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 Blaster Silent Disco
1 Astor Place
Dance the night away at Astor Blaster Silent Disco at the iconic Astor Place “Cube”. Featuring the very best beats of today, with a nod to the musical heritage of the East Village, 550 revelers will be able to switch their headphones between three different genres, played by three live DJs. The iconic Astor Place “Cube” will provide the ultimate backdrop for...
Cooper Union Presents: TYPOGRAPHICS 2018
41 Cooper Square
Typographics is a design festival for people who use type. The annual event series, now in its 4th year, takes place June 11–21, 2018, and is devoted to contemporary typography, with talks, workshops, and tours focusing on where typography is today and where its future may lie. More infomation can be found at 2018....
Zero Waste Design Guidelines Exhibition
The Center for Architecture will host an exhibition curated by journalist Andrew Blum that will look beyond the guidelines and explore the challenges and opportunities latent during a particular segment of the lifecycle of trash: the brief period between when we release it from our hands and it rolls away on the back of a truck. The exhibition, on view from June 14...
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...
The Unveiling of The Last Three
The Last Three, the world’s largest rhino sculpture, was unveiled at Astor Place this morning, launching a global campaign to raise critical awareness about rhino conservation, spearheaded by the sculpture’s creators and internationally acclaimed artists, Gillie & Marc. The stunning monumental bronze sculpture of the world’s last three northern white rhinos...
The Worlds Tallest Rhino Sculpture is coming to Astor Place!
The world’s favorite rhino is facing his final days. His name is Sudan, and he’s the planet’s last male Northern White Rhino. Soon, his species could be gone forever...but two internationally renowned artists are determined to make sure his plight won’t be in vain. Husband-and-wife artistic duo – Gillie and Marc – have teamed up with the Village Alliance, NYC DOT...