Let’s face it: you’re probably itching to break out of your apartment this summer and take advantage of the great outdoors (yes, even in New York City). With 1,700 parks, playgrounds and recreation facilities across the five boroughs, the city has plenty of places for you to stretch your legs and enjoy some fresh air. One of the best ways to enjoy the city’s parks is with a picnic, a favorite summer pastime of many New Yorkers. Here are a few tips for planning the perfect New York City picnic this summer.
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.
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.
Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Greenwich Village Historic District with exclusive golden anniversary offers and prizes from these local businesses who are proud to call the Village home.
From Village icon and America’s oldest Apothecary, C.O. Bigelow to the Village’s favorite florist, University Floral Design, there is something for everyone.
These offers are only available during the celebratory weekend of April 13 & 14, 2019.
Share your love of Washington Square Park and become a volunteer greeter or tour guide. Summer 2019 applications are now being accepted!
Greeter volunteers answer questions from Park users on various topics, from park horticulture and history to events and happenings.
Tour guides develop a tour of the Park under the guidance of Conservancy staff and lead groups on an exploration of the Park’s many features and functions.
This program requires submission of an application, extensive orientation and a commitment of at least 6 hours per month. For more information click here.
The application for the greeter/guide program ...
The Free & Independent Republic of Greenwich Village…it almost happened! 102 years ago today on January 23rd, 1917 six artists including Gertrude Dick, John Sloan and Marcel Duchamp covertly made their way past a patrol man and entered the side door of Washington Square Arch where they scaled the 110 steps to the top!
We experienced the heart of the Greenwich Village music scene of the 60s and 70s with the BLOCKS NYC Folk & Rock Music Walking Tour, followed by a their coloring book launch party filled with creativity, spirits, and of course reminiscing!
Celebrate the holidays at the Annual Washington Arch tree lighting on December 9th!
This year's event was another great success!
Greenwich Village themed raffle at Taste of the Village!