Positively 8th Street 2019


West 8th Street

The Positively 8th Street Festival is a FREE family friendly celebration of the rich cultural history, businesses and institutions of 8th Street and features live music, food, pop-up parks, arts and family fun.

Kick back and relax while listening to live music from Village favorites including Richard Barone and FriendsCoyote & Crow, The Angry Kickin’ Feet and Lawrence Rush & The Underground Harmony

Watch the colorful sights and sounds of Greenwich Village pass by while dining outside as Eighth Street restaurants and bars throw open their doors. Enjoy over a dozen Eighth Street takeout options at the pop-up seating areas dotted along the block. Then, visit the many Eighth Street lifestyle retailers who will have special Positively 8th Street in-store activities and offers.

For the creative minds of all ages there will be arts and crafts workshops including sensory open play, collaborative collages and wall hangings. Learn life drawing with the New York Studio School and even create your very own Washington Square Arch mobile!

If you would rather be on the receiving end of creativity, there will be face painting and caricature drawing. Once finished with creating, get competitive with classic outdoor games and activities.

Fitness buffs can get a quick fix with the NYC Parks mobile fitness center! Not sure you are quite ready for that? Then visit the Mount Sinai/Beth Israel Medical Center for outdoor health screenings and blood pressure checks.

Take the opportunity to meet the leading Village’s leading institutions including Village Preservation, the Neighborhood Preservation Center, the Washington Square Park Conservancy, and Neighbor to Neighbor, and discover how they each contribute to quality of life in the Village.

There will also be some very special four-legged friends seeking new homes and families in the Village, with the Animal Care Center of New York City pet adoption unit.

For live event updates check into the Postively 8th Street Facebook event page.