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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Peter Singer on Ethics in the Real World
41 Cooper Square
Peter Singer will deliver a free, public talk about his latest book, a group of short essays, entitled Ethics in the Real World. In it he applies his controversial ways of thinking to issues like climate change, extreme poverty, animals, abortion, euthanasia, human genetic selection, sports doping, the sale of kidneys, the ethics of high-priced...
425 Lafayette Street
2016 has been a big year for Johnny Gallagher or, as he is better known here in NYC, John Gallagher, Jr. He appeared in the surprise hit films 10 Cloverfield Lane and Hush, returned to Broadway in the Tony nominated Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night, and released Six Day...
Timestalks Presents: Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker is a celebrated film, television, and theater actress and producer, and now she is debuting in a new role as executive producer and star of the new HBO original series “Divorce,” a dark comedy about a marriage gone off the tracks. It premiers October 9 — more than a decade after the finale of her long-lived HBO hit “...
Astor Alive! Festival Schedule is Annnounced
The schedule for the Astor Alive! festival has been announced, detailing the glittering array of music, dance and theater across four stages, as well as arts workshops and a stunning procession at the festival finale. Friday September, 16 - 5:30pm – 8:00pm 5:30pm Theater for the New City 6:00pm La MaMa...
'Tales from the Trail'
"When you know the story behind the Mosaic Poles, it might change your perspective and bring unexpected feelings to your experience with art…" The #MosaicMan brings you the first 'Tales from the Trail' - stories of friendship, history, and engagement with the beautiful poles of the Mosaic Trail and their creator. This is the story of Marta, East Village resident,...
Support the Mosaic Pole Restoration Project
The Mosaic Trail crowd-funding page is now LIVE! Seven of "Mosaic Man" Jim Power's gorgeous mosaic poles were temporarily removed from Astor Place to accommodate the plaza's ongoing renovation after the Village Alliance assembled a coalition of partners including the Department of Transportation, CityLore, and several community activists to campaign for the...
sweetgreen Opening at Astor Place!
We're sweetgreen - we cook simple, seasonal, healthy food from scratch every day, using produce delivered that morning. And we're opening our doors to Astor Place on August 22! Join us from 10:30am - 10:00pm at our new spot at 10 Astor Place. We're spending the day bringing together our new community over impact - 100% of opening day proceeds will fund sweetgreen...