Tag: Walt Whitman

Jo Davidson’s “Plastic History,” Featuring His Village Friends

This is one in a series of posts marking the 50th anniversary of the designation of the Greenwich Village Historic District.  Check out our year-long activities and celebrations at gvshp.org/GVHD50.  Jo Davidson may not be a household name, but his work is familiar to …

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Hair-of-the-Dog Blog Posts from 2018

Happy New Year and welcome to 2019! Perhaps you welcomed in the new year a bit ‘robustly’ last night.  In that spirit, we thought we’d look at a few posts from this past year about the free flow of alcohol.  …

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Public Art to #LightTheFight for World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from …

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No One Had Ever Heard a Howl Like That Before

The Beat poets, inextricably linked with the Village and East Village, materialized in the post-WWII American of white picket fences to celebrate all things messy, countercultural, drug-addled, disenfranchised, and unstoppably vital. East Villager Allen Ginsberg’s poem “Howl” was an anthem of this …

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Walt Whitman’s Bohemian Village, Featuring Pfaff’s

“What thoughts I have of you, tonight, Walt Whitman.” This opening line of Allen Ginsberg’s poem “A Supermarket in California,” draws meandering inspiration from one of New York’s most renowned meanderers, Walt Whitman, who was born on May 31, 1819. But …

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Join Us to Honor Frank O’Hara and His ‘Democracy of Affection’

You’re invited to a plaque unveiling and festivities honoring Frank O’Hara on Tuesday, June 10 at 6 p.m. outside 441 East Ninth Street. I am mainly preoccupied with the world as I experience it, and at times when I would …

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