Greenwich Village is a bohemian neighborhood, with a beatnik past, that is filled with students from New York University (NYU). It is one of Manhattan’s liveliest neighborhoods. The small streets are filled with restaurants, bars and boutiques. As the home of New York University (NYU), The Village is full of students.
West Side Hwy | Greenwich Village | Broadway
Washington Square Park is the heart of Greenwich Village. It’s always been a place to buy cannabis. Now that cannabis is legal, there are some interesting street vendors in the park.
MacDougal St and Bleecker St are great walking streets.
Latin Culture in Greenwich Village
BLUE NOTE NEW YORK in Greenwich Village ~ The New York Puerto Rican NEA Jazz Master and 9-time Grammy winner keeps playing Latin jazz and salsa. 🇵🇷
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“Moby Dick” by Plexus Polaire; a live puppet play about the great white whale; is at NYU Skirball in Greenwich Village, NYC; on January 12-14, 2023. $40. 🇫🇷
Bonguero Johnny “Dandy” Rodriguez Jr (Tico All-Stars, Fania All-Stars, Ray Barretto, Típica 73) plays Puerto Rican Salsa for dancing at Gonzalez y Gonzalez in Greenwich Village on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 10 & 11:30pm. $20. 🇵🇷
Cosa Sería plays Japanese Puerto Rican Salsa for dancing at Gonzalez y Gonzalez in Greenwich Village on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 11:45pm & 1:30am. $20. 🇯🇵🇵🇷
Jose Candelaria plays Dominican Salsa for dancing at Gonzalez y Gonzalez in Greenwich Village on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 11:45pm. $20. 🇩🇴
James Sedano’s Brunchata is brunch with bachata dancing at Gonzalez y Gonzalez in Greenwich Village on Sunday, December 4, 2022 from 2-7pm. $10. 🇩🇴
The 49th NYC Village Halloween Parade 2022 celebrates “Freedom” on Sixth Avenue from Canal St to West 15th St through Hudson Square and SoHo, the West Village and Greenwich Village, to Chelsea. It’s on Halloween Monday, October 31, 2022 at 7pm, and live on NY1 at 8pm. Impromptu street parties in the Village go late. Free with VIP options to skip the line, march in a special section, or sit in the grandstand.
Greenwich Village Cultural Venues
Greenwich Village is Bohemian
The heart of Greenwich Village is Washington Square Park. It has great people watching on warm days. New York University (NYU) is in Greenwich Village, so the neighborhood has a lot of youthful energy.
MacDougal Street is a fun late night spot. The falafel shops are great. Bleecker Street also has cool shops and nightclubs that are popular with the college crowd.
The Blue Note is a legendary Jazz club.
Gonzalez y Gonzalez is a Mexican restaurant that is one of Manhattan’s best live Salsa dance clubs. 🇲🇽🇵🇷
King Juan Carlos Center at NYU promotes research on Spain and the Spanish-speaking world. 🇪🇸
Le Poisson Rouge was once the Village Gate where Latin and Jazz mixed together. Today it is an eclectic night club with everything from Classical Music to Rock.
Quad Cinema was NYC’s first multiplex cinema.
Zero + Maria Cornejo is a Chilean fashion designer’s atelier. 🇨🇱