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.
As COVID-19 restrictions are slowly eased, it's time to see theatre safely once again. Before Broadway reopens in the fall, take the summer to experience as many Off-Broadway productions as you can. Read our latest blog post for our curated list of theaters and productions to visit over the next month.
The Strangers Project is now on display in Greenwich Village in the windows of 36 East 8 Street. Stop by the storefront location to read the stories of others collected by The Strangers Project curator Brandon Doman.
Spin, run and jump into 2021 with Village Vitality! Enjoy a variety of health, beauty and wellness deals all around the Village. Featuring discounted services, special class packages, healthy eating incentives and much more.
Hosted by the Village Alliance, Village Vitality is a three-week series from January 18th to February 8th of fitness specials, health & beauty treatments and promotions at gyms, studios and health-related retailers across Greenwich Village and Astor Place, all focusing on mind, body & soul. Check out all of the participating retailers below. All deals can be redeemed by using the Village Access physical card or app.
Now, more than ever, it’s important to #shoplocal in NYC. For Small Business Saturday, we’ve teamed up with Meatpacking District and #ShopBleeker to remind you to shop small on Saturday, November 28 and always.
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!