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The 8th Street Experience

The 8th Street Experience

As one of the most iconic thoroughfares in Greenwich Village, 8th street is home to rich history, unique merchants, and exciting events. From luxury shops to small cafes, visiting 8th street is sure to be a delight for everyone. And while you’re there, enjoy knowing that you are walking down the same block that legends such as Jackson Pollock did many years ago. That is why we are so thrilled to be sharing the 8th Street Experience with the entire Village community.

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Take a Self-Guided Tour of Greenwich Village

Take a Self-Guided Tour of Greenwich Village

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.

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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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Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month in Greenwich Village

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month in Greenwich Village

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.

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Tune In to the Arts

Tune In to the Arts

Many Village institutions are now transitioning their programming to a virtual format so that you can enjoy the arts from the safety of your own home. Indulge in short films picked by the IFC staff. Explore the Village's virtual exhibits, from historic landmarks like the Merchant House Museum to galleries featuring modern paintings and sculpture like the New York Studio School. Gain inspiration from Bowery Poetry's open mics. And, get lost in the nostalgia of GVSHP's best cinematic film guide and essential reading list on Greenwich Village history.