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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.

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A Look at Black History in the Village

A Look at Black History in the Village

African Americans have contributed greatly to the history of Greenwich Village. From Marsha P. Johnson’s efforts in the Stonewall Uprising to Angela Davis’ radical speak-outs against the Women’s House of Detention, the Village has been heavily impacted by the work of the Black community.

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Archtober in the Village

Archtober in the Village

Archtober, NYC’s architecture and design month features hundreds of events, tours, and exhibitions organized by the Center for Architecture in collaboration with over 80 partners and sponsors. The ninth-annual installment of Archtober gathers events ranging from daily building tours and lectures by design experts, to architecture-themed competitions and parties.

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The Village Trip

The Village Trip

The Village Trip festival returns for its second year, a four-day celebration of Greenwich Village - West and East - with its worldwide influence on music, theater, visual art, literature and poetry, genre bending performance, and social activism. The Village is where, a century before Starbucks, there was always music in the cafés at night and revolution in the air and where being “different” has always been something to celebrate. For the four festival days, September 26 – 29, the Village will be en fête, with bars, cafés and local stores offering special deals to Village Trippers.