Upcoming Programs/Events

 

Positively 8th Street Fair

Saturday, August 5, 12 - 6pm
West 8th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues

This free Annual Street Fair, sponsored by the Village Alliance, celebrates all things Greenwich Village including culture, music, arts, local businesses, and community groups. Make sure to stop by our table to obtain information about the history of the neighborhood and ask building research questions!
 


Capturing the Faces and Voices of the Lower East Side's Disappearing Mom-and-Pop Storefronts

Oral History & Photo Exhibition curated by James T. & Karla L. Murray 
August 14 - September 18, 2017
Opening Reception: Monday August 14, 2017 from 6 - 9pm
Free.
 
Experience activism and community through the lens of photographers, as they display their work from two free workshops with acclaimed photographers and best-selling authors, Karla and James Murray. In two sessions at the Neighborhood Preservation Center, the famed duo taught participants how to use photography and oral history to raise public awareness, build community, and encourage advocacy. Participants learned to create their own powerful photographs of neighborhood storefronts and connected with shop owners through interviews. The exhibition of the participants' work will be on display at the Theater for the New City from August 14 - September 18, with an opening reception on Monday, August 14, 2017.
 
"Capturing the Faces and Voices of the Lower East Side's Disappearing Mom-and-Pop Storefronts" is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Legislature and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural CouncilAdditional support provided by Theater for the New City and the following sponsors: The Municipal Art SocietyVeselka, The Village Alliance, East Village Community Coalition, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, Amalgamated BankTownsquared, Fourth Arts Block, East Village Independent Merchants Assocation, and Gingko Press. Opening Reception Refreshments provided by Jimmy's No. 43, Veniero's, and Westside Market NYCExhibition Photographs generously printed by Unique Visuals NYC.