BLOCKS NYC

We are very excited to announce our second annual BLOCKS NYC. We are very happy to be working with The Village Alliance in Greenwich Village as well as our exhibition partner, Lomography.

Due to the area’s affordable housing and influx of immigrants since the early 1900’s, Greenwich Village has housed and sheltered many free thinkers.  It’s cafes, bars and restaurants, became a platform for some of the greatest philosophers, writers, musicians and artists that helped to shape contemporary culture.

This October Keep 6 will explore the rich and colorful history of Greenwich Village with BLOCKS NYC. We will look at discovering the rich musical history of the 60’s and 70’s folk rock scene in New York, which was the soundtrack of a vastly changing generation.

Starting from the iconic Washington Arch teams will be given the album covers of celebrated musicians of the era. From here teams will set off to find the locations of the original photo shoots and recreate the album cover.

Teams will arrive at The Bitter End, where we will celebrate by sharing pictures and stories from the day over drinks.

EVENT BACKGROUND   After a successful first event in the fall of 2013, this will mark the second year for BLOCKS NYC, an annual event celebrating the music, history and architecture of New York’s Greenwich Village. Due to the area’s affordable housing and influx of immigrants since the early 1900’s, Greenwich Village has housed and sheltered many free thinkers.  It’s cafes, bars and restaurants, became a platform for some of the greatest philosophers, writers, musicians and artists that helped to shape contemporary culture.   This October CBCC will explore the rich and colorful history of the Village once again to the soundtrack of a vastly changing generational music of the 60s.