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GVSHP's tours, book talks, exhibitions, continuing education and other public programs explore and celebrate historic preservation, the history and culture of Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo, and New York City's built environment. Annual flagship events include the House Tour Benefit and June's Village Awards honoring the businesses, individuals, and institutions that contribute to the legendary quality of life in Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo.

GVSHP Brokers Partnership Presents: The Andy Statman Trio at the Eldridge Street Synagogue

Annual Meeting & Village Awards

Annual Spring House Tour Benefit

Continuing Education for Real Estate Professionals

Past Programs

City of Sedition:
New York and the Civil War book talk

Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy
Thursday, December 8th
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

New York played an immensely contradictory role in the Civil War - no city was more of a help to Abraham Lincoln and the Union war effort, or more of a hindrance. No city raised more men, money, and material for the war, and no city raised more hell against it.

In City of Sedition, author and historian John Strausbaugh reveals a motley crew of New Yorkers who seized wartime opportunities to amass capital, create new industries, and expand their markets, laying the foundations for the city’s and the nation’s growth. Now-famous characters and locales all played their part, including newspaperman Horace Greeley; Village bohemian writers Walt Whitman and Fitz-James O'Brien; the 15th Ward, the only in the city to vote for Lincoln in both 1860 and 1864; and a mysterious owner of a Village violin shop who apparently colluded with John Wilkes Booth. After this illustrated discussion, Strausbaugh will answer questions and sign your copy of his fascinating book (available for purchase at the event).

Free. Reservations required.
[This event is wheelchair accessible.]

Village Cheer!
Holiday Storefront walking tour

Saturday, December 17th, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, December 19th, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Midtown storefronts are legendary for their elaborate holiday windows, but the shops of Greenwich Village have charming traditions and displays all their own. Join expert tour guide Joyce Gold for this winter walk to some of the Village’s dazzling holiday windows. Learn about legendary Village businesses past and present, and the history behind the holiday cheer and twinkling lights of the neighborhood’s December streets. Get cozy with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee before the tour begins, and you’ll enjoy opportunities for more local snacks along the route. Presented in partnership with the Village Alliance, Washington Square Park Conservancy, and Manhattan Sideways.

Free. Reservations required - please reserve for either Saturday's tour or Monday's tour.
Meeting place will be provided upon registration.

[This event is not wheelchair accessible.]

GVSHP Brokers Partnership Presents:

The Andy Statman Trio at Eldridge Street Synagogue

Wednesday, December 14
7:00 p.m.

Join us for a special night featuring renowned musican Andy Statman and the Andy Statman Trio performing their trademark blend of American roots music, prayful Hasidic music, klezmer, and avant-garde jazz in the stunning main sanctuary of the Eldridge Street Synagogue. A New York City and National Historic Landmark, the synagogue is an enduring and monumental reminder of the East Side's immigrant history. A 6:00 p.m. tour of the Museum is included with your visit, but you must reserve separately (tour signup available upon purchase of concert ticket).

$30 in advance/$45 at door. Reservations required.
[This event is wheelchair accessible.]

GVSHP’s programs are generously funded by: the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, City Councilmembers Rosie Mendez, Margaret Chin, and Corey Johnson, and GVSHP members.

GVSHP hosts a wide variety of public programs throughout the year.


To register for a free event, please call (212) 475-9585 ext. 35 or email.

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