Positively 8th Street 2016


Our famous and hugely popular 'Positively Eighth Street' festival returns this year on Saturday May 14, noon - 6pm.

Now in its fourth year the Positively 8th Street is a one-day festival and celebration of the rich cultural history, the businesses, institutions, community groups and businesses of Eighth Street & Greenwich Village, with live music, food, culture, arts and crafts for the whole family.

The 8th Street stage will showcase live music from bands including Heth & Jed (2 PM), The Joe Taylor Collective (3 PM) and Lawrence Rush & The Underground Harmony (4 PM) who will present jazz, blues, folk and much more.

Lie back and enjoy the music and sun in the 8th Street Park, an 800 Sq. area of live grass grown especially for the festival, or sit back and relax at over 120 chairs and 40 tables whilst enjoying al fresco lunch from the 8th Street restaurants, including sushi from NETA, New York’s best burger from Burger Joint, fancy panini and crostini from Il Bambinoor something lean, green and healthy from EVAS kitchenor Culture, the American yogurt company.

Thirsty? Some of the best coffee in the Village will be served by Lena and the Arts & Crafts Beer Parlorwill be showcasing their vast range.

For those wanting to express their inner creative self-there will be children’s art and design workshops presented by the Scribble Art Workshop, the legendary New York Studio School, home of the first Whitney Museum will hold drawing classes with a live model. The school will also be open for people to visit their current exhibitions, including the ‘Thesis Exhibition’. The Textile Arts Workshop will be holding craft classes on the street, with the opportunity to design and block print your very own 8th Street tote bag!


For the kids wanting the New York Parks Department Mobile Recreation van will be on the street providing games and toys for almost every age.

Start your summer in a healthy way by meeting and checking out the Miami inspired 305 Fitnessor visit the Mount Sinai/Beth Israel Medical Center who will be on the street providing free health screenings and blood pressure checks.

Whilst soaking up the culture, atmosphere and architecture learn about how it all happened with the Jefferson Market Library who will be presenting highlights of their amazing ‘Oral History’ project which recounts Village history, as told by prominent local residents.

The 8th Street Block Association Flea Market returns, where one person’s trash is another person’s gold! See what amazing treasures you can unearth, and for those looking for their next summer beach reading, bring your books to the Jefferson Market Library book swap table!

8th Street and the Village is all about community, creating strong connections, looking out for each other and being one. This also applies to our four legged furry friends looking for a family and home in the Village, so we’re proud to welcome the New York Animal Care & Control Pet Adoption Vanwith dogs and cats looking for a loving home.