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Arts Watch: What To Do in February

Here are some of the highlighted events coming up in February that we are looking forward to: …

Hester St. at Essex -- photo by Alan LeNoble

Winter Storm Jonas: Photos From the Neighborhood

The first snow storm of the season is a doozy. Alan LeNoble sent us this shot from the Hester Street Fair grounds at Essex Street. Karlin Chan sent the photo below. Send us your Winter Storm Jonas photos at: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on instagram #lodownny. …

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LES History Month 2016 Announced; Open Call to Participate

Our friends at Fourth Arts Block (FAB) sent along their announcement for the third annual Lower East Side History Month. The month-long series of local events will take place in May 2016, kicking off with the popular #LESStories, an interactive chalking project, on Sunday, May 1st and Monday, May 2nd. …

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New Museum Opens “Pia Camil: A Pot For a Latch”

“Pia Camil: A Pot for a Latch,” the first New York solo show by Mexican artist Pia Camil, officially opened yesterday at the New Museum. Although the artist’s exchange events have already begun, the new sculptural installation created specifically for the Lobby Gallery is now on display. …

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A “Help Desk” Marathon Will Answer Artists’ Most Pressing Questions This Saturday

Equity Gallery is offering up a marathon “performance,” of sorts, this Saturday as part of its current show featuring artist Ofri Cnaani‘s solo exhibition, …

Yvonne Meier, Durch Nacht und Nebel. Meier will present a U.S. premier of her latest work at the 2016 American Realness Festival. Photo by Eric McNatt.

American Realness Festival Season 7 Kicks Off Tonight

The cutting edge American Realness dance and performance festival is heading into its seventh consecutive season at Abrons Arts Center. …

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Sunshine Cinema Temporarily Closed Due to Flooding (Updated)

Sunshine Cinema. Photo via: Cinema Treasures.

You may have seen the following message from the Sunshine Cinema this afternoon:

We are temporarily …

Improve Everywhere's "International No Pants Subway Ride" takes place on January 10th this year.

Arts Watch: What To Do in January (and the End of December)

Here are the highlighted events happening in January (and the end of December) from our current print magazine issue. …

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Arts Watch: Artist Pia Camil Will Exchange Her Sweatshirt For Your Personal Items

Tomorrow night, Mexico City Artist Pia Camil will be trading 100 custom designed sweatshirts in exchange for personal items from the public in a …

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MY LES: James Habacker

For our regular feature spotlighting the people who live and work on the Lower East Side, we talked with The Sipper Room owner, performer and producer James Habacker. …

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Arts Watch: A Mashup of Downtown “Frankophiles” to Celebrate Sinatra’s 100th

A gaggle of downtown “Frankophiles” will be celebrating Old Blue Eyes’ 100th birthday, for one night only, with song and dance and a backup band at The Club at La Mama on Monday evening. …

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Nilaja Sun’s Exuberant “Pike St.” is a Must See

Luckily for the L.E.S., Nilaja Sun’s one-woman show, “Pike St.,” at the Abrons Arts Center has been extended. If you haven’t seen this fantastic show yet, especially if you are in any way familiar with this neighborhood …

Invader above Williamsburg Pizza. Photo by The Lo-Down.

“Invader” Returns to the Lower East Side

We are happy to see the French street artist Invader has returned to the Lower East Side with his fabled pixelated mosaics. …

Nilaja Sun will premier her new one-woman show, PIKE ST., (via the Epic Theatre Ensemble)  at Abrons Arts Center beginning Nov. 9, 2015.

Arts Watch: Nilaja Sun to Premier New Solo Show at Abrons

Nilaja Sun will premier her new one-woman show, PIKE ST., (via the Epic Theatre Ensemble) at Abrons Arts Center beginning Nov. 9, 2015.

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