Let Freedom Ring! Music & Voices of the March for Civil Rights: Then & Now, the short film by award-winning Spanish director Veronica Vigil that encapsulates our multimedia presentation honoring the sixtieth anniversary of the March on Washington, has been chosen to be part of Justice Sunday on January 14.
A long-time resident of the West Village and a key figure in its musical life, David Del Tredici was celebrated with Village Trip concerts in 2021 and 2022 and was present at this year’s festival for the historic performance of Satie’s Vexations. View videos.
Leah Mallory of WFUV has produced a wonderful short feature (8 minutes) on Let Freedom Ring, the ideas behind it and the people who brought it to life.
A film by Veronika Vigil about the performance of Satie’s Vexations at NYU Paulson Center, between 6am and 9pm on September 8th 2023.
View a slideshow of photographs from March On! and the closing weekend of The Village Trip Festival in 2023.
View a slideshow of photographs from the The Village Trip Festival in 2023.
View a slideshow of photographs from the first week of The Village Trip Festival in 2023.
View a slideshow of photographs from the first days of The Village Trip Festival in 2023.
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 is sponsored by The New School.
The 2023 printed program will be distributed throughout the Village in the coming weeks. View it online here.
NEWS RELEASE: Join The Village Trip for a musical odyssey through a global village of composers and performers
The Village Trip Classical Team, guitarist William Anderson and pianist Joan Forsyth, join forces with several powerful co-presenters, all with distinct musical passions, assembling over 100 groundbreaking composers and performers covering an incredible range from Missy Mazzoli to Elliott Carter, with Pulitzer Prize-winners Tania Leon and Mel Powell, presented at fun and colorful venues throughout Greenwich Village.
A 17-day celebration of the cultural legacy of Greenwich Village and the East Village, two of New York’s most celebrated neighborhoods. From September 8 through September 24, more than sixty events will energize Downtown Manhattan in a diverse family-friendly program that reflects and honors the free-spirited creativity that for more than a century has made the neighborhood a truly global village and the birthplace of so many shape-shifting movements in both the arts and civil society.
Call for entries for a group exhibition of paintings, drawings, and photography of portraits depicting persons past and present who are associated with, live in, or have lived in Greenwich Village/East Village. All mediums including photography are welcome. The exhibition is being curated by long-time Village artist Marc Kehoe. Deadline Sunday, August 6, 2023.
A 16-page printed brochure will be distributed throughout the Village in the coming weeks. View it online.
The Village Trip Festival is back! Please join us in 2022. We’re pleased to present a full schedule of music, culture, and the arts events, celebrating creative achievement and spirited activism in the vibrant, history-laden neighborhoods of downtown New York City – including the West Village, East Village and Greenwich Village.
On the corner of Bleecker and MacDougal Streets, the beating heart of Greenwich Village, in the newly reopened Café Figaro, The Village Trip unveiled highlights of the 2022 festival with an evening of music and delicious food generously provided by chef-restaurateur Mario Skaric.
The Klezmatics with Joshua Nelson, Kerouac at 100, and Suzanne Vega join the 2022 Celebration of Arts and Activism.
The Two-week Festival Expands Footprint and Scope Across Lower Manhattan, West Side to East Side,
Sept. 10 to Sept. 24, 2022
Open Call for a salon-style group exhibition of paintings, drawings, and photography depicting Greenwich Village and the East Village (or reflecting the artist’s impressions and feelings about the neighborhoods). The exhibition is being curated by long-time Village artist Marc Kehoe.
News from 2021
By Joe Lynch, Billboard Following a year off due to the coronavirus pandemic that put the globe on pause in 2020, The Village Trip returns in the fall of 2021 … Read More
More than 30 events and over 50 performers are coming to Greenwich Village from Saturday through Sept. 26. Here’s what to know. Gus Saltonstall, Patch Staff GREENWICH VILLAGE, NY — … Read More
A folk-rock concert showcasing some of the city’s most beloved performers will close the third annual Village Trip arts festival on Sunday, September 26 at The Bitter End. Now something … Read More
A selection of reactions to the Village Trip in 2019, from David Amram, The Village Trip Artist Emeritus | Arthur Levy, music historian, researcher and archivist | Andrew Berman, Executive Director, Village Preservation | Gianluca Tramontana, music journalist and broadcaster | Trevor Sumner, President, Washington Square Association
Amram, 90, a multi-instrumentalist, is a walking encyclopedia of Village and musical lore. Over his career, he has worked with the likes of Jack Kerouac, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Joseph … Read More
A free concert at the intersection of Eighth Street and MacDougal Street, 1pm to 6pm on Saturday, September 23, to launch this year’s Village Trip arts festival and inaugurate The Eighth Street Experience. David Amram will be joined by a lineup that spans eras and genres.
“I love singing with Bobby’s big band, especially in the playground of my teen years, Washington Square Park.”
Press Release announcing the full festival program.
New details just got announced for The Village Trip Festival coming to Greenwich Village in the fall. Here’s what to know.
By Gus Saltonstall, Patch Staff
Dancing in the street – The Village Trip big-tent program offers something for everyone during its nine-day run
The Village Trip program for 2021: music, tours, busking, readings, discussions, and events for children.
The Village Trip Festival Will Energize Greenwich Village this September with Music, Art, and Culture
Press Release from Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce.
“Art, shopping, music and cultural history are the keys to bringing foot traffic back to the Village, the local chamber of commerce says.” Read the full article in The Village … Read More
2021 SPRING EVENTS On the street where you live. Donna Florio’s vivid and charming memoir captures the spirit of a lifetime lived on Bank Street. She talks to Liz Thomson. … Read More
2021 WINTER EVENTS Liz Thomson, founder of The Village Trip, talks about her much-praised biography, Joan Baez: The Last Leaf (Palazzo Editions) with Grammy-nominated music historian Arthur Levy and singer-songwriter … Read More