Washington Square Park is the heart of Greenwich Village.
Surrounded by Greenwich Village and New York University, the Park has a young, bohemian feel. The people watching is always great.
Washington Square Park News
Bobby Sanabria and the Multiverse Big Band are joined by Manhattan Transfer’s Janis Siegel for a concert honoring NYC’s Puerto Rican community on Sat, Sep 25 at 4pm. FREE 🇵🇷
Visit Washington Square Park
(A)(C)(E) or (B)(D)(F)(M) to West 4th St – Washington Square
(R)(W) to 8th St
PATH to 9th St
In the Park
The Washington Square Arch (1892) is iconic NYC.
People like to gather around the Washington Square Fountain (1852).
Most events are held at Garibaldi Plaza, east of the fountain.
There are two dog runs along Washington Sq South.
Chess tables in the southwest corner are popular.
The Hangman’s Elm in the northwest corner may never have been used for hangings, but may be Manhattan’s oldest living tree.
Around the Park
Catholic Center at NYU
Judson Memorial Church has been a center for contemporary dance, modern art, and civil rights since the 1950s.
Islamic Center at NYU
King Juan Carlos Center at NYU promotes research on Spain and the Spanish-speaking world. 🇪🇸
MacDougal St is a fun street of restaurants and bars.
New York University (NYU)
NYU Native Woodland Garden
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
The deadly Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911 led to the workplace safety rules.
Zinc Bar is a classic basement Jazz club that programs Latin artists. 🇦🇷