Six historic LGBTQ sites are on the process towards becoming designated landmarks. Two are here in the Village! Caffe Cino at 31 Corenila Street and LGBT Community Center at 208 West 13th Street have been long-serving hubs for empowering LGBTQ folk in New York City.
Craig Rodwell's reports to the press about the Stonewall Riots has helped established the Riots as one of the turning-point events in the gay rights movement. Also, with creating the first bookstore dedicated to gay literature, Rodwell's activism around the Greenwich Village will always be remembered.
Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera: The First-Ever Transgender Activists to Receive A Public-Permanent Monument
For the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion, New York City will be honoring LGBTQ activists Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera with public monuments. They will become the first-ever Transgender activists to receive permanent-public monuments worldwide. The monument’s proposed location is at the Ruth Wittenberg Triangle, just a few blocks away from the scene of the Stonewall riots and emergence of the LGBTQ rights movement.
The FREE Village Alliance Walking Tours return on June 1st! Discover the artistic, political and progressively social history of Greenwich Village and why it remains a cultural melting pot. The Village has been, and remains a bohemian capitol, an artistic and literary center, hub of the modern LGBT movement and one of the birthplaces of the Beat and 60s counter culture movements.
Greenwich Village has long been synonymous with new ideas, creation and innovation. It is also home to some of the world’s best universities and schools producing the next generation of talent and ingenuity.
The 45th Annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade takes place on Wednesday, October 31st.
Beginning at 6pm, the parade passes along Sixth Avenue from Spring Street to 16th Street. All the essential information you need to have the best time can be found below, including street closures and transit information.
Rather than the humdrum of traffic, you'll hear beautiful poetry next time you're at the Ruth Wittenburg Triangle. We've installed a Poetry Jukebox which plays twenty poems featuring Jane Jacobs, Allen Ginsberg, and Jack Kerouac among others.
The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years, its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to illness, violence and neglect.
The Astor Alive! outdoor performing arts festival returns to Astor Place on September 23 for a day of FREE dance, music, poetry and cabaret.