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Local Musician Jill Fiore Entertains and Inspires From Her Fire Escape

A crowd gathered on Essex Street between Grand and Hester streets (above Delancy Car Service) last weekend for an inspired performance by local musician Jill Fiore. She’s been getting some attention by keeping people dancing with her warm-hearted and creative pandemic work-around, by performing live on her fire escape. …

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Sweet Pickle Books, a Used Books and Pickle Store, Comes to Orchard Street

Sweet Pickle Books, a used bookstore and pickle shop, opened at 47 Orchard Street this week. Offering used books and homemade pickles, the shop also “buys books, libraries, records and weird things …

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Local Galleries Host L.E.S. Gallery Evening, Extended Hours Tonight

Over 40 art galleries located on the Lower East Side will stay open late on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. Celebrating …

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Abrons Arts Center Teams Up with Publica, Featuring Puerto Rican Artists

Abrons Arts Center has announced a month-long co-residency program, teaming up with Puerto Rico-based cultural center Pública. La Residencia, a co-located residency program that …

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Lower East Side Cactus and Succulent Society Announces Fundraising Pop Up

A fundraiser to open up a funky new community space in the Lower East Side has popped up at the Dover Street Market. …

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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 …

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Painting on Pier 35

It was a nice sunny, fall day for an outdoor painting class at Pier 35 yesterday. This photo is by Roger Bultot. If you …

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“Off Track Betty,” a Short Film About the Changing Lower East Side, Featured in Online Exhibition

Here’s another chance to catch “Off Track Betty,” a short film we featured about the disappearing Lower East Side, which was shot before the Essex Crossing development began. Many of the locations used for the story no longer exist. …

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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The Black Veldt, a Lower East Side Horror Story, is Now Available on Amazon (Sponsored)

Jose Carvel is a scumbag. But he wants to be a better person. The degenerate writer and former ward of state is trying to recreate himself in the slums of the Lower East Side, yet his past won’t stop haunting him. …

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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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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, …

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Artists Alliance Offers 2-for-1 Voter Registration and Census Drive at Essex Market

The Artists Alliance team is offering a 2-in-1 voter registration and census completion drive two days this month. On Saturday, Sept. 12th and Sunday, …

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Creativity in the Time of COVID-19

Roger Bultot sent along this photo from Sara D. Roosevelt Park. COVID-19 isn’t stopping these art enthusiasts.