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New Museum’s IdeasCity Happens This Saturday

The New Museum brings their bi-annual civic-minded festival, IdeasCity, back to Sara D. Roosevelt Park tomorrow for a full day of free …

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(Sponsored) At Abrons Arts Center’s Season Launch, Catch Lincoln Center’s Boro-Linc “La Casita” and Take Free Classes

“La Casita” includes performances by Lahore-born, Brooklyn-based musician Arooj Aftab, the Mariachi Academy of New York, and Latinx poetry collective El Grito de Poetas. In addition, Drop-in arts classes are FREE all day for art makers of all ages and every level of creative development. …

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Caveat, A Salon-Style Event Space, Takes Over at 21A Clinton St.

A new team has moved into the performance space at 21A Clinton St. (formerly The Living Theatre and most recently the C.O.W. Theatre) offering …

Khalid plays Summerstage this coming weekend.

It’s a Big Week For Summerstage at East River Park

Here’s how you know it’s August. There’s a lot to see and hear at East River Park in the coming week. Summerstage kicks off its free Lower East Side productions beginning tomorrow (Wednesday evening). …

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Exhibition Celebrating (and Mourning) Lower East Side Storefronts Opens Aug. 14

Several months ago, the local photographers, James & Karla Murray, hosted two workshops titled, Capturing the Faces and Voices of the Lower East Side’s …

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Living Stage Summer Festival Comes to Meltzer Tower Garden

The Living Stage brings a free two-day festival to Meltzer Tower Garden (94 E. 1st Street) to show off their brand new biodiverse, biodegradable …

Video still from Fragments of a Self Portrail #1, 1972, by Andrea Callard.

Lower East Side-Centric Films From XFR Collective to Screen at Ulterior Gallery

Have you heard of XFR Collective? It’s a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving “at-risk digital media.” Beginning tomorrow, the group is partnering with Ulterior Gallery on Attorney Street for a special screening, LESXFR vol. 1. …

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At Corlears Hook Park Thursday Night: Singin’ in the Rain

If you’re looking to enjoy a summer evening outdoors tomorrow, you might want to head over to Corlears Hook Park.

The Friends of Corlears …

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Perfect City Project Seeks Creative Response to Gentrification

On the Lower East Side, art and activism have been intertwined for many generations. …

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FilmShop Collective Hosts Annual Screening Party at Rough Trade This Saturday

If you’re looking for a fun film screening and live music event that includes a.c. this weekend, FilmShop, a local filmmakers collective, is hosting …

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Message in a Bottle: Abandoned Buildings (Updated)

Here’s something to puzzle over on this drippy Friday. TLD reader Carol Anastasio snapped this photo after noticing a dumpster on East Broadway filled …

Seward Park movie night, July 2016.

Wizard of Oz Comes to Seward Park July 15

For a second year, the Seward Park Conservancy, the Metrograph theater and the Henry Street Settlement are partnering for free movies in Seward Park. …

Hanksy at work inside the old Essex Market building.

Hanksy Brings Street Art Inside For Last Days of Old Essex Market Building

We checked in with local street artist, punster and curator, Hanksy, this morning as he and fellow street artists were putting final touches on their full scale murals for the upcoming show, “Market Surplus.” …

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Seward Park Art Installation Opens Saturday With LES Historical Discussion

You may have noticed artist Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong’s In Retrospect, a piece recently installed in front of the Seward Park Library. Coming up tomorrow …

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(Sponsored) Essex Crossing Hosts Street Artist Scavenger Hunt

Win original works of art by local street artists Sonni, Claw Money, Hanksy, and Lexi Bella in the Essex Crossing scavenger hunt! Each artist will leave their tags inside Sites 1, 2, 5, and 6. If you are able to spot and photograph all 16 tags… …