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The Greenwich Village Historic District was officially landmarked in April 1969. To celebrate the district’s 50th anniversary, Village Preservation will host a Village Open House Weekend on April 13th and 14th. Throughout the weekend, more than 70 local businesses, houses of worship, theaters, educational institutions, bars, restaurants, and neighborhood landmarks will open their doors, offering walking tours, events, and promotions.
Map art by Barbara Macfarlane, represented by Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, via GVSHP
The Celebration will kick off at noon on Saturday, April 13th, in Washington Square Park, where local politicians and preservationists will be joined by folk and jazz musicians playing both time-honored and contemporary work that celebrates the musical heritage of Greenwich Village.
The Greenwich Village Historic District is the city’s largest, covering 2,300 buildings and nearly 100 blocks. Accordingly, the offerings during the District’s 50th anniversary open house weekend are equally vast.
You can join walking tours organized around the literary, bohemian and LGBT history of the village; check out onsite tours of The Edward Hopper House, the Deutsches Haus at NYU, The Washington Square Hotel, The New York Studio School and the Jefferson Market Library; experience neighborhood greenmarkets, have a drink at Chumley’s with the bar’s archivist, go backstage at the Cherry Lane Theater, or take in performances at The American Tap Dance Center and St. John’s church in the Village.
Local business will be on offering drinks inspired by 1969 (or even selling for 1969 prices!) you can find these and other weekend-long promotions here.
Neighborhoods : Greenwich Village