New York East Village

Not sure what are the best things to do in East Village, New York? We have all the answers! East Village is a neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, east of Greenwich Village. It is also north of one of Manhattan’s most popular neighborhoods Lower East Side. Many artists and hippies were attracted to this area, and they lived and worked here since the 50’s. It is where the punk rock artistic movement developed. Check out the East Village in our special video, or keep reading…

Things to do in east village area, New York

For those who are looking forward to enjoy Manhattan’s nightlife, East Village is the place to do that. It is a vibrant neighborhood, and full of galleries. East Village saw many important concerts of some of the best known artists in the music industry, like Patti Smith, Velvet Underground and many others. One of the popular NYC attractions is located here – Fillmore East, which is also known as The Church of Rock and Roll. This theater used to be a Yiddish theater but was first opened in 1968 by Bill Graham as the Fillmore East where many famous rock bands played – such as Pink Floyd, The Who and more. You can enjoy a concert here if you book in advance, otherwise most chances are that it will be sold out…

Here’s a few more suggestions of things to do in East Village. We recommend to pay a visit to the vibrant community of Alphabet City. Here you can enjoy a tour in the Nuyorican Poets Café where the art movement started which is till now a place to enjoy a special artistic show.

You can also relax in the Tompkins Square Park, and you might find a nice sunny spot to lay down and enjoy some sunbathing for a while with the locals that you’ll surely find there. This park features some unique festivals in Manhattan – the Drag Festival Wigstock, the Jazz Festival and many more.

We also recommend the St. Mark’s Place, where many Japanese restaurants are located. Or the Bowery where you can have a great night at the Bowery Poetry Club to see all kinds of artists perform. This is just a small portion of the attractions in East Village that await you, to learn more about the neighborhood watch our various video guides and get more ideas on how to spend your time in Manhattan’s ethnic and unique neighborhoods.

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