Lower East Side History Month Kicks Off Next Week
It’s just about time for Lower East Side History Month festivities to commence in May.
As in the past four years, a month-long series of celebrations is in the works to highlight the rich and diverse history of the neighborhood. An array of folks comprised of cultural and community groups, small businesses, and residents have organized loads of activities to bring the past to present, from exhibitions to walking tours, public art displays, and festivals. All thanks in part to co-founders FABnyc and Downtown Art.
And, as in years prior, all events take place within the historical boundaries of the Lower East Side, to include carve-outs like the East Village, Chinatown, Two Bridges, and Loisaida.
Events this year include Chalk the LES, The Greek Jewish Festival, LES History Trivia Night, Typewriter Tales, The Saint George Ukrainian Festival, Essex Street Market’s Annual Block Party, and the Loisaida Festival, to name a few. More details on the many exhibits and walking tours being offered throughout the month can be found on the events calendar. For those inclined, there’s a hashtag #LESmonth on Instagram and Twitter.