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Arts Organizations and Venues Offer Support for Black Lives Matter Protest Movement

Local arts organizations and venues are offering support for the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests happening throughout the city. Here’s a roundup of some of the organizations taking action, offering resources, and even opening up their lobbies (@openyourlobby) for use as rest stops for people participating in the marches: …

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Hester Street Fair Hosts Virtual Vintage Fashion Flea Market, May 30 – June 1

Depop, a digital social shopping marketplace, has teamed up with the local Hester Street Fair to create a “virtual fair for vintage fashion finds” …

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Arts Festivals and Venues Bravely Forge On, Online

As New York City soldiers on under stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus, arts organizations are re-inventing themselves online and finding ways to continue …

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Artists in the Time of COVID-19: A Conversation With The Wooster Group’s Kate Valk

What is this…Week 9 or 11? Day 56 or something…since we’ve sheltered-in-place? New York Tough as the Governor said. NY Smart, too. And creative and proud. We make music every night at 7pm for our healthcare workers–spontaneous, cacophonous, improvisational—ok, so we stole the idea from Italy, but we made it our own. …

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Coronavirus Update: Pickles, Tamales, Cocktails and More

Here’s our updated list of local spots offering pickup and delivery, plus some highlights featuring new openings, options and special events. First, some highlights:



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Hester Street Fair Celebrates LES History Month with “LES Profiles”

In celebration of Lower East Side History Month Hester Street Fair (HSF) is teaming up with The People’s LES, initiated by Downtown Art and …

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Remembering Jimmy Webb

Tributes are pouring in from punk rock luminaries and Lower East Side neighbors for Jimmy Webb. The owner of I Need More at 75 Orchard St. and the longtime buyer for Trash & Vaudeville died of cancer earlier this week at the age of 62. …

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Drummer Amos Gabia Pays Tribute to Essential Workers, Entertains Neighbors

 

A local resident sent along these uplifting video clips. The Lo-Down reader noticed Ghanian drummer, Amos Gabia, coming out every evening at 7pm …

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Tompkins Square Library Offering Online Programming

Tompkins Square Library is joining the Zoom revolution with some great options for the whole family, online. They write: ‘Here are a few programs …

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Arts Organizations Turn to Online Streaming for Some Events During Coronavirus Outbreak

Live music and performance venues have been hit hard during the corona virus outbreak. Having to shut their doors has no doubt done painful economic damage. Here’s a roundup of local venues that are offering online events: …