Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan’s East Village is a bit of a counterculture park – like the neighborhood.
It’s calmer now, but the park has been a protest site since the 1870s. There were Vietnam War protests in the 1960s. In the 1980s, the NYPD used extreme violence to clear a homeless encampment – and infamously got filmed doing it.
Today the park is known for the Dance Parade and Festival, Charlie Parker Jazz Festival (he used to live across Avenue B), and the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade.
Latin Culture at Tompkins Square Park
Chelsea, Greenwich Village, East Village
African, Afrobeat, Afro-Cuban, Bhangra, Bollywood, Bomba, Break Dancing, Caporales, Carnival, Dancehall, Flamenco, Folkloric, Hip-Hop, House, Jazz, Latin, Majorette, Mexican, Moko Jumbies, Reggae, Salay, Salsa, Samba, Soca, Street, Tammurriata, Tap, Tarrantella, Tinkus, and more. 🇧🇴 🇧🇷 🇨🇺 🇨🇴 🇩🇴 🇮🇹 🇯🇲 🇲🇽 🇳🇬 🇵🇪 🇵🇷 🇪🇸 🇹🇹
DANCEFEST Tompkins Square Park
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Saturday, May 20, 2023
[To be confirmed]
Saturday, October 21, 2023
TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK
East Village, Manhattan
Friday-Sunday, August 26-28, 2022
MARCUS GARVEY PARK, Harlem
TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK, East Village
The 32nd Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade is back in Tompkins Square Park on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 1pm (Registration 12pm). FREE.
Alfonso Cuarón’s 1998 film “Great Expectations,” starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Ethan Hawke, features a meeting at the Temperance Fountain. It’s a great New York movie. 🇲🇽