Events

In Conversation: Award-Winning Playwright, Performer & Activist Eve Ensler and Afghan Women's Rights and Anti-War Leader Malalai Joya at ABC Carpet & Home Saturday, October 5th

In Conversation: Award-Winning Playwright, Performer & Activist Eve Ensler and Afghan Women’s Rights and Anti-War Leader Malalai Joya at ABC Carpet & Home Saturday, October 5th

October 4, 2013

Some people might recall that I organized a Flash Mob at Washington Square Park for One Billion Rising, an international Day of Action to end violence against women and girls organized by activists around the world and non-profit activist organization V-Day, which took place on February 14, 2013 in 207 countries. V-Day was founded by New York-based […]

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Come Join Me for a Reading and Discussion at Bluestockings Books, Lower East Side, Thursday, October 10th

Come Join Me for a Reading and Discussion at Bluestockings Books, Lower East Side, Thursday, October 10th

September 24, 2013

Dear Blog Readers: I’d love to have you join me for a reading, also the official release event for Tales of Washington Square Park (and a few other places), on Thursday, October 10th at Bluestockings books on the Lower East Side. We’ll also be having a discussion about the park as well as New York City’s […]

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Event Tues. May 21st With Discount for Blog Readers | Talk on History of Greenwich Village with Author John Strausbaugh

Event Tues. May 21st With Discount for Blog Readers | Talk on History of Greenwich Village with Author John Strausbaugh

May 17, 2013

Upcoming talk next Tuesday, May 21st with author John Strausbaugh, who wrote the recent book, THE VILLAGE: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues, and a chance for Washington Sq Park Blog readers to get in for a discounted price. Strausbaugh will be speaking at the General Society Library in midtown on the 21st at […]

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4th Annual West 11th Street Block Party This Saturday, May 11th 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

4th Annual West 11th Street Block Party This Saturday, May 11th 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

May 9, 2013

An invite to all to attend the 4th Annual West 11th Street Block Party this Saturday, May 11th. The fun begins at 11 a.m. on 11th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues and lasts until 5 p.m. The event is organized by the West 11th Street Block Association and they  welcome all neighbors to “join […]

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Shakespeare in the Square Performs "The Taming of The Shrew" This Weekend | Four Free Performances... Tho' Moved from the Square!

Shakespeare in the Square Performs “The Taming of The Shrew” This Weekend | Four Free Performances… Tho’ Moved from the Square!

April 27, 2013

updated NYU’s student-run Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare in the Square, will present “The Taming of the Shrew” this weekend Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th. Originally scheduled for Washington Square’s Garibaldi Plaza, where they have been rehearsing, due to the Dachshund Parade today (12 noon at the Park) and Parks Department wishes(?)*, they have moved […]

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Today: Anti-Street Harassment Rally at Washington Square 12-5 p.m. Marking International Day of Action and ... Chalking?

Today: Anti-Street Harassment Rally at Washington Square 12-5 p.m. Marking International Day of Action and … Chalking?

April 13, 2013

For International Anti-Street Harassment Week, Today, Saturday, April 13th at Washington Square Park: RECLAIM THE STREETS! Street harassment ends here. 12 p.m.: Rally with a mix of speakers and performers in Washington Square Park on the stage, located east of the fountain. 2 p.m.: Leave the rally to chalk the streets of New York with […]

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Film "My Brooklyn" Addresses NYC Gentrification and Brooklyn Museum Hosts Discussion on the Topic - Both This Week

Film “My Brooklyn” Addresses NYC Gentrification and Brooklyn Museum Hosts Discussion on the Topic – Both This Week

January 7, 2013

I’d heard about the recently released film, “My Brooklyn,” a tale of gentrification amid (as a result of) the Bloomberg era but sometimes hearing these tales, there are all too many, can get to be a bit much. At Washington Square Park, the Bloomberg Administration pretty much steam rolled their agenda for the park over […]

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Washington Square Music Festival Dramatically Scaled Back Performances at Washington Square Park This Year Due to Park Redesign; Final Concert of 54th Season Tonight

Washington Square Music Festival Dramatically Scaled Back Performances at Washington Square Park This Year Due to Park Redesign; Final Concert of 54th Season Tonight

July 31, 2012

Updated-There is a story behind the scaled back number of concerts the Washington Square Music Festival is performing this year at Washington Square Park. Traditionally, the Festival, which has performed in its namesake park for 54 years, would present four or five concerts each season at the landmark park. This year, the number of concerts […]

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Music This Sunday 5/20: Washington Square Music Festival Fundraiser and Greenwich Village Orchestra Concert (Mention WSP Blog at the Latter & Get in for Discounted Rate!)

Music This Sunday 5/20: Washington Square Music Festival Fundraiser and Greenwich Village Orchestra Concert (Mention WSP Blog at the Latter & Get in for Discounted Rate!)

May 18, 2012

There are two great opportunities for high caliber music and fun this Sunday, May 20th. One is the Greenwich Village Orchestra’s final concert of the season at Washington Irving Auditorium with a discounted rate – only $5 – if you mention Washington Square Park Blog! In addition, there will a fundraiser for the Washington Square […]

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"Beauty Makeover Bus" Stops at Washington Square Park Thursday, May 17th 10 a.m. (Yes, you read that right.)

"Beauty Makeover Bus" Stops at Washington Square Park Thursday, May 17th 10 a.m. (Yes, you read that right.)

May 16, 2012

Jane Jacobs stopped traffic running through Washington Square Park and she certainly would not have known what to make of this “Beauty Makeover Bus” headed to the perimeter of the Park tomorrow, Thursday, May 17th for “Get Glam in Manhattan.” But, it’s almost summer, NYU students graduated today at Yankee Stadium (as previously reported in […]

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