The sixth annual Washington Square Park Folk Festival celebrates the long tradition of folk music performance and culture—a tradition that can trace its roots to the birth of the genre in New York City in the 1940s. The festival–which has been extended to two days this year, for the first time–will close, per tradition, with a community square dance.
Saturday & Sunday September 24 & 25
At Garibaldi Plaza
Free and open to all
There is limited bleacher seating, attendees are encouraged to bring additional seating or blankets.
Saturday, September 24
1:00 p.m. – Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues
1:45 p.m. – Ali Dineen
2:30 p.m. – Feral Foster
3:15 p.m. – The Tillers
4:00 p.m. – Bulla en el Barrio
Sunday, September 25
1:00 p.m. – The Freakniks
1:45 p.m. – Kenny Kosek
2:30 p.m. – Julia Patinella
3:15 p.m. – The Down Hill Strugglers w/ John Cohen of the New Lost City Ramblers
4:00 p.m. – Square Dance w/ Alex Kramer Calling
This program is a recipient of a Washington Square Park Conservancy mini-grant. You can access the event website here.