Tag: The New School

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Mountaintop

On April 3rd, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered what would become both his last and one of his most powerful speeches, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.” In it, he called for unity and non-violent protests while challenging the United

Tennessee Williams: A Restless Fugitive

Born Thomas Lanier Williams, III, on March 26th, 1911, playwright Tennessee Williams was as much a New Yorker as anyone, really. While his place of birth was really Columbus, Mississippi, he was an itinerant traveler of the world, but spent

W.E.B. Du Bois Makes – and Teaches – History at the New School, September 27, 1948

On September 27, 1948, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, more commonly known as W.E.B. Du Bois, began teaching the very first African-American history and culture class ever taught at a university, at Greenwich Village’s New School for Social Research. This

Happy Birthday Martha Graham!

On this day in 1894 the revolutionary dancer and choreographer Martha Graham was born.  She is largely responsible for modern dance as the art form we know today. Graham was an essential part of the early- to mid-century Village arts scene. In 2015 we

Announcing the 2017 Village Awardees!

Join us on Tuesday, June 6th at 6:30 pm for the 37th GVSHP Annual Meeting and 27th Village Awards — RSVP required; click here. Co-hosted by The New School The Village Awards recognize the people, places, and organizations which make

Happy Landmark Anniversary: 144 West 14th Street & 22-26 East 14th Street

14th Street is an eclectic ecotone; it’s not only the upper boundary of the Village but also the lower Boundary of Chelsea and Gramercy.  It’s not surprising then that this street hosts a unique collection of architectural styles, a few

GVSHP summer programs

Although the summer months mean vacation time for some people, here at GVSHP, we don’t slow down! Our free public programs are still in full swing. This Wednesday evening we’ll present a program with our co-sponsors at The New School

2015 Village Awards and Annual Meeting

Join us on Wednesday, June 17th for the 35th GVSHP Annual Meeting and 25th Village Awards Co-hosted by The New School

Happy Birthday, Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Vivian Hansberry was born on May 19, 1930.  The trailblazing playwright, activist, and Nina Simone song inspiration was perhaps most closely associated with Chicago, but in fact she lived, went to school, and spent much of her life in Greenwich

2014 Village Awards Recap

Last evening, as part of GVSHP’s Annual Meeting, we celebrated the best of Greenwich Village, the East Village and NoHo by presenting our annual Village Awards. Each June for the last 24 years, GVSHP has presented the Village Awards to

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