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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Astor Place Fitness Powered by DavidBartonGym
David Barton Gym
4 Astor Place
A little bit of August heat can't put a stop to our FREE summer fitness classes powered at DavidBartonGym! We're moving just steps away from the Alamo Plaza to the sunny second floor studio of DavidBartonGym Astor Place. The move indoors now allows you to choose from morning classes every day of the week and have the luxury of a refreshing shower...
Astor Alive! Festival
1 Astor Place
The VILLAGE ALLIANCE PRESENTS THE FIRST ever Astor Alive! Festival, free to the public, to celebrate THE NEW ASTOR PLACE, a vibrant cultural district with over two dozen historic theater, dance, music, architecture, and art institutions. The very best Astor Place and Lower East Side theater and dance companies will...
Nat Turner in Jerusalem
New York Theater Workshop
83 E 4th Street
In August 1831, Nat Turner led a slave uprising that shook the conscience of the nation. Turner's startling account of his prophecy and the insurrection was recorded and published by attorney Thomas R. Gray. NYTW 2050 Fellow Nathan Alan Davis makes his New York debut with a timely new play that imagines Turner’s final night in a jail cell in Jerusalem,...
'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...
First Restored Mosaic Lamp Pole Returns to Astor Place
The first of the East Village ‘Mosaic Trail’ lamp poles returned to Astor Place today following extensive restoration by Jim ‘Mosaic Man’ Powers, marking an important moment in the rebirth of the new Astor Place. Seven of the mosaic poles were removed from Astor Place and placed into storage once redevelopment of the new plazas got underway. Restoration of the...