attractions in east village
Backed by rich culture and history, East Village will enthral you with its liveliness and charming character. Visitors flock to the neighbourhood to explore its amazing street art, nightlife, oddball antiques and the centuries-old cemetery in the city.
New Museum of Contemporary Art
New Museum of Contemporary Art is the surreal work of Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA. Build in 1977, this stunning eight-storey building has a whimsical, labyrinthine structure. The Museum not only hosts numerous interesting exhibitions but also concerts and events. This affluent Museum showcases uber contemporary works sure to inspire you.
Tompkins Square Park
Situated in the middle of the East Village and spread across 10.5-acre, Tompkins Square Park serves as a symbol of pride and joy for the area. The popular square shaped park host several unique events and performances including the outdoor drag festival Wigstock and the Howl Festival commemorating Allen Ginsberg. Facilities available in this park are playgrounds, basketball courts, fitness equipment and handball court.
Nuyorican Poets Café
Any creative person or ardent admirer of poetry, music and theatre performances will love this place. Founded in 1973, the cafe gives voice to a diversified group of upcoming poets, musicians, filmmakers and actors. Whether you’re looking for jazz, theatre, hip-hop or visual arts; this cafe masters it all. Enjoy all forms of amazing and breath-taking performances here.
East River Park
Spread across a sprawling area of 57.5-acre, East River Park stretches along the East River from Montgomery Street up to 12th Street on the east side of the FDR Drive. Whether you want to go for a walk, run or relax, this park will not disappoint you. It will offer you beautiful views East River and BMW bridges in little warmer months and you an find American football, baseball and football fields, tennis, basketball and handball courts and a running track for visitors.