13. Village Voices in Greenwich Village, East Village, and Noho
Through October 13, 2021, Village Preservation will showcase Village Voices, a public interactive outdoor exhibition of 21 shadowboxes displayed throughout Greenwich Village, the East Village, and Noho. Featured exhibits will include photographs, artifacts, and recorded narration providing insight into the neighborhood’s storied history. Stretching from Bleecker Street to Jackson Square Park, Village Voices gives visitors ample opportunity to explore. From the revelatory poetry and music of Patti Smith to the fierce advocacy of Jane Jacobs in the New Urbanist movement, Greenwich Village has a rich and impactful legacy ready for visitors to be discovered. Other famous individuals highlighted in Village Voices include Elizabeth Blackwell, Martha Graham, Charlie “Bird” Parker, and Robert Rauschenberg.
As Leslie Mason, member of Village Preservation’s Board of Trustees, stated: “The exhibition draws on the neighborhood’s diverse and creative nature by encouraging people to gather around a place of art, experience it, discuss it and share ideas. We are creating salons en plein air for everyone’s participation.”