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Red Silk Dancers Wave Red Ribbons on Pier 35

Thanks to Francisca Benítez for sending along these photos from the Red Silk Dancers workshop, held yesterday at Pier 35, as part of Chinatown …

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Think! Chinatown Kicks Off Chinatown Arts Week

Think! Chinatown kicked off their 3rd annual Chinatown Arts Week on Friday. Live events in Chinatown and online run from October 16-25. Highlights include …

Installing the Visual Artist AIRspace Residency Exhibition — on-view at Abrons, Henrystreet Settlement’s Workforce Development Center, and online. Photo via @abronsartscenter on Instagram.

Abrons Hosts Visual Artist AIRspace Residency Exhibition

Abrons’ 2019-2020 Visual Artist AIRspace residents Elliott Jerome Brown Jr., Arisleyda Dilone, Alicia Mersy, and Charisse Pearlina Weston kick off an interactive exhibition presenting work developed during their residency period Saturday, October 3, 1-3 PM ET at the Abrons Amphitheater. …

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International Center for Photography Announces Reopening

Now that city-wide COVID-19 public gathering restrictions are slowly easing up, the International Center for Photography (ICP) plans to re-open their new space at …

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Mission Chinese Calls it Quits on East Broadway

The popular restaurant Mission Chinese Food has announced they will close their East Broadway location at the end of September. In a note on their Instagram feed, they posted: “During this pandemic, restaurants have experienced challenges unlike any other industry. We have had to fight to save our businesses and jobs while making the case for our very existence… …

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The Public Theater Brings Back Monthly Civic Salons, Online

The Public Theater is bringing back their monthly “Civic Salons,” starting tomorrow night, Sept. 14th at 7pm, with an online “Civic Keynote” by actress, …

Dah Shop, at 134 Division St. Photo by Alain Levitt

Dah Shop To The Rescue!

From the Inbox: Local resident and Lo-Down reader, Cass Lilien, wrote us an uplifting note — “Hoping to share a story about why I love my neighborhood and Dah Shop…My bike and main source of transportation was run over while parked in front of my apartment on Orchard Street… …

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Mark DeGarmo Dance Creates Global Dance Circle, Calls For Dancers

Although the pandemic has put live dance performance on pause, local dance company Mark DeGarmo Dance has produced some heartwarming “Global Dance Circles” online. …

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Time-lapse: A Lower East Side Storm

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Tenement Museum Announces Re-Launch of Walking Tours

As local museums begin to re-open after months of COVID-19 closures, the Tenement Museum has announced a phased re-opening plan… …

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Seward Park Library Re-Opens, Announces Community Conversation Programming

Seward Park Library is back open for “grab and go” service to return or pick up your reserved books (holds). Masks are required for entry. Meanwhile their programming is amping up online …

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Hester Street Fair Announces Opening Day

The Hester Street Fair will be up and running “IRL” this Saturday, August 15th, 2020. As with most businesses and venues, it has been …

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Bluestockings Bookstore Finds a New Home on the LES, Continues Fundraising

Bluestockings Bookstore reports, via their Instagram account, that they have found a new home in another Lower East Side location, at 116 Suffolk St., after announcing they would have to move from their longtime home at 172 Allen St. …

NPR Music announced singer-songwriter Linda Diaz as the 2020 Tiny Desk Contest winner.
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Lower East Sider Linda Diaz Wins NPR Tiny Desk Concert 2020 Contest

Earlier this week, NPR Music announced the winner of their 2020 Tiny Desk Contest is Linda Diaz, a singer-songwriter with local roots. Diaz was born and raised on the Lower East Side and now lives in Brooklyn. …

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Artist Sara Erenthal Has Been Leaving Her Mark Around the Lower East Side

Artist Sara Erenthal @saraerenthalart has been doing some fun projects on the L.E.S. lately. …