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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St. Mark’s Church In-The-Bowery - Good Friday Blues
St. Marks Church-in-the-Bowery
131 E. 10th Street
Staying true to its long history and commitment to justice and mercy through worship and the arts, poetry, dance, and historic preservation, St. Mark’s Church In-The-Bowery announces plans for its annual Good Friday Blues on Friday, March 30, noon to 3:00 p.m. at Second Avenue and Tenth Street, New York City. “The experience is a spiritual journey,” says...
Joe's Pub Vanguard Gala
425 Lafayette Street
Join Joe's Pub for an evening of cocktails, dinner, and special performances to support The Vanguard Award & Residency – a celebration of pioneering artists whose work is distinctly rooted in American life and pop culture. The Vanguard Award & Residency is an award and yearlong residency that celebrates the career of a singular artist –...
SEAGULLMACHINE Comes to LaMama
La MaMa E.T.C.
74A East 4th Street
Russia 1896. Germany 1977. USA 2018. In a world gone mad, when do you take arms against the sea of troubles? In SEAGULLMACHINE, a diverse, multigenerational ensemble takes refuge in an abandoned theater. Caught in an endless rehearsal, they struggle with the pull between action and distraction on a planet where waters rise, wages stagnate, and visionary leaders are...
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...
On this Day in 1854 - The Astor Library Opened!
Fun Fact! On this day in 1854 the Astor Library opened in what is now the The Public Theater. The library initially opened as a reference library, meaning no books could be taken from the building for any purpose! On opening day the library was filled with between 80,000 and 90,000 volumes covering linguistics, sciences and history, all purchased at a cost of about $...