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The Village Trip – The Eighth Street Experience

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

David Amram, Tilted Axes and a host of musical friends and special guests sound a fanfare for The Village Trip at a 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.

Free

The Village Trip GuitarFest:
Ah…Let’s go Back to the Village

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

Celebrate the Jack Kerouac centenary with the premiere of David Amram’s new Kerouac chamber music setting, “Ah…Let’s Go Back to the Village,” commissioned for The Village Trip.
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 Beat jazz standard, “Pull My Daisy.”

$15 – $20

Steven Zumbo

Pangea NYC 178 2nd Ave, NY

Steven Zumbo presents an eclectic show of story and song, delivered with his unique, comedic touch and rich voice.

$25

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.

$15 – $20

7th Ave. S, Cygnus Ensemble

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

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

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

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 now seminal work, ON THE ROAD. Published in 1957, the same year West Side Story debuted on Broadway and Sputnik launched into space, The New York Times hailed the book's appearance as "...the most beautifully executed, the clearest and the most important utterance yet made by the generation Kerouac himself named years ago as 'beat,' and whose principal avatar he is."

$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

Mariah Bonner: Yours in Song

Pangea NYC 178 2nd Ave, NY

Join Mariah Bonner for an intimate evening of song, an eclectic mix of American standards, French ballads, pop songs and original material expressed vividly in Mariah’s rich vocals.

$30

On the Road Reading with Music

The Strand: The Rare Book Room 828 Broadway at 12th Street, NY

A diverse cast reads excerpts from Jack Kerouac’s classic novel ON THE ROAD, supported by a jazz quartet led by the legendary David Amram. In 1957, Amram and Kerouac brought jazz + poetry to New York City, playing at venues across the Village.

$15 – $20

Bowers Fader Duo

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

Cutting Edge Concerts joins The Village Trip to present the Bowers Fader Duo performing both classical and contemporary repertoire. Their ongoing mission is to promote new American art songs for mezzo and guitar, through commissions, performances, and recordings.

$15 – $20

Village Voices

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

Greenwich Village has been home to some of America’s greatest creative minds – poets, composers, innovators, iconoclasts, and free-thinkers. Sopranos Sharon Harms and Adriana Valdes join pianists Joan Forsyth, Cathy Kautsky, Gavin Cappon and the Village Guitar Orchestra to perform songs by Henry Cowell, John Cage, Edna St Vincent Millay, Djuna Barnes, Robert Frost, Margaret Bonds, James Baldwin, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Tania Leon and Willa Cather. Exciting new settings by composers William Anderson, Nehemiah Luckett, Jonathon Dawe, Kitty Brazelton and Gavin Cappon enliven the program.

$15 – $20

Howling For Jeremy Steig

3rd Sunday Jazz 6BC Botanical Garden 624 East 6th Street, NY

A Solo Flute Festival of Improvised Solos to Remember Jeremy Steig.

With flutists Cheryl Pyle, Haruna Fukazawa, Gene Coleman, John Kruth, Jay Rodriguez, Nick Gianni, Sylvain Leroux, Connie Grossman, Premik Russell Tubbs, Mary Cherney, and more.

Free

The Village & Phil Ochs: Composers Interpret Phil Ochs

DROM 85 Avenue A, NY

Phil Ochs was part of the Greenwich Village folk scene in the 1960s and ‘70s. He wrote protest songs in the spirit of Joe Hill and Woody Guthrie, and like Guthrie he was also a poet and journalist. His is an enduring legacy.

$20 – $30

Janis Siegel: I’ll Take Manhattan

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

Nine-time Grammy winner and founding member of The Manhattan Transfer, Janis Siegel, waxes rhapsodic about her beloved city in song and word. She will be assisted by two master musicians, John di Martino on piano and Boris Koslov on bass. The songs are diverse, romantic, bittersweet, vintage, modern, and full of heart and history, just like New York City itself.

$25

Chords of Fame: A Salute to Phil Ochs

The Bitter End 147 Bleecker Street, New York, NY

A distinguished group of artists, spanning the generations, will offer their interpretations of Ochs’ songs and honor his legacy of social activism. The evening, which will be emceed by Danny Goldberg.

$20 – $25

Hot Summer Jazz Series: Jay Clayton Quartet

Pangea NYC 178 2nd Ave, NY

Internationally acclaimed vocalist, composer, and educator, Jay Clayton, will be joined on stage by Jay Anderson on bass and Ed Neumeister on trombone.

$25

Heather Patterson King: The Voices in my Head

Pangea NYC 178 2nd Ave, NY

Join Heather Patterson King on a humorous and reflective musical journey through the voices that made her the performer she is today.

$20 – $25

Charlie Parker & Stefan Wolpe

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

Charlie Parker was crucial to the development of bebop, a uniquely American artform that thrived in Greenwich Village. Composer Stefan Wolpe fled the Nazis and settled in the Village, teaching avant-gardists and jazz musicians alike, forming a friendship with the jazz radical.

$20 – $25

Karen Mack and Elliot Roth

Pangea NYC 178 2nd Ave, NY

Songwriters Karen Mack and Elliot Roth present two sets of acoustic jazz, originals, pop/folk covers, and “not standard” takes on standards in Pangea’s restaurant/front lounge.

Free

Glitter in the Gutter: Mermaid Edition

Pangea NYC 178 2nd Ave, NY

Our two glittering heroines follow the Gutter underwater as the pressures of an Artist’s life above ground gets increasingly thick and heavy. Join us for a splash of gravity-less swankiness under The Sea!

$20 – $25

Glass Houses: Celebrating Philip Glass at 85

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

The Village Trip partners with Victoria Bond and Cutting Edge Concerts to celebrate the legacy of ground-breaking composer Philip Glass.

$15 – $20

Bringing It All Back Home to Washington Square
with The Klezmatics and Joshua Nelson
Free outdoor concert

Garibaldi Plaza Washington Square Park, New York, NY

Geographically and spiritually, Washington Square has always been the center of the Village. Bohemia’s beating heart. A place to gather, whether to protest or just hang out, often with a guitar. The now-traditional Village Trip concert in the Park, headlined this year by Grammy-winning local heroes The Klezmatics, celebrates Greenwich Village as “a state of mind with no boundaries.”

Free

Heather Patterson King: The Voices in my Head

Pangea NYC 178 2nd Ave, NY

Join Heather Patterson King on a humorous and reflective musical journey through the voices that made her the performer she is today.

$20 – $25

Village Composers and Stephen Dembski, featuring soprano Sharon Harms

Tenri Cultural Institute 43A West 13th Street, NY

Greenwich Village, has a thriving music scene represented in this program of newer and recent works by a diverse group of Village composers. This program of music is dedicated to the memory of composer Stephen Dembski, long-time West Village resident, who died suddenly in summer 2021.

$15 – $20

Amanda Reckonwith Returns

Pangea NYC 178 2nd Ave, NY

International diva and Broadway legend in her own mind, “Amanda Reckonwith“ Returns! (after a 25 year retirement/rest cure) to razzle dazzle with high comedy and even higher notes!

$25