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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2018 DANCE NOW Joe’s Pub Festival and Encore – 23rd Annual Season
425 Lafayette Street
The annual DANCE NOW Festival offers a unique challenge for artists: to create a clear and complete artistic statement in five minutes or less for the specifics of the stage at Joe’s Pub. Each year, the festival producers select ten artists whose work best meets the festival challenge to participate in an encore performance. The overall challenge...
The Hunt: Greenwich Village
Get your team together and get ready to hunt and explore the heart of Greenwich Village with the Village Alliance, Urban Archive, and GVSHP. On this guided contest, match old photos with current locations, and discover where the past and present meet. Instructions will kick off the hunt and, when we meet back up, prizes will be awarded to the top three teams....
Amanda Duarte: Staying Alive
425 Lafayette Street
When her marriage, her body and her democracy fell apart, "...matchlessly incendiary (Time Out New York)" "fiercely intelligent firecracker feminist comedian (New York Magazine)," Dead Darlings host, Pussy Grabs Back co-creatrix and New York Times contributrice Amanda Duarte turned to divorce, disco, drugs, democratic activism and domming to...
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...
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...