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This event is not fully accessible. Appropriate for children ages Whether preserving Village architecture or our endangered planet, their ideas "not only turned out to be prescient but culture-changing—the catalyst to a radical shift in consciousness. Books for sale by to Books on Call This event is fully accessible. Uncover some of the spookiest stories in New York, including mysterious murders, famous missing persons, unexplained specters, and ghostly hauntings. Find out why there are 20, people buried under Washington Square Park; where Edgar Allan Poe lived and what graveyard inspired The Raven; what famous painter died the same moment his painting fell a block away; and other spine-tingling mysteries.

A true Halloween treat! Designed by a multitude of top-tier architects, they have remained throughout their lives some of the most sought-after places to live in Manhattan. Their lobbies, which bridge the gap between the public and the private, offer one important slice of their stories. Join us as we explore them. Hosted by the Salmagundi Arts Club This event is not fully accessible. Caffe Cino was the first important venue to regularly stage Off-Off-Broadway productions, was critical in the development of gay theater, and served as a place of support for gay playwrights during a time when depicting LGBT experiences on stage was illegal.

Just remember, New York Is the name I am called. Have a close encounter with Woody Guthrie in the company of his daughter, Nora Guthrie , and granddaughter, Anna Canoni. Nora's projects, including concerts, artist collaborations, books, and more, bring Woody Guthrie's vast cultural and creative legacy to life. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street Join Philip Ashforth Coppola, Ezra Bookstein , and Jeremy Workman for an illustrated talk about Philip Ashforth Coppola's extraordinary, meticulous pen-and-ink drawings detailing the typography, terra-cotta mosaics, faiences, and tile patterns that millions of riders see every day but rarely notice.

Ezra Bookstein and Jeremy Workman have drawn from those sketches to create One-Track Mind: Drawing the New York Subway, giving readers what Hyperallergic has called "the most encyclopedic history of the art and architecture of the New York City subway system. Hopefully, it can also remind New Yorker and visitor alike that there is beauty all around us. On this tour around Greenwich Village, we will visit historic sites where revolutions began, riots were sparked, and history was made.

The Village Trip! For a full schedule of the Village Trip, click here! For the full Press Release about the Village Trip, click here! John's in the Village, W 11th St Edgar Tafel was a Village architect known for his sensitivity to place and history. This talk tells of Tafel's time as a student and colleague of Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin, with video footage, and of his work as a builder and inspirer in Greenwich Village.

A drinks reception follows. Co-hosted by the Church of St. Gill will share the research that went into his critically acclaimed novel in an in-depth talk exploring the creation, destruction, and salvation of architectural sculpture throughout the city, including in the Greenwich Village and South Village historic districts.

Learn about gargoyle hunting, and how immigrant artisans from Europe adorned the city with their imaginations, turning our streets into a wonderfully imaginative public art gallery. Join us for an artist talk by Nick and a virtual tour of the Village using the drawings of sites that hold artistic, musical, and literary significance, architectural gems and Village-specific details. This exhibit will be on view for the month of September. This event is accessible.

Very much in the same way that medicine is a healing art at its most idealistic. They will explore Polshek's life and work, focusing on his projects in Greenwich Village and the ideas and ideals of Architects and Planners for Social Responsibility. James Stewart Polshek has lived in Greenwich Village since , and his career as an architect has included buildings across the globe.

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His work in Greenwich Village has focused on complementing the neighborhood's historic architecture, scale, and character. Notably, he designed the Washington Court apartments, completed in He was also involved in projects for other Village landmarks. He also created and founded Architects and Planners for Social Responsibility, which works for peace, environmental protection, ecological building, social justice, and the development of healthy communities.

On this guided contest, match old photos with current locations, and discover where the past and present meet. Instructions will kick off the hunt and, when we meet back up, prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. The app is built for discovery, and for empowering New Yorkers to learn about history where it happened. These vintage neon signs have advertised businesses since the 's. Some have been beautifully restored; all are in perpetual danger, as are their small business homes.

We will explore the signs of the West Village, where the streets and their displays are denser than in other neighborhoods, atmospherically heralding some of the most stalwart restaurants, bars, and small businesses. Our walk will take place at dusk when the signs look their best. We will learn about the signs' histories, materials, designs, origins, and futures. He now works as an architectural designer. This exhibition is the first major, monographic presentation of the work of David Wojnarowicz — in over a decade. Wojnarowicz came to prominence in the East Village art world of the s, actively embracing all media and forging an expansive range of work both fiercely political and highly personal.

Although largely self-taught, he worked as an artist and writer to meld a sophisticated combination of found and discarded materials with an uncanny understanding of literary influences. First displayed in raw storefront galleries, his work achieved national prominence at the same moment that the AIDS epidemic was cutting down a generation of artists, himself included.

This presentation will draw upon recently-available scholarly resources and the Whitney's extensive holdings of Wojnarowicz's work. Hosted by the Whitney Museum. On these tours, stroll through the neighborhood and let Nick lead you to sites that hold artistic and literary significance while enjoying the architectural gems along the way.

Nick will provide sketching tips and tricks as you try your hand at the task. No artistic ability or experience necessary! Attend one or both. The series will be followed by a September exhibition of participants' artwork at the Hudson Park Library. Stay tuned for details! Art supplies generously provided by Jerry's New York Central. Get Lit! It has been home to revolutionaries, social commentators, labor movements, feminists and suffragettes, jazz and blues music, painting, and debauchery.

On this tour, we will hear the stories, poems, and prose that made the Village an epicenter of the literary movement in America for over years. Go deep into these movements, spots, and figures, and lift a glass along the way! Literary Pub Crawl's in-depth knowledge and underground cult status has brought passion for history, literature, and drinking to the Village since Their Greenwich Village tour is the oldest continuously operating walking tour in the Village!

David Schmidlapp , our guide, is a downtown artist and a Village resident of plus years. He is also a licensed New York City tour guide who does photo and walking tours, which are always seeking insights and hidden treasures amongst our well-trodden cityscapes. As a burgeoning metropolis in a young republic, 19th-century New York sought to strengthen its position in the world by connecting itself to history — especially Ancient Greece, regarded as the birthplace of democracy.

We'll learn about specific features of Greek Revival and compare Ancient Greek civilization with the ideal presented in 19th-century America. These events are outdoors and sidewalk accessible. For the last one hundred fifty years, the area around Washington Square has seen an unparalleled variety of remarkable women — working class, gentry, radical, literary, academic, theatrical, convict, and immigrant — who left their imprints on their environs and the world.

Highlights of the talk include literary, art, and theater iconoclasts; the salon of Mable Dodge, a center of WW I-era activism; the tragedy of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and its role in the labor movement; and the suffrage movement. This neighborhood, considered the birthplace of the modern American community garden movement, is one whose lush gardens reveal so much about the community, art, collaboration, and environmental work in our neighborhoods, and much more.

Learn about these gardens' collective and individual histories, what it takes to maintain them, and meet volunteer gardeners and organizers who make it possible for the public to enjoy their beauty. Our guide, Ayo Harrington , is an issues-based organizer and community land developer. Harrington has a life-long commitment to social justice and a background in performing arts including Sweet Honey in the Rock! Please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Nestled in one of New York's busiest corners, the Jefferson Market Garden is a surprisingly peaceful oasis.

Treat your senses to the beauty, colors and scents of the garden's tranquil natural setting. Resplendent with glorious blooms throughout the seasons, the garden provides the perfect setting to enjoy wine, cheese, and live music by the Bobby Lynn Quartet. Throughout the evening, Jefferson Market's Historian Jack Intrator will give tours of the historic library. Much of the charm of the South Village comes from its many original Italian-American businesses, some started over years ago and now run by third and fourth generations.

Join scholar and guide Joyce Gold to explore the enduring Italian-American presence, history, and architecture of the South Village Historic District, a neighborhood with a history that includes African-Americans, Irish-Americans, Italian priests, shop-owners, musicians, and politicians. Guided by Elizabeth Seton of the Sisters of Charity played by Chalfant , the piece theatrically explores the year history of the hospital. The play uses theater as a vehicle to remember, to honor and to celebrate the life and impact of St. Vincent's Hospital.

Produced by Rattlestick Playwrights Theater at www. John's in the Village, the piece will also feature ensemble members of the Stonewall Chorale. In the news! We'll be expanding on " Nick's Lunchbox Service ," his Instagram project, now in its fifth year, in which he posts one drawing a day. On this first tour, stroll through the East Village and let Nick lead you to Charlie Parker's house, the site of a Led Zeppelin album cover, a Velvet Underground venue, and some other architectural gems in the vicinity of Tompkins Square Park.

Attend one or all three. Music critic Anthony DeCurtis will read from his biography Lou Reed: A Life and reflect on the icon he knew personally and interviewed extensively. The book is an unflinching and balanced look at Reed's complex life, including plenty of tabloid-ready tales, as well as insight on major moments in his career. DeCurtis tracks Reed's five-decade career, traveling deep into his defiantly subterranean world. Gritty, intimate, and eloquent, Lou Reed is an illuminating tribute to one of our most incendiary artists.

Books will be for sale at the event thanks to Posman Books. This event is hosted by the New School. Elaine de Kooning was a noted painter and art critic in her own right and a vivacious hostess whose wide range of friends flocked to her loft parties. Several pieces of Elaine's original work will be on display and Cathy's book will be available for sale and signing.

Her unique reverse glass paintings, depicting Ukrainian folklife, were adapted from an ancient method for creating folk icons. Her professional career branched into several other fields such as book illustration, calligraphy, iconography, stained glass design, and more. Elizabeth Blackwell. Blackwell was the first woman in America to receive a degree in medicine, blazing the trail for the entry of women into medicine and focusing her work on public health efforts for the poor and working classes. The hospital provided free care for women and children, and instruction for women studying for their medical degree.

Carey continues the family engagement in social and philanthropic causes with her thirty-year professional career in non-profit fundraising and active membership in the Association of Fundraising Professionals AFP , the Council for Advancement and Support of Education CASE , and Women in Development. Jen Weintraub is a digital archivist and librarian at the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Harvard University where she coordinates work with born-digital materials while expanding the already robust work to digitize the Library's collections.

She served as the chairperson of the Schlesinger library's exhibition Women of the Blackwell Family: Resilience and Change. She has also held digitization-focused positions at Yale University Library, among others. Betty Bayer is an expert on the intersections of women's history, psychology, science, religion and spirituality, Bayer has explored the abolitionist and women's rights movements, and their common history in central New York.

Judy Tung, M. She also serves as the section chief of ambulatory internal medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. Committed to providing high-quality, comprehensive care, Dr. Her clinical interests are in women's health and preventive medicine. She has lived in the neighborhood since Register for meetup information. Expert tour guide Phil Desiere will lead us on a trip around the west side and its watering holes to raise a glass and awareness for how each site added to the neighborhood's reputation as a place of openness, acceptance, and resistance.

While the Stonewall Inn plays one of the largest roles in this history, it is not the only establishment to serve the community and help in the fight for recognition and equality. Ticket fee does not include drink purchase. Jane's Walk: Planning and Preservation on West 14th Street Friday, May 4, pm West 14th Street has been home to many communities, styles of architecture, storied establishments and more.

Join them to explore the nooks and crannies of a street teeming with public art and murals, the first Spanish-speaking Catholic parish in New York City, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, the gorgeous Art Deco Salvation Army building which was only recently landmarked finally! The city's bars, restaurants, cafes, venues, and shops, and their stories behind them are historically and visually significant in their own right. Karla and James Murray are photographers, artists, and authors whose books have earned accolades and awards.

What is being done, what needs to be done, and how can we get involved to make changes in this critical effort that may determine the future and survival of our communities? Private by nature, combative in manner, well-read, and widely connected, Hujar inhabited a world of avant-garde dance, music, art, and drag performance.

His career paralleled the public unfolding of gay life between the Stonewall uprising in and the AIDS crisis of the s. In his loft studio in the East Village, Hujar focused on those who followed their creative instincts and shunned mainstream success. He made, in his words, "uncomplicated, direct photographs of complicated and difficult subjects.

On April 17, , more immigrants entered the U. In celebration of this day and the many ethnic immigrant groups that have come to the Village over the years, we will walk in our immigrant forbearers' footsteps and see what they saw, as only the Urban Archive App allows us to do. With the app as our guide, we will explore sites including the old Yiddish theater, immigrant houses of worship, Little Germany, and more, and we'll meet business owners whose paths to the Village created the landscape we see today.

Done in partnership with the Neighborhood Preservation Center. It was an early hub for the working class, gangs, gays, and immigrants. It has seminal links to dance, theater, baseball, streetcars, tattooing, Irving Berlin, Abe Lincoln, and Harry Houdini. In the 20th century, it helped launch Beat literature, Abstract Expressionism, and punk rock.

It is one of NYC's most architecturally diverse streets, and now one of America's most endangered. Program includes a talk by David Mulkins, vintage songs sung by Poor Baby Bree, and conversation with architectural historian Kerri Culhane, celebrating five years of the Bowery's listing on the National Register of Historic Places. This three-part talk will welcome: Lisa E. Alana Integlia of Queer Visibility Collective and Dyke Bar Takeover will illuminate her work documenting queer spaces of the Village from the s and 80s, creating space for self-identified womyn, transgender and non-binary people of all races.

The essence of "lesbian chic," the film explores that generation's defiance and determination to preserve lesbian spaces in the Village. Vincent Millay commissioned the conversion of a West Village box factory into the Cherry Lane Playhouse, home to some of the most groundbreaking moments of theater. Tom and Bill are holders of bar histories spanning generations. Their taverns have seen sawdust on the floors and horses waiting outside to surviving prohibition, sip ins, opening up to women and LGBTQ folks, and much more.

With humor and curiosity, Tom and Bill will share and compare some of the juicy and boozy details of these establishments and their incredible photo collections. They will delve into what they've learned, people they've met, and the bars' roles in shaping their neighborhoods, while also illuminating the particularities of being bar historians.

Co-sponsored by the Salmagundi Art Club. To escape religious persecution, poverty, and famine, waves of Irish immigrants arrived in New York from the 18th century on. By the midth century, one-quarter of the City's population was Irish. Their journeys are reflected in the shared experiences of all immigrants coming to America. Tara Rider earned her Ph. The Church of St. Brigid was built in by Irish immigrants for those fleeing the Great Famine Co-sponsored by the Merchant's House Museum This Public Scholars event, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Mark's Place. Fifty years ago, on March 8, , the Fillmore East opened its doors and changed the city and the music world. The Fillmore is remembered with great affection by artists, employees, and concertgoers alike as a place of warmth, spirit, innovation, and the finest music. With them, we will enjoy, celebrate, and remember. Visit the William Barnacle Tavern before or after the event for a drink or a Feltman's hot dog. Come learn the tricks to fill and fold these delicious dumplings, try to figure out how they crank out about 3, of them every day, and experience this neighborhood gem like never before.

Join now at the Contributor Level or above to participate. Learn of several little-known but not forgotten abolitionists, entrepreneurs, and radical thinkers whose efforts enhanced the lives of many, especially within the community known as Little Africa. Jamila Brathwaite is a trustee of the African American Historical Society of Rockland County, the oldest organization in the area dedicated to the preservation of local African American history.

She is an educator and curator that has worked for a number of years on projects that seek to uncover the hidden history of the people of the African Diaspora. Rockland historical connections led her to "Little Africa," a Black community, which flourished during the 19th century in New York City's Greenwich Village. Jamila's latest project is an online museum highlighting locations of African American historical significance in Rockland County. Komozi Woodard is a professor of history at Sarah Lawrence College.

Join Frank and Mark John as they discuss the origins, process, stories, risks, and handwriting of the installation, followed by a special tour of the exhibit. JML50 is a unique series of installations and interventions that turn the library into a work of art. Housed in the Library's main reading room, the installation is made up of excerpts from the archives of the library dating back to the s and the Children's Registration Book.

The total composition of the work invites visitors to the library to be immersed in the language, gesture, and voice that comprise a plural history of activism, engagement, and diversity. Learn more about the JML50 Installation here. Sylviane A. Diouf is an award-winning historian of the African Diaspora. A recipient of the Rosa Parks Award, the Dr. Carlina grew up in the district and is a lifelong resident of the Lower East Side. She is the daughter of a hardworking single mother who is a civil servant and proud union member. She attended schools and played sports in the area and has spent her professional career directly serving her neighbors.

Whether with local non-profits, on the local community board, or in city government, Carlina has fought to preserve and increase permanently affordable housing, created and organized programs for seniors and the homeless, and advocated for after-school programs and small business survival. The book covers a remarkable period in New York City's history. Mike Wallace will center the Village in this remarkable period in New York City's history, as its physical and population growth made New York the world's second-largest metropolis. Publisher's Weekly writes that Greater Gotham "sets a standard for urban history, capturing both New York's particularities and its protean dynamism.

The photos tell an incredible story of a changing New York, from the early s through the early s, with a keen eye for capturing characters, places, and events in moments of transformation or disappearance. Were these foretelling images carefully chosen or happy accidents? What caught the photographer's eye? And how were the subjects and locations of hundreds of these pictures identified, sometimes more than fifty years after they were taken?

Join us for a closer look at the collection and for an insightful conversation with Carole. To celebrate, we'll be uploading additional Carole Teller photos on our Historic Image Archive for the program! Illustrated lecture: The 19th Century City and the Book Monday, January 22, pm Jefferson Market Library, 6th Ave Architectural historian Francis Morrone has for the last several years been studying the history of New York as a center of American book culture — publishing, printing, bookselling, libraries, and book reviewing. Morrone will discuss the Village's and the Union Square area's 19th-century history as a center of the book trade--of publishers, bookstores, and printers.

As the Salmagundi Club celebrates one hundred years in this landmark double-wide house, you're invited to venture up the steps to see the art exhibits, experience the public cultural events, and take in the ambiance of the historic building, decorated festively for the holidays! Explore the club's library, the original owners' 19th century dressing rooms, the vintage bar, art galleries, and double parlor with its exquisite ornamental plasterwork. Docents will offer unique insights into the history of this Village institution.

View historic artists' palettes and mugs featured on Antiques Roadshow , the club's 22 fireplaces, as well as the historic Thumb Box Show, comprised of hundreds of small paintings by some of today's' prominent realist painters. Discover hidden original details rarely on view and enjoy food, drink, holiday music, and good company. This event is not fully accessbile. Whether making art as a form of activism, criticism, instruction, or inspiration, the featured artists see their work as essential to challenging established thought and creating a more equitable culture.

Others have engaged with protest more indirectly, with the long term in mind, hoping to create new ways of imagining society and citizenship. Find the perfect gifts for family, friends, and colleagues; stock your library with the latest art publications; or treat yourself to artist-inspired collectibles available only at the Whitney.

Join now at the Contributor Level for a private, guided tour of the exhibition. West Village Holiday Lights and History Thursday, December 7, pm The lights are twinkling, the sun sets early, and, led by walking tour guide Joyce Gold, we will take in the sights and appreciate the unique history and charm of the West Village. From its parks to its quiet side streets to its holiday-festooned boutiques, this neighborhood is the perfect place to soak up and appreciate the warm holiday spirit.

This book talk will illuminate Jeremiah Moss's studies and draw lines from the past to the present, addressing how we got here, how this history manifests in our present day, and what we can do about it. Jeremiah's expertise and passion for these beloved neighborhoods is presented with what the Village Voice calls a "mixture of snark, sorrow, poeticism, and lyric wit. Books provided by Three Lives and Company Bookstore.

We will discuss the impact that Joe Papp and his ideas had on the nature of preservation, the neighborhood he loved, and the need for a Public Theater. In the play, it is , and New York City is in the midst of a major building boom. A young Joe Papp and his colleagues face betrayals, self-inflicted wounds, and anger from the city's powerful elite as they continue their free Shakespeare productions in Central Park. From the creator of the most celebrated family plays of the last decade comes a drama about a family held together by the simple and incredibly complicated belief that the theater, and the city, belong to all of us.

A p. Schmaltzy: 5 dishes. So Jewish. Monday, November 6, — pm at Salmugundi Club, 47 5th Avenue We join the Jewish Food Society for an evening of storytelling that combines two of our favorite pastimes: kibbitzing and eating, featuring a lineup of poets, chefs and food mavens that live, work and create in the Village.

Hear the tales behind the recipes — then eat the food they made you crave. Meetup in front of St.


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Mark's Church, East 10th St. The app is built for discovery, and for empowering New Yorkers to learn about history where it happened — and with this tool, GVSHP's archive images will be the basis for the scavenger hunt. Teams will explore the East Village on a guided contest to match old photos with new locations, and discover where the past and the present meet. Drinks and instructions will kick off the hunt, and when we meet back up prizes will be awarded to the top three teams and everyone will gather after their hard work for a reception with snacks and drinks.

Join the official birthday party for the iconic sculpture by Tony Rosenthal, installed in as part of the "Sculpture and the Environment" project, organized by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Share your birthday wishes, celebrate on the sidewalk, create and collage mini spinning cubes, fold origami cubes, learn the history of the Cube with mini-walking tours around the square, keep the cube spinning for charity, and much more!

Enjoy a special treat from Porto Rico coffee and tea shop along the way as part of ShopBleecker. This event is currently full - sign up for our wait list. After his death on October 2nd, , his close friends and the world were stunned to find, hidden in his studio on East 11th Street in the former St. What if the peepholes weren't only peepholes? When has Duchamp's work only ever been one thing? What if the peepholes were also meant to project an image? Ozkaya built a scale model to see; to his surprise, the projected image resembled a face.

He further secured the studio in which the piece was originally completed. This month the idea has been tested in situ and Will Wait will also be publicly presented at Postmasters Gallery from October 21st through November 25th. Join artist Serkan Ozkaya and poet Robert Fitterman for a conversation about Duchamp's enigmatic final work and contemporary artists' response to it.

Those works and Ozkaya's will inform the conversation; copies of the Public Journal will be available for purchase. She will be joined by current GVSHP staff members and others to discuss the long and arduous road towards trying to protect these charming and hearty survivors in the Lower Manhattan landscape. Tours at 2pm and 4pm. He received his tour guide license in and has been giving tours ever since. What is happening at the Jefferson Market Library? Join us for a fun filled family program, Sunday, October 22nd from pm.

Discover why Mr. Plumbean's house looks like "all his dreams" as we read the beloved children's classic,The Big Orange Splot. Then follow mysterious clues on a family scavenger hunt and head outside to explore the glorious Jefferson Market building. Modeled after a European castle, constructed as a courthouse, and transformed into a public library, this architectural treasure is years old and like Mr.

Plumbean's house, it's filled with surprises! Finally, turn inspiration into a paper bag creation - and your own architectural sensation. Art supplies and colorful splots will be provided! Already a Villager at the time, Hansberry was a staple of the progressive, creative scene in the neighborhood.

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Best known for her play A Raisin in the Sun about living under racial segregation in Chicago, she was a New School graduate, a political organizer, a furtive participant in the LGBT rights struggle, and a social justice advocate. Her political engagement drew the attention and surveillance of the FBI. Guest speakers will highlight the many ways Hansberry inspired and influenced the world around her.

Click here for the flyer with speakers and more. This conference seeks to celebrate that history by connecting a diverse array of Villagers in conversation. At pm, Executive Director Andrew Berman will discuss two prominent buildings that were saved by the community and reborn with new purposes: The Jefferson Market Library formerly a courthouse , and The Public Theater former the Astor Library.

Both institutions celebrate their 50 year anniversaries this fall. Early Dutch and English immigrants adopted many pathways that were originally carved by truly native New Yorkers, and these routes were incorporated into the more formal city plan as development spread across the island. Drawing upon archaeology, linguistics, and oral and written histories, this walk will link the legacy of the Lenape with Abraham Lincoln, modern luxury, and more. Books will be available for purchase.

Co-sponsored by the Village Alliance. Originally drawn to the neighborhood's open and accepting culture, he quickly became interested in the intersections between theater and social justice. He founded the Fortune Society to do just that in , and today the organization serves approximately 6, people a year, offering a staggering array of services that help the formerly incarcerated thrive as happy and healthy members of society. David recently shared his story with GVSHP for an oral history interview, and at this live event he'll dive deeper into his history with Greenwich Village and how the neighborhood shaped his personality and fostered his professional ambitions.

David will discuss with politician and activist Tom Duane, followed by a short film of David's life and a performance by Fortune Society clients that highlight the important work the organization does for thousands of New Yorkers each year. A reception will follow. Introductory remarks by Rita Silverstein and Sharon Lebewohl. Cheese Please! Enjoy this opportunity to pick the brains of our famous Greenwich Village cheese mongers, and taste the fruits of their labor. Drinks and other light refreshments also provided.

Michael Devonshire, Director of Conservation at the firm Jan Hird Pokorny Associates, which has overseen all restoration work on the building since , will present a detailed restoration history of this remarkable historic house. He is also a commissioner at the Landmarks Preservation Commission.


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Presented in partnership with the Merchants House Museum. Theater for the New City, First Avenue Experience activism and community through the lens of photographers, as they display their work from two free workshops with acclaimed photographers and award-winning authors Karla and James Murray. In two sessions at the Neighborhood Preservation Center, the famed duo taught participants how to use photography and oral history to raise public awareness, build community, and encourage advocacy. Participants learned to create their own powerful photographs of neighborhood storefronts and connected with proprietors through interviews.

Exhibition open through September Wine and light bites provided. This building district, including a private courtyard garden, is uniquely small and undeniably charming. To celebrate the designation, join artist and Villager Nick Golebiewski on a combination tour and drawing workshop. Each tour attendee will draw at least one of the 21 homes in the district, as Nick provides history, instruction, and tips along the way. By the end of the tour, our individual sketches will create a new hand-drawn map of the district.

Christodora Book Talk Tuesday, August 1st, — p. The Christodora is home to Milly and Jared, a privileged young couple with artistic ambitions. As the counterculture residents of the s give way to the hipsters of the s and they, in turn, to the wealthy residents of the glass-towered city of the s, enormous changes rock the personal lives of our East Villagers.

This event is the concluding meeting of the first-ever Village Book Club, where members read and discussed Christodora together over the course of the summer. The book club topics will be generally discussed, but the event will be great for people not in the book club, too.

Sustainability in the Town Square Thursday, July 27th, — p. But as we face the realities of climate change, our public spaces should be areas of focus, too. Neighborhood gathering spaces can not only serve as important logistical resources, but they shape how we as members of communities — neighborhoods, New Yorkers, Americans — interact and engage with issues bigger than ourselves. Her work focus on climate change, community adaptation, human development, and resource economies, with a particular focus on Arctic oil and gas. This is the landmark watering hole where Abraham Lincoln campaigned and Boss Tweed kicked back with the Tammany Hall machine; where a pair of Houdini's handcuffs found their final resting place;and where soldiers left behind wishbones before departing for the First World War, never to return and collect them.

Many of the bar's traditions remain intact, from the newspaper-covered walls to the plates of cheese and raw onions, the sawdust-covered floors to the tall-tales told by its bartenders. McSorley's is also home to deep, personal stories — including that of Geoffrey "Bart" Bartholomew, a career bartender of 45 years, and his son Rafe who grew up helping his dad at the landmark bar. Basquiat and NoHo Saturday, July 15th, — p.

This studio space owned by Andy Warhol served as a kind of incubator for young artistic talent. At the time, the NoHo neighborhood and landscape offered up-and-coming artists the opportunity for low rents, lots of space, and the freedom to practice their craft. Today things in NoHo have changed dramatically, but the neighborhood has not forgotten its past - it remains a source of artistic inspiration and activity. But what exactly did Basquiat and his ilk mean for the neighborhood?

And where is such a New York neighborhood today — one that nurtures the avant-garde, providing the space and financial freedom necessary to bloom, influence, and grow? D , will explore and demystify this layered question. Ayanna Legros is an interdisciplinary scholar, educator, and cultural symposium producer. Her expertise is Haitian, Afro-Latinx and circum-Caribbean identities within larger questions of activism, memory and migration. Patti Astor is an American performer who was a key actress in New York City underground films of the s, and the East Village art scene of the s.

Astor went on to be a co-founder of the FUN Gallery in early with partner Bill Stelling, an innovative space as they were the first to give graffiti artists one-man shows. The gallery closed in , by which time many other East Village galleries had opened, the interest in graffiti painters in the art world has subsided, and rents in the East Village were rising dramatically. Naiomy Guerrero is a Dominican-American writer and arts advocate.

Her research focuses primarily on U. Born in Brooklyn, she was active in the downtown art scene of the early s as a club kid, gallery assistant, independent curator, and art critic for the East Village Eye. Attracted to street art and hip hop, Yasmin Ramirez became acquainted with many emerging artists and writers that are now held as icons of the s, including Jean Michel Basquiat. Currently an independent curator, Dr. Yasmin Ramirez is currently writing a book on art movements and collectives in East Harlem. It is where the Beats lived, where Punk reigned supreme, and where the musical Rent is set, depicted impoverished young artists struggling in the shadow of AIDS.

As in every place where the arts have thrived, so has a vibrant and varied gay culture. Event photo: Wigstock, Ira Fox. Ira Fox is a professional photographer based in New York-his background as an actor is reflected in his improvisational style and composition, which give his photos a captivating and cinematic appeal. Please contact Ira at ira irafox. Resplendent with glorious blooms throughout the seasons, the garden provides the perfect setting to enjoy wine, cheese, and live music by Bobby Lynn Quartet. The vacant building was transformed into a vital hub of cultural life, attracting leading figures including those from the Beats and the world of jazz.

It was also the childhood home of a second generation of East Village artists and thinkers. This walking tour will take you to the places where gay men and women have lived, loved, worked and partied since the late 19th century in Greenwich Village. The Stonewall Riots that erupted in late June of announced to the world that the Village was the epicenter of gay life and gay liberation. But this was not news to the gay men and women who had called the Village home for generations. Tour guide Phil Desiere will focus on the gay community of Greenwich Village, but the celebrated art, architecture, and culture of the neighborhood will also be explored.

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It was the era of 'xerocracy,' and the entire city were gallery walls. Nowhere was this form of expression more prevalent than the East Village. From posters expressing stark opposition to building demolitions, to stencils addressing the AIDS epidemic and more, such expressions of conscience and conflict were everywhere.

In this panel discussion we will hear from some of the artists of that time, who are still creating today, including Seth Tobocman, Anton van Dalen, Kristin Reed and Jerry Wade. Read more about the exhibition in the NYTimes here. Artist Nick Golebiewski posts one Instagram photo each day — a quick sketch, usually something architectural he spotted while walking in his West Village neighborhood. On this fun stroll, let Nick show you the ropes as he leads you on a hunt for charming Greenwich Village details to sketch, including West Village townhouses, the Washington Square Arch, and even a trip up to the top of the Jefferson Market Clocktower.

Along the way, Nick will give you sketching tips and tricks as you try your hand at the task. Today, the garden is thriving. Co-sponsored by City Lore. Each has its own personality and purpose. Join us on this walking tour of several community gardens that will showcase plants, people and cultures that make them such a vital component of their neighborhood.

Learn about their collective and individual histories, what it takes to maintain them, and meet volunteer gardeners and organizers who make it possible for the public to enjoy their beauty. Please note this is a walking tour, so wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

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Join expert tour guide Dana Schulz as she takes you on a journey through the East Village, peeling back the layers of the cultural gastronomy scene that has made this neighborhood exceptionally eclectic and delicious! Explore the history of several immigrant groups who established restaurants in the city to serve their own community and, in the process, changed the flavor of the city.

Elections for all city offices will take place later this year, and the Council District 2 seat will be open due to term limits, while in Council District 1 the incumbent and challengers will be running. City Councilmembers play an incredibly important role in shaping policy and outcomes regarding preservation and development in our neighborhoods, as well as citywide.

It is also an incredibly useful opportunity to hear from and pose questions to the candidates for these vitally important offices. Can They Build That? What do they regulate? And what goes into their considerations of variance applications? This obscure city body holds tremendous sway over what gets built in New York City.

Property owners, developers, and institutions can apply to the BSA to extend beyond zoning limitations to build bigger, taller, or for different uses. At this panel, stakeholders will discuss their experiences with the BSA, as well as current efforts to reform the system. Hear from organizations, labor representatives and residents from different communities that highlight the public need for greater transparency and access to information.

Village Comedy Night Tuesday, April 25th, Join GVSHP, Villagers, and comedy lovers from across the city for a fun night that supports education and preservation awareness in the real estate community. Full lineup to come. Visit gvshp. Who Tells Your Story? Museum at Eldridge Street, 18 Eldridge Street From the Daughters of the American Revolution to Jane Jacobs to preservationists today, women have long played a prominent role in preserving our nation's history and treasures.

These projects require devotion, passion and nurturing — qualities often associated with women — as well as tenacity, networking and cunning. Our panelists have those qualities in spades. They will explore the outsized role women have played in preservation and urban planning. After, meet the speakers, mingle with preservation professionals, and get involved in a variety of preservation projects. One might assume that New York's streets are as old as Dutch settlement, but many of the thoroughfares we use today actually began long before that.

Starting in the Meatpacking District, you'll traverse the island through Greenwich Village before ending at the St. Along the way, you'll see the streets and plazas through Native American eyes and explore how New York's indigenous history influences our modern streetscapes and public spaces. End the day with a casual reception at the Neighborhood Preservation Center, where you can purchase Pritchard's book. Greenwich Village was home to many political, creative, and intellectual movements in New York's history, and the residences around Washington Square, especially its ambitious female population, account for much of that vitality.

Throughout the years, Washington Square's environs have seen an unparalleled array of women—working class, gentry, radical, literary, academic, theatrical, convict, and immigrant - who take to the streets and their communities to fight for societal change. Stroll the historic streets of the Village while expert guide Joyce Gold explores literary, art, and theatre iconoclasts; the salon of Mable Dodge, a center of WW I-era activism; the tragedy of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and its role in the labor movement; and the suffrage movement in the Village.

Let Them Eat Pie! Monday, March 13th, — p. Owner and chef Alicia Walter will demonstrate how three pies are made, while Historic Gastronomist Sarah Lohman and Walter discuss the history of pie in America, and how new waves of immigration played a role in our food customs and culture.

Once Upon a Tart has been a South Village staple since , when it was just one of many Italian-owned and operated shops in the neighborhood. By the mids it was Portuguese-owned, reflecting a new demographic living and working in the South Village. Vincent Millay Sunday, March 5th, — p. Vincent Millay. In the years that followed, both Dell and Millay became symbols of early 20th-century feminism, rebellion, and literary freedom.

Finding him as outlandish, entertaining, and insightful as he was when she knew him fifty years before, Jerri brings her grandfather and his poet lover back to life within the pages of this book. Anthony of Padua, Sullivan Street At its most basic, historic preservation is about keeping old places in use and relevant. And lately, an urban resurgence has swept the nation, finding people all stripes migrating back into city life. These want to live somewhere that looks and feels distinctive — Miami's Art Deco district, New Orleans' French Quarter and Baltimore's districts of rowhouses all draw residents with their historic architecture.

But while this trend is a cause for celebration, it has also raised issues of access, affordability, inequality, and sustainability. In The Past and Future City, Stephanie Meeks, President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, describes in detail and with research, the ways that historic fabric can create thriving neighborhoods and a vibrant economy.

She explains the critical importance of inclusive preservation and the ways the field has evolved to the 21st century. Join Stephanie to discuss how these tactics relate to the Village, and how figures like Jane Jacobs have shaped the movement. After the presentation, have Meeks sign your copy of the book. Stephanie Meeks has been the president and chief executive officer of the National Trust for Historic Preservation since July Between the apex of Abstract Expressionism and the rise of Pop Art and Minimalism, the New York art scene was transformed by artist-run galleries.

Inventing Downtown presents works from fourteen of these crucibles of experimentation, highlighting artists' efforts to create new exhibition venues for innovative works of art—ranging from abstract and figurative painting, assemblage, sculpture, and works on paper to groundbreaking installations and performances. Victorian Valentines Monday, February 13th, p.

These days, the practice of sending valentines is most often relegated to children's classrooms. But throughout history, adults have used beautiful, sentimental, and intricate paper goods to show their affection, love, or friendship. For Victorian New Yorkers, it was a way of life. Many of these expressions of love were designed and printed right here in New York City, and the history of valentines has an unexpected life that weaves religion, mourning, love, and culture.

Nancy will discuss the fascinating early history of valentines and show off pieces from her fabulous collection from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Nancy Rosin has devoted more than forty years to the study of the evolution of the Valentine and Expressions of Love. She writes extensively, and has shared her collection with organizations including St. Her personal website, www. Salmagundi Club, 47 5th Avenue New York City in the popular imagination may be defined by the skyscraper, but in reality our city's landscape is dominated by a grid plan that minced most blocks into a staggering number of narrow lots — easily bought, sold, and built upon.

The development of these small individual lots produced entire neighborhoods of narrow residential buildings, making the townhouse the true vernacular architecture of the city. Join architect Richard Sammons as he traces the origins and evolution of the ever-present townhouse in New York City. Loisaida Center, Inc. Amy Starecheski's book Ours to Lose tells the story of that movement through oral histories and personal experiences.

This community of diverse Lower East Side squatters occupied abandoned city-owned buildings in the s, fought to keep them for decades, and eventually undertook a long, complicated process to convert their illegal occupancy into legal cooperative ownership. Some of these buildings, built in the s, were rescued from disrepair and demolition and are now an important part of the architectural and cultural fabric of the community. In this multimedia event, Starecheski uses oral histories to explore the complicated relationships involved in homesteading and squatting on the Lower East Side and throughout American history.

After the talk, purchase Ours to Lose and have your copy signed by the author. Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South One hundred years ago this month, a group of Greenwich Villagers felt so alienated by the developments in the city, country, and world around them they stole into Washington Square Arch, climbed to the roof, and proclaimed Greenwich Village a free and independent republic.

Sound familiar? Live music will transport you to , as you and your fellow New Yorkers toast to our daring bohemian forebears. At a time when the future of inclusive environments feel a bit jeopardized, gather together for this special night of community and ceremony. The sanctuary space will be transformed into a bohemian carnival, while local Village purveyors provide the sights, sounds and tastes that continue to make the Village one of the most unique and cherished neighborhoods.

A concluding lantern ceremony at the Washington Square Arch will help us commune on what the next years of inclusive, diverse Village will look like. Presented in partnership with Atlas Obscura. Westbeth Community Room, 55 Bethune Street New York City's multiculturalism has always been one of its strongest characteristics, and neighborhoods like the East Village and Greenwich Village are longtime havens for immigrants.

GVSHP often highlights the history of inclusion and diversity among our streets, and now Villagers Neelu Shruti and Tom O'Keefe have founded Not an Alien , an organization and podcast dedicated to telling contemporary immigrant stories, many of which center on the Village. Join GVSHP, Neelu, and Tom to listen to some of the voices highlighted through Not an Alien , and hear from immigrant experts and other service providers, including Tania Mattos of UnLocal , on how we can continue to make our neighborhoods safe, welcoming, and cooperative places for all.

An option to enjoy a dinner salad with the group is provided by Green Top Farms. Green Top Farms is an urban farm startup based in Long Island City, Queens, and specializing in farm-to-table seasonal salads. Josh Lee is a fifth-generation farmer from North Carolina who came to New York City and just couldn't keep his hands out of the dirt. If you'd like to enjoy a Green Top Salad during this event, select the salad option at checkout.

Neighborhood Preservation Center, East 11th Street ended with some dramatic preservation victories and news on several fronts -- some years in the making, some with long-term implications extending far into the future. Find out more about all of them, as well as the latest tools and resources available from GVSHP for history and neighborhood buffs, and great recent programs you may have missed but can enjoy from the comfort of your home on your mobile device.

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