An update from Ishrat
Our article in the August edition of WestView News
Dear Friends of Caffe Vivaldi,
It’s been almost two years since my last update to all of you. Most of you do not know that for the last 20 months, I have been undergoing slow recovery from a stroke resulting after a long period of extreme and constant stress. My untimely stroke occurred two weeks before a crucial court hearing about the Caffe’s future—that has continued to drag on to the present.
In 2011, my tormentor, Steven Croman, became the new owner of the building where Caffe Vivaldi resides. From the beginning, his conduct has been belligerent and illegal, unilaterally breaking the renewed lease, which commenced on January 1, 2012, that I signed with him for the Caffe Vivaldi space, and treating me with dismissive contempt...
Listen to our WBAI 99.5FM NYC radio interview from this morning here!
A dear friend of Caffe Vivaldi, Professor Sheldon Krimsky, penned a piece titled "Turning off the Music" on the current climate of uncertainty surrounding our future at 32 Jones Street. You can find the article in the August 2016 edition of the West Village's monthly paper, WestView News. It is available for reading online if you press right here.
A request to our community: pledge your support to Caffe Vivaldi
Press "read more" to be directed to an audio transcript of our interview.
Woody Allen's new project filmed at Caffe Vivaldi
Last Monday, June 13th, Caffe Vivaldi launched our second petition on moveon.org. It comes at a time when we are facing a pending court date with our landlord this summer at the Supreme Court of New York State. When we reach a critical mass of signatures, we will be sending this petition along to Mayor DeBlasio and Councilman Corey Johnson, who represents our district (the sixth district of New York) in the New York City Council. With our gratitude for being part of our community, we invite you to add your name to the chorus of voices who are supporting and standing with us.
Second Anniversary of Classical Sundays in Caffe Vivaldi!
Last week, Woody paid a visit to the West Village and Caffe Vivaldi to shoot scenes for his upcoming Amazon Project. It was the third time that he has filmed scenes for his movies at the Caffe, with Bullets Over Broadway in 1993 and Whatever Works in 2008 – an unprecedented first for us.
New Yorkers LOVE Chopin!
Classical for All celebrates its second year in West Village’s Caffe Vivaldi; best known from the movies of Woody Allen and Al Pacino. For the last two years New Yorkers have had the privilege of enjoying classical music concerts in a casual, and intimate atmosphere for only a suggested donation.
Brazilian Music Series on Tuesdays at Caffe Vivaldi
On Sunday February 22nd, New Yorkers filled the beautiful Renee Weiler Concert Hall in the historic Greenwich House Music building to celebrate composer Frederic Chopin's 205th birthday.
The Project Trio at Caffe Vivaldi
It is with a lot of joy that I present the Brazilian Music Series at Caffe Vivaldi every other Tuesday. My vision is to create a home for both traditional and experimental Brazilian music as presented by the finest Brazilian musicians in NYC.
A triumphant return to Caffe Vivaldi: July 9th and 11th