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Arts Watch: Queer New York International Arts Fest Kicks off on Wednesday

This Wednesday, the Queer New York International Arts Festival (QNYIAF ) returns to New York for its third year. Abrons Arts Center serves as festival hub and home base. Performances take place at multiple venues around town. This year’s line-up features twelve U.S. premieres and new performance works by artists from around the world. …

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My LES: Laura Foulke

For our regular feature spotlighting the people who live and work on the Lower East Side, we talked with long-time LES resident, performer and …

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Bianca Monica Returns to Piano’s Tomorrow Night

Fresh off the heels of recording an EP, TLD contributor Flora Theden caught up with the singer to chat about her upcoming show and burgeoning …

Pat Field with dogs Puti and Sultana on the Lower East Side. Photo by Alex M. Smith.

Grit and Glamour: Designer Patricia Field’s Lower East Side

Pat Field with dogs Puti and Sultana on the Lower East Side. Photo by Alex M. Smith.

This article was first published on our …

Sarah Jones will return to the Nuyorican for a special preview of her latest one-woman show, "Buy/Sell/Date."

Arts Watch: What To Do in September

Here are some highlights from our Lower East Side events calendar, first published in the latest edition of The Lo-Down’s print magazine. …

Photos courtesy of Verlaine.

New Mural at Verlaine Highlights Nelson Mandela’s Message of Love

Photos courtesy of Verlaine.

The national and international news headlines this summer have been pretty grim. The Michael Brown shooting in Missouri, the Staten …

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Reunion of the Lower East Side Bands – Saturday at East River Park



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Louis CK at East River Park: See the Scene That Won Him an Emmy

If you’re a fan of Louie on FX, you already know quite a few scenes are shot on the Lower East Side.  One of …

OBIE and Bessie Award-winning choreographer Mark Dendy will premier his new piece, Labyrinth in October at the Abrons Arts Center.

Arts Watch: Abrons Announces a Season of Celebratory Premieres

The OBIE award winning Abrons Arts Center is celebrating the centenary of the Henry Street Settlement Playhouse this year by devoting much of the 2014-2015 season to exciting new work. …

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Last Call for Visual Artists to Submit Work For Whole Foods Pop-Up Gallery

The L.E.S. B.I.D. and Whole Foods Bowery are teaming up to fill a pop-up gallery with Lower East Side-inspired artwork inside the Whole Foods …

Featured retailer: By Robert James.

Block Party Sept. 7 Kicks Off Fall Art, Fashion Season on Lower East Side



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The Harmonica Lewinskies Come to Pianos

If you’re looking for a fun, late night show after the stress and monotony of the week, perhaps you’ll find comfort in letting loose …

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Arts Watch: 18th Annual NYC Fringe Festival Kicks Off Tonight

The 18th Annual NYC International Fringe Festival is up and running, featuring works from over 200 solo performers and companies for the next 16 days. …

Photo via Cinemax.

Soderbergh’s “The Knick,” Shot Partly on Orchard Street, Premieres Friday

A very impressive press kit arrived on our doorstep in the form of an old fashioned doctor’s bag filled with all sorts of gory goodies, including a preview of Cinemax’s new series, “The Knick.” …

Poet Mykki Blanco will perform August 7 at 7 p.m.

SummerStage Returns to East River Park Tonight

 

Poet Mykki Blanco will perform at the East River Park Amphitheater on August 7 at 7 p.m.

In the final days of summer, City …