With Father’s Day right around the corner, now is the time to stop procrastinating and pick up your gift for Dad. This year you can celebrate dad while also supporting small businesses in Greenwich Village.
Astor Place Greenmarket is back!
Last year the residents enjoyed GrowNYC’s locally sourced farmers market at Astor Place. With a selection of locally-grown vegetables and orchard fruits, baked goods, cider, jams, maple syrup and honey from regional farmers, Greenmarket was a community favorite. And this is it is back and better.
The market will be located on Astor Place Plaza South at East 8th Street and Lafayette on each Tuesday beginning June 8th till Tuesday, November 17th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Stay tuned for more up-to-date information on at-market activities throughout the season.
May is Small Business Month and we’re encouraging you to support small, locally owned storefront businesses. Eat, drink, shop and pamper yourself all while supporting Greenwich Village neighborhood establishments.
Last minute shopper? No need to fret! Give Mom the gift of shopping local this year with Village Bucks. Village Bucks is a digital gift card that works just like a MasterCard gift card and can be used at select merchants across our neighborhood with the amount of your choosing. See our curated list of activities that Mom can do to celebrate her special day!
Earth Day is celebrated each year on April 22nd since 1970 and has gone global. We all can do our part in saving the planet and creating a better world. Whether you are looking for sustainable products, need more pointers or are looking to celebrate virtually, we’ve got some environmental tips to help you do your part.
The Village Alliance, on behalf of the City of New York, maintains and activates two public plazas, Astor Place Plaza and the Ruth Wittenberg Triangle.
In addition to landscaping, sanitation, the presentation of public art and a roster of free public programming the Village Alliance also maintains the furniture at our designated public spaces.
The past year has been a challenging time for communities everywhere. Since the start of COVID-19 pandemic, inflammatory and xenophobic remarks have increased the risk of violence and harm to Asian and AAPI individuals, communities, families, and businesses. During the past few months hate crimes have surged across United States and right here in New York City. We must do our part in proving support and solidarity to the Asian American community.
The Strangers Project is now on display in Greenwich Village in the windows of 36 East 8 Street. Stop by the storefront location to read the stories of others collected by The Strangers Project curator Brandon Doman.
Steeped in artistic, political and progressively social history, Greenwich Village today remains a cultural melting pot. The Village has been, and remains a bohemian capitol, a center of the modern LGBT movement and one of the birthplaces of the Beat and 60’s counter culture movements.
Explore the history of Greenwich Village, the neighborhood’s unique architecture, inspiring women, get a Tase of Tokyo at lunch. We have a walking tour that has something for all.