Experience

Land of the Blacks Walking Experience

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 … Read More

Storytime in Washington Square Park

Storytime in Washington Square Park

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.

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

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% … Read More

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

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

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 … Read More

From Washington Square to Stonewall: An LGBT History Walk

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 … Read More

West Village Theater Crawl

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.

Smash Cut: Author Talk with Brad Gooch

Smash Cut: Author Talk with Brad Gooch

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 … Read More

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

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

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.

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

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% … Read More

Lorraine Hansberry’s Village Voice

Lorraine Hansberry’s Village Voice

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 … Read More