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ICP Announces Winter/Spring 2019 Exhibitions

The International Center for Photography (ICP) Museum has two new exhibits opening tomorrow, Feb. 8, 2019, at 250 Bowery: For Freedoms: Where Do We Go From Here? and Your Mirror: Portraits from the ICP Collection. …

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Abrons Arts Center Teams Up with Local Chinatown Orgs to Celebrate Lunar New Year

Our friends at Abrons Arts Center are teaming up with local organizations, Wing on Wo & Co. (home to community initiative, W.O.W. Project) and …

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Open Call for Muralists: Public Art for the New Essex Market

The Lower East Side Partnership in collaboration with the Essex Market are accepting submissions for a very unique and highly visible artwork to be installed at the new market space set to open early this spring. The canvas for this public art installation is located above the entryway to the new Essex Market’s demonstration and teaching kitchen. …

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Third Street Music School to Host Martin Luther King Day Celebration

Our friends at Third Street Music School are hosting a free Martin Luther King day celebration on Monday, January 21, from 12 – 2pm. …

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Group Art Show Opens Sunday in Newly Renovated Gallery at Stanton Street Shul

Coming up this weekend at the Stanton Street Shul, it’s the opening of a group art show curated by David Wander. “The Stanton 11″ …

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(Sponsored) “Pollock” Returns to Abrons Arts Center Jan. 4-6

Following its 2018 New York Times critic’s pick premiere, POLLOCK returns to Abrons for a limited engagement …

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What Was Old Is New Again at the Recycle & Reuse Community Arts Studio

Shabnaj Chowdhury checked out Manny Cantor’s Recycle and Reuse Community Arts Studio for part of our ongoing “Lower East Side Voices” series in collaboration …

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Chinatown Soup Keeps its Focus on Creative Community

Madeleine Crenshaw visited with members of Chinatown Soup, the cooperative art space on lower Orchard Street. She writes: “Although Chinatown Soup is one of the newer art spaces in the neighborhood, it serves as a quintessential hub for emerging New York artists…” …

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Nuyorican Poets Cafe Thrives on the Lower East Side

Sarah Matusek checked in with the Nuyorican Poets Cafe for this video from New York City News Service. …

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7S Art Gallery Highlights a Refined Chinese Lifestyle

Scarlett Kuang, from New York City News, brings us this look at the Chinatown gallery, 7S Art Gallery. She writes: “7s is an art gallery in Chinatown, celebrating refined Chinese Lifestyle. The revival of Chinese fine art in NYC shows a shift in the demographics of immigrants in the U.S.” …

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Inside First Street Green Park

Continuing our partnership with New York City News at Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, here’s a look at 1st Street Green …

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Lower East Side Galleries Push for More Visitors

Hoping to encourage more foot traffic, gallery owners Leslie Heller and Bart Keijsers Koning recently kicked off the inaugural L.E.S. Art Week, featuring exhibits …

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Raquel Cion Returns to Pangea With Her “Soul Love” for David Bowie

Performer Raquel Cion brings her popular “alt cabaret” show, Me & Mr. Jones: My Intimate Relationship With David Bowie, back to Pangea (178 2nd Ave.) this weekend. If you missed it last spring, the show promises to explore a “lifelong soul love for David Jones, a.k.a. David Bowie’s artistry and humanity… …

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Anthony Bourdain’s Lower East Side Episode Airs Sunday Night

The episode of Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown,” shot on the Lower East Side not long before his death, will air Sunday night on CNN. …

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Urban Archive and Think!Chinatown to Host Scavenger Hunt

Urban Archive and Think!Chinatown are throwing an historical scavenger hunt in Chinatown this weekend, Sunday Oct. 28 at 1:30p. The event is part of …