News Regarding this Blog Coming...

News Regarding this Blog Coming…

November 27, 2014

Update 12/11/14 – News delayed. Look for an announcement from this blog in 14 days. There will be other posts before then but check back. Cathryn

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Trio premieres "Chopin works with a modern twist" Live at (le) Poisson Rouge Tonight, Sunday Nov 23rd

Trio premieres “Chopin works with a modern twist” Live at (le) Poisson Rouge Tonight, Sunday Nov 23rd

November 23, 2014

Tonight, a few blocks from the park, you can catch the debut live performance of The Chopin Variations, an album by Chad Lawson, Judy Kang and Rubin Kodheli, featuring “Chopin works with a modern twist” at (le) Poisson Rouge. The album recently debuted at #1 on the iTunes Classical Music chart. Recently featured at the Huffington Post, musician […]

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Walk Through Washington Square with Self-Guided Tour of Park Trees' Fall Foliage (Before it's too late!)

Walk Through Washington Square with Self-Guided Tour of Park Trees’ Fall Foliage (Before it’s too late!)

November 21, 2014

You have just a bit longer to see Washington Square Park’s panorama of magnificent colorful trees in action. And now, as you stroll through the park, you can identify the trees and learn all about them via a wonderful walking tour put together by Local Ecology identifying the park’s fall foliage. The self-guided tour begins at […]

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Up Next -- Phase IV: Washington Square Park's $1.7 Million Long-Awaited Sidewalks Reconstruction To Begin... Someday (Winter? Spring 2015? Date Still Unknown)

Up Next — Phase IV: Washington Square Park’s $1.7 Million Long-Awaited Sidewalks Reconstruction To Begin… Someday (Winter? Spring 2015? Date Still Unknown)

November 18, 2014

Community Board 2′s Parks Committee met on Wednesday, November 5th; on the agenda as a topic, among other issues, was Washington Square Park and private conservancy. Report back on that segment will be next. But first, some updated information on the long awaited repair of the park’s perimeter sidewalks which was discussed separately. A member […]

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The Mallification of Bryant Park - Or When Private Entities Prevail at Public Parks

The Mallification of Bryant Park – Or When Private Entities Prevail at Public Parks

November 16, 2014

What happens when our parks are privatized – is this a benign thing as some assume or are there notable and negative consequences? Is Midtown’s Bryant Park what we want our public spaces to be… its spirit sold out to the highest bidder with a focus on consumerism and corporate influence all while being uber-programmed? […]

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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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The Arch in the Light of the Full Moon at Washington Square Park

The Arch in the Light of the Full Moon at Washington Square Park

November 6, 2014

Report-back on what transpired at Wednesday night’s (11/5) Community Board 2 Meeting regarding Washington Square Park conservancy to come. (Likely Friday early in the week.) There is always something interesting! Stay tuned. Photo: Cathryn

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Follow Up Community Board 2 Meeting on Washington Sq Park Conservancy Wednesday, November 5th

Follow Up Community Board 2 Meeting on Washington Sq Park Conservancy Wednesday, November 5th

October 31, 2014

If you have been wondering what would happen next, after the Community Board meeting earlier this year where the Washington Square Park Conservancy answered some questions – tho’ not fully (and continued to dodge others), come to a follow-up meeting on Wednesday, November 5th. Details: COMMUNITY BOARD 2 PARKS/WATERFRONT MEETING Wednesday, November 5th, 6:30 PM NYU Silver […]

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