Join us for the kick off the 60th season of the Washington Square Music Festival!!!

Join us for the kick off the 60th season of the Washington Square Music Festival!!!

On Tuesday, June 5th at 8m on the Main Stage in Washington Square, conductor Lutz Rath, oboist Robert Ingliss, and the Festival Chamber Orchestra celebrate the Festival's 60th season of free concerts in a sublime classical program by the masters.  The music of Johann Strauss II, Richard Strauss and Ludwig van Beethoven is  a fitting tribute to the longevity of this venerable Greenwich Village tradition that has, for so long, offered free summer music in the historic park.  The Festival is under the auspices of the Washington Square Association.  eating is first come, first served.  

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The 2017 Washington Square Music Festival Debuts June 6th at 8pm

The 2017 Washington Square Music Festival Debuts June 6th at 8pm

The weather is warming up and NYU's graduates have marched through the park, which can only mean one thing: it's time to kick off the Washington Square Music Festival, now running in its 59th year.   The concert series begins on June 6th at 8pm in the park with a performance of Carmina Burana, featuring the Stonewall Choir, the nation’s first LBGT Chorus, and soloists: Ariadne Greif, soprano; Lindell O. Carter, tenor; andMichael Kelly, baritone.  Lutz Rath conducts the Festival Chamber Orchestra. 

Concerts will continue running every Tuesday through June 27th.   Join us in the park, or if there should be rain at one of our rain spaces.   Please check our calendar on the home page for more information.

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Washington Square Tree Lighting and Caroling Events Announced - Dec 9th and Dec 24th!

Washington Square Tree Lighting and Caroling Events Announced - Dec 9th and Dec 24th!

Celebrate your favorite winter holiday December in Washington Square when The Washington Square Association offers two chances to sing yuletide carols in downtown’s historic park- Dec 9th at 6pm for the tree lighting and Dec. 24th at 5pm for Christmas Caroling.  The Association provides the annual 45-foot Christmas tree under the Arch that will be lit for the season between the hours of 4 pm and 1 am.  

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Join us Nov. 20th for our Mid-Winter Concert at St. Joseph's

Join us Nov. 20th for our Mid-Winter Concert at St. Joseph's

On Friday, November 20 at 8 pm in St. Joseph’s Church in Greenwich Village, 371 Sixth Avenue at Washington Place, the Washington Square Music Festival offers a pre-holiday gift to music lovers – A Celebration of Strings, a free concert of 20th century music by Jerome Kern, Ernest Bloch, & Richard Strauss.  Lutz Rath conducts Festival String Chamber Orchestra.   

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