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It Happened at Washington Square: Why is the (New) Park Severely Flooding?

It Happened at Washington Square: Why is the (New) Park Severely Flooding?

July 16, 2014

Updated – It’s not the first time… this photo of a severely flooded Washington Square Park east of the Fountain from yesterday’s storm: Recently, on a tour of the park, re-designer George Vellonakis explained how he re-designed the new park so that one side of the pathway to the east sloped up and other side of the pathway […]

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Catch the Washington Square Music Festival Tuesday Night at the Park, Only Two Concerts Left!

Catch the Washington Square Music Festival Tuesday Night at the Park, Only Two Concerts Left!

June 23, 2014

Two more concerts! The summer season of the acclaimed Washington Square Music Festival at the Park began last Tuesday and continues this Tuesday, June 24th at 8 p.m. on the Garibaldi Stage, east of the Fountain. The concert will feature soloists Lucia Hyunju Song and Laila Salins accompanied by the Festival Chamber Ensemble performing Vocal […]

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Summer Washington Square: Things to Do Mornings at the Park ... Yoga, Tai Chi, Dance

Summer Washington Square: Things to Do Mornings at the Park … Yoga, Tai Chi, Dance

June 16, 2014

The New York City Parks Department presents the following free classes at Washington Square Park… yoga, Tai Chi, Dance! All at the Garibaldi Stage, east of the Fountain.

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Hare Krishna / Festival of India Washington Square Park Saturday in Photos

Hare Krishna / Festival of India Washington Square Park Saturday in Photos

June 16, 2014

Vegetarian food, free, and interesting areas for discussion and reflection. There were trash bags everywhere on Eastern end hung on the fences near the food but nowhere near enough trash receptacles on the Fountain Plaza… Then I guess they ran out of unadorned barricades… or were they trying to tell us something? At Fifth Avenue. […]

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Tonight's Free French Film "Buffet Froid" Postponed due to Weather, New Date: Sunday, June 15th 8:30 p.m. Under the Arch

Tonight’s Free French Film “Buffet Froid” Postponed due to Weather, New Date: Sunday, June 15th 8:30 p.m. Under the Arch

June 13, 2014

French “Films On the Green” Rescheduled tonight; New Date at Washington Square under the Arch: Sunday, June 15th 8:30 p.m. Read more here about the series and the film “Buffet Froid” starring Gerard Depardieu.

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Washington Square "Hot Dog" Vendors Return to the Park ! Public Pressure Reverses Privately-Influenced Decision

Washington Square “Hot Dog” Vendors Return to the Park ! Public Pressure Reverses Privately-Influenced Decision

June 9, 2014

Updated 8:41 p.m. No Food Cart Vendors Near the “Arch View Corridor” Locations Have Been Moved Around – With Mixed Results – Vendors Now Offer “Healthy Options” Ah, the saga of the “hot dog” vendors at Washington Square Park. In November, this blog reported that a private group formed behind closed doors — which was […]

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Wonderful French Film Series Returns Under the Arch at Washington Square for Next Two Fridays, June 6 & 13 - And it's Free!

Wonderful French Film Series Returns Under the Arch at Washington Square for Next Two Fridays, June 6 & 13 – And it’s Free!

June 4, 2014

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the New York City Parks Department again present free French films outdoors in NYC parks this summer. The series is already underway, returning to Washington Square Park for two films; the first this Friday, June 6th and again Friday, June 13th. The films are preceded by music […]

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Scene: Washington Square Park in May (Photos)

Scene: Washington Square Park in May (Photos)

May 5, 2014

Photos: Cathryn

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May Day Washington Square Earlier Today

May Day Washington Square Earlier Today

May 1, 2014

Earlier today: Celebrating Today May Day Washington Square 2014! Immigrant Workers Justice (IWJ) March and “Tour” started in the park and made its way to other locales across the city. Some history of May Day: International Workers’ Day is the commemoration of the May 4, 1886 Haymarket affair in Chicago. The police were trying to disperse a public assembly […]

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Washington Square Park April 2014: The Latest

Washington Square Park April 2014: The Latest

April 28, 2014

First, the Park in Bloom: Park House Comfort Station Admin Building – What’s New: The building was unveiled at long last earlier this month. The glass on top (between these wood slats) has not yet been installed (note: if it has, I missed it! will check again or report back to me.). Reports abound about the […]

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