Lower East Side History Month is Happening in May

Photo by Cherylynn Tsushima.

Photo by Cherylynn Tsushima.

Lower East Side History Month, an annual celebration of the neighborhood’s rich and diverse history, is right around the corner. Throughout the month of May, there will be special events, exhibitions, tours and talks highlighting the unique cultures in different parts of our community.

It all starts May 4 and 5, when there will be a chalking project on the streets of the Lower East Side. There’s the Greek Jewish Festival (May 6), the Loisaida Festival (May 27), the Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration (May 20), the Ukrainian Festival (May 18-20) and the Essex Street Market’s annual block party (May 19).

We’ll have more details in the coming weeks about specific events. In the meantime, you can visit the event website here.

Lower East Side History Month was created by Fourth Arts Block and Downtown Art, with many local organizations and businesses joining in to make it a community-wide happening.