In the wake of the Black Live Matter movement and the disproportionate impact of Black-owned businesses due to historical discriminatory practices and COVID-19, multiple banks and foundations have created, Together We Thrive: Black Business Network.
Now, more than ever, it’s important to #shoplocal in NYC. For Small Business Saturday, we’ve teamed up with Meatpacking District and #ShopBleeker to remind you to shop small on Saturday, November 28 and always.
Still making Thanksgiving plans? These Greenwich Village businesses have got you covered! Whether you're staying in, dining out or simply celebrating with loved ones on zoom, you can find all of the essentials in our neighborhood. If you are planning on celebrating with others, the CDC has several guidelines for you to follow to safely celebrate the holiday.
Village Access is free for residents, students, and employees of Greenwich Village, and features exclusive deals and incentives not available anywhere else. We aim to encourage our neighbors to shop locally and get to know our local merchants!
One of New York City’s most iconic annual events takes place right here in Greenwich Village. Every October 31st, costumed revelers and giant paper mache puppets march up 6th Avenue in the Annual Village Halloween Parade. Village residents and Halloween lovers look forward to parade every year, putting together elaborate costumes to impress the onlookers that line the parade route. It’s a tradition unique to Greenwich Village and helps preserve the neighborhood’s reputation as a home for creative minds.
With the change in seasons, New York City is offering several new options to allow diners to visit their favorite restaurants safely. Starting September 30th, restaurants throughout the city will be allowed to offer indoor dining at 25% capacity, provided they meet certain guidelines to maximize social distancing.
National Hispanic Heritage Month begins Tuesday, September 15th and runs through Thursday, October 15th. This month is designated as a time to celebrate “the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America,” according to the Library of Congress. This is an especially exciting time for New York City, whose Hispanic and Latinx communities have helped shape the city’s history since the beginning of the colonial era.
As schools adjust to life in a pandemic, this back-to-school season is shaping up to be different than any other before it. Some schools will return to in-person instruction this fall while others will begin the year remotely. The New York City Department of Education announced that public schools will take a hybrid approach this fall, with students attending class in person part of the week and remotely on the remaining days.
Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, Electric Lady Studios opened its doors for business on August 27, 1970. Jimi Hendrix walked through the street-level door at 52 West 8th Street and turned it into an artist’s paradise. Electric Lady Studios was the guitarist's own state-of-the-art recording facility, and he had personally supervised many of its psychedelic details, like the mural of an elfin woman at the console of a spaceship. The studio where subsequent music legends like Stevie Wonder and Black Sabbath went to record was described by studio architect John Storyk as a dream for Hendrix.
Let’s face it: you’re probably itching to break out of your apartment this summer and take advantage of the great outdoors (yes, even in New York City). With 1,700 parks, playgrounds and recreation facilities across the five boroughs, the city has plenty of places for you to stretch your legs and enjoy some fresh air. One of the best ways to enjoy the city’s parks is with a picnic, a favorite summer pastime of many New Yorkers. Here are a few tips for planning the perfect New York City picnic this summer.