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The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation
18 September 2009

In This Issue

Upcoming GVSHP Programs

GVSHP's Upcoming Programs and Events

On the Wall: Community Murals in the East Village
An Illustrated Talk with Janet Braun-Reinitz and Jane Weissman

Wednesday, September 23
6:30 - 8:00 P.M. (Doors open at 6:15 P.M.)
Tompkins Square Branch Library
331 East 10th Street (between Avenue A & Avenue B)
Free; reservations required
RSVP to rsvp@gvshp.org or (212) 475-9585 ext. 34

For decades, artists and neighborhood groups in the East Village and Lower East Side have worked together to create vibrant community murals. As much as murals beautify their surroundings, they address and often “protest” local and, sometimes, national concerns.

“Protest murals” are as much a declaration of affirmation as an act of opposition. This slide lecture examines how this duality is expressed in New York’s community murals and tracks the evolution of themes and aesthetic styles, always placing the murals in the larger social, historical, and political context.

This program, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities’ Speakers in the Humanities program.

  This event is disabled accessible.

Ongoing Event:
The Greenwich Village Follies - Discount for GVSHP Members!

Every Sunday at 7 P.M. through 9/27/09
The Manhattan Theatre Source
177 MacDougal Street (between 8th Street and Waverly Place)
$20 for GVSHP Members ($35 regular price)

The Greenwich Village Follies is high-spirited and deliciously raunchy, offering an overview of Greenwich Village’s history in the form of an old-school musical revue. From Peter Stuyvesant to the Stonewall Girls, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire to NYU, this new musical revue brings Greenwich Village’s storied 400-year history to life.

Don’t miss this special offer for GVSHP members!
Purchase your $20 tickets using discount code: GVSHP, when purchasing:
Online: www.TheGreenwichVillageFollies.com
By phone: (212) 501-4751
In person: Manhattan Theatre Source is located at 177 MacDougal Street
Box office hours are 12 P.M. - 8 P.M.

8th Street: Greenwich Village's Once and Future Main Street
A Panel Discussion

Thursday, October 8
6:30 - 8:00 P.M. (Doors open at 6:15 P.M.)
New York Studio School
8 West 8th Street (between Fifth Avenue and MacDougal)
Free; reservations required
RSVP to rsvp@gvshp.org or (212) 475-9585 ext. 35

Part One of our Small Business Series.

Historically, Eighth Street has been the heart of Greenwich Village, connecting East to West and providing a place for shopping, socializing, and artistic expression. More recently, it has become more well-known for its pantheon of shoe stores than its rich history. This panel will look back on Eighth Street’s history, discuss its current condition, and explore the possibilities for the future of the street, including a revitalization of the businesses and a reinvention of the area to once again make it the Village’s Main Street.

Avis Berman (author of The Rebels of Eighth Street), architectural historian Tony Hiss, director of the Village Alliance BID Honi Klein, and the Broadway Panhandler’s Norman Kornbleuth will explore the possibilities of Eighth Street as the Village’s once and future Main Street.

This event is co-sponsored by the Village Alliance Business Improvement District.

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