Grammy-winning saxophonist and composer Joe Lovano will perform at this year's Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in Tompkins Square Park.

Arts Watch: What To Do In August

Here are the highlighted Lower East Side events from our July/August events calendar, out in the latest edition of The Lo-Down’s print magazine. …

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot produced by The Drilling Company. Photo credit: Claire Taddei.

Arts Watch: Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Opens New Season in New Lot

The Drilling Company’s annual production of Shakespeare in the Parking Lot has moved to the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center (CSV). After 20 summers in the municipal parking lot at Ludlow and Broome streets, the quirky theatrical happening was displaced by Essex Crossing, the large development project breaking ground this summer. …

Images via the Paul Shapiro Music website

Arts Watch: Live, Original Score to Accompany Silent Film Screening Outdoors at Abrons

Abrons Arts Center is presenting four nights of free outdoor movies this month. “The Urban Drive In” series kicks off with a screening of the silent film, His People (1925), which will be accompanied by a live original score composed specifically for this film. …

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Borscht Belt Doc, “Welcome to Kutsher’s,” is Now Available

Local filmmakers Caroline Laskow and Ian Rosenberg’s documentary, “Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resort,” is now available on DVD, download and on-demand. …

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Arts Watch: What To Do In July

Here are the highlighted Lower East Side events from our July/August events calendar, out in the latest edition of The Lo-Down’s print magazine this week. …

photo by Alex M. Smith

MY LES: Kara Mullins and Osvaldo Jimenez

For our regular feature spotlighting the people who live and work on the Lower East Side, we talked with LES residents and La Petite Mort shop owners Kara Mullins and Osvaldo Jimenez (aka SLUTLUST). …

Swimmers in the Olympic size Hamilton Fish Pool at Pitt Street and Houston, Photo by Malcolm Pinckney 8/21/03

Hamilton Fish Pool Opens Tomorrow

New York City’s free outdoor pools will open for another summer season (finally!) tomorrow, including our local favorite, the Hamilton Fish Olympic size pool at Pitt Street and Houston. …

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Daredevil Tattoo Looks to Showcase Their One of a Kind Collection

Daredevil Tattoo co-owners Brad Fink and Michelle Myles recently came to the realization that that their collection of tattoo memorabilia was world-class. …

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“Moving Stories” Final Performance is Tonight

The Manny Cantor Center is hosting a screening and final performance for the conclusion of the Moving Stories project that local seniors have been …

A Lady Circus performer at the 5th Annual LES Film Festival's closing night party at Drom.

5th Annual Lower East Side Film Festival Wraps Up in Style

The Fifth Annual Lower East Side Film Festival wrapped up their 11-night run in typical wacky and wonderful fashion on Sunday night. …

The pool party at last year's "Gay Night" screening at the L.E.S. Film Festival at Sixty LES. This year's festival runs from June 11 - 21.

Arts Watch: L.E.S. Film Festival Gears Up For Year Five

We checked in with the Lower East Side Film Festival directors as they were preparing for their fifth annual extravaganza of screenings, panels and neighborhood shenanigans — all in the name of celebrating independent film. …

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We’ve Got More Great Rewards For Our Small Business Survival Campaign

“R2Dtupac” by Hanksy

We are excited to announce some more great rewards for our Small Business Survival Campaign backers. Lower East Side street artist …

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Arts Watch: Talking “Real” New York With Jim Gaffigan

We checked in with funnyman Jim Gaffigan while he was shooting a scene from his new series, The Jim Gaffigan Show, on location at the Bowery Ballroom this spring. …

The Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival is adding Empanadas this year at their populare block festival this Sunday, June 7.

Arts Watch: What To Do in June

Here are the highlighted Lower East Side events from our June events calendar, out in the latest edition of The Lo-Down’s print magazine this week: …

Photo by Alex M. Smith

My LES: Luis Arce Mota

For our regular feature spotlighting the people who live and work on the Lower East Side, we talked with longtime resident and local chef Luis Arce Mota. …