Jack Kerouac: Then and Now

Jack Kerouac: Then and Now

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.

Howling For Jeremy Steig

Howling For Jeremy Steig

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.

Lunchtime Concert: Native American Portraits

Lunchtime Concert: Native American Portraits

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.

The Village Trip GuitarFest: Ah, Let’s go Back to the Village

The Village Trip GuitarFest: Ah, Let’s go Back to the Village

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.

Storytime in Washington Square Park

Storytime in Washington Square Park

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. … Read More

Land of the Blacks Walking Experience

Land of the Blacks Walking Experience

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 … Read More

Open Design Studios

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 … Read More

Free Kick-Off Concert on Eighth Street

Free Kick-Off Concert on Eighth Street

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.

Land of the Blacks Walking Experience

Land of the Blacks Walking Experience

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 … Read More