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Lower East Side History Month: Week 1 Schedule

Posted May 2, 2014 at 11:39 am

The first ever Lower East Side History Month is now upon us. Today is the official kickoff. Here are some programming highlights for week 1. Special Events MoRUS presents A History of 155 Ave C from the Beginning of the New World to the End of the Derelict Dynasty, 5/2, 7pm & 5/3, 5pm-11pm New […]

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FABnyc’s ‘Load Out!’ to Take Place This Saturday

Posted April 25, 2014 at 10:07 am

Sharing is caring! Tomorrow marks FABnyc’s 8th Load OUT! repurposing extravaganza. Held twice yearly, the event gathers gently-used materials from arts organizations and other donors throughout the East Village/Lower East Side for this one-of-a-kind reduce, reuse, recycle of creativity and all the materials that go along with it. It’s a pretty significant event, considering the program […]

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FABnyc Awards Five Finalists of ‘FABLES’ 2014 Public Art Project

Posted March 6, 2014 at 9:43 am

Fourth Arts Block has selected the artists to carry out the first ever FABLES Public Art Project. Five finalists have been chosen to unveil their visual insight, expounding on the nitty-gritty of the neighborhood. The goal is to engage and immerse the passersby in the historical legacy, cultural metamorphosis, and distinctive character of the Lower […]

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Recap: FABnyc Talk About ‘Neighborhood Sustainability’

Posted February 28, 2014 at 11:00 am

How does a neighborhood become sustainable? And how do the people in that neighborhood become engaged in their environment? FABnyc (Fourth Arts Block) and the Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design recently presented the second part of a community forum series called “Neighborhood Sustainability: One Block At A Time.” Both events were held at Bowery […]

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First Annual ‘Lower East Side History Month’ Celebration to Commence This May

Posted January 16, 2014 at 6:03 am

It’s been a long time coming. With a neighborhood so rich in history and culture, it seems only fitting that an entire month be dedicated to exploring and celebrating the Lower East Side of yesteryear. And that’s just what’s gonna happen. Dog-ear those calendars; May is ‘Lower East Side History Month,’ and promises plenty of public […]

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2 Days Left to Apply for the FABnyc “FABLES” Spring/Summer 2014 Public Art Project

Posted December 11, 2013 at 11:00 am

Fourth Arts Block recently announced its upcoming public art program, kicking off in April 2014, and it’s still looking for proposals. “FABLES” is the cleverly-titled endeavour, and yet another invocation of visual flavor for the Lower East Side streets. According to the press release, it’s an “opportunity for artists to explore the Lower East Side’s living […]

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Recap: FAB! Festival on 4th Street

Posted October 1, 2013 at 10:21 am

The FAB! Festival is a favorite of ours, bringing together community groups, cultural institutions, artists and local businesses each year. With their refreshing alternative to generic street fairs, FABnyc (Fourth Arts Block) really knows how to throw a unique and creative party. This year’s event was bigger than ever, with art installations, dance, music and […]

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FABnyc Announces 10th Annual FAB! Festival Lineup

Posted September 17, 2013 at 10:04 am

The Fourth Arts Block organization is back in action with their 10th annual block party on the Lower East Side.

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Recap: “Swissted” Book Party and Installation on East 1st Street

Posted August 2, 2013 at 10:00 am

Punk rock and Swiss Modernism. Two great tastes that go great together! Last week, we headed over to L’Apicio on East 1st Street for the book party for “Swissted: Vintage Rock Posters Remixed and Reimagined.” An ongoing project by graphic designer Mike Joyce of Stereotype Design, Swissted combines Joyce’s love of punk rock and Swiss Modernism. […]

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FABnyc Mural Inspired by Dee Dee Ramone Poem at Extra Place

Posted May 24, 2013 at 10:23 am

The latest sidewalk mural at Extra Place is inspired by a Dee Dee Ramone poem, written about Joey soon after his death.

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