Fun Things to Do in Greenwich Village
There's no shortage of fun things to do in the Village. Aside from the many famous coffee shops in Greenwich Village, there are parks, art galleries, museums, and trendy NYC restaurants. Here are a few must-see NYC attractions in the neighborhood:
Washington Square Park- located in the heart of Greenwich Village
- Washington Square Park: One of the most famous parks in NYC, Washington Square Park comprises 9.75 acres of scenic parkland and an enclosed NYC dog park. Here, beyond the iconic Washington Arch, you'll find master chess players battling over built-in chess tables, dogs chasing frisbees, and street performers dancing to laughter and applause. Visiting Washington Square Park is one of the best free things to do in New York City. You won't want to miss it.
- Grey Art Gallery: Located on the NYU campus in Greenwich Village, Grey Art Gallery features a permanent collection of over 6,000 works of art, with a special emphasis on contemporary paintings from the 1940s to present day. With a suggested admission of only $3, Grey Art Gallery is one of the cheapest art galleries in New York City, and stands as a fun and inexpensive alternative to the famous Fifth Avenue museums in NYC.
- Halloween Village Parade: If you happen to be in Greenwich Village on Halloween, be sure to check out the Halloween Village Parade. At this famous NY parade on Sixth Avenue, you'll find crazy Halloween costumes and massive puppets, some of which require multiple puppeteers (in 2010, a life-size dinosaur skeleton made a notable appearance). Anyone in costume may join the march; not surprisingly, this fun NYC parade draws an average of over one million participants.