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Holiday Happenings

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Enjoy the holiday season this year with these activities organized by the Washington Square Association.


Holiday Toy Drive

Monday, December 2 through Friday, December 13, 2013

NYU’s Office of Government and Community Affairs and the NYU Administrative Management Council are collecting new, unwrapped toys to be distributed to over 1,500 children at the 9th Police Precinct Community Holiday Party. See where to drop off your contributions, and explore a list of local businesses giving special discounts in exchange for your donations.

Washington Square Park Tree Lighting

Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 6:00 pm

Gather by the arch in Washington Square Park for the lighting of the Christmas Tree. The Rob Susman Brass Quartet will perform and there will be a special visit from Santa! The Washington Square Association will provide complimentary songbooks. The tree will be relit from 4:00 pm to 1:00 am daily.

Winter Choral Concert

Friday, December 13, 2013 7:30 pm

Frederick Loewe Theater, 35 West Fourth Street

$10 General Admission, $5 Students and Seniors

Mark your calendar for the annual Winter Choral Concert featuring the NYU Chorale, University Singers, Women’s Choir, Madrigal Singers, Jazz Choir, and Men’s Glee Club. For information and ticket sales, visit nyu.edu/ticketcentral call 212.352.3101.

Christmas Eve Caroling in Washington Square Park

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 5:00 pm

Meet by the arch in Washington Square Park for caroling on Christmas Eve! The Rob Susman Brass Quartet and song leaders will lead revelers in singing holiday favorites. The Washington Square Association will provide complimentary songbooks.


The Washington Square Association, Inc., founded in 1906, is one of the city’s oldest community organizations. For 89 years, it has sponsored carol singing under the arch. Other activities concern the continued improvement of Washington Square, the administration of the Washington Square Music Festival, and the fostering of neighborhood spirit.

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The Office of Government and Community Affairs (OGCA) is the University's primary liaison to the community. OGCA fields questions, addresses concerns, builds partnerships with local organizations, and disseminates information on a variety of NYU topics, ranging from free and public events to updates on construction projects.

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25 W 4th Street, New York, NY 10012
212-998-2400 | community.affairs@nyu.edu

  • During the summer, our offices on W 4th Street are undergoing a renovation. We will relocate to a temporary location for the duration of the renovation, but will still be available to serve all community needs.
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NYU students volunteering at the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen

Students, faculty, and alumni at New York University are dedicated to making a difference in their communities. We are guided by the key NYU tradition of being a private university in the public service. Above, NYU students volunteer at the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen.


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