Lower East Side History Month

3rd Annual Lower East Side History Month is Announced for May

Posted January 22, 2016 at 10:32 am

With spring just around the corner (though, not without some snow first), so is the 3rd annual Lower East Side History Month. As in years prior, the event (sponsored by FABnyc and Downtown Art) is set to kickoff May 1, and will once again unite local businesses and organizations through celebrating the neighborhood’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. This […]

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You Must See Penny Arcade’s ‘Longing Lasts Longer’

Last modified November 28, 2021 at 6:47 am

I’m just going to jump right into it. You have to go see Penny Arcade’s LONGING LASTS LONGER at Joe’s Pub. I went this past Monday night, and I really want to share it with all of you awesome people because I know that you would have as much fun as I did. Plus, considering […]

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The ‘East Village is Back’ for the 39th Annual Ukrainian Festival

Posted May 15, 2015 at 9:34 am

Today kicks off the 39th annual St. George Ukrainian Festival, which has been appropriately parlayed into another festival of sorts – “The East Village Is Back!” celebration. After the devastating fire that shook the community back in March, the East Village Independent Merchants Association, the Lower East Side History Month, and St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic Church […]

Lower East Side History Month is Two Days Away

Posted April 29, 2015 at 10:19 am

After a successful first campaign, a second helping of LES History Month is being served to the neighborhood again next month (i.e. two days). May promises to be packed with festivals, films, tours, talks, theater, workshops, exhibits, and presumably more – all marching to the beat of awareness and appreciation for the rich, cultural history that’s […]

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Essex Market Celebrates its 75th Anniversary with a Month of Festivities

Posted April 27, 2015 at 10:10 am

The second annual Lower East Side History Month is just a few days away. Yet this year, the celebration coincides nicely with the anniversary of a neighborhood institution. Yes, the Essex Street Market turns 75 years young in May. Certainly a milestone for a brick warehouse initially intended to house the Depression-era pushcarts. Throughout the […]

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‘Greek Jewish Festival’ to Celebrate Heritage and Community on Broome Street Next Month

Posted April 15, 2015 at 9:31 am

For a neighborhood that figures prominently into the DNA of American Jewry, only pockets of this past remain on the Lower East Side. Yes, there are still a few active synagogues and yeshivas, but Judaica shops and Kosher businesses are pretty much non-existent at this point. So with Lower East Side History Month just two […]

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2nd Annual Lower East Side History Month is Announced for May

Posted February 26, 2015 at 9:22 am

After a successful maiden voyage last year, the Lower East Side History Month is set to return this May. As before, the goal is to unite a swath of local businesses and organizations in celebrating the neighborhood’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. This year will be anchored by three themes: “LES Heroines,” “Activism and Anarchy in the Lower […]

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Scratchbox Interactive Art Project Happening This Weekend at First Street Green Art Park

Last modified August 15, 2014 at 8:48 am

Nothing like a little collective storytelling to engage the community and throw a little more outdoor eye candy into the summer mix. Propelling off the first ever Lower East Side History month, and all of the cultural celebration that came with it, is a new interactive installation to check out. This weekend, the design studio […]

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Here’s the Schedule for Week 3 of the Lower East Side History Month

Last modified May 14, 2014 at 9:16 am

Here we go. What follows is a list of programming highlights for week 3 (May 14-18) of the first annual Lower East Side History Month. Definitely try to check out the micro film fest of Bowery cuts – From May West to Punk: The Bowery on Film – screening at the Anthology Film Archives Friday evening. Special […]

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Centre-fuge Debuts its ‘Heroines of the Lower East Side’ Murals

Posted May 9, 2014 at 6:10 am

The Centre-fuge Public Art Project is finally ready to debut its latest cycle of artwork (cycle thirteen, actually). Street artist Lexi Bella has spent the last couple weeks spray-painting the mid-block trailer with select heroines of the Lower East Side. The final touches were applied yesterday (no thanks to the rain). Notable female figures to […]

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