Manhattan’s West Village is a quiet, residential neighborhood with a strong LGBTQ+ community. It’s most beautiful when the Callery pear trees bloom with white flowers in late March or early April.
Hudson River Park runs along the river. The IFC Center movie theater is where the Rocky Horror Picture Show became a pop culture phenomena in 1975. The Village Vanguard is NYC’s oldest operating Jazz club.
The chic Meatpacking District is a sub-neighborhood.
West Side Hwy | West Village | Sixth Avenue
Clarkson St / Houston
Latin Culture in the West Village
Human Rights Watch Film Festival Brings Global Problems into Focus
We have a lot of problems that we can only solve together, including war, women’s rights, transgender rights, health, environmental destruction, and press freedom.
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Edna Vázquez Blends Regional Mexican with Folk Pop Rock for Carnegie Hall Citywide at the LGBT Community Center
Monday, February 13, 2023
CARNEGIE HALL CITYWIDE
LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER
West Village, NYC
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Edna Vázquez blends Mexican and American folk, pop and rock into something fabulous for Carnegie Hall Citywide; at the LGBT Community Center in Manhattan’s West Village; on Monday, February 13, 2023 at 7:30pm. FREE! 🏳️🌈🇲🇽
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.
Visit the West Village
(A)(C)(E) or (B)(D)(F)(M) to West 4th St – Washington Square
(1)(2)(3) to 14th St
(1)(2) to Christopher St or Houston St
Things to Do in the West Village
Hudson River Park
Hudson River Park transformed over four miles of decaying Manhattan riverfront, from Pier…
IFC Center is a five-screen, state-of-the-art, independent movie theater in Manhattan’s West Village.…
The Village Vanguard is a legendary Jazz club in Manhattan’s West Village. It…
The West Side Piers Were Once an LGBTQ Refuge
The Stonewall Inn is where the Stonewall Riots of 1969 energized the LGBTQ movement. Christopher St is one of New York City’s main LGBTQ streets. Christopher Park has the Stonewall National Monument and the famous Gay Liberation Monument sculpture by George Segal.
One of the reasons the West Village and Chelsea became LGBTQ neighborhoods is that back in the day, coming out often meant getting thrown out of the house. Many LGBTQ youth sought refuge in the abandoned West Side Piers. As people found their footing, they settled in nearby.
It’s all cleaned up now. Hudson River Park is beautiful.
The West Village Feels Like a Small Town
It is a really beautiful neighborhood of small, quiet, tree-lined streets. The small white flowers of Callery Pear trees brighten the streets in late March.
West Village Parks
Christopher Park is the home of the Stonewall National Monument.
Hudson River Park is the main park. There is a lovely promenade for walking and biking, sports and dining along the rebuilt waterfront from Tribeca to Hell’s Kitchen.
- Pier 46 has green space on the water.
- Pier 45 is the home of VolvoTango, an Argentine tango dance party at the end of the pier in good weather.
- Pier 40 has baseball and soccer fields, and a Village Community Boathouse.
The Meatpacking District is the northwest corner.
- North is Chelsea above 14th St.
- South are Hudson Square and SoHo below Houston St.
- East is Greenwich Village across Sixth Avenue.
- West is the Hudson River Park, the Hudson River and Hoboken New Jersey.