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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | The West Village’s Grove Street Court, a grouping of six brick-faced townhouses, has become a pumpkin patch. Easily spotted through the wrought iron fence are seven — with one letter carved on each to spell a word with a clear message: “I-M-P-E-A-C-H.”

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BY SHARON WOOLUMS | “Harry Smith at the Chelsea Hotel,” a black comedy with a feminist underbelly, was read at Dixon Place on Oct. 23 to a packed audience. Set in 1970, it follows the mysteriously fraught love story of Bix and Gwinn, and moves on to scenes in the salon-like atmosphere of their friend Harry Smith. […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Visual artists and members of Center on the Square, the Greenwich House Senior Center, are showcasing their photos, collages, drawings and paintings in a three-week exhibition that opens November 7. It’s the third art exhibition this year with 35 works of art from 18 people. For curator Desiree Rodriguez, “inclusion” is […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The Elizabeth Street Garden hosted its 7th Annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 26. The afternoon event included free food and beverages donated by local businesses, and activities that included pumpkin decorating, face painting, games, arts and crafts with McNally Jackson Bookstore, Spooky Storytime with the Mulberry Street Library and Tai […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | With Westbeth approaching its 50th anniversary in 2020, the West Village arts institution has named its first president and CEO. Ellen F. Salpeter was named to the position by the Westbeth Board of Directors. Salpeter was previously Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, where she led the completion and […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | It’s safe to say that the Village is fully in the Halloween spirit. A garden of terror greets any passersby who happens upon the Brevoort East at East Ninth Street, between 5th Avenue and University Place. Residents and staff have gone all out for Halloween with a headless horseman riding past zombies and two […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Students at the Fashion Institute of Technology have unveiled a sprawling mural that includes 90 panels to celebrate the Chelsea school’s 75th anniversary. The work called “ChalkFIT” covers the outside of school buildings from 26th to 28th streets along Seventh Avenue. Each panel represents a different year, going back to the school’s […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Crowds of art lovers sat in the middle of Gansevoort St., which was closed to traffic, in front of the Whitney Museum last Saturday. The road was covered with a thick carpet of green grass, providing a mini-park for listening to steam-whistled tunes emanating from a calliope housed in a parade […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The Hester Street Fair will wrap up its 10th season with a closing party on Oct. 26. The Saturday event, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Seward Park, will include a collage activity, coffee from local cafe Round K, music by Mari MacDowell, Nice Groove and Zebra Blood, and plenty […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The Dec. 23, 1971 issue of The Villager featured an article with the headline, “Art Groupies Invade SoHo For Benefit Auction.” The auction at the LoGiudice Gallery was to raise money for Sundance, a new magazine for news, art and poetry. The event brought out some big names, including Allen Ginsberg, […]

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