The Village Trip


Washington Square Park

A new annual festival celebrating the history and heritage of Greenwich Village. Taking place in Washington Square Park and other locations around Greenwich Village.

Opening Reception

The Village Trip Bar - Washington Square Hotel

Thursday September 27, at 6.30pm

Drinks, live music and an exhibition of work by celebrated music photographer David Gahr and rare material from the archives of Mitch Blank. The exhibition will run throughout the festival.

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Eugene O’Neill and the Village

Washington Square Hotel

Friday September 28, at 12 noon.

Assembling in the Lobby of the Washington Square Hotel Cecilia Rubino, Director of the New School’s Theater Program, leads a tour of Village sites that inspired O’Neill’s work. The walk ends at the Washington Square Hotel, where actors will perform key dramatic scenes from O’Neill’s plays Ah, Wilderness, Anna Christie and The Iceman Cometh, in unique historic settings.

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Jazz in the Village: Celebration

The New School - Stiefel Hall, 55 West 13th Street

Friday September 28, at 7.30pm

An evening of live music and discussion with Grammy-winners, jazz legends and contemporary music superstars on the celebrated jazz faculty at the New School. It will be followed by drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and live Jazz Jam in the North Square Lounge at the Washington Square Hotel.

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Village Voices: A celebration of Edna St Vincent Millay and Jack Kerouac

Jefferson Market Library

Saturday September 29, at 2pm

Lucy McDiarmid, author and scholar who grew up in the Village, will offer a public talk: “Kissing in the Village: Edna St Vincent Millay on Bedford Street.” Village Trip Artist-inResidence David Amram, composer and multi-instrumentalist who played with Kerouac, will perform “Jack Kerouac - Blues in the Afternoon.” And Ken Radnovsky and Yoshiko Kline will premiere a new arrangement of Amram’s Greenwich Village Portraits for saxophone and piano.

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Bringing It All Back Home to Washington Square: A concert in Washington Square Park

Garibaldi Plaza

Saturday September 29, at 5.30pm

A live concert in the shadow of the Arch in celebration of the legendary and influential music heritage of Greenwich Village.

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The Beat Scene in New York and San Francisco

The Village Trip Bar, Washington Square Hotel

Sunday September 30, at 2.30pm

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 feature in a new book, The Beat Scene (Reel Art Press).

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Talkin’ New York Folk Revival

The Bitter End, Bleecker Street

Sunday September 30, at 7pm

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

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The Villae Alliance is proud to support the Village Trip.