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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Join Us June 29th for the Annual Meeting of the Washington Square Association

Join Us June 29th for the Annual Meeting of the Washington Square Association

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 pacrasia@aol.com .  Members of the Washington Square Association  and neighbors in the community are welcome to join us.  

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Join Us June 23rd at 8pm for Harp & Chamber Orchestra as Part of the Washington Square Music Festival

Join Us June 23rd at 8pm for Harp & Chamber Orchestra as Part of the Washington Square Music Festival

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. 

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