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.”
A group exhibition of paintings, drawings, and photography of portraits depicting persons past and present who are associated with, live in, or have lived in Greenwich Village/East Village. Curated by long-time Village artist Marc Kehoe, this exhibition powerfully demonstrates that the visual arts continue to flourish in this most vibrant downtown neighborhood.
David Amram, Artist Emeritus of The Village Trip, along with a group of musicians and friends launch The Village Trip 2023, a two-week-plus extravaganza of music, art, poetry, walks, talks and much more. A fun family-friendly street party to herald our fifth neighborhood festival. Hosted by Village Alliance.
World Premiere Errolyn Wallen
Earth Requiem is a multidisciplinary work conceived in response to climate change, pollution, resource depletion, and nuclear capability. The audience is immersed in a near-future where degradation and extinction of nature is symbolized by a choir of languages from throughout the globe. Original music by Errollyn Wallen and Jeff Beal.
NOW INDOORS: Due to the forecast of rain and thunder on Sunday, we have taken the decision to have David Amram give a talk instead of a tour about the East Village. The event will take place in the heart of the East Village at La Sala de Pepe and offers the chance to chat with David in relaxed surroundings. A virtual East Village Ramble.
It’s no exaggeration to say that David Amram has been at the center of the Downtown arts scene for well over a half-century. He knows everyone, and he’s a walking, talking encyclopedia.
Canto Ostinato is a ground-breaking minimalist piece by Dutch composer Simeon ten Holt from 1976 which has acquired cult status. This two-hour version for two pianos celebrates the composer’s 100th year, performed by the formidable Dutch new-music specialist Kees Wieringa and The Village Trip’s resident pianist Joan Forsyth.
The heart and soul of Greenwich Village is Washington Square Park. To truly know the Village, you must first get to know the Square and the many historic sites that surround it. This 75-minute walking tour is a kind of “Washington Square 101” introducing some of the historical and cultural highlights of the territory that borders the Square.
Pianist Kees Wieringa performs music from the Netherlands and Greenwich Village, including Simeon ten Holt, Jacob TV, Alvin Curran and Phillip Glass. Simeon ten Holt's "Solo Devil's Dance 4" was specially written for Winter Wieringa and will have its world premiere, in collaboration with dancers from New York.
A unique and intimate cabaret – featuring the Maestro’s daughter Jamie Bernstein with Grammy-garlanded Janis Siegel, baritone Michael Kelly, and pianist Yaron Gershovsky, long-time musical director of The Manhattan Transfer. A glorious celebration of songs such as “Ohio,” “Pass the Football,” and “One Hundred Easy Ways to Lose a Man” – and the stories behind them.
New York City in the 1980s witnessed the establishment of several organizations founded by and for Black gay men. Among these organizations were two writing groups, the Blackheart Collective and Other Countries, both with ties to Greenwich Village. A Zoom webinar with Kevin McGruder, Associate Professor of History at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
The Village Trip GuitarFest assembles a formidable group of guitarists from all over the tri-state region for a 3-day festival of new and old music for guitars, beginning with a tribute to the late Scott Johnson with a performance of his "Bowery Haunt", a wild ride for two electric guitars.
Among the finest guitarists of all time” (American Record Guide), David Leisner will perform three solos written for him by Chester Biscardi, Laura Kaminsky and Bun-Ching Lam. Guitarist Xingxing Yao, from Hangzhou performs Mel Powell; Chilean guitarist Sebastian Molina, Bowers Fader Duo, and more…