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
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
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
View the full program of music, talks and walks in 2019.
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 … Read More
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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Heartfelt thanks to all those who had faith in our vision and who made the journey with us – sponsors, partners and private donors, and those who gave so generously of their time and expertise. Please know how much you are appreciated. And thanks too, of course, to our wonderful performers, speakers, actors, musicians. It was an honor to have you.
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.
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 … 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 … 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.