West Village Events

EventsBarBlue (Be sure to check out Galleries and Exhibits and Other Ongoing Events below)
By Stephanie Phelan.

January 22-January 28

  • TALK  Monday January 22, 6:30 pm: The 19th Century City and the Book  An illustrated lecture by historian Francis Morrone on  the history of New York as a center of American book culture. Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue. Free, but reservations required. Go to GVSHP.org/_gvshp/events/index.htm.
  • SPECIAL EVENT  Wednesday January 24, 6 pm: Free Tour of NYU Art Galleries . The tour will include: Grey Art Gallery and its two exhibitions—The Beautiful Brain, displaying drawings of the brain created by the modern father of neuroscience Santiago Ramon, and Baya: Woman of Algiers, an exhibition of the self-taught Algerian artist Baya Mahieddine; the inaugural NYU All Alumni Exhibit at the Stovall Family Gallery at Kimmel Galleries;The Dream of Solentiname at 80WSE Gallery. The tour starts at Grey Art Gallery, 100 Washington Square East.
  • FILM  Thursday January 25, 2 pm: Lady Macbeth  A 2017 film about a 19th century woman in a loveless marriage who engages in a passionate affair with a worker on her husband’s estate. Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street. Free.
  • TALK  Thursday January 25, 6:30 pm: Carole Teller’s Changing New York: A Close Up on the Photos and the Photographer A conversation with Carole Teller and GVSHP Executive Director Andrew Berman on Teller’s photographs which tell the  story of a changing New York, from the early 1960s through the early 1990s. Prints of the images will be available for sale, with proceeds benefiting GVSHP. Free, but reservations required; go to GVSHP.org.Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue.
  • MUSIC  Thursday January 25, 8 pm: Poulenc’s Gloria and Honegger’s King David   F. Murray Abraham will be the narrator for King David, and the magnificent 2011 pipe organ will be played in Poulenc’s Gloria, featuring soprano Vanessa Vasquez, winner of the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions.Church of the Ascension, Fifth Avenue at 10th Street. Tickets start at $10 (with no view) to $40 and $85.
  • MUSIC  Thursday January 25, 8 pm: The Keys to Heaven—Music of G.P,DA Palestrina   A concert of 16th-centurymusic of the Roman School of musical composition at St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street. Tickets $35.
  • LEARNING  Friday January 26, 1 pm: Create a Website with WordPress  A computer class at Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street. Free.
  • KIDS Friday January 26, 4 pm: Books and Pizza  A book discussion of Soar by Joan Bauer. Pizza will be served. For ages 8 and up. Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue, Free.
  • FILM  Saturday January 27, 2 pm: Victoria and Abdul Judi Dench stars as Queen Victoria and a deep friendship she forges with a young Indian.Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street. Free.
  • LITERATURE Saturday January 27, 3 pm: Tap into Wonder  A workshop led by Scott mason, editor for The Heron’s Nest, a haiku journal. Participants will lean how to tap into personal moments of wonder, and record them in haiku form.  Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue. Free.

January 29-February 4

  • FILM  Monday January 29, 6 pm: Swing Time  Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers star in this 1936 film about a gambler who needs money to marry his fiancée, and falls in love with a different woman. Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue. Free.
  • VILLAGE HISTORY Monday January 29, 6:30 pm: It Takes a Village: Greenwich Village a Hundred Years Ago with Mike Wallace  Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 will focus on the Village in this remarkable period in New York City’s history. Theresa Lang Center at The New School, 55 West 13th Street. Free, but reservations required; go to GVSHP.org.
  • FILM Thursday February 1, 2 pm: Royal Wedding  Fred Astaire and Jane Powell star in this 1951 movie about a brother and sister dance act who is booked in London at the same time as the Royal Wedding. Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street. Free.

February 5-February 11

  • FILM  Thursday February 8, 2 pm: High Fidelity  John Cusack stars in this 2000 movie about a record store owner looking for love. Hudson Park Library. 66 Leroy Street. Free.
  • LITERATURE Saturday February 10, 10:30 am: Forest Dark  Nicole Kraus’s book will be discussed at Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street. Free.
  • FILM  Saturday February 10, 2 pm: Blade Runner  A 1982 sci-fi film starring Harrison Ford at Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street. Free.

February 12-February 18

  • FILM  Thursday February 15, 2 pm: Notting Hill  Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant star in this film about a romance between a famous movie star and a bookstore owner in London. Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street. Free.
  • FILM  Saturday February 17, 2 pm: American Made  A biographical crime film starring Tom Cruise, who plays an undercover pilot for the CIA in the 1970’s. Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street. Free.

February 19-February 25

  • FILM Thursday February 22, 2 pm: The Count of Monte Christo (2002)  Based on the classic by Alexandre Dumas, this is a movie about a young man in the mid-1800’s in France who is wrongfully imprisoned, escapes, acquires a fortune, then seeks revenge. Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street. Free.
  • TALK  February 22, 6:30 pm: Queers and Fears— Russia Then and Now a lecture onRussian queer political culture by Dr. Lyosha Gorshov at Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street. Free.
  • LEARNING  Friday February 23, 1 pm: Internet for Beginners  A computer class at Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street. Free.

February 26- March 4

  • KIDS  Tuesday February 27, from 2-4 pm:  Family Life-Sized Candy Land Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street. Free.

MUSEUMS, GALLERIES, EXHIBITS 

  • January 3-30: Stones Speak  Photographs and Drawings by Elisa Decker An exhibit at the Little Underground Gallery at Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue.
  • January 6-27: Beyond Black and White  An exhibition of black and white based abstraction by Westbeth and non-Westbeth artists. Westbeth Gallery, 55 Bethune Street.
  • Through January 6: So Do I  Kenjiro Kitade’s sculptures at Ivy Brown Gallery, 675 Hudson Street, 4th floor.
  • January 6-February 4: The Breakers  Emilie Stark-Menneg’s wonderful paintings are on exhibit at Allouche Gallery, 82 Gansevoort Street.
  • January 9-March 31: The Beautiful Brain & Baya  The Beautiful Brain showcases 80 of the drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal (Spain, the father of modern neuroscience, whose depictions of the brain combine cutting-edge scientific knowledge with consummate draftsmanship. Baya: Woman of Algiers an exhibition of works by the self-taught Algerian artist Baya Mahieddine, who drew the attention of Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, with whom she later collaborated. Grey Art Gallery, 100 Washington Square East. Suggested donation $5.
  • January 12 Through February 9: A.M. Martens  Wall-mounted works reimagining construction sites she remembers from her childhood. The jane Hartsook Gallery, 16 Jones Street.
  • Through January 15: Spirit in the Night—Performing Artists 1973-1985  The photography of Peter Cunningham features a reel of stunning images of celebrities and performers in The Gallery at 350 Bleecker. Cunningham has worked on assignments from Warner Brothers Records, Rolling Stone, The New York Times and more.Images can be viewed from the sidewalk, or inside the lobby when after 4 pm daily and all day on weekends.
  • Through January 17: Adrian Melis, Selected Works  A series of outdoor projections of art videos in the semi-enclosed passageway on the High Line at 14th Street. The program features three works that explore the history and contemporary realities of Cuba as lived by its citizens. The show starts daily at 5 pm on the High Line at 14th Street.
  • January 24-February 24: Goodbye Stranger  The works of Sylvan Lionni at Fort Gansevoort Gallery, 5 Ninth Avenue.

OTHER ONGOING EVENTS

  • Kids Mondays, 11 am: Toddler Story Time A baby’s introduction to books with songs, rhymes and playtime, for ages 18-36 months. Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue.
  • Kids  Tuesdays at 11 am: Baby Storytime  Books, songs, rhymes, and playtime for children 0-18 months. Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue.
  • Health and Wellness  Tuesdays at 1 pm through December 20: Falun Dafa Exercise Class  Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street.
  • Kids  Tuesdays at 3:30 pm: Arts and Crafts  Simple craft projects for ages 3 and up at Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue.
  • Crafts  Tuesdays at 6 pm: Open Sewing Workshop  In this hands-on course students will learn sewing techniques to create their own unique projects. Sewing machines and additional fabrics on hand.Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue.  Registration required online or in person.
  • Nature  Tuesdays, Dusk to 30 Minutes Before Park Closes: Stargazing at the High Line  Continues through October at the High Line sundeck at 14th Street.
  • Health and Wellness Wednesdays, 10 am: Movement Speaks  Celebrating moving in strong and creative ways with Dances for a Variable Population. All sessions recommended, but not required. For adults and seniors of all ages and abilities.Tony Dapolito Recreation Center,1 Clarkson Street.
  • Kids  Wednesdays at 11:15 am: Toddler Time  Interactive stories, action songs and fingerplays for walking tots accompanied by parents or caregivers. Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street. Free.
  • Crafts  Wednesdays at 12 pm: Knitting Circle  Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street.
  • Kids  Wednesdays 3:30 pm: Preschool Storyime  Stories, songs and crafts for children ages 2-5 at Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue.
  • Teens Wednesdays at 4:30 pm: Write Now with NY Writers Coalition A writing workshop for kids 13-18 at Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue.
  • Kids   Wednesdays at 4 pm: St. John’s Choristers Free Musical Education  Training in music fundamentals and vocal technique for children 8 and up. The program is open to kids from all over the city, but is made up primarily of neighborhood children. As part of the program, they sing once a month at a Sunday Eucharist. St. John’s in The Village, 224 Waverly Place.
  • Arts  First Wednesday of Every Month: Bailout Theater  Free potluck-style meal served at 7:15pm, followed by a free music, dance, or spoken word performance on the Meeting Room or in The Lofat Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South.
  • Arts Second Wednesday of Every Month: Dead Darlings  Writers’ favorite work is often edited out or unpublished; a chance to showcase that  play, novel, story or song at Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South.
  • Seniors  Thursdays from January 18 through May 24, 11 am-2 pm: You’re Never Too Old to Play  A free acting seminar for seniors with direction on using voice and body to perform your story. Westbeth Community Room, 55 Bethune Street.
  • Fitness  Thursdays at 3:30 pm: Yoga  St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street., First come, first served. Free.
  • Kids Thursdays at 3:30 pm: Owls and Otters Storytime A read-aloud and craft program for ages 5 and 6.
  • Games  Thursdays, 5 pm: Jigsaw Puzzle Night  Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street.
  • Health and Wellness: Thursdays, 4-5 pm: Feldenkrais Classes Learn to improve your posture, flexibility, and balance at Westbeth Community Room, 155 Bank Street. Wear comfortable clothes. Drop-ins welcome; $5 per class.
  • Games  Thursdays at 5 pm: Hudson Park Library Chess and Games   Chess, Checkers, Battleship and other classic board and strategy games. Beginners welcome. Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street. People can bring their own games or use what’s available at the library. Chess lessons for new learners also available. Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street. Free.
  • Kids  Fridays at 3:30 pm: Board Games  For ages 4 and up at Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue. Free.
  • Music  Fridays 4:30-5:30: Sing Time Sessions Eve Zanni, jazz artist and Somatic Voice teacher will help you to sing out with live piano accompaniment, vocal warm-ups, rhythmic body movement, ear training and improvisation. No Experience Necessary. Westbeth Community Room, 55 Bethune Street. Free.
  • Book and Jigsaw Puzzle Swap Saturdays at 11 am, Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street.