• MEETING ROOM (ENTER by way of 55 Washington Square South) (map)

Judson Memorial Church presents

Whither the Village: A Panel Discussion

On Thursday, June 20, we will gather to discuss the future of this iconic New York neighborhood. Actor Alec Baldwin will host a panel discussion between Judson’s Rev. Donna Schaper, Andrew Berman, Executive Director of the Village Preservation - Greenwich Village Society For Historic Preservation, and Allyson Green, Dean of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts to dream a little.

The defining feature of Greenwich Village is history. Other areas in New York signify shopping, luxury residences, newly reclaimed riverfront parks. But the Village is about artists, thinkers, and New Yorkers of a certain leaning, politically or otherwise, who came here to create and protect one of the great urban residential spaces in the world. There is a lot left to lose (and preserve) in Greenwich Village. Protecting and extending these cultural assets remains ultimately up to us.

Seemingly always at a crossroads, the Village is currently bowing to the same pressures felt in the rest of the city, while trying to maintain its identity as a place for dynamic, innovative, artistic and spiritual expression. Judson Memorial Church, a vital institution in what often seems like a vanishing village, will host the conversation in its iconic meeting room, the home of frequent and regular renewal in the Village.

Please join us as we enjoy a constructive conversation on how to preserve our beloved neighborhood’s unique, iconic identity as it transitions with the times.

The conversation starts at 4:00pm in Judson’s Meeting Room, and will be followed by a reception. Reserve your space now.

Tickets are 20 dollars.

And yes, Judson will make an ask for its broken elevator.

We all need a LIFT.