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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Make Music Winter, Bell by Bell
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Artist Tom Peyton and friends lead this popular community parade through the East Village. Participants are each given a color-coded hand bell that plays a specific note. As the ensemble wends its way through the streets of the neighborhood, a team of conductors wave corresponding colored flags in time with a series of specially curated compositions,...
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...
Sudan, 1973 - 2018
SUDAN 1973 - 2018 Sudan, the world’s last male Northern White Rhino passed away on March 19, 2018, having lost the fight to an infection in his leg, and degenerative changes in his muscles and bones, combined with extensive skin wounds. In his final 24 hours Sudan was suffering a great deal and unable to stand. His veterinary care team from the Dvůr Králové Zoo, Ol...