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Map art by Barbara Macfarlane, represented by Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery 

Thank you for making Village Preservation's
Greenwich Village Historic District 50th Anniversary Celebration and Open House Weekend
a Great Success!

See our photographs from the celebration here.
Read The Villager's "Feting 50 years of G.V. Historic District"

Full information about the weekend, our events, and partners:

Washington Square Park Celebration
Saturday, April 13 from 12:00-3:00pm in Garibaldi Plaza

Speakers include:

  • City Council Speaker Corey Johnson
  • Andrew Berman, Village Preservation Executive Director
  • NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Executive Director Lisa Kersavage
  • Borough President Gale Brewer
  • State Senator Brad Hoylman
  • State Assembly Member Deborah Glick
  • City Council Member Margaret Chin
With music from:

With special thanks to the Park’s Department, Washington Square Park, the Washington Square Park Conservancy, and our many partners and friends.

12-3pm

Washington Square Park Conservancy presents:
A Family Scavenger Hunt of Washington Square Park’s
history, design, and ecology

Pick up your hunt materials from the Conservancy’s kiosk, and enjoy!

1pm and 2pm

GVSHP Children’s Educator Tour of
Washington Square Park

Meet under the Arch

SATURDAY

10am

Walking Tour: "Forgotten Villagers" presented by Bootscrape Entertainment and the Greenwich Village Literary Pub Crawl
Through performances of scenes, poetry and prose, through engaging stories, and wit; experience the Village in the most unique and engaging way possible.

Register here,
and meet up at the
Washington Square Arch.

10am

Walking Tour: Christopher Street Tours: LGBTQ History in Greenwich Village
A fun and informative LGBTQ History Walking Tour! On this tour around Greenwich Village, we will visit historic sites where revolutions began, riots were sparked, and history was made.

Register here, and meet at McCarthy Square at 7th Ave South and Charles Street

10am – 4pm

Walks and History: Abingdon Square Park
Join volunteers from the Abingdon Square Park Conservancy to experience and learn about this special neighborhood park. Enjoy the Abingdon Square Greenmarket from 8am-2pm. The first 75 guests who sign in will get a special Abingdon Square Conservancy tote bag!

Meet at Hudson Street and West 12th Street

11:30am and 1:30pm

Walking Tour: The Greenwich Village Historic District’s Countercultural Bohemia
Join the Village Alliance for free walking tours led by the hilarious and flamboyant New York Tour Goddess, Jane Marx. Discover Greenwich Village, the birthplace of many counter-culture movements, a bohemian capitol, center of the modern LGBT movement and learn why the Village remains a cultural dynamo to this day.

Meet in Christopher Park,
38-64 Christopher St.

Full details online here.

12pm-
3pm

Special Tour: The Edward Hopper House
The Edward Hopper Studio was the home and studio of Edward Hopper from 1913 until his death in 1967.  The top floor Studio has been preserved, with a skylight providing the rich natural light he adored and both a roof and window looking out onto Washington Square Park, the setting for much of his work.
This location is fully accessible.

Registration required - this event is currently full.

2pm

Deutsches Haus at NYU The Washington Mews Tour
Join us for a tour with art historian Virginia Budny, exploring the cultural history of Deutsches Haus and the storied Washington Mews. Budny will speak about the many transformations the landmark building, located at 42 Washington Mews, has undergone, and the evolution of Greenwich Village where time appears to stand still.

Meet at 42 Washington Mews

3:00pm

Special Tour: The Washington Square Park Hotel
This landmarked hotel is just a few steps away from Washington Square Park, born the Hotel Earle in 1902 as a small 8 story residential hotel. Filled with unique artwork, original deco architecture and modern luxuries, get the inside story about this incredible hotel, which calls itself “the heart and soul of Greenwich Village.”

Meet in the hotel lobby,
103 Waverly Pl

3:30pm

Special Tour: The New York Studio School
The School’s complex has been run by American artists for over a century. The tour will discuss the storied art career and patronage of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, the founder of the Whitney Museum of American Art, who was also a prominent sculptor in her time. Walk through the historic space that played a significant role in American art for over a century.

Registration required - this event is currently full, sign up for our waitlist here.
Suggested on-site donation of $15 per person

4:00pm

Happy Hour: Experience Chumley’s with the Restaurant’s Archivist
With its unmarked entrance, this revival of the legendary West Village speakeasy is decked with densely arranged photos and book jackets, honoring its history as a literary haunt. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase, and the historic speakeasy’s historian will illuminate this establishment’s singular story.

Registration required - this event is currently full,
sign up for our waitlist here.

4:00-6:00pm Open House: American Tap Dance Center
General information and observation of classes (4-5pm)
Tappin' Into New York (5-6pm)

Come and see the Tap City Youth Ensemble in action, as they present their production about the history of Tap Dance as it was developed in New York City. These talented young dancers age 11-18 will be rehearsing a variety of classic and contemporary choreography. Open to all ages.  
American Tap Dance Center, 154 Christopher St., Suite 2B (betw. Greenwich & Washington St)
4:00-6:00pm

Birdhouse Build at St John's in the Village
Join in for this Village Birdhouse Build in support of Habitat for Humanity NYC. Come to the beautiful St Benedict's Courtyard (entrance by 224 W 11th St) and learn a little about the work of Habitat for Humanity NYC and the needs of affordable housing in the city while building/painting a birdhouse. This event is
Open to all, ideal for ages 5-12 with their grownup.

Tickets are $20 and include a light meal for youth who attend - register here.

7:30pm

Historic District 50th Anniversary Concert I: An Early Village Birdhouse presented by St. John’s in the Village Church 
Greenwich Village contains some curious examples of birdhouses, for example the collection of birdhouses in McCarthy Square, created by Villager Vincent Mele. This concert celebrates this with bird-themed vocal music from 16th and 17th centuries with music by Henry Purcell, Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Weelkes, Thomas Morley, Henry and Willam Lawes, and others, including the first English-language songs to be heard in Manhattan. Drinks reception to follow.

Tickets ($10-$20)
at stjvny.org
and at the door.

SUNDAY

10am

Walking Tour:" Jefferson Market Garden and Environs, Then and Now" with Jefferson Market Garden Historian Jack Intrator
The tour will focus on the Garden and immediate neighborhood, including the library, Patchin Place, and Milligan Place 

Meet at the front gate
to the Garden on Greenwich Avenue

11am-1pm

Special Living History: Spend time with the Cherry Lane Theatre’s Director of Community Engagement, Mary Geerlof
Situated in a landmark building in Greenwich Village, Cherry Lane Theatre serves as a vital lab for the development of new American works and a home for groundbreaking productions of both new and classic theater of the highest caliber. As New York's longest continuously running Off-Broadway theatre, Cherry Lane has helped to define American drama, fostering fresh, daring, and relevant theater since 1924.

Meet at
38 Commerce Street

1:00-3:00pm Open House: American Tap Dance Center
General information and observation of classes (1-2pm)
Open classes & rehearsals (2-2:30pm)

These talented young dancers age 11-18 will be rehearsing a variety of classic and contemporary choreography. Open to all ages. 
American Tap Dance Center, 154 Christopher St., Suite 2B (betw. Greenwich & Washington St)

2pm

Special Living History: Spend time with The Rev. Mark E. Erson, Pastor at St. John's Lutheran Church
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church has existed on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village since 1855. Although Germans settled mainly in the area east of the Bowery, there was a community in Greenwich Village which existed until the end of World War I. The Federal-style building with a domed cupola, built in 1821–22 for the Eighth Presbyterian Church, is one of the oldest religious buildings in Greenwich Village. In 1842, the property was sold to St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, who worshiped here until 1855 when it was turned over to the German Lutherans. Victorian features were added in 1886 by Berg & Clark, and the pediment was inscribed, “Deutsche Evangelish-Lutherische St. Johannes Kirche.” St. John’s is within the Greenwich Village Historic District of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.

81 Christopher Street

3pm

Walking Tour: "Jefferson Market Garden and Environs, Then and Now" with Jefferson Market Garden Historian Jack Intrator
The tour will focus on the Garden and immediate neighborhood, including the library, Patchin Place, and Milligan Place 

Meet at the front gate
to the Garden on
Greenwich Avenue

3pm

Historic District 50th Anniversary Concert II: Our African-American Village presented by St. John’s in the Village Church 
In the 1640s freed African slaves settled what is now Greenwich Village. Since then the Village has occupied an important place in African-American history. Greenwich Village hosted the first ever concert of negro spirituals, sung by Paul Robeson in 1925. This concert will present spirituals by African-American composer Roland Carter, celebrating Black Village heritage. With baritone, Frank Mathis, and St John’s Honorary Assistant Organist, Jonathan DePeri.
Drinks reception to follow.

Tickets ($10-$20)
at stjvny.org
and at the door.


Treats and Discounts for GVHD50 Participants
Pick up your button or GVHD50 map to redeem these promotions at our Washington Square Park celebration
info table. You can also receive and use the map digitally for access: sign up here to receive our digital map for GVHD50!
Questions? Email us!

Ancolie

Buy one get one on all food items

58 West 8th Street

Arts & Crafts Beer Parlor 

WIN a $50 Gift Certificate! For a chance to win, simply visit the Village Alliance table at Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park on Saturday, April 3, between Noon and 3pm.

26 West 8th Street

C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries

20% off of C.O. Bigelow Products

414 6th Avenue

Corner Bistro

Free draft beer or soda with purchase of sandwich and fries

331 West 4th Street

Eliza's Local  Enjoy ONE drink at a 1969 price (90 cents) or a special 1969 themed cocktail and celebrate 1969, the year Greenwich Village was designated a Historic District.

2 St. Marks Place

Jussara Lee

10% off your purchase

60 Bedford Street

Li Lac Chocolates Free chocolate bar with $25 purchase 40 8th Avenue
OTTO Celebrating 1969, the year Greenwich Village was designated a Historic District, OTTO has created a special 1969 themed cocktail priced at just $10. 1 Fifth Avenue
RASA  WIN a $25 Gift Certificate to West 8th Street’s legendary Malaysian restaurant, Rasa. For a chance to win, simply visit the Village Alliance table at Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park on Saturday, April 3, between Noon and 3pm. 25 West 8th Street
SEE’S CANDIES  Receive a FREE Easter Tote bag with any purchase over $19.69 and celebrate the year Greenwich Village was designated a Historic District, 1969, with chocolate! 60 West 8th Street

Teich Toys & Books

15% off your purchase

573 Hudson Street 

The Spaniard

One free draft beer or glass of wine with food purchase

190 West 4th Street

The Village Alliance’s Business Improvement District

Explore the Village Alliance BID’s website for participating businesses offering special GVHD50 promotions.

Full listing of treats and promotions online here!

Ty's Bar

Special happy hour discounts on beer and well drinks

114 Christopher Street 

University Floral Design WIN a $100 Gift Certificate for University Floral Design on University Place. For a chance to win, simply visit the Village Alliance table at Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park on Saturday, April 3, between Noon and 3pm. 51 University Place

Wilfie & Nell

One free beer or wine with your food purchase

228 West 4th Street

Zuri

Special Giveaway with your purchase

363 Bleecker Street 

Greenwich Village Historic Open House Sites

Name

Address

GVHD50 Weekend Hours

305 Fitness

18 West 8th Street

Sat 8 am - 5:30 pm
Sun 9 am - 6:30 pm

Abingdon Square Park and Conservancy

Hudson Street

Sat 10am -4pm

AIDS Memorial/St. Vincent’s Triangle Park

76 Greenwich Ave at West 12th

Sat & Sun 7am -11pm

American Tap Dance Foundation

154 Christopher Street #2B

Events listed online

Ancolie

58 West 8th Street

Sat & Sun 9am - 7pm

Arthur's Tavern

57 Grove Street  

Sat 6:30pm- 4am
Sun 7pm – 3am

Bus Stop Cafe

597 Hudson Street

Sat & Sun 7 am – 11 pm

C.O. Bigelow Chemists

414 6th Avenue

Sat 8:30am–7pm 
Sun 8:30 am–5:30pm

Corner Bistro

331 West 4th Street

Sat 11:30am – 4am
Sun 12pm-4am

Cherry Lane Theatre

38 Commerce Street  

Sat 11am-1pm

Church of the Ascension

12 W. 11th St 

Sun 1pm – 5pm

Chumley's

86 Bedford St

Sat 5:30-10:30
Sun 11:30-3:30

City and Country School

146 W 13th Street  

Sat 10am-4pm

Deutsches Haus

42 Washington Mews

Sat 10am- 4 pm
Sun - closed

The Edward Hopper Studio

3 Washington Square North

Events scheduled online

First Presbyterian Church

12 W 12th Street  

Sat 1pm-3pm
Sun 2pm-4pm

Food Tours of NY

9 Barrow Street  

Sat & Sun – open 24 hours

Glucksman Ireland House NYU

1 Washington Mews

Events schedule online

Greenwich House Music School, Senior Center, and Nursery

46 Barrow Street
27 Barrow Street

Sat & Sun 9am-2:30pm, 5pm-11pm

Greenwich Locksmiths

56 7th Avenue South

Sat & Sun – closed

Greenwich Village Chamber Singers

224 Waverly Place

Events schedule online

HB Studio / Uta Hagen

120 Bank Street

Sat & Sun 9:30am – 4pm

IRT Theater 

154 Christopher Street

 

James Beard House and Foundation

167 West 12th Street  

Events schedule online

Jefferson Market Garden

Greenwich Ave & 6th Avenue

April – October, Sat & Sun 10am - Dusk

Jefferson Market Library

425 6th Avenue

Closed for renovations

Joffrey Ballet School

434 6th Avenue

Sat 2 pm - 4 pm

Joyce Gold History Tours of NY

141 West 17th Street

Sat & Sun 1pm -3pm

Julius' Bar

159 West 10th Street  

Sat & Sun 12pm- 4am

Jussara Lee

60 Bedford Street  

Sat & Sun 11am-1pm

La Maison Francaise, NYU

16 Washington Mews

Closed Sat & Sun

LiLac Chocolates

40 8th Avenue

Saturday 11 am - 8 pm
Sunday 11 am - 7 pm

Literary Pub Crawls

367 Hudson Street – meetup location

Events scheduled online

Little Owl

90 Bedford Street   

Sat & Sun 9 am to 2:30 pm;
5pm – 11pm

Lucille Lortel Theater

121 Christopher Street  

Events schedule online

McNulty's Tea and Coffee Co., Inc.

109 Christopher Street

Sat 10  am – 9 pm
Sun 1 pm - 7 pm

Merriweather Coffee + Kitchen

428 Hudson Street  

Sat & Sun 8am - 6pm

Mezzrow Jazz Club

163 West 10th Street

Doors at 7

New York Studio School

8 West 8th Street

Events schedule online

North Square Restaurant

103 Waverly Pl,

Sat & Sun 7:15am-11am,
12-3:30pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm

Northwell Health Center / Lenox Health

200 W 13th Street   

Sat & Sun – 24 hours

Oscar's Place

466 Hudson Street  

Sat 9am - 2:30 pm, 5pm-11pm

Rattlestick Theater

224 Waverly Place

Sat 12am – 4 pm

Sheridan Square Triangle Association and Viewing Garden

West 4 Street and Barrow Street  

View any time

Smalls Jazz Club

183 West 10th St

Doors at 7pm

Some Good Beer

9 East 8th Street

Sat 11 am – 10 pm
Sun 12 pm – 9 pm

St. John’s Lutheran Church

81 Christopher Street  

Sat & Sun 12pm – 5pm
Sat 12pm – 4pm

St. John's in the Village Church

224 Waverly Place at West 11th Street

Saturday closed
Sunday 1pm-2.30pm, 4pm-5.30pm

The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields

487 Hudson Street

10am- Dusk every day

Stonewall Inn

53 Christopher Street  

Sat & Sun 2pm - 4am

Teich Toys & Books

573 Hudson Street  

Sat 9am-7pm
Sun 10am-6pm

The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at 

8 Washington Mews

Sat & Sun closed

The LGBT Center

208 W 13th Street  

Sat 9am-10pm
Sun 9am-9pm

The New School

66 West 12th Street

Building hours online here.

The Spaniard

190 West 4th Street

Sat & Sun 10 am- 4 am

The Village Alliance

8 East 8th Street  

Events listed online

Three Lives & Company

154 West 10th Street  

Saturday 10am - 8:30pm
Sunday 12pm - 7pm

Ty's Bar

114 Christopher Street  

Sat 2pm-4am
Sun 1pm-3am

Village Vanguard

178 7th Avenue South

Sat & Sun 7:30pm -12am

Washington Square Park Conservancy

63-59 Washington Square South

Sat & Sun – 24 hours

Washington Square Hotel

103 Waverly Place

Sat & Sun 24 hours

Waverly Diner

385 6th Avenue

Sat & Sun 24 hours

Wilfie & Nell

228 West 4th Street

Sat & Sun 11am – 3am

Zuri

363 Bleecker Street  

Sat 11am - 8 pm
Sun 11 am -7 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Partners’ Goings On in the Historic District This Weekend

Theater: #HealMeToo Festival
presented by the IRT Theater

Learn more

The Black Experience in French Cinema film festival and conference
Saturday, April 13, 10:30am - 6pm (full festival runs April 11-13)
Presented by NYU's Institute of French Studies and Cinema Studies
Location: NYU Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th Street
Learn more

Migrations: the Making of America with Carnegie Hall and Dr. Kevin Kenny on the Paxton Boys
Friday, April 12, 7:00-9:00pm at the Glucksman Ireland House

Learn more


Partner Events Beyond the GVHD50 Weekend

Wednesday, April 24

Fighting Anti-Asian Discrimination in
Nineteenth Century Greenwich Village: A Guided Tour – Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU

Learn more

Friday, May 17

Greenwich Village Chamber Singers' Spring Concert Friday, May 17, 2019
St. Joseph's Church, 371 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY
Repertory to come.
GVHD50 participants will get discounted tickets with a special code 

Check back for details

 

Help preserve the Greenwich Village Historic District
and so much more!
Donate today at
www.gvshp.org/donate.


With thanks to our Partners

  Co-Sponsors

Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce

Historic Districts Council

Washington Square Park


Programming Partners

New York Preservation Archive Project

Neighborhood Preservation Center

Salmagundi Arts Club

St. John's in the Village Church


Partners

305 Fitness

Abingdon Square Park and Conservancy

AIDS Memorial/St. Vincent’s Triangle Park

American Tap Dance Foundation

Ancolie

Arthur's Tavern

The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at
New York University

Axis Theatre Company

Bus Stop Cafe

Center for the Living City

Cherry Lane Theatre

Christopher Street Tours

Chumley's

Church of the Ascension

The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields

City and Country School

C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries

Corner Bistro

Deutsches Haus

The Edward Hopper Studio

First Presbyterian Church

Food Tours of NY

Glucksman Ireland House NYU

Greenwich House

Greenwich Locksmiths

Greenwich Village Chamber Singers

HB Studio / Uta Hagen

IRT Theater 

James Beard House and Foundation

Jefferson Market Garden

Jefferson Market Library

Joffrey Ballet School

Joyce Gold History Tours of NY

Julius' Bar

Jussara Lee

La Maison Francaise, NYU

The LGBT Center

LiLac Chocolates

Literary Pub Crawls

Little Owl

Lucille Lortel Theater

Manhattan Sideways

McNulty's Tea and Coffee Co., Inc.

Merriweather Coffee + Kitchen

Mezzrow Jazz Club

Municipal Arts Society

The New School

The New York Landmarks Conservancy

New York Studio School

North Square Restaurant

Northwell Health Center / Lenox Health

NYC LANDMARKS50+ ALLIANCE

Oscar's Place

Rattlestick Theater

Sheridan Square Triangle Association

Smalls Jazz Club

Some Good Beer

The Spaniard

St. John’s Lutheran Church

Stonewall Inn

Teich Toys & Books

Three Lives & Company

Ty's Bar

Urban Archive

The Village Alliance

The Village Trip

Village Vanguard

Washington Square Hotel

Washington Square Park Conservancy

Waverly Diner

West 13th Street Alliance

Wilfie & Nell

Zuri

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 




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