View the full program of Music, Poetry, Theater and Photography events over four days in late September 2018. Bringing It All Back Home to Washington Square was the headline free concert in Washington Square Park with Suzanne Vega, Martha Redbone and VickiKristrinaBarcelona.
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Washington Square Park and the surrounding streets were a mecca for all those who appreciate the history and heritage of Greenwich Village and who want to celebrate and preserve it. From its Thursday evening launch at the historic Washington Square Hotel to Sunday’s closing folk festivities at the fabled Bitter End, The Village Trip honoured some of the many figures whose careers were born in the Village and who went on to leave an indelible mark on the world.
Suzanne Vega – whose career began in Greenwich Village in the new folk revival of the 1980s – is to headline Bringing It All Back Home to Washington Square, the free concert in Washington Square Park which is the focal point of The Village Trip. Also on the bill are Martha Redbone, and VickiKristrinaBarcelona.
September 27 – 30, 2018 Music | Poetry | Theater | Photography Suzanne Vega to headline concert in Washington Square Park Premiere of Greenwich Village Portraits for Saxophone and Piano by David Amram, Village Trip Artist-in-Residence A new festival will celebrate Greenwich Village as the historic forge in which much of 20th century American culture … Read More
A loft is perhaps not the most obvious place to build pianos, but that’s where Steinway’s American history began in 1853, Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg having arrived in New York from Germany with his family three years earlier.
The Bitter End, one of the most historic clubs in Greenwich Village, is the venue for the closing event of this year’s The Village Trip festival. On Sunday September 30 2018, the Bitter End, at 147 Bleecker Street, will play host to a celebration of folk music in New York City with Talkin’ New York … Read More
The Village Trip is delighted to share photos and a report on Magic Times: Caffe Cino and the Birth of Off-Off Broadway, which took place at the equally legendary Cornelia Street Café, next door to the old Cino. It’s from Westview News and written by Robert Heide, one of the participants. The evening was introduced … Read More
THE WAVERLY MURALS The Waverly Murals were commissioned from Edward Sorel by Graydon Carter for the Waverly Inn on Bank Street in the West Village. Carter bought the restaurant in 2006, by which time it was (he writes in his introduction to The Mural at the Waverly Inn) “decidedly dusty”. It had opened its doors … Read More
Artist Lori Loebelsohn has created an evocative poster for The Village Trip inspired by her longstanding connections with the Washington Square Hotel in Greenwich Village.
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
Summer in the city, to coin a phrase from John Sebastian. Late summer in the city in fact, and The Village Trip 2019 was bathed in sunshine as it celebrated the glorious history and heritage of a unique neighborhood which has been at the center of arts and social activism for nigh on 150 years. … Read More
It was standing room only in the Revelation Gallery at St John’s in the West Village when Will Kaufman hit town to present his livewords-and-music documentary about the life and work of Woody Guthrie and the songs he wrote in the 1950s for his Brooklyn landlord, one Fred Trump.
Come join us for an evening of good old American protest songs at St John’s in the Village on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at 7pm Old Man Trump is the true story of the battles between Woody Guthrie and his racist landlord Fred Trump. While living in Brooklyn at Beach Haven, Guthrie encountered the racist … Read More