2017 LES “Community Heroes” Are Announced

Community Hero Awards, 2014. Photo by Whitney Browne.

Community Hero Awards, 2014. Photo by Whitney Browne.

As we noted earlier today, Lower East Side History Month is kicking off this week. One of the featured events in the community-wide celebration is the LES Community Hero Awards.  This year’s winners were announced today. They include:

Crystal Field
Artistic Director and Co-Founder, Theater for the New City

Jimmy Fragosa
Sexton, St. Mark’s Church In-The-Bowery

Corinne Jennings
Co-Founder/Director, Kenkeleba Gallery

Elissa Sampson
Teacher, Scholar, Urban Geographer

Steve Zeitlin
Executive Director, City Lore

Neighbors to Save Rivington House

The awards recognize community members who are “unsung” heroes, in spite of their meaningful contributions to the life of the neighborhood. Nominations were accepted from organizations taking part in LES History Month. The awards will be presented May 18.