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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Dead Poets Society
Classic Stage Company
136 East 13th Street
At a rigorous all-boys preparatory school renowned for its ancient traditions, the unconventional Professor Keating inspires his students to defy conformity and to live passionately. Academy Award-winner Tom Schulman adapts his own screenplay for this much-anticipated production, directed by John Doyle. For a full calendar of shows and showtimes, please...
Justin Vivian Bond: The Bipolar Express
425 Lafayette Street
“ Vivian's rare gift is the ability to perform parody and honesty through the same character. Skewering contemporary, privileged white womanhood is not mutually exclusive with letting the audience glimpse v's uncertain identity.” – The Village Voice Mx. Justin Vivian Bond and band (Matt Ray, Claudia Chopek and NathAnn Carrera) are on...
Poetic Voices of the Muslim World
56 E. First Street
After traveling to 11 cities across the United States, Poetic Voices of the Muslim World comes to City Lore. At a time when Muslim communities are the targets of violence, surveillance, and, now, threatened by a possible travel ban by our President-elect, the significance of this exhibit cannot be overstated. We invite you to join us on December 15th for...
Mosaic Pole Dedication & Unveiling
This afternoon we honored Jim Power and his newly reinstated 'Mosaic Trail' light poles, the gorgeous staples of the East Village streetscape that have finally made their way home to Astor Place. As the 'Mosaic Man's' remaining 7 poles were removed from Astor Place to make way for the plaza's expansion and redesign, the East Village community was horrified to think...
The Alamo Sculpture "The Cube" Returns to Astor Place
There have been many storied days across the colorful decades of Astor Place's history, November 1, 2016 was one of those days. Shortly after 3.30pm Tony Rosenthal's iconic Alamo Sculpture, popularly as "The Cube", gracefully slid down its central support column, and then with a confident "clank" announced its arrival back home. The Cube has been away from Astor...
WIN A Lomograpghy Instant Camera! Fall Instagram Contest!
The leaves are bursting with color and crisp Fall breezes are sweeping through the plazas, sidewalks and storefronts of our neighborhood. In other words...gorgeous fall photo ops can be found just about anywhere! Enter your best Fall themed shots in our Astor Place Fall Instagram Contest simply by tagging us (@astorplacenyc) and a friend in your photo and using the...
'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,...