One of New York City’s most iconic annual events takes place right here in Greenwich Village. Every October 31st, costumed revelers and giant paper mache puppets march up 6th Avenue in the Annual Village Halloween Parade. Village residents and Halloween lovers look forward to parade every year, putting together elaborate costumes to impress the onlookers that line the parade route. It’s a tradition unique to Greenwich Village and helps preserve the neighborhood’s reputation as a home for creative minds.
A locally sourced farmers market is coming to Astor Place! We are happy to announce the opening of the new Astor Place Greenmarket in partnership with GrowNYC. The market will be located on Astor Place Plaza South across from the Alamo Cube. and will begin for the season on Tuesday, August 11th, continuing through November 24th.
The Village Alliance is happy to partner with the New York City Department of Transportation to bring you Street Feast:8th Street and Street Feast: St. Marks Place. West 8th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues and St Marks Place between 2 and 3 Avenues will be closed to vehicular traffic on Fridays from 4:30 PM to 10:30 PM and Saturdays from 11:30 am to 10:30 PM. Street Feast will take place starting Friday, July 17th and will continue until Saturday, September 5th.
With COVID-19 still very much a part of our daily lives, the Fourth of July will certainly look different this year. Large parties, gatherings and events are still off limits and the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest just won’t be the same without 20,000 people cheering on Joey Chestnut and the other competitors. Still, there are many ways to celebrate our nation’s birthday in New York City.
There are countless favorite moments from marches that have passed through our neighborhood; our photos capture some of our favorites from our West 8th Street vantage point. Share yours with us and we will add them to our gallery!
As the sidewalk ballet performances come to a stop due to the COVID-19 crisis, reminisce in Greenwich Village's most-loved urban activist, Jane Jacobs, and celebrate Jane’'s Walk NYC from home.
The 2020 Census does more than just count people, it determines where the $650 billion in federal funding will be allocated. From local to state to federal government, the 2020 Census determines the planning of public infrastructure including education, transportation, public institutions and affordable housing.
Greenwich Village has served as a home to an abundance of influential women throughout history. From playwright Lorraine Hansberry to LGBTQ rights activist Edie Windsor to former-First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. As the weather warms this month, take a tour of Greenwich Village and honor the legacies of honorable women.
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.
Struggling on where to find the perfect spot for a Valentine's Day dinner? Wow your date with our hand-picked favorites in the Village!