West Village Events

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

November 13- November 19

  • MUSIC Friday November 17, and Saturday November 18 at 8 pm, Sunday November 19 at 3 pm:  NYUOGlass Festival  The concert will include the works of Philip Glass and other electronic composers. Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place. Free.

November 20- November 26

  • FILM  Monday November 20, 6 pm: Thoroughly Modern Millie  Julie Andrews stars in this 1967 musical spoof of the Roaring 20’s. Jefferson Market6 Library, 425 Sixth Avenue. Free.
  • THEATER Monday November 20, 7 pm: Follies  National Theatre Live presents Stephen Sondheim’s musical at Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place.Tickets $25.00.
  • MUSIC Tuesday November 21, 1 pm:  Lunchtime Chamber Music  The New School’s Mannes School of Music and The School of Jazz at Glass Box Performance Space, 55 West 13th Street. Free.
  • SPECIAL EVENT  Thursday November 23, 9 am: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade  The parade starts at 77th Street and Central Park West, and turn east to Sixth Avenue at Central Park South, and finishes at Sixth Avenue and 34th Street.
  • LEARNING  Friday November 24, 1 pm: Create a Website with WordPress A Tech Connect class at Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street. Free.
  • SPECIAL EVENT Saturday November 25, 7 pm: Premiere Concert at St. Veronica’s  Everyone is encouraged to come to this wonderful free opening concert at St. Veronica’s. 149 Christopher Street. Works by Bach, Mozart, Handel and Haydn will be performed by The St. Veronica’s Orchestra. A large audience will help to make St, Veronica’s, with its wonderful acoustics, a permanent West Village concert hall.

November 27-December 3

  • FILM  Monday November 27, 6 pm: Wait Until Dark Audrey Hepburn stars in this 1967 thriller about a blind woman being terrorized by thieves. alone in her Village apartment. Jefferson Market6 Library, 425 Sixth Avenue. Free.
  • LITERATURE  Monday November 27, 6 pm: From Fascism to Populism in History  A book launch of  author Federico Finchelstein‘s book exploring the differences between fascism and populism,  and gives a new way to think about our political culture. Free.
  • MUSIC Tuesday November 28, 1 pm:  Lunchtime Chamber Music  The New School’s Mannes School of Music and The School of Jazz at Glass Box Performance Space, 55 West 13th Street. Free.
  • COMMUNITY MEETING  Wednesday November 29, 7:30 pm: 6th Precinct Community Council Meeting A dialogue between the 6th Precinct and the community discussing issues facing the neighborhood. Our Lady of Pompeii, Father Demo Hall, Bleecker and Carmine Streets. All are welcome.
  • FILM  Thursday November 30, 2 pm: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg  Catherine Deneuve  stars in this 1964 French romantic musical film (with English subtitles) at Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street. Free.
  • LITERATURE Thursday November 30, 4:30 pm: Swing Time  Zadie Smith’s new book will be discussed at Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue.
  • FILM  Thursday November 30, 6 pm: The Freedom to Marry  A film screening and discussion of This is the  story of the most successful and inspiring  civil rights movement of our time. John L. Tishman Auditoruim, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue. Free.
  • LEARNING  Friday December 1, 1 pm: Blogging for Beginners  A computer class at Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street. Free.
  • MUSIC Sunday December 3, 3 pm: Advent Procession of Lessons and Carols  Celebrate Advent with the St. Joseph’s Choir, the St. Joseph’s Contemporary Choir, and the Academy of St. Joseph’s Choir at St. Joseph’s Church, 371 Sixth Avenue..
  • MUSIC  Sunday December 3, 4 pm: A Village Christmas Concert—The Messiah  The First Presbyterian Church choir will perform the Advent and Christmas portions of Handel’s great work. Tickets $25. The First Presbyterian Church, 12 West 12th Street. For information and tickets, go to fpcnyc.org.

December 4-10

  • HEALTH Monday December 4, 2 pm: Finding Inner Peace and Calmness Through Meditation  Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street. Free.
  • FILM Thursday December 7, 2 pm: Black Christmas  A slasher film about sorority sisters who are receiving threatening phone calls, while being stalked and murdered during the holiday season by a deranged murderer hiding in the attic of their sorority house. Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street. Free.
  • LITERATURE  Saturday December 9, 10:30 am: Imagine Me Gone Adam Haslett’s novel involving mental illness will be discussed at Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street.

December 11-17

  • SPECIAL EVENT  Monday December 11, 4 pm: Candlelight Vigil  The community is invited to  place candles in front of the St. Luke in the Fields to honor and remember all victims of gun violence. At 6:00 pm the tower bell will ring in symbolic remembrance of the Sandy Hook anniversary and all those who have died of gun violence. St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street.

December 18-24

  • MUSIC  Friday December 15, 8PM:The Greenwich Village Chamber Singers
    Masters of the Notes:Josquin Des Pres,Monteverdi, Schutz, Howells,
    Harbison and Britten.  St.Joseph’s Church, 371 6th Ave. Tickets $25
  • MUSIC Tuesday December 19 and Wednesday December 20, 8 pm: Candlelight Christmas  Voices of Ascension will perform traditional carols and festive works in a  candlelit setting— including the U.S. premiere of Jocelyn Hagen’s Hands. Church of the Ascension, Fifth Avenue and 10th Street. Tickets start at $10 (no view) and $40 and up for regular seats. For more information and tickets, go to voicesascension.org.

December 25-December 31

January 1-7

MUSEUMS, GALLERIES, EXHIBITS 

  • Through November 17: Vibrant Things Andrew Casto, Evan D’Orazio, Hilary Harnischfeger in a ceramic exhibition at Greenwich House Pottery, 16 Jones Street.
  • Through November 17: Harnischfeger, Casto, D’Orazio A pottery exhibit at Greenwich House Pottery, 16 Jones Street.
  • Through November 25: Thinking Big  Artists of the Blue Mountain Gallery at Westbeth, 55 Bethune Street.
  • Through December 9: Partners in Design—Barr and Johnson   Alfred Barr, the Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) first director, and Philip Johnson, the curator of architecture, introduced modern design to North America. The exhibit includes more than 100 objects—including furniture, photographs, and industrial and graphic design—the exhibition traces the development of modern design from Barr and Johnson’s MOMA exhibitions in the 1930s and beyond. Grey Art Gallery, 100 Washington Square East.
  • Through December 13: A Working Model of the World  The exhibition emphasizes ‘model’ as a verb,  an activity that unifies all human beings – from children rolling dough to ecologists predicting rising sea-levels.  Anna Maria and Stphen Kellen Gallery, 2 West 13th Street.
  • October 26-December 16: I Am I the works of Jos Devriendt at Demisch Danant, 30 West 12th Street.
  • Through October 18: Deepest Harmony  The works of Brian Neish will be at Ivy Brown Gallery, 675 Hudson Street, 4th floor.
  • Through December 2: The Oscar Wilde Temple  Artists David McDermott and Peter McGough will unveil this public installation to honor one of the earliest and most courageous forebears in the struggle for gay liberation. The Church of the Village, 201 West 13th Street (at Seventh Avenue).
  • Through December 3: Memory is a Tough Place  Photographs and related works focusing on race and social justice. Anna Maria and Stephen Keller Gallery, 2 West 13th Street.
  • November 9-December 23: In-gé-nue The collages of Deborah Roberts at Fort Gansevoort, 5 Ninth Avenue.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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 Swap Saturdays at 11 am, Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street.