“The Handsomest Square in the City:” Washington Square Park

Just a few short months following the designation of Greenwich Village as a historic district in April of 1969, NYC Parks would break ground for a much-needed renovation of Washington Square Park. The “handsomest square in the city” was showing much wear and tear, and the community was excited for a new design following the closure of traffic through the Park a decade earlier.

Join Sheryl Woodruff, Community Development Director at the Washington Square Park Conservancy and former Village Preservation staff member, on a tour of Washington Square Park where she’ll explore the people, architecture, and design of this place at the heart of the Historic District. Immerse yourself in the world of 1969 Greenwich Village in this walk, which will address the social and architectural changes already taking place around the Square by the time of the designation. Examine how the community shaped the 1969-1970 design, and share how the past made an impact on the Park’s most recent renovation.

This event is outdoors and sidewalk accessible.

Friday at 6:30pm is currently full – sign up here for our waitlist.

Friday, July 26, 2019
6:30 am

Meet at the Garibaldi Statue in Washington Square Park