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You’re Invited to The Village Trip

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 celebrating the history and future of Greenwich Village: The Village Trip.

Now an annual event, this four-day celebration features concerts, poetry readings, theatric performances, and photography events.

Take a look at the amazing upcoming dates and activities on the website here:

This is what was featured in 2018:
Thursday, September 27

6:30 PM | Washington Square Hotel, the host of the official Village Trip bar

Opening party and preview of an exhibition of work by celebrated music photographer David Gahr, plus rare Greenwich Village memorabilia. Don’t miss out on drinks and live music.

Free Event (seating reservations accepted)

Friday, September 28

12:00-3:00 PM | Washington Square Hotel, the host of the official Village Trip bar

A walking tour of Eugene O’Neill’s favorite haunts followed by interactive readings and performance of key scenes from three O’Neill plays.

Free Event (seating reservations accepted)

7:30 PM | New School – Stiefel Hall

An evening of live music and discussion with jazz faculty and musicians at the New School, including Andy McKee, Vic Juris, Billy Harper, and Joanne Brackeen. This event will be followed by a private party at the Washington Square Hotel featuring a jazz jam.

Ticketed Event

Saturday, September 29

2:00 PM | Jefferson Market Library

Greenwich Village through the eyes of two of its greatest poets: “Kissing in the Village: Edna St Vincent Millay on Bedford Street” and “Jack Kerouac: Blues in the Afternoon.” With scholar and writer Lucy McDiarmid and composer and multi-instrumentalist David Amram, who played with Kerouac for New York City’s first-ever jazz/poetry readings.

World premiere performance by Kenneth Radnofsky and Yoshiko Kline of a new multi-media version of Amram’s Greenwich Village Portraits, composed for saxophone and piano with a video accompanying the piece, created by Conrad Kline.

Free Event (seating reservations accepted)

5:30 PM | Washington Square Park

Bringing It All Back Home to Washington Square – a live concert in the shadow of the Arch in celebration of the legendary and influential music heritage of Greenwich Village, with performances by Suzanne Vega, Martha Redbone, VickiKristinaBarcelona.

Free Event

Sunday, September 30

2:30 PM | Washington Square Hotel, the host of the official Village Trip bar

Michael Shulman, Director of Publishing and Film, Magnum Photos, talks about award-winning Magnum photographer Burt Glinn, whose previously unseen color and black and white pictures of the beats that are featured in a new book, The Beat Scene (Reel Art Press).

Free Event

7:00 PM | The Bitter End, Bleecker Street

An evening of live music with Happy Traum, Tom Chapin, The Chapin Sisters, David Massengill, Diana Jones and others at the historic Bitter End on Bleecker Street, in the heart of Greenwich Village.

Ticketed Event

We’d like to thank our partners, who by supporting this festival, are recognizing the essence of the fibers that comprise Greenwich Village within the quilt work of New York City.

Visit The Village Trip website to learn more about the festival’s activities, ticket information, performer biographies, festival news, and program details. Join us this year!

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