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.
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.
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.
New York City’s 46th Annual Village Halloween Parade is approaching soon on Thursday, October 31st, and this is your guide on all the essential information you need for attending, watching, and volunteering.
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.
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.
In collaboration with Project for Public Spaces and Scribble Art Workshop, this year's Creativity Cubed tapped into themes of placemaking, neighborhoods, and public spaces.
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.