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Hester Street Fair Celebrates LES History Month with “LES Profiles”

In celebration of Lower East Side History Month Hester Street Fair (HSF) is teaming up with The People’s LES, initiated by Downtown Art and …

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Remembering Jimmy Webb

Tributes are pouring in from punk rock luminaries and Lower East Side neighbors for Jimmy Webb. The owner of I Need More at 75 Orchard St. and the longtime buyer for Trash & Vaudeville died of cancer earlier this week at the age of 62. …

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Drummer Amos Gabia Pays Tribute to Essential Workers, Entertains Neighbors

 

A local resident sent along these uplifting video clips. The Lo-Down reader noticed Ghanian drummer, Amos Gabia, coming out every evening at 7pm …

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Tompkins Square Library Offering Online Programming

Tompkins Square Library is joining the Zoom revolution with some great options for the whole family, online. They write: ‘Here are a few programs …

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Arts Organizations Turn to Online Streaming for Some Events During Coronavirus Outbreak

Live music and performance venues have been hit hard during the corona virus outbreak. Having to shut their doors has no doubt done painful economic damage. Here’s a roundup of local venues that are offering online events: …

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Poster House Continues Chinatown Video Series With Grace Young

Here’s Part 2 of the Chinatown video series done in collaboration with Poster House and chef Grace Lee. This episode features Peter Lee, the owner of the beloved restaurant, Hop Kee. Grace Lee writes: On Sunday March 15, I went into Manhattan’s Chinatown to speak to the owners of mom-and-pop businesses and find out how they were dealing with the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. …

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Poster House Sponsors Chinatown Video Series

Poster House, a museum dedicated exclusively to posters, has closed its doors and rededicated itself to some virtual projects in response to the Coronavirus …

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Women Picturing Revolution Featured in Panel Discussion at ICP

In anticipation of International Women’s Day on March 8, ICP hosts an evening conversation with Women Picturing Revolution creators Zoraida Lopez-Diago and Lesly …

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Sara Juli’s “Burnt-Out Wife” Comes to Dixon Place

Fans of the comedic dance performer Sara Juli are looking forward to her latest piece, “Burnt-Out Wife,” which opens this weekend at Dixon Place. …

Lower East Side Links

- The Lower East Side Ecology Center’s popular compost yard is under threat as the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project looms. [Curbed]

– Neighborhood real …

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Evening Sky on the LES

Here is a lovely evening sky, caught in the neighborhood by @hspenceryoung

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International Center of Photography Opens Jan. 25

Another piece of the Essex Crossing mega-project is ready for its closeup. The International Center of Photography (ICP) will officially open its new 40,000 …

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Under the Radar Festival 2020 Kicks Off on January 8th

Under The Radar theater festival at The Public opens its 16th season on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. The international line-up confirms the downtown festival’s …

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Kim Katzberg’s “Dad in a Box” Returns for One Night Only at Wild Project

Downtown performer Kim Katzberg brings her multimedia solo play, “Dad in a Box,” to the Wild Project for a one-night-only encore of the award-winning …

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“Pachinko” and “Crazy Rich Asians” Were Top Library Checkouts on the LES in 2019

At this time each year, the New York Public Library shares the top checkouts systemwide and in branch locations across the city. Let’s take …