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This wintery weather sure makes us suckers for the holidays (even more so than usual), and this weekend we're not short of holiday events. Get cozy with Neil Gaiman as he reads A Christmas Carol, partake in the annual holiday tradition of Unsilent Night at Washington Square Park, and sing along to t ... More >>
Bring your boombox to Washington Square Park
An extensive look at the expansion of art in the city
Cast In Concrete tracks Vijith Assar as he records the musical offerings of New York City's street musicians. Who: CINEMA dub MONKS Where: Washington Square Park When: June 20, 9 p.m. I guess all the musicians in this city are better about checking the forecasts than I am, because a sizable loop t ... More >>
Not enough celebration for you with Passover and Easter falling on the same weekend? Well, today is also International Pillow Fight Day , and a celebration is happening now in Washington Square Park.
Revolutionary GamesThe flyer for tomorrow's "Bed-In."Valentine's Day, it is now well-established by crushingly overwhelming consensus, is more or less the worst, a vastly successful conspiracy by the Things-That-Are-Pink-Or-Made-Of-Chocolate Industrial complex to boost sales. Whether you a ... More >>
Rebecca NathansonSean Daly playing his guitarMuch has been written about the Financial District community's reaction to Occupy Wall Street's continuing occupation of Zuccotti Park, and now that a splinter group from the movement has spread to Washington Square Park, its presence is being felt ... More >>
Rosie Gray A "temperature check" during last night's Washington Square Park GA.Last night, representatives of Occupy Wall Street facilitated a General Assembly in Washington Square Park. It was a smaller crowd than usual, never more than 150 people or so, but the topic at hand could prove imp ... More >>
Echoing and denying Marie Antoinette's admonition to "Let them eat cake," OWS took the protest to Washington Square Park Saturday afternoon, complete with call-and-response slogans and plenty of homemade signs, often humorous.
Not this kind.This Sunday, from from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Holley Plaza in Washington Square Park will be the site of an actual duel, hosted by the Martinez Academy of Arms. Along with a demonstration of the older methods of swordsmanship, observers will get facts, stories and anecdotes about th ... More >>
Occupy Wall Street has been camping out in the Financial District for over three weeks now. They're starting to spread out, though; this past weekend they held a rally at Washington Square Park and they're reportedly eyeing Tompkins Square Park as a protesting location as well. A picnic is planned t ... More >>
Paul QuitorianoIf you found yourself walking through Washington Square Park this past Saturday night, you probably noticed the crowd of people dressed in Jedi robes and brandishing light sabers. The event, as we'd written earlier this month, was actually an organized activity, not just your a ... More >>
On Saturday, September 24, there will be an epic event in Washington Square Park, a night to remember, Jedi vs. Sith, hands aglow with lightsabers, battling to the pain or to whatever one battles to with a lightsaber. The brains behind Lightsaber Battle 2011, Kevin Bracken and Lori Kufner of ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyComing soon!Perhaps capitalizing off the success of Thiru Kumar, a/k/a "the Dosa Man," who peddles his vegan, South Indian rice-and-lentil crepes on the south side of Washington Square Park, a new spot called Indian Creperie is set to open in the upcoming weeks at 190 Bleecker S ... More >>
Cast In Concrete tracks Vijith Assar as he records the musical offerings of New York City's street musicians. Who: Sistine Criminals When: 6/4/11, about 5 p.m. Where: Washington Square Park Quite the debatably fortuitous beginning to this enterprise, getting run over by a mobile mariachi q ... More >>
It's hot. Like sauna-0hot. Like walk-outside-and-you-feel-like-you-can't-breathe hot. Like instantly-break-into-a-sweat hot. The impenetrable heat gave us the desire to return to our childhoods, get into a bathing suit (or just go topless, because we can) and frolic through the sprinklers on ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyFind the GelOTTO cart in Washington Square ParkIt's Memorial Day Weekend, which means frozen treats season is officially in business. Like every summer, the GelOTTO Cart will be parked in Washington Square Park, selling gelati from Mario Batali's nearby OTTO. But this year, do ... More >>
We ventured out of our bat-cave to Washington Square Park to see how New York's human people were enjoying this awesome weather (mostly so we could enjoy the weather a bit ourselves). The happiness quotient of NYC has increased a thousandfold. It's like it never snowed at all! It's above 60 degrees ... More >>
Tomorrow is World AIDS Day, which is neither a celebration of AIDS nor the day everyone in the world gets AIDS, but a day dedicated to AIDS awareness, which there will never be enough of. Like AIDS tests. Which are going to be given away for free in Washington Square Park tomorrow.
This Sunday, October 3rd, NYU LGBTQA student leaders and Delta Lambda Phi are hosting a glowstick vigil (no candles allowed!) beginning at 9:00 p.m. in lower Manhattan's Washington Square Park. The event is scheduled as a reaction to six recent suicides related to homophobic bullying, includi ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 9, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 52 Plans Set For Viet Moratorium Plans were revealed Friday for massive New York City participation in the nationwide Vietnam Moratorium on October 15 which will seek to "end business as usual" on that da ... More >>
Calling all Washington Square Park ants.Washington Square Park-goers will no longer need to brown-bag it. Not only is the park getting a new cupcake-and-milkshake food truck, but now North Square, still the only restaurant on the square, will pack you a picnic lunch box to enjoy in the sun.
BKSK Architects LLPIt's bathroom day in New York City. No, that's not what we mean. But it's some kinda coincidence that on the same day that amNewYork reveals the results of its six-month adventure into the bowels of hell spelunking for the best (and mostly worst) places to relieve yourself ... More >>
clevercupcakes/FlickrNo end in sight.Mayor Bloomberg may pay all sorts of lip service to the importance of healthy eating, and his Board of Education may want to keep anything baked by human hands out of the schools, but the city's Parks Department is apparently more than happy to peddle cupc ... More >>
Sitting on a park bench in Washington Square Park on a Thursday afternoon, with a small silver transistor radio clutched in his left hand and his trusty Minolta AF2 Hi-Matic camera slung around his shoulder, 49-year-old Ricky Powell breaks off from conversation to yell at a gaggle of teenage girls ... More >>
Looks like the newly renovated Washington Square Park is getting a private security force. The Coalition for a Better Washington Square Park is gathering funds to hire off-duty cops and maintenance workers to patrol the Park by next summer. Conflict is promoted in the press between activist Ron Kub ... More >>
Photo by Ryan Dombal. Who else? In the week we published the long awaited oral history of Maroon 5's Call and Response, we also celebrated the release of Fall Out Boy's Folie á Deux: Their secret/totally badass non-show in Washington Square Park; the video from the same fiasco; and a real show, at ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 15, 1957, Vol. II, No. 29 Campaign to Close Off 'Square' A campaign of major proportions is getting underway this week not only to stop the city from putting more roadways through Washington Square, but to close off the present ones fro ... More >>
An estimated 24,000 people came to see Barack Obama at a rally in Washington Square Park in September. He's coming to the Apollo on Thursday. Photo by Mollye Chudacoff By Julie Bolcer Thursday night is Obama Time at the Apollo, as the Democratic presidential contender plans to make a highly antici ... More >>
A state judge on Tuesday sent the city's bid for a remake of Washington Square Park back to the drawing board, ruling that the parks department had failed to provide enough information about its plans to the local community board and the city's landmarks and art commissions. That means work on the ... More >>
Call them the bike-lane liberation front. On Saturday afternoon in Manhattan, about 30 cyclists donned rubber noses and clown gear and set off from Washington Square Park in search of vehicles parked in bike lanes. "Nothing can shame a driver into moving out of the bike lane more than a pack of ... More >>
Washington Square Park renovation battle gets personaland private
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