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Framing the Village Exhibition

Revelation Gallery at St John's in the Village 218 W 11th Street, NY

By the 1850s, the Village was a living art colony and by the time sculptor and heiress Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney established her first gallery in MacDougal Alley in 1907 there was an embarrassment of riches for her to choose from.

Free

NYU & Washington Square: Walking Tour with Architect Kyle Johnson

Washington Square Arch at Fifth Avenue & Washington Square North NY

Tour the Washington Square area and hear architect Kyle Johnson talk about NYU’s impact on the neighborhood and some of the key buildings it has erected and renovated around the park.

$15 – $20

Eating the Village Food Tour: Pizza, pastries, and more

Experience this culinary and cultural hot-spot of downtown Manhattan. Discover New York City’s most historic residential neighborhood, Greenwich Village. Hidden streets, gorgeous Brownstones, and the best pizza in NYC are just a few of the highlights waiting for you on this small-group food tour. This tour is given daily.

OFFBEATS Sidewalk Book Launch

Printed Matter 38 St Marks Place, NY

Lower East Side artist-archivist Clayton Patterson and author John Strausbaugh come to Printed Matter/St. Marks for a sidewalk launch and sale of their new book OFFBEATS: LOWER EAST SIDE PORTRAITS. […]

Free

The Village Trip – The Eighth Street Experience

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

The David Amram Septet plus pianist Dave Keyes and special guests kick off this year’s Village Trip and are joined by Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars at this 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 world premiere of David Amram’s Ah, Let’s Go Back to the Village, a chamber music composition commissioned by The Village Trip and based on text from Kerouac’s book Lonesome Traveler. 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 score for the Robert Frank film 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
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East Village TV & Movie Sites Walking Tour

Puck Building 295 Lafayette Street, NY

Take part in the action of downtown NYC! On the East Village TV & Movie Sites Walking Tour, you'll be able to pose in front of The Puck Building featured […]

$25 – $30

You n Yours: The Father File

HB Studio Playwrights Theatre 124 Bank Street, NY

Screening of David Deblinger's "pilot for a 'Sesame Street for adults,'" mining New York's great creativity and diversity to explore one word, "Father."

Free

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. The program will include works by J.S. Bach, Claude Debussy, Erik Satie, and Amram performed by a group of distinguished musicians: pianist Yoshiko Kline, saxophonist Ken Radnofsky, and violist Consuelo Sherba.

$15 – $20

Wonderful Town: Walking Tour with Jamie Bernstein

Washington Square Hotel 103 Waverly Place, NY

Join a unique walking tour with Maestro Leonard Bernstein’s daughter Jamie and explore the crooked streets of Greenwich Village which inspired the great 20th-century musical 'Wonderful Town'. It begins – as the musical does – at Washington Square and Waverly Place! New starting point: Meet at Northwest corner of 14th St and 7th Ave. Please assemble at 3:45pm

$20 – $25

Wonderful Town: Cabaret and Cocktails with Janis Siegel and Friends

North Square Lounge at the Washington Square Hotel 103 Waverly Place, New York, NY

A unique and intimate cabaret – featuring the Grammy-garlanded Janis Siegel with baritone Michael Kelly, Jamie Bernstein and The Manhattan Transfer's long-time musical director Yaron Gershovsky on keyboards – is a glorious celebration of songs such as “Ohio,” “Pass the Football,” and “One Hundred Easy Ways to Lose a Man,” plus more.

$45

Conversations with Claywoman, presented by TWEED

Pangea NYC 178 2nd Ave, NY

Claywoman is a 500 year old extra-terrestrial from the Mirillion Galaxy. She frequently visits Earth, her favorite planet, giving lectures at various events.

$25 – $30

In and Around the Square: A Story-Stroll through Washington Square with author John Sorensen

Washington Square Arch at Fifth Avenue & Washington Square North NY

The heart and soul of Greenwich Village is Washington Square Park. To truly know the Village, you must first get to know the Park.  This walking tour is a kind of “Washington Square 101” introducing participants to some of the historical and cultural highlights of the near neighborhood. It explores the rich and powerful history of the Square – from the days of the Lenape Native Americans through to the more recent times of great modern Village artists such as writer Willa Cather, painter Edward Hopper and photographer Diane Arbus.

$15 – $20

7th Ave. S, Cygnus Ensemble

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

Apologies, but we have had to postpone this event due to Covid.
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

Painting the Village: The Village Trip Arts Walk with a Village Artist

Washington Square Arch at Fifth Avenue & Washington Square North NY

Join historian, painter, filmmaker, performance artist and exuberant raconteur Marc Kehoe for a stroll through the artist's Greenwich Village, birthplace of American Modern Art.

$20 – $25

Behind the Scenes Tour of the Whitney Museum

Whitney Museum of American Art 555 West Street, NY

An overview of the Whitney Museum’s Renzo Piano-designed building, and a behind the scenes view of spaces rarely open to the public.

Free

Painting the Village: The Village Trip Arts Walk with a Village Artist

Washington Square Arch at Fifth Avenue & Washington Square North NY

Join historian, painter, filmmaker, performance artist and exuberant raconteur Marc Kehoe for a stroll through the artist's Greenwich Village, birthplace of American Modern Art.

$20 – $25

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

Global Greenwich Village: Lecture by Robert W. Snyder

Jefferson Market Library 425 6th Avenue, NY

Greenwich Village has long been a place where people make plans to turn the world upside down. Since the late nineteenth century, the neighborhood has absorbed new people and new ideas in the arts, culture, and politics; marinated them in hope, humor and contentiousness; and then shared them with New York City, the USA, and the world.

Free

James Beard House Tour

James Beard House 167 West 12th Street, NY

One of the most significant figures in the history of American cuisine, Beard pioneered television as a medium for teaching the art of cooking and emphasized the use of fresh, local ingredients and American approaches to food.

$10

James Beard House Tour

James Beard House 167 West 12th Street, NY

One of the most significant figures in the history of American cuisine, Beard pioneered television as a medium for teaching the art of cooking and emphasized the use of fresh, local ingredients and American approaches to food.

$10

James Beard House Tour

James Beard House 167 West 12th Street, NY

One of the most significant figures in the history of American cuisine, Beard pioneered television as a medium for teaching the art of cooking and emphasized the use of fresh, local ingredients and American approaches to food.

$10

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 seminal work, On the Road. Published in 1957, the same year West Side Story debuted on Broadway and Sputnik launched into space. David Amram and Bobby Sanabria will perform jazz and Latin classics of the 1950s that influenced Kerouac and an entire generation. The show will also include brief readings from On the Road with music, just as Kerouac and Amram pioneered jazz-poetry in New York in 1957.

$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

Lunchtime Concert: Native American Portraits

Anna Maria Kellen Concert Hall 235 East 11th Street, NY

A performance of Native American Portraits for violin, piano, and percussion, by David Amram at Third Street Music School Settlement. It will be preceded by a demonstration of Native American music and instruments and conclude with an opportunity for discussion.

Free
Recurring

Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Sites Tour

Washington Square Arch at Fifth Avenue & Washington Square North NY

On the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Sites Tour, fans can step back in time and follow in the footsteps of Midge as they get a swanky peek into 1950s Manhattan. They'll […]

$25 – $30

On the Road Reading with Music

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

A recording of the livestream is available to buy.
A diverse cast including Stephanie Berry, Kevin Corrigan, John Doman, Marsha Mason, Dael Orlandersmith, Mercedes Ruehl, Jose Rivera, and John Ventimiglia read excerpts from Jack Kerouac’s classic novel accompanied by a jazz quartet led by the legendary David Amram and directed by David Deblinger. Produced in collaboration with HB Studio.

$10 – $20

Penny Arcade’s Longing Lasts Longer

Pangea NYC 178 2nd Ave, NY

Penny Arcade and Steve Zehentner return to Pangea with their world-wide hit show. Longing Lasts Longer, an investigation into the difference between nostalgia and longing, illuminates the seismic shifts over the past 50 years.

$20 – $25

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

Sophia Ramos: “No Parental Guidance”

Pangea NYC 178 2nd Ave, NY

A music filled storytelling journey about the life of a perpetually irreverent Nuyorican Rock and Roll singer, cutting her teeth in the downtown 80’s and 90’s music scene.

$20 – $25

Sixty-five Joyous Years in the Village, from Kerouac, Mingus, Monk, and Jackson Pollock to the New Voices of Today: Walking Tour with David Amram

Washington Square Arch at Fifth Avenue & Washington Square North NY

A truly unique opportunity to join Village Trip Artist Emeritus David Amram on a walk through his colorful life. David has known them all, played with them all – among them Charles Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Oscar Pettiford, and Pete Seeger.

$35 – $40

Walk on the Wild Side: Lou Reed’s New York Walking Tour with Jesse Rifkin

100 East 17th Street 100 East 17th Street, NY

“I’m not leaving New York. And neither is anyone else. We’re here. We are quintessential Americans – we’re not only American, but New York-American.” New York was Lou Reed’s city, and he was a crucial part of so many scenes.

$25 – $30
Recurring

East Village TV & Movie Sites Walking Tour

Puck Building 295 Lafayette Street, NY

Take part in the action of downtown NYC! On the East Village TV & Movie Sites Walking Tour, you'll be able to pose in front of The Puck Building featured […]

$25 – $30

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

Carol Lipnik, presented by TWEED

Pangea NYC 178 2nd Ave, NY

Carol Lipnik, the spellbinding, darkly humorous singer and songwriter returns to Pangea to perform selections from her two new albums, 'Blue Forest' and 'Goddess of Imperfection'

$20 – $25

Jack Kerouac: Then and Now

Jefferson Market Library 425 6th Avenue, NY

As part of the festival’s Jack Kerouac 100 celebrations, a distinguished panel—Holly George-Warren, Joyce Johnson, Anne Waldman, and David Amram - will reflect on aspects of the writer’s life in New York City generally and the Village in particular and discuss his enduring legacy.

Free

Behind the Scenes Tour of the Whitney Museum

Whitney Museum of American Art 555 West Street, NY

An overview of the Whitney Museum’s Renzo Piano-designed building, and a behind the scenes view of spaces rarely open to the public.

Free

Talented Punk and Rad Women Walking Tour

Former residence of Emma Goldman 208 East 13th Street, NY

Join acclaimed public historian Kathleen Hulser on an exciting Village Trip walking tour to discover the Downtown streets that evoke the memory of generations of female radicals, punks, talented writers and singers who called the East Village their home.

$25 – $30

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

Judson Memorial Church 55 Washington Square South, New York, NY

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.

$25 – $30

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

Richard Barone on the 1960s Greenwich Village Music Scene

Lobby Bar at the Washington Square Hotel 103 Waverly Place, New York, NY

Richard Barone talks to fellow author and Village Trip founder Liz Thomson about his new book, 'Music + Revolution: Greenwich Village in the 1960s', a freewheeling historical narrative, peppered with personal stories and insights from those who were there. 

$25

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

Hard Travelin’ Walking Tour: The Village Folk Scene, Before and After Bob Dylan

Abingdon Square Veterinary Clinic 130 West 10th Street, New York

When Bob Dylan thumbed his way from Minneapolis to New York in January 1961, he was drawn by the siren call of Woody Guthrie, who was part of a folk scene with deep roots in Greenwich Village, where Washington Square Park had long been a gathering place for singers and guitar pickers.

$25 – $30
Recurring

Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Sites Tour

Washington Square Arch at Fifth Avenue & Washington Square North NY

On the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Sites Tour, fans can step back in time and follow in the footsteps of Midge as they get a swanky peek into 1950s Manhattan. They'll […]

$25 – $30

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

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