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Track the Buried Minetta Creek in Greenwich Village, Washington Square Park Trees with WSP Eco-Map

Track the Buried Minetta Creek in Greenwich Village, Washington Square Park Trees with WSP Eco-Map

April 24, 2015

Have you been wondering where the buried Minetta Creek flows underground around and through Washington Square and the Village? Or wanted to know the name of each species of tree in the park? Well, now you can find out with a wonderful new mobile map. You read about the beginnings of the project here last […]

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The Mystery That is Pillow Fight Day

The Mystery That is Pillow Fight Day

April 7, 2015

I am all for fun. In fact, originally, I thought it was cool when the annual Pillow Fight Day was moved to Washington Square a few years ago after taking place at Union Square Park. But, after 2013 where feathers were left everywhere, and after watching this video of Saturday’s event and seeing the feathers […]

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Shakespeare in the Square Today at Washington Square’s Garibaldi Plaza 12 and 4 p.m.

Shakespeare in the Square Today at Washington Square’s Garibaldi Plaza 12 and 4 p.m.

April 5, 2015

Today at 12 noon and 4 p.m. the annual Shakespeare in the Square at Washington Sq Park’s Garibaldi Plaza, east of the Fountain. From Untapped Cities: Today, Sunday, April 5th Celebrate Spring with Shakespeare in the Square in NYU’s production of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. The event is free and open to the […]

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Millions March Day of Anger Saturday, December 13th, Starting Point: Washington Square Park 2 p.m.

Millions March Day of Anger Saturday, December 13th, Starting Point: Washington Square Park 2 p.m.

December 9, 2014

In the aftermath of a grand jury not indicting the New York City police officer whose NYPD-banned “chokehold” and handling (along with subsequent lack of attention by people on the scene, including the EMT) killed Staten Island resident Eric Garner, and as a response to deaths involving police around the country with no resulting charges, demonstrations […]

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Washington Square Park Christmas Tree Arrives Early Monday; 90th Tree Lighting Ceremony Takes Place Wednesday, December 10th

Washington Square Park Christmas Tree Arrives Early Monday; 90th Tree Lighting Ceremony Takes Place Wednesday, December 10th

November 30, 2014

This year will mark the 90th year of tree lighting ceremonies at Washington Square Park. This means the tradition is older than Rockefeller Center’s! The tree arrives from Vermont at 4 a.m. tomorrow, Monday morning, unadorned. It will be lit at a ceremony on Wednesday, December 10th at 5 6 p.m. (Be prompt ! – they […]

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Sustainable Economy, the Creative Sector and Community will be Focus of Lecture at Judson Church Saturday, November 15th

Sustainable Economy, the Creative Sector and Community will be Focus of Lecture at Judson Church Saturday, November 15th

November 14, 2014

What “economy tools” exist which can be used to protect artists from being booted out of their spaces due to gentrification? How can a more just and “sustainable” business landscape be enacted? Can capitalist practices be “fair” and somehow address inequality? Etsy Vice President of Values and Impact Matt Stinchcomb and Artist and resource sharing […]

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Last Concert of the Year for Washington Square Music Festival Friday, November 14th at St. Joseph’s Church in the Village, Free Performance

Last Concert of the Year for Washington Square Music Festival Friday, November 14th at St. Joseph’s Church in the Village, Free Performance

November 13, 2014

Following three summer concerts at Washington Square Park, the Washington Square Music Festival will perform one final concert for 2014 this coming Friday, November 14th at St. Joseph’s Church in the Village. Details: A CELEBRATION OF SOUND, MUSIC FOR PIANO AND STRING ENSEMBLE A FREE CONCERT with soloists David Oei, piano; Mayuki Fukuhara & Eriko […]

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NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver to Discuss The Future of NYC Parks Wednesday, November 12th at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver to Discuss The Future of NYC Parks Wednesday, November 12th at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn

November 10, 2014

A chance to hear New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver discuss his ideas for our city parks and public spaces at a lecture this Wednesday, November 12th, “PLANNING FOR PARKS: WHAT’S NEXT?” at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. The event is free and open to the public. Details: Commissioner of New York City’s Department of […]

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Sunday 10/26 Come to the Really Really Free Market at Judson Church Across from the Park - Reduce, Reuse, Drop Off & Pick Up

Sunday 10/26 Come to the Really Really Free Market at Judson Church Across from the Park – Reduce, Reuse, Drop Off & Pick Up

October 24, 2014

For many years now at Judson Church on intermittent Sundays, the Really Really Free Market has taken place. A chance to bring items you no longer need and pick up items you may need for free. Any items are acceptable for donation – as long as they are clean, reusable and/or edible (and can fit […]

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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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