David Amram, Artist Emeritus of The Village Trip, along with a group of musicians and friends launch The Village Trip 2023, a two-week-plus extravaganza of music, art, poetry, walks, talks and much more. A fun family-friendly street party to herald our fifth neighborhood festival. Hosted by Village Alliance.
A unique and intimate cabaret – featuring the Maestro’s daughter Jamie Bernstein with Grammy-garlanded Janis Siegel, baritone Michael Kelly, and pianist Yaron Gershovsky, long-time musical director of The Manhattan Transfer. A glorious celebration of songs such as “Ohio,” “Pass the Football,” and “One Hundred Easy Ways to Lose a Man” – and the stories behind them.
Poet Mascha Kaléko is your guide to an afternoon of song and chamber music that explores the themes of loss, isolation and displacement common to so many refugees. Soprano Sharon Harms is joined by pianist Joan Forsyth and guitarist William Anderson to perform music by Dawe, Hailstork, Pollock and more.
A drag celebration of BIPOC LGBTQ+ heroes, Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, and Stormé DeLarverie at the Stonewall Inn, the place where it all began. The event, sponsored by The New School, will draw attention to the epidemic of violence against trans women of color that remains more than 50 years later, and will fundraise for the first statue honoring a trans person in New Jersey, commemorating Marsha P. Johnson. Legendary Queen, Harmonica Sunbeam, will host and headline the event.
In the Great Hall where Lincoln spoke and the NAACP was born, Let Freedom Ring! Music and Voices of the March for Civil Rights, Then and Now will honor the sixtieth anniversary of the March on Washington, with an evening of song, dance, and oratory that address the way our society confronts discrimination, inequality, and oppression.
An intimate evening of songs and stories with the inimitable Julie Gold, Greenwich Village’s own Grammy winner, a singer-songwriter known the world over for “From a Distance,” a song which has been read into the Congressional Record and which was used to wake up the astronauts on the Mir Space Station the very first time the Americans hooked up with the Russians in outer space. Join Julie – a wonderful raconteur as well as songwriter – for a very special evening.
Due to the high chance of heavy thunderstorms, this concert in Washington Square Park has been cancelled.
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 – and to dance! The signature event of each year’s Village Trip festival, this concert in the Park brings together a stellar selection of New York City talent: People of Earth, The Peace Poets and BETTY, the award-winning indie rock trio which (as Gloria Steinem puts it) “spreads the most lasting kind of revolution”.
A celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Beatles’ first visit to America and their historic appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964. The harmonies of the duo Blac Rabbit (“Maybe the Best Beatles Cover Band Ever,” New York Times) will transport us back to the heady days of Beatlemania.