As one of the most historic neighborhoods in New York City, Greenwich Village is filled with exciting new events, tasty restaurants, free things to do and some of the hippest landmarks in Manhattan. The not-for-profit Business Improvement District (BID), Village Alliance welcomes guests into this safe, inviting and always eventful neighborhood.
A gathering spot for the avant-garde community, Washington Square Park is host to various attractions and free things to do all year round. On Friday, June 15 at 8:30 p.m. New Yorkers can come watch War of the Button during the 5th Annual Films on the Green Festival.
Presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the City of New York Parks & Recreation, Village Alliance is honored to announce the return of a beloved free outdoor series of French screenings. The series will run throughout June and July in various parks around Manhattan and will include an array of different cinematic genres,ranging from comedy to drama, romance and musicals. The films will be presented in French with English subtitles.
The June 15 screening of War of the Buttons is a 1962 comedy, directed by Yves Robert. The film tells the story of school rivalry when Braque and his friends from the village of Longeverne devise a plan against the children from Velrans. Inevitably war breaks out among the groups, making for a thrilling yet hilarious film. The film will begin promptly at dusk (8:30 p.m.).
The quaint neighborhood of Greenwich Village is filled with plenty of free things to do: shopping, dining, neighborhood celebrations and more. However, it is the efforts of the Village Alliance that have turned this historic neighborhood into the ultimate destination any night of the week. Visit the website for more upcoming events around the neighborhood this summer!