Lower East Side History Month Returns from Pandemic Hiatus

Posted on: May 3rd, 2021 at 5:18 am by

Heroines of the LES, May 2014

Lower East Side History Month has arrived.

After a pandemic hiatus, the month-long series of celebrations is back for 2021, 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 virtual amd socially distanced 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 – the tradition began in 2014 – 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 time around 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 here.

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