Last evening, as part of Village Preservation’s Annual Meeting, we celebrated the best of Greenwich Village, the East Village and NoHo by presenting our annual Village Awards. Each June for the last 24 years, Village Preservation has presented the Village Awards to the people, businesses, organizations, and even public spaces that make our beloved neighborhoods so special. This year the Awards went to: LaMaMa; New York Central Art Supply; New York Marble Cemetery, Inc; Pino Prime Meats; Unoppressive Non-Imperialist Bargain Books; Village Community Boathouse; and the Regina Kellerman Award went to Kathy Donaldson. The entire ceremony was videotaped and you can see it here.
Here is a brief summary of the evening’s ceremony:
LaMaMa , located at 74A East 4th Street, was presented a Village Award for its pioneering and enduring leadership and service to the theater community, and for more than half a century of groundbreaking performances.
New York Central Art Supply, located at 64 3rd Avenue, was presented a Village Award for more than a century of providing artists with the most comprehensive stock of supplies and instruments available, and thereby keeping the creative spirit of the Village strong.
New York Marble Cemetery, Inc. , located on 2nd Avenue between East 2nd and East 3rd Streets, was presented a Village Award for keeping a unique piece of the East Village and New York alive, and restoring it to a healthy, thriving condition.
Pino Prime Meats , located at 149 Sullivan Street, was presented a Village Award for more than a century of providing extraordinary products and customer service to its customers in the historic South Village.
Unoppressive Non-Imperialist Bargain Books, located at 34 Carmine Street, is presented a Village Award providing a unique, eclectic, and unabashedly and independent bookstore that’s accessible and affordable to all.
Village Community Boathouse, located on the south side of Pier 40, West Street at West Houston Street, is awarded a Village Award for its unique and accessible way of connecting the Village to the Hudson River, and New Yorkers with our maritime history.
The Regina Kellerman Award is presented to Kathy Donaldson for her dedication and leadership in preserving, improving, and beautifying her beloved neighborhood for more than four decades.
Kathy Donaldson and flowers on Barrow Street
We’ll be soliciting nominations for next year’s Village Awards in March, so start thinking now!