The Village Trip in 2021 ran for 9 days, from Saturday, September 18, to Sunday, September 26, with its usual mix of words and music at venues across the Village

Today

Busking in Father Demo Square

Father Demo Square 220 Bleecker Street, New York, NY

Folk, rock, jazz, classical – come and experience the infinite variety of Village music and musicians!

Free

Land of the Blacks Walking Experience

Washington Square Washington Square Park, New York, NY

Black Gotham Experience will present a walking experience called "Land of the Blacks" for The Village Trip 2021. The walk will center around the lives of Black people that lived […]

$15

Open Design Studios

Architecture and design firms – including Thomas Phifer and Partners (180 Varick Street, 11th Floor), Architecture Research Office (170 Varick Street, 7th Floor), and Suchi Reddy (Reddymade, 80 West 3rd […]

$15

Free Kick-Off Concert on Eighth Street

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

David Amram will headline a free outdoor concert to launch The Village Trip 2021 and will be joined by special guests, including Rene Manning, Earl McIntyre, and guitar quartet Bodies Electric.

Free

Walk on the Wild Side: The Folk Scene, Before and After Bob Dylan

Abingdon Square Veterinary Clinic 130 West 10th StreetNew York,

Music historian Jesse Rifkin leads us back, “down the foggy ruins of time”, on a tour of places associated with the folk revival. The tour examines the fabled Greenwich Village […]

$25 – $30

Land of the Blacks Walking Experience

Washington Square Washington Square Park, New York, NY

Black Gotham Experience will present a walking experience called "Land of the Blacks" for The Village Trip 2021. The walk will center around the lives of Black people that lived […]

$15

Storytime in Washington Square Park

Washington Square Washington Square Park, New York, NY

Children's Book Readings. Hear authors, including Diane Zahler, Ann Burg and Giselle Potter, read from their latest books and take questions from the audience. Free for kids of all ages. […]

Busking in Father Demo Square

Father Demo Square 220 Bleecker Street, New York, NY

Folk, rock, jazz, classical – come and experience the infinite variety of Village music and musicians!

Free

Eating the Village: Pizza, pork, pastries, and more

Visit some of the Village's independent food purveyors--from the city's oldest butcher to a favorite pizza parlor and a French pastry shop--and hear the stories behind them and the neighborhood. […]

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 […]

$25 – $30

Smash Cut: Author Talk with Brad Gooch

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

Brad Gooch will speak about his book Smash Cut: A Memoir of Howard & Art & the 70s & the 80s. Vanity Fair has described the memoir, chronicling an incandescent moment in […]

$25.00

West Village Theater Crawl

Visit the Lucille Lortel, Cherry Lane, Rattlestick, the New Ohio Theater and other theaters and hear about their illustrious histories, the talented people who have performed there, and their upcoming […]

$15 – $20

Diana Wege’s Earth Requiem: Wake Up + World Premiere of Prelude, Prayer and Dance for Unaccompanied Viola by David Amram, performed by Consuelo Sherba

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

This event will also be livestreamed.
A unique opportunity to experience Eve Beglarian’s opening movement of Earth Requiem: Wake Up and the world première performance of Prelude, Prayer and Dance for Unaccompanied Viola by David Amram, Artist Emeritus of The Village Trip, commissioned for this year’s festival by the Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music. Performed by Consuelo Sherba.

$10 – $20

Lorraine Hansberry’s Village Voice

Virtual Webinar on Zoom

Playwright, activist, and villager Lorraine Hansberry is best known for her award-winning play A Raisin in the Sun, which premiered on Broadway in 1959. She had an unflinching commitment to […]

An Evening of Chamber Music by Harold Meltzer

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

This event will also be livestreamed.
A journey through the “graceful, sensual and contemplative” sound worlds of the much-garlanded East Village composer

$10 – $20

New York Studio School – A Tour of the Arts with Bee Chessman

New York Studio School 8 West 8th Street, New York, NY

Since its founding in 1964, the New York Studio School has been an innovator in arts education, prioritizing daily continuity of study for artists through work in the studio. In […]

Free

Eating the Village: Pizza, pork, pastries, and more

Visit some of the Village's independent food purveyors--from the city's oldest butcher to a favorite pizza parlor and a French pastry shop--and hear the stories behind them and the neighborhood. […]

David Del Tredici, in Black and White

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

This event will also be livestreamed.
Pianist Marc Peloquin celebrates the keyboard music of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Westbeth composer, with whom he enjoys a symbiotic relationship

$10 – $20

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

Washington Square Washington Square Park, New York, 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. Greenwich Village, has spawned more influential […]

$20 – $25

Walk on the Wild Side: The Birth of Punk

NYU D'agostino Hall 110 West 3rd Street, New York, NY

Music historian Jesse Rifkin traces the development of the city's punk scene, from Andy Warhol's discovery of the Velvet Underground in the mid-'60s through the early-'70s glam rock scene and […]

$25 – $30

Walking Tour with David Amram: Sixty-five Joyous Years in the Village

Washington Square Washington Square Park, New York, NY

A truly unique opportunity to join Village Trip Artist Emeritus David Amram on a walk through his own gilded and colorful life. Photo shows Larry Rivers, Jack Kerouac, David Amram, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso.

$35 – $40

Sing Out! The Village Trip Hootenanny

The Bitter End 147 Bleecker Street, New York, NY

This event will also be livestreamed.
A glorious finale to The Village Trip! Join Christine Lavin and friends David Buskin and Robin Batteau, David Massengill, Hannah Reimann, Michele Temple and of course David Amram, Artist Emeritus of the festival, for the now-traditional Village Trip hoot, a celebration of the New York folk revival and its rich and enduring heritage.

$10 – $25.00