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Late September Washington Square

Late September Washington Square

September 30, 2014

It’s turning October and the leaves will turn also shortly but until then, here is the latest from end of September. There is the usual: music, palm readings and tarot, chess and wildlife , along with the also unfortunately occurring all too often: more dead trees around the Fountain. (More to come on this…) In addition, […]

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Controversy Over Pillow Fights and Light Saber Battles At Parks

Controversy Over Pillow Fights and Light Saber Battles At Parks

August 22, 2014

In last week’s Villager, there was an article on the Light Saber Battle that took place at Washington Square Park on Saturday, August 9th. The Light Saber Battle NYC, now in its sixth year, is run by an “event planning” company called Newmindspace which also produces Pillow Fight Day. Their events are geared towards having […]

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Indie Chicks Shine Light on Media's Negative Messaging to Women With Action at Washington Square Park

Indie Chicks Shine Light on Media’s Negative Messaging to Women With Action at Washington Square Park

August 19, 2014

The creators of web site and publication, Indie Chick, went around town yesterday challenging women’s magazines and media to stop the negative messaging. Adorned with visible signs and outfits illuminating this, their stops included some of the city’s highly trafficked areas and parks, including Bryant Park, Central Park, and, Washington Square Park. The three founders of […]

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Remember when Mike Myers and Mario Batali Played Ping Pong at the Park and Went Atop the Arch? Footage Finally Appears On New Batali Hulu Show

Remember when Mike Myers and Mario Batali Played Ping Pong at the Park and Went Atop the Arch? Footage Finally Appears On New Batali Hulu Show

August 1, 2014

It’s been three years since Mike Myers and Mario Batali were on the Fountain Plaza playing ping pong with men in black guarding the door to the Arch as the pair (and a crew) went up to the top and waved to passers-by. Well, that footage has finally been released and formatted into a show […]

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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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