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Black History Month in Greenwich Village

Black History Month in Greenwich Village

February is Black History Month, and it gives us an opportunity to look back at the history of African Americans in the Village. Greenwich Village has a deep African American history and at one time was home to the largest African American population in New York City.

This month we take a look at some of the historic places in the Village and numerous cultural events, you can be a part of, to honor Black History Month.

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Valentines Day Gift Guide

Valentines Day Gift Guide

Loveday is right around the corner! Be a sweetie and support local businesses.
Stressing about Valentine’s Day gift ideas? We believe that you can do so much better than just chocolates and a card-- but they are a great gift too. Greenwich Village has someone for everyone to have a successful Valentine’s Day this year!

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Village Vitality 2021

Village Vitality 2021

Spin, run and jump into 2021 with Village Vitality! Enjoy a variety of health, beauty and wellness deals all around the Village. Featuring discounted services, special class packages, healthy eating incentives and much more.
Hosted by the Village Alliance, Village Vitality is a three-week series from January 18th to February 8th of fitness specials, health & beauty treatments and promotions at gyms, studios and health-related retailers across Greenwich Village and Astor Place, all focusing on mind, body & soul. Check out all of the participating retailers below. All deals can be redeemed by using the Village Access physical card or app.

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Out With the Old—Clear Your Space for 2021

Out With the Old—Clear Your Space for 2021

Out with the old? Electronics, extra furniture and old clothes all end up in landfills, and depending on the material, could take several years to break down. Fortunately, there are several ways to declutter while safely recycling and even donating to a worthy cause. You don’t have to look far to find places that will accept your stuff! Greenwich Village has plenty of places to help you get rid of everything extra and support your local community. Here are all the areas that you could donate, recycle, and help someone in need.

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Outdoor Dine in Greenwich Village

Outdoor Dine in Greenwich Village

As of Monday December 14th, New York City can no longer offer indoor dining services. Restaurants are now limited to delivery, take out and outdoor dining. With cold, inclement weather upon us it is more important now than ever to support Greenwich Village eateries. While delivery and take out are certainly options---there's something about the experience of dining in that cannot be replaced.

Keep Your Customers Safe This Holiday Season: Guidance for Businesses

Keep Your Customers Safe This Holiday Season: Guidance for Businesses

This Holiday Season will be unlike any other, and it’s important for businesses to promote safe shopping practices, have strong digital and social media presence, and put the health and safety of both customers and employees at the forefront. The Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, NoHo BID, Village Alliance, Hudson Square BID, and Meatpacking BID want to ensure a profitable and strong holiday shopping season for our businesses, and with these tips---you’ll be on the right path to wrap up 2020.

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How to Shop Safe and be a Good Customer this Holiday Season

How to Shop Safe and be a Good Customer this Holiday Season

As we enter the holiday season, people will be shopping for presents for their loved ones. Rather than spending at a large chain, we hope you will take this opportunity to shop small and support your local small businesses. While it has been a long year, the threat of COVID-19 is still present, but there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of catching the virus or infecting others. Etiquette has changed and there are many things we all must consider before leaving our homes. To make things a little bit easier, here are just a few ways ...