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
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.Read More
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.Read More
We will be holding our annual meeting on Monday, June 29 at 6 pm, at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South. Our special guest speaker is Emily Kies Folpe, Ph.D,, art historian and author of It happened on Washington Square. The title of the presentation is “Picturing the Square”. Washington Square through the eyes of artists from Edward Hopper to Red Grooms. Refreshments will be served.
There is no charge, but please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org . Members of the Washington Square Association and neighbors in the community are welcome to join us.Read More
On Tuesday June 23 at 8 pm in Washington Square, Harp & Chamber Orchestra features an unusual program ranging from a setting of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Mask of Red Death” by André Caplet, to the more familiar Peer Gynt suite by Grieg. The harp, played by Lynette Wardle, is the featured instrument in three works.Read More