The Vibe of the Village Festival

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.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22
6:00 - 9:00 pm - MCNY After Hours:
Experience the vibes of the Village uptown. Enjoy music and live performances evoking New York's downtown and alternative music scene in its heyday, imbibe cocktails, and join us for guided tours of our Voice of the Village exhibition.

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