The Astor Alive! outdoor performing arts festival returns to Astor Place on September 23 for a day of FREE dance, music, poetry and cabaret.
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Jim Power's mosaic poles now stand proudly in their rightful homes at Astor Place, and we took the time this afternoon to honor Power's hard work and express everything that the poles mean to the neighborhood and its ever-evolving artistic culture.
The East Village's own "Mosaic Man" is back restoring the beloved light poles that were removed from their homes due to the Astor Place construction. The poles have remained neighborhood favorites for decades, and now it's the community's chance to support these iconic art pieces and their creator.
The Village Alliance Business Improvement District, City Lore and Greenwich Village Society for Historical Preservation will lead the unveiling of the Astor Place Mosaic Trail light poles, which have been restored and redesigned by local Jim Power, the “Mosaic Man”.
4 Stages showcasing 42 local performances brought Astor Place to life on September 16th and 17th! A cabaret, arts workshops, and a Grand Procession with giant puppets and spinning Alamo cubes created one of the biggest events the historic Astor Place has ever seen.
The Mosaic Man brings you the first edition of 'Tales from the Trail' - stories of friendship, history, and engagement with the beautiful poles of the Mosaic Trail and their creator.
The Village Alliance Clean Team weren't' perturbed by a near record snowfall in the Village this weekend as they tackled Snowzilla head on!
Just off Astor Place stand some of the City's first landmarked buildings
Work is underway to preserve Astor Place's iconic mosaic poles