Village Resources

Our neighborhood is overflowing with opportunities to be active, to learn, and to enjoy. Click on the short descriptions and links below to find fun things to do and find ways to access city services and information.

Interested in Attending a Local Performance?

The Cooper Union

Sign up for their newsletters focusing on Public Programs.

Lectures, Art Exhibits and Concerts are offered.

New York University

NYU has dozens of public events each month. Sign up for their emails from the Office of NYU Community Engagement.

Among the many NYU offerings:

Fridays through the Spring: LiveSOUNDS Music Series

Kick off your weekends with free live music performances and treats, featuring Third Street Music School Settlement faculty and friends!

Kellon Auditorium, 235 East 11the Street. Doors open at 6:30 pm, performance at 7:00 pm.

Free and open to the public. General seating is available on a first come basis. RSVP online.

Tours of the NYU Art Galleries – Grey, Stovall Family Gallery at Kimmel Galleries, and 80WSE Gallery.

From time to time you can attend talks and lectures, yoga, meditation and exercise, etc.

For a complete calendar of NYUs many offerings:!view/day

Judson Memorial Church

Washington Square South at Thompson Street

Accessible entrance at 243 Thompson Street

“The Judson” is a church (they are a self-described denominational “fruitcake” affiliated with United Church of Christ, American Baptist Church, and Alliance of Baptists), but it is host to a vibrant array of secular events, especially in the arts. A center for justice, art, and worship, Judson has something for everyone in the Village. Make sure to note the specific entrance for the event you plan to attend: there are several entrances.

The New Social for Social Research (NSSR)


The New School offers a series of provocative public programs. Easy to sign up for email notifications of upcoming talks and lectures of all kinds. On their events page you will find art exhibitions, music performances, as well as lectures and panel discussions. Many are open to the public.

The NSSR College of Performing Arts includes the School of Drama, the School of Jazz, and The Mannes School of Music.

NYU Skirball Center

566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square South

Skirball partners with the Public Theatre and many other groups to offer new and exciting events. A season of opera, dance, children’s programs, concerts, and National Theatre Live cinema is offered.

NYU Tisch School of the Arts

Check these websites for upcoming performances. Some are free, some not, but all need RSVPs.

Music at Grace Church
Voices of Ascension

Acclaimed music program at Church of the Ascension, runs throughout the year.

Interested in Opportunities to Learn?

Institute for Retired Professionals (IRP)


The IRP produces and sponsors a lecture series called Fridays @ One on diverse and timely topics which are open to the general public. Admission is free but reservations are required. All events are at the Theresa Lang Center, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor.

Greenwich House


Senior Center of the Square

20 Washington Square North

(212) 777-3555


Judith C. White Senior Center

27 Barrow Street, 4th floor

(212) 242-4140 ext. 260


Greenwich House offers activities and breakfast & lunch for senior citizens. They also offer important professional services to members such as Case Management, Daily Money Management, and classes of all sorts. A vital local resource.

New York Studio School

8 West 8th Street

(212) 673-6466


Lectures are free and open to the public. Seating may be limited.

The New Social for Social Research (NSSR)


The New School offers a series of provocative public programs. Easy to sign up for email notifications of upcoming talks and lectures of all kinds. On their events page you will find art exhibitions, music performances, as well as lectures and panel discussions. Many are open to the public.

The NSSR College of Performing Arts includes the School of Drama, the School of Jazz, and The Mannes School of Music.

Senior Planet

127 West 25th Street

(646) 590-0615


Sign up for Senior Planet’s informative weekly emails to get listings of interesting citywide events, many of which are free.


This Center was organized by OATS (Older Adults Technology Services) and offers free 4-week and 8-week courses as well as workshops and seminars at their Center on 25th Street, which is between 6th and 7th Avenues.


Their topics include health issues, business and finances, arts of all kinds, as well as becoming more comfortable with technology such as digital photography and social media.

Karpas Health at Mount Sinai Beth Israel

(212) 420-4247

Karpas Health offers a range of health-related educational programs and services throughout the year, usually based either at the Mount Sinai Downtown 10 Union Square location or the Bernstein Pavilion at the corner of 16th Street between 1st & 2nd Avenues. Their offerings typically include exercise classes, movies, a lecture series and free flus shots during the fall months.

Attending an event requires registering on their web site, or by calling (212) 420-4247.


Want to Know More About the Village?

Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation


Many lectures, neighborhood tours, house tours, image archives, and historic information on the village, in addition to being an important advocate to preserve the architectural and cultural history of Greenwich Village.

The Village Alliance

Provides useful Village information and a list of village events.

Easy to subscribe to their newsletter on the right side of the home page.

On this friendly and useful website, you can request a Village Access Card

These are issued free and mailed only to people who live in zip codes 10003, 10011, 10012 and 10014. There are dozens of local shops which offer discounts: everything from groceries (Agata & Valentina) to coffee shops and restaurants (e.g Stumptown) to boutiques and bookstores.

Click on Self-Guided Tours to download almost 30 detailed lists of places to visit highlighting topics such as ‘Writer’s Work, Writers’ Lives”, “The Freewheeling 60s”, and “Politics 101”.

Click on History for an explanation of the social and political events which formed our neighborhood starting with the 1600s.

Jefferson Market Garden

Hosting tours and events throughout the year, the Jefferson Market Garden is intertwined with the rich history of the Jefferson Market Library and a gem in the Village.

The Washington Square Association

Hosts the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting and the free Washington Square Music Festival during the summer. The WSA also supports the park through clean-ups and advocacy. They are the oldest neighborhood organizations in New York City.

Do You Need Help?

Neighbor4Neighbor Health Network

Neighbor4Neighbor Health Network (Called “N4N”) is N2N’s peer-to-peer volunteer program, based on the Transition Network’s Caring Collaborative and Living Well Together – a community-based initiative modeled on the Caring Collaborative. N4N is a volunteer corps which focuses on sharing experiences with illness and injury, accompanying peers to doctor’s appointments, doing small tasks if asked, and most importantly: getting to know one another.

If you are interested in learning more or joining the group, we will host orientation sessions to bring in new participant. Orientation is a pre-requisite to joining the group where issues regarding privacy and setting boundaries are discussed, and participants sign a commitment form.

If you would like to know more, please feel free to email us at


Two precincts cover our area: the 6th Precinct and the 9th Precinct. Each precinct offers Neighborhood Safety Meetings and Community Affairs Officers. Use the Website links or call for further information.


Precinct 9 serves the community south of 14th Street and east of Broadway

321 East 6th Street, 10003

(212) 477 7811


Precinct 6 serves the community south of 14th Street and west of Broadway

233 West 10 Street, 10014

(212) 741 4811

Making a Complaint to New York City

All complaints may be made by dialing 311 by phone, or online at:


For all air/noise/water/sewer call the NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection at 311

For all health-related complaints such as food or restaurant problems, rats or other pests, call the NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene at 311


Consider downloading the NYC 311 application for your smartphone through this link:

The app keeps track of your complaints

New York Public Library

Jefferson Market Branch


Take advantage of the many free talks and discussions offered at our libraries.

The NYPL website allows you to design your request by signifying topic or audience (i.e. adult) or library (i.e. Jefferson Market). It is easy to see the talks offered at the Mid-Manhattan branch, or the concerts and discussions at the Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.

Click “Get Email Updates” on top right corner of their page.

NY State Senator Brad Hoylman’s Senior Resource Guide

Brad Holyman, State Senator, 27th District

Excellent resources which you can download through the following link:

or request at

(212) 633-8052 or

Information on Your Rights as a Tenant

Tenants & Neighbors

255 W 36th Street, 10138-1137

(212) 608 4320


Traffic Information

(718) 330-1234

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