Presented by the Museum of the City of New York
The Vibe of the Village Festival
Friday, November 22 – Sunday, November 24, 2019
Museum of the City of New York
1220 5th Ave
Featuring Live Music, Food & Drinks, Pop-Up Performances, Family Activities, Talks
Celebrate the creative legacy of The Village Voice (1955-2018), the downtown alternative weekly that “gave New York its cool.”
In honor of the one-year anniversary of the pioneering paper’s closing, this weekend-long festival features conversations with distinguished former Voice writers and photographers and a coffeehouse-style concert with legendary musician David Amram and friends.
At once a feisty neighborhood newspaper that challenged local politics and the essential chronicler of downtown arts and culture, the Voice helped define the free-wheeling spirit of the Village in the late 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s (and beyond) while nurturing several generations of influential American journalists, critics, and photographers. Join us to explore what both the late-lamented Voice, and more broadly “the Village,” meant and continues to mean to New York’s identity as a creative hotbed.