Astor Place is constantly in motion. The nexus point of an exciting, young, vibrant and artistic community where East and West Villages meet. Historically a transient space, the newly reconstructed Astor Place boasts year-round public open space and cultural activities that establish it as the heart of the neighborhood.
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The Cooper Union Student Exhibition 2019
41 Cooper Square
This annual exhibition transforms the classrooms, hallways and studios of The Cooper Union into galleries showcasing work from The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, the School of Art, and the Albert Nerken School of Engineering. The opening reception will be on Monday, May 20, from 5 to 9 p.m. Located in the Foundation Building (7 East 7th...
Astor Blaster Silent Disco
1 Astor Place
The free Astor Blaster Silent Disco returns on June 14th! Dance from sunset into the night around the iconic Alamo sculpture while wearing wireless headphones tuned to three-live DJ's spinning the beats of different genres, all with a nod to World Pride 2019.Astor Blaster celebrates Astor Place and the East Village as a nexus of New York City’s shifting...
House of Speakeasy: Seriously Entertaining
425 Lafayette Street
June 18: The Song Sings Itself Trish Hall, Journalist John Burnham Schwartz, Novelist Darcey Steinke, Memoirist Michael Bronski, Journalist Trish Hall is a writer and journalist who worked for the New York Times for more than two decades. She initially joined the paper as a food reporter and eventually oversaw all the feature sections as...
Brodo Broth Co. Now Open At Astor Place
East Village legend, the Brodo Broth Co. is now open on the Astor Place North Plaza with delicious meat and vegetable hot broths by James Beard Award-winning chef, Marco Canora. In addition to being delicious, their bone broths are nutritional powerhouses. They are high in collagen protein, gelatin, and essential amino acids – all in a form our body easily...
Village Beat Newsletter - September 2018
Read Our Latest Newsletter & Discover The Latest Village News & Events Including Astor Alive, Taste Of The Village, The Mascureaids Ball, New Store Openings & Much More. Click here to read the newsletter.
Hundreds Dance Through The Rain At The Black Tar Beach Party
A trip to the beach in New York City normally means a long, trundling subway ride. For once, this was not the case last Friday night when the beach came to Astor Place. Always a neighborhood to challenge convention and stretch boundaries, the Astor Place Black Tar Beach Party with Nona Hendryx proved to be no exception! The photos tell the story! Joe’s Pub and...
Astor Place Riots - 169 Years Ago Today
The Astor Place Riot occurred on May 10, 1849 at the now-demolished Astor Opera House leaving at least 25 dead and more than 120 injured. It was the deadliest night in a series of civic disturbances in New York City which generally pitted immigrants and nativists against each other, or together against the upper classes who controlled the city's police and the state...