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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2019 Joe's Pub Vanguard Gala
425 Lafayette Street
Featuring performances from Justin Vivian Bond, Bridget Everett, Nona Hendryx, Shaina Taub, Suzanne Vega, and more. Musical Direction: Russell Walden. 6:00PM Cocktails in The Library 7:00PM Dinner & Performance in Joe's Pub The Vanguard Award & Residency is an award and yearlong residency that...
Dying in Boulder
La MaMa E.T.C.
74A East 4th Street
In a quest for a “good death”, a dying Caucasian-American Buddhist in Boulder, Colorado enlists her reluctant mixed-Filipino family in micro-managing her impending Buddhist funeral rites. Dying in Boulder is a comic but moving exploration of the American cultural confusion around ageing and dying, and our inability to control either. By Linda Faigao-Hall...
Catherine Cohen: The Twist?...She’s Gorgeous
425 Lafayette Street
“Cohen radiates a gee-whiz star power, Carol Kane- level charisma and enough between-song banter to make Carol Burnett blush.” - Time Out New York, Five NYC Comedians to Look Out for in 2018 “Catherine Cohen: The Twist? She’s Gorgeous” is a show about living, laughing, loving, and losing your debit card five times in one year....
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...