Music Director Lutz Rath has announced the 61st season of the Washington Square Music Festival, taking place Tuesdays in June on the Main Stage in the center of Washington Square Park. All four concerts are free. The Festival is under the auspices of the Washington Square Association, Inc. Seating is first come, first served.Read More
Halloween has past us by with all the revelries of the parade down 6th Avenue and the Children’s Parade in Washington Square Park. That also means that is holiday season once again.
We couldn’t be happier to have our glorious tree back under the Washington Square Arch for the holiday celebrations this year in the park, our 94th year sponsoring both the tree and the caroling!
Please join us for two events, the Tree Lighting on Wednesday December 5th at 6pm and our Christmas Eve Caroling on Monday, December 24th at 5pm.
The Washington Square Association, Inc. founded in 1906, is one of the city’s oldest community organizations. For 94 years, it has sponsored carol singing under the arch. Other activities concern the continued improvement of Washington Square, the Washington Square Music Festival, and the fostering of neighborhood spirit.
Join us for the WSA annual meeting where we will hear from local community leaders such as Washington Square Park Administrator George Velonikas, GVSHP Director Andrew Berman and President of the Salmagundi Club Robert Pillsbury.
We will be serving wine, appetizers and cheeses. The speakers begin promptly at 6:30pm.Read More
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.Read More
The Washington Square Association is requesting that the Public Arts Fund find another spot for the politicized art statement that does not block the existing monument, which is art in and of itself, and does not disrupt the park, the neighborhood and several long-standing traditions.Read More
We are excited to announce The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Washington Square Association on June 21st at 6pm at the King Juan Carlos Center. We are pleased to announce the election of our officers, provide association updates and welcome our distinguished speakers:Read More
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.Read More
One of our favorite neighborhood events is the Washington Square Music festival, a series of concerts in Washington Square Park every summer. We have the proud honor of being the Founding Sponsor of the event series, now in it's 58th year. The first concert is June 7th at 8pm, repeating weekly for 4 concerts.Read More