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“Dogman” Sculpture Stirs Controversy in Chinatown

Just as Lunar New celebrations are beginning in Chinatown, controversy has erupted over a statue that was supposed to be unveiled in Chatham Square this week. …

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Katra Film Series Presents 6th Annual Grand Finale Screenings

Local screening series, Katra Film Series hosts its 6th Annual Grand Finale Screening Tuesday night at Alamo Drafthouse Theater in Downtown Brooklyn. Founder Geoffrey …

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Howl Arts Pays $9 Million For New Space at 250 Bowery

The luxury condo building at 250 Bowery is losing one arts institution but gaining another. …

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Lower East Side Arts & Culture Town Hall + Survey

On Monday, Jan. 29 Community Board 3 is hosting an Arts & Culture Town Hall. …

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Documentary Focused on Failed Prosecuction of Chinatown Bank Nominated For Academy Award

A locally relevant film is in contention for an Academy Award. …

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Here’s the Glassy Tower Set to Replace the Historic Sunshine Cinema

Locals and independent film buffs from across the city flocked to the Sunshine Cinema over the weekend for one last visit before the theater closed for good last night. …

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Here’s What’s Showing on the Final Weekend at the Sunshine Cinema

It is unfortunately your last weekend to see a film at the Lower East Side’s Sunshine Cinema …

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Climate Change Talk Takes Center Stage at Caveat Tomorrow Night

Caveat, the fairly new performance venue on Clinton Street for, “playful, intelligent” nightlife,” offers a pretty diverse and often wacky lineup. …

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Sunshine Cinema Closes Jan 21

You only have a few more days to visit the Sunshine Cinema before the theater closes. Deadline confirmed with Landmark Theatres yesterday that the final day at 139 East Houston St. will be Sunday, Jan. 21. …

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Three Kings Day Celebrated at Teatro Sea on Saturday

The bitter cold temperatures probably won’t keep many people away from the big Three Kings Day Festival on the Lower East Side tomorrow.

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Downtown Arts Festivals Kick Off in January

Happy New Year LES! It has been a while since I last wrote about our local arts scene. But what a time to start again. Winter festival season starts this week in NYC. Some of the newest work by local, national and international theater, dance, opera, and music artists will be performed right here on the LES over the next month in what has become known as JanArtsNYC. …

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New Yorkers of the Year: LES’ers Mat Fraser and Julie Atlas Muz

Two Lower East Side artists take center stage today in the New York Times’ annual series highlighting reader-nominated “New Yorkers of the Year.” …

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Local Residents Complain About Penis Mural on Broome Street (Updated)

Over the holiday weekend, Swedish artist Carolina Falkholt painted a giant penis on the side of a building on Broome Street, between Forsyth and Eldridge streets. …

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Enjoy Christmas Day at the Museum at Eldridge Street

If you’re partaking in that great Christmas Day tradition of enjoying a meal in Chinatown, you might as well stop by the Museum ar …

Abrons Spring Season 2018

Abrons Arts Center Announces Spring 2018 Performance Season + Special Discount on Classes! (Sponsored)

Let’s be honest; 2017 was a strange year. And as 2018 unfolds before us, we have an opportunity to consider our current realities and commit to action. At Abrons, we make space for artists to contemplate challenging ideas, excavate nuance and envision futures we cannot yet imagine. …