Happy Friday, everyone. It’s chilly here in the city; the wind is fierce, whipping around the buildings, blowing hats off of our heads and freezing our faces. Plus we’re expecting a dusting of snow on Saturday night! All this makes us think of one of our favorite songs of winter longing, written by Neil Young and […]

Cher on Broadway

Cher on Broadway Stage

Which Cher is your favorite Cher? The naive, wide-eyed teenager who came to our attention as one-half of Sonny & Cher, of I Got You Babe fame? Or her next incarnation as a solo artist (Half-Breed, Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves) thriving in her own musical variety show while suffering in a doomed marriage to Gregg […]

You’re Invited to The Village Trip

The Village Trip Festival Graphic

We may be biased, but we think our bohemian, artistic neighborhood, Greenwich Village, is amazing in so many ways. From the folk scene of the 1960s to the fountains in Washington Square Park, our neighborhood offers visitors and locals offbeat activities, rich culture, top-notch restaurants, and excellent shopping. We’re honored to support a new festival […]

6 Entertainers You Didn’t Know Were Discovered in Greenwich Village

6 Entertainers You Didn't Know Were Discovered in Greenwich Village

The Village, as New Yorker’s often call it, has always had a bohemian flare including a diverse and open music scene—one of the many reasons why so many young aspiring songwriters and singers ended up in this part of the city, especially in the 1950s and 1960s. To get an idea of the role Greenwich […]

Playlist: Your Favorite Christmas Songs Covered by Greenwich Village Artists

Christmas songs covered by Greenwich Village Artists

No one can deny Greenwich Village is a place with a unique and cool history. Especially in the 60s, our little neighborhood was known as home to many great musical (and not so musical) artists—each valuing a specific uniqueness to their bold voice. You might’ve read our piece on artists discovered in Greenwich Village, but […]

Opera For Nothing!

Opera For Nothing at Lincoln Plaza

This series is the coolest thing for opera lovers …and probably even cooler for those that are interested in opera, but may not have the cash to plop down on tickets. Or even those who want to see what all the fuss is about. You can experience opera for nothing, courtesy of the Met, who […]

51 Years Ago, This Happened

51 Years Ago Bob Dylan Played his first gig here

Bob Dylan’s first real gig happened here 51 years ago According to the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, Bob Dylan played his first professional gig at the beginning of April, 1961 at Gerde’s Folk City, a popular folk music hangout on West 4th Street. This was not only a key moment in his music […]

Manhattan Jazz Clubs and the Washington Square Hotel

Jazz Clubs Manhattan Musicians playing

New York, 1920s, was the beginning of a revolution in music, and Jazz clubs in Manhattan were beginning to spring up. The boys were coming home from the First World War, the skyline was rising, and midtown Manhattan was quickly turning into an economic epicenter. New York was experiencing expansion—not only in terms of buildings […]

The Rolling Stones At Washington Square?

Rolling Stones album Cover

The Rolling Stones landed on our shores in 1964 for their first US tour and our hotel was their home base. Can you imagine Keith Richards hanging in the lobby bar? Charlie Watts getting hot sauce advice from Ronnie? Ooh, what I would give to see Mick busting out his Tina Turner-like moves in the […]