Starts on Saturday. Book your tickets online now – some events sold out.

A two-week Festival Celebrating Arts and Activism across Greenwich Village and the East Village

September 10 - 25, 2022

The Village Trip 2022 kicks off on Saturday, September 10 with The Eighth Street Experience, a four-hour-long street party beginning at 2pm, sponsored by our good friends at Village Alliance and ConEd. David Amram, Artist Emeritus of the festival, singer Antoinette Montague, pianist Dave Keyes, and other talented musicians will be joined by Tilted Axes, a roving band of mobile electric guitars that will lead a procession around the Village and end up at our GuitarFest at St. John's in the Village.

Some festival events are already sold out and others are getting close to capacity – so plan your visit to The Village Trip and book tickets right now! Don't get left out! You won’t want to miss the greatest show in Manhattan this September!

And, please, donate to The Village Trip. Your support is essential to our efforts to keep art and activism alive. Many of our events are free, but we strongly suggest you make a donation whenever you reserve a spot at one of our events. We can’t do it without you. Thank you!

 

 FESTIVAL 2022 NEWS

Look out for our special print supplement, part of the inaugural print edition of The Village Sun. Here’s a PDF if you haven’t yet picked up a copy.

TVT Program Print Brochure

 

 FESTIVAL PARTNERS

CLASSICAL AND NEW MUSIC at The Village Trip 2022

 

The festival this year features an expanded classical and new music program under the direction of William Anderson, distinguished guitarist, composer and teacher.

 

Highlights of The Village Trip Program in 2022

Today

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VIEW THE FULL PROGRAM >>

 

REVIEW of THE VILLAGE TRIP 2021

A nine-day festival held in late September 2021 that celebrated the glorious community of Greenwich Village and all it has given the world. More than 30 events and over 50 performers at venues across the Village. View the review.

The Village Trip Mission Statement

To uplift, to entertain and to celebrate the arts for all New Yorkers, their families and all people from around the world who come to visit Downtown Manhattan’s special oases, Greenwich Village and the East Village.

New York City AIDS Memorial
David Amram
walking tour
opening event audience
Earth Requiem