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“Ecological City” Procession Plays Out on the Lower East Side Saturday

Tomorrow there will be a six-hour procession “of visual art, giant puppets and costumes” through the Lower East Side. “Ecological City” is described as “a climate action, ecological urban pilgrimage and performance art event.” …

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“Neighbors Project” Debuts at First Street Green Park on Saturday

If you have walked past First Street Green Art Park in the past week, you probably noticed this new installation. It’s John Raymond Mireles’s Neighbors Project, which features 86 portraits of Americans from all 50 states. There will be an official opening Saturday, May 12 from 5-7 p.m. …

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Open Studios 2018, Happening at The Clemente May 17 – 18 (Sponsored)

The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center hosts its annual Building-Wide Visual & Performing Arts Open Studios Event on Thursday, May 17th, from 6-9pm and Friday, May 18th, from 6-9pm and will feature performance, dance and musical events. All events are FREE and open to the public. …

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Greek Jewish Festival Returns to Broome Street on Sunday

Coming up on Sunday, Kehila Kedosha Janina, the Lower East Side’s Greek synagogue, will be hosting its 4th annual Greek Jewish Festival. …

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New Exhibition Showcases Meryl Meisler’s Remarkable Lower East Side Photos From the 1970s & 1980s

The prolific New York City photographer, Meryl Meisler, has teamed up with The Storefront Project to present, “LES YES,” photographs of the Lower East Side during the 1970s and 1980s. …

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Exhibition Opening Friday Explores Essex Street Market’s Histories Before the Big Move

It’s almost time to say goodbye to the old Essex Street Market, which has operated out of the same facility on the Lower East Side since 1940 …

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Lower East Side History Month is Happening in May

Lower East Side History Month, an annual celebration of the neighborhood’s rich and diverse history, is right around the corner. …

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Photos by Christopher Maher

This story was written by Christopher Maher.

Early April has proved drearier than one might hope, but things are looking …

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In Eliza Bent’s “Aloha, Aloha,” Exploring Cultural Appropriation with Verve

Writer and performer Eliza Bent’s latest play, “Aloha, Aloha or When I Was Queen,” premiered this past weekend at Abrons Arts Center. …

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Artists Wanted: Open Call For Art Installations at The Clemente Open Studio Event

Our friends at The Clemente have asked us to pass along info about their open call for installations at the upcoming Open Studio event happening this May. There is still time to apply and artists from all disciplines are encouraged to propose creative use of this local arts space. …

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Lower East Side Voices: Modern Love Club

Our Lower East Side Voices series continues today with a look at the Modern Love Club, a unique business on First Avenue that combines …

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Artists Invited to Apply For Community-Focused Residency in Seward Park

If you’re an artist with a passion for community engagement, here’s an opportunity you’ll want to consider. …

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Learn to Document New York’s Mom-and Pop Stores With James & Karla Murray

The local photographers, James & Karla Murray, have used their creative talents to help raise awareness of New York City’s endangered mom-and-pop stores. In …

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Banksy Returns to NYC, Takes Spotlight on the Bowery Wall

Anonymous street artist royalty, Banksy, has returned to NYC after a 5 year hiatus with a Bowery Wall takeover that he’s utilizing to draw attention to the controversial incarceration of Zehra Doğan, the Turkish journalist and artist who was jailed for painting a watercolor of a photo of a war-torn city. …

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Glossblack Mural Gives Ludlow/Canal Corner a New Look

Here’s something new on the northwest corner of Ludlow Street and Canal Street. …