Top L-R: Kathleen Simmonds as Helena, Bardford Frost as Demetrius, Warren Jackson as Oberon. Bottom L-R: Kristiana Jarquin Moreland as Faerie, Catherina Nonis as Faerie, Serena Miller as Titania, Stephanie Spector as Faerie, Jarrod Bates as Quince, Drew Valins as Puck, Shelby Wong as Faerie. Photo by Jonathan Slaff.

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Kicks Off Summer Season

The Drilling Company’s annual Shakespeare in the Parking Lot kicks off tonight with its rendition of “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the woodland-based 16th century romantic comedy of errors. …

(Left) Patti Smith, Bowery 1976 by Godlis and (Right) Godlis, Bowery 2016 by Melissa Guerrero

Capturing CBGB’s Glory Days With Photographer David Godlis

In 1976, a young photographer came upon a black haired woman outside a club on the Bowery. In mid-conversation, he stopped and asked for a photograph. …

Image via Dixon Place

Dixon Place Hosts Annual HOT! Festival Launch Party

Embrace the heat this pride month with Dixon Place’s Annual Hot! Festival opening night party on July 5th. …

Take the kids to the Hamilton Fish pool this weekend.

Hamilton Fish Pool Opens For the Season Tomorrow!

New York City’s outdoor pools re-open tomorrow, including Hamilton Fish Pool on Pitt St. and Houston St. …

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Photographer Thomas Holton on “The Lams of Ludlow Street”

We stopped by the Chatham Street Library last week for photographer Thomas Holton’s talk on his 13 year project, The Lams of Ludlow Street. …

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Simone Leigh’s “The Waiting Room” Opens Tomorrow at the New Museum

Featuring a new installation, a series of “care sessions” and underground public programs, The Waiting Room aims to shift the preconceived ideas of medicine. …

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Essex Street Market Dresses Up Exterior With Mural by Gera Lozano

The 76 year old Essex Street Market building received a bright and colorful face lift over the weekend. …

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2016 LES Film Festival Closes With World Premiere of “The Babymooners”

The Lower East Side Film Festival wraps up their 6th annual festival tomorrow with a world premiere screening of The Babymooners, a narrative film about actor and writer Shaina Feinberg’s anxious and surreal journey into motherhood. …

Owner-in-Training Mei Lum by Melissa Guerrero

A Conversation With Mei Lum, Part of a New Generation Returning to Revitalize Chinatown

25 year old Mei Lum is the new owner-in-training at one of Chinatown’s oldest shops, Wing on Wo. & Co. Founded by her great grandfather, Walter Eng, the store originated as a “Chinese-Japanese Fancy Goods store” at 13 Mott St. in 1890. It moved nearby, to its current location at 26 Mott St., in 1925. …

Image by Melissa Guerrero

ABC No Rio Debuts Last Exhibit in Legendary Building

Last Friday, ABC No Rio debuted “InFinite Futures” + “The Past Will Be Present,” their last exhibit before the reconstruction of the legendary Rivingston Street venue. …

photo by Melissa Guerrero

Chico Debuts Mohammad Ali Tribute Mural

Celebrated street artist Chico memorializes the late Muhammad Ali in his most recent mural on E. Houston and Avenue B. Ali is seen clenching his gloved fists alongside a butterfly, inspired by his famous quote, with the city’s skyline in the background. …

La Siembra 6.1.16

FABLES Debuts New Mural by Raul Ayala With CC 1/19

Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc) closed out Lower East Side History Month with an unveiling of their latest FABLES mural project yesterday. Just off the …

Off Track Betty

“Off Track Betty” to Premiere This Weekend

An ode to the Lower East Side written and directed by Smith, Off Track Betty tells the story of longtime resident Betty Kaminski and her journey through her now unrecognizable L.E.S. neighborhood. …