Washington Square Music Festival has enjoyed excellent press coverage over the years including articles in The New York Times, New Yorker, the Villager, and more. We have also received numerous awards and citations. This page includes some of the historical and more noteworthy examples.

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Read 2018  West View News article by Peggy Friedman about the 60th anniversary of the

Music Festival

Relive Tim Page's 1986, Sunday Times interview with Peggy Campbell and Peggy Friedman.


Enjoy The New Yorker,  Aug. 18, 1962 Talk of the Town article entitled "Music In The Square."

Read Stephen Rubin's 1974 interview with the late Gerald Tarack, former concertmaster of the festival.


Read August 13, 1959  cover story about 3rd program of season, and Leonard Altma ‘s review of the 2nd program .

Applaud our 2019 citation from NYC Councilwoman, Margaret Chin.



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Washington Square Music Festival

PO Box 1066, Village Station

New York, NY  10014-0706

The Washington Square Music Festival is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs with the City Council, The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, NYC Council Member Margaret Chin, and the Office of the Borough President of Manhattan, Gail Brewer, BP.  Generous grants from The Earle K. & Katherine F. Moore Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Washington Square Association, The Music Performance Trust Fund, The Margaret Neubart Foundation Trust, New York University Community Affairs & NYU Community Fund, Salamon-Abrams Family Fund, Washington Square Park Conservancy, Con Edison, Lamia’s Fish Market, Le Souk, and Three Sheets Saloon/ Off the Wagon/Down the Hatch, and the Hilaria & Alec Baldwin Foundation are deeply appreciated.


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