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The Village Trip at the Eighth Street Block Party

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

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.


Neighbors, Lovers and Friends: Michael Kelly and Brad Moore at Salmagundi

Salmagundi Club 47 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, United States

A world premiere packed evening of classical American art song with Michael Kelly and Bradley Moore at the Salmagundi Club, featuring words and music by an array of the Village's iconic residents, past and present.


Playing for Change: a Play-a-Thon for Ukraine

St Mark’s in the Bowery 131 East 10th Street, New York, NY, United States

A Play-a-Thon for Ukraine which will benefit the Ukraine Children’s Action Project. We welcome performers of all ages and abilities playing any instruments. The music will be by Ukrainian composers. Find out more and REGISTER to take part.

From Odesa: Kommuna Lux plus special guests

DROM 85 Avenue A, NY, United States

Making its Manhattan debut – direct from Ukraine—Kommuna Lux is a hi-energy seven-piece band whose “Odesa gangsta folk” has been thrilling audiences for almost a decade with its beguiling mix of Klezmer and rowdy speakeasy tunes that have a bohemian Black Sea coastal vibe.

$35 – $40

Both Sides of Joni with Alexis Cole, Monika Herzig and Friends

Pangea NYC 178 2nd Ave, NY, United States

Celebrate the release of Both Sides of Joni, a set of jazz arrangements of Joni Mitchell classics by pianist Monika Herzig, featuring award-winning vocalist Alexis Cole with Peter Kienle, Gina Schwarz, and Cassius Goens.

$20 – $25

Terri Thal and Friends: Greenwich Village and Me

The Bitter End 147 Bleecker Street, New York, NY, United States

The event will also be livestreamed.

Terri Thal in conversation with and accompanied by musicians Tom Paxton and Happy Traum. Moderated by Liz Thomson, music journalist and author, and founder of The Village Trip.

$20 – $25

Wonderful Town – Jamie Bernstein and Janis Siegel and friends in a seventieth anniversary celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s great downtown musical

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

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.


Mazel! Yiddish Classics Reimagined by an Unlikely Trio

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

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah in the company of Janis Siegel, John Di Martino and Cantor Daniel Kramer for the first live presentation of their highly acclaimed Covid-lockdown album of Yiddish classics with a backbeat.


Seeking Refuge: Sounding loss and displacement

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

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.

$25 – $30

Living In Twilight with Carol Lipnik and Gordon Beeferman

Pangea NYC 178 2nd Ave, NY, United States

A harrowing, hysterical look at life on the edge of the apocalypse. A genre-defying, comedic romp through the boneyard of contemporary culture.

$20 – $25

Statuesque: A Drag Celebration of BIPOC LGBTQ+ Trailblazers

The Stonewall Inn 53 Christopher Street, New York, NY, United States

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.


Zora Rasmussen at Pangea

Pangea NYC 178 2nd Ave, NY, United States

Zora Rasmussen returns for a monthly residency bringing to Pangea a set of smoky vocals with a twist of comedy.

$25 – $30

Let Freedom Ring! Music and Voices of the March for Civil Rights, Then and Now

Great Hall at Cooper Union 7 East 7th Street, NY, United States

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.


Julie Gold: Closing the Distance

Greenwich House Music School 46 Barrow Street, New York, NY, United States

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.

$25 – $30

Bringing It All Back Home to Washington Square. Free concert with the Peace Poets, People of Earth, & BETTY

Washington Square Arch Washington Square Park, New York, NY, United States

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”.


It Was 60 Years Ago Today: A Beatles Conversation with Cousin Brucie and Jamie Bernstein

The Loft at City Winery 11th Avenue at 15th Street, New York, NY, United States

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.


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