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Dixon Place Continues “Black Artists’ Matter” Variety Night

Dixon Place continues its series, Black Artists’ Matter, on February 25th at 7:30pm. The evening is a curated online variety show, celebrating the work …

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Lower East Side Film Festival Hosts Romance at the Movies Trivia Night

Our friends at the Lower East Side Film Festival are celebrating Valentine’s Day early with “Romance at the Movies” Trivia Night on Wednesday, February …

Audience of One by Andrea DiFiore @andreadifiore62

Snow Days on the LES

The snow continues to fall in NYC after our biggest storm since the record setting blizzard of 2016. This weekend’s snow is wetter and should only be 4-8 inches, but it’s enough to keep the Lower East Side blanketed (and slushy). Here’s a round up of some great shots from our readers and Instagram followers. …

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Order Flowers For Valentine’s Day From Julia Testa (Sponsored)

Julia Testa has specialized in events and flower delivery since day one. Serving Manhattan, Brooklyn and parts of Queens.

They create some of the …

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ICP Presents New Exhibit, “But Still, It Turns”

The International Center for Photography (ICP) is celebrating their one year anniversary in their new home on Essex Street with a new exhibition of “post-documentary” style photos from around the world. …

Photo by Mischelle Moy

Abrons Teams Up With Chinatown Arts Groups to Offer Special Lunar New Year Photo Calendar

Abrons Arts Center, Wing on Wo’s the W.O.W. Project, and Welcome to Chinatown come together to celebrate the Year of the Metal Ox with the launch of the first edition of From Chinatown, With Love, a Lunar New Year calendar. …

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FAB NYC Hosts Public Dialogue Series on Culture and Reparations

Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc) is hosting a series of public dialogues titled, “Beyond Symbol: Culture & Reparations” with a focus on how reparations for …

Glenn Ligon's, "A Small Band," 2015, on view as part of the New Museum's upcoming exhibit, "Grief and Grievance." Photo by David Hollely, @hollely.dc via @newmuseum on Instagram

New Museum Preps for “Grief and Grievance” Exhibit, Opening in February

The New Museum has a new installation on its exterior. The words “blues blood bruise” are a piece called, “A Small Band” (2015), by artist Glenn Ligon and was originally exhibited at the entrance to the Central Pavilion in the Giardini during Okwui Enwezor’s 2015 Venice Biennale. …

A still from Autumn. 2017. Directed by Ernie Gehr, via MoMA's website.

“Lower East Side Trilogy” Comes to MoMA

Three recent pieces by avant-garde filmmaker Ernie Gehr’s “Lower East Side Trilogy” is screening online at MoMA. Autumn (completed 2017), Aproposessexstreetmarket (2018), and Circling Essex Crossing (2018). MoMA describes the trilogy as a sequel to Gehr’s Essex Street Quartet, currently screening in an installation on the Museum’s fourth floor. …

Photo by The Lo-Down

End of Year Memoriam Mural On Orchard Street Pays Tribute to Lives Lost in 2020

Artist Timothy Goodman created this mural, “2020 In Memoriam” on Orchard Street (at Broome St.) to honor some of the big names we lost in 2020. On his Instagram page, he notes: “Some were tragically murdered because of racism, some are gone because of cancer, and some died of natural causes. Their deaths impacted us in profound ways…” …

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The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival is Free and Online This Year

The Public Theater’s experimental festival, Under the Radar is moving online this year, and is being offered for free. As with most theatrical and …

Downtown 2021

“Downtown 2021″ Opens at LaMaMa Galleria

“Downtown 2021,” a new show curated by Sam Gordon at La MaMa Galleria opens tomorrow. A collection of work by local artists who have …

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Hester Street Fair Moves Gift Shop to 22 Ludlow Gallery Through January 10th

Hester Street Fair is moving their online Gift Guide to the brick and mortar gallery at 22 Ludlow for an extra week of New …

Monthly ceremonial fires, organized by Emily Johnson and Karyn Recollet at Abrons Arts Center will continue this spring,  centering Indigenous protocol and knowledge with guest artists and activists.

Abrons Arts Center Announces Spring 2021 Season

Monthly ceremonial fires, organized by Emily Johnson and Karyn Recollet at Abrons Arts Center will continue this spring, centering Indigenous protocol and knowledge with …

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Chinatown’s Giant Snowman Returns!

This week’s snowstorm meant a return of everyone’s favorite, Chinatown’s Giant Snowman. We missed him last year, because it was such a mild winter. …