Each year, Village Preservation honors invaluable local leaders, institutions, business, places and organizations at its Annual Meeting and Village Awards. This fun and free public event highlights and celebrates those that make our neighborhoods some of the most interesting and exceptional in the city. The night also includes a review of Village Preservation’s activities and accomplishments over the last year.

The 33rd Annual Village Awards and 43rd Annual Members Meeting took place on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at The Cooper Union’s Great Hall.

More than 250 awards have been given as part of the Village Awards since 1991. This year’s Village Award winners are:

Dashwood Books

For its 18 years as an indispensable center for the photographic arts, and for ensuring NoHo’s continuing role as a font of culture and creativity.

Essex Card Shop

For the extraordinary perseverance, ingenuity, and dedication shown in providing its neighbors with just about everything they could possibly need.

The Manhattan Monster Bar

For its commitment to welcoming, entertaining, supporting, and bringing all of us together, and for serving the LGBTQ+ community for more than four decades.

The Red Door Place

or selflessly and generously providing thousands in need with food, care, welcome, and respect without question.

Yara Arts Group

For 33 years of giving voice and light to often overlooked cultures, from Ukraine to the Far East and beyond.

Regina Kellerman Award: La MaMa ETC Restoration of 74A East 4th Street

For undertaking a painstaking and spectacular renovation of its landmarked 150-year-old home on East 4th Street.

Tuesday, June 13, 2023
6:00 pm
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