Memorial Day Weekend marks the beginning of the summer season, and in the Village that equates to two weekends of exquisite art at the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit. Now in its 84th year, the Outdoor Art Exhibit has become a centerpiece of the arts world that draws fine artists and craft artisans from around the New York metropolitan area, the nation and the world to Greenwich Village. Take a look at last year's event and start getting excited about the collision of art and summer.
Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit Details
When: May 24, 25, 26 and May 31 and June 1 from 12:00–6:00 pm
Where: University Place, starting at East 13th Street and continuing south along the east side of Washington Square Park to West 3rd Street. The southern end of the show encompasses Schwartz Plaza, (aka Bobkin Lane), between NYU's Shimkin Hall and Bobst Library.
Note: The WSOAE also hosts a Fall show on Labor Day Weekend and the weekend that follows.
Interested in helping to clean up Washington Square Park for the summer season? It's My Park! Daywill be held on Saturday, May 31st, from 10:00 AM to noon, ages 12 and up only. Email Sarah Nielson to RSVP and get your mulch on!
It's My Park! Volunteer Day Details
- May 31 from 10:00 am–noon
Later this summer, the cherished Washington Square Music Festival kicks off its free concert series at the Washington Arch.
Washington Square Music Festival Details
- June 17 at 8pm - Harmonica & Harp with Festival Orchestra featuring Robert Bonfiglio
- June 24 at 8pm - Vocal Music/Baroque to Modern with Festival Chamber Ensemble
- August 8 at 8pm - A Partnership Concert with the International Double Reed Society/NYUhosted by oboist Matthew Sullivan