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Seward Park Library Re-Opens, Announces Community Conversation Programming

Seward Park Library is back open for “grab and go” service to return or pick up your reserved books (holds). Masks are required for entry. Meanwhile their programming is amping up online …

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Hester Street Fair Announces Opening Day

The Hester Street Fair will be up and running “IRL” this Saturday, August 15th, 2020. As with most businesses and venues, it has been …

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Bluestockings Bookstore Finds a New Home on the LES, Continues Fundraising

Bluestockings Bookstore reports, via their Instagram account, that they have found a new home in another Lower East Side location, at 116 Suffolk St., after announcing they would have to move from their longtime home at 172 Allen St. …

NPR Music announced singer-songwriter Linda Diaz as the 2020 Tiny Desk Contest winner.
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Lower East Sider Linda Diaz Wins NPR Tiny Desk Concert 2020 Contest

Earlier this week, NPR Music announced the winner of their 2020 Tiny Desk Contest is Linda Diaz, a singer-songwriter with local roots. Diaz was born and raised on the Lower East Side and now lives in Brooklyn. …

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Artist Sara Erenthal Has Been Leaving Her Mark Around the Lower East Side

Artist Sara Erenthal @saraerenthalart has been doing some fun projects on the L.E.S. lately. …

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Local Galleries Join Together to Host “L.E.S. Summer Night” This Thursday

23 Lower East Side galleries will be open late this Thursday, July 30, from 6p – 8p, to feature the current exhibitions throughout the …

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Official Bronze Plaque Installed For Togo the Sled Dog in Seward Park

The historic statue of “Togo” the sled dog in the recently renovated Seward Park now has an official plaque. The bronze plaque was installed in a collaboration with the parks department and the Seward Park Conservancy. …

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Bluestockings Bookstore Announces Search For New Home

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Longtime activist bookstore, cafe and collective, Bluestockings Bookstore, has announced they are being forced to move from their location at …

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Reimagining Creative Community in the Time of COVID-19

I recently checked in, over the phone, with Craig T. Peterson, Artistic Director of the Abrons Arts Center, to see how someone used to overseeing a vibrant cultural space that offers performance presentations, exhibitions, education programs, and residencies, is managing …

Work by graffiti artist KATSU, featured in a new show at The Hole. Photo via  @theholenyc on Instagram.

Lower East Side Art Galleries Tackle Online Openings, Social Distancing and Outdoor Viewing

As the COVID-19 Pandemic continues, here in New York City, a few gallerists are slowly attempting to re-open, while creatively tackling safety and social distance guidelines. …

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Sign Up Now For Free and Low Cost Virtual Animation Workshops (Sponsored)

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) presents two exciting multi-day Virtual Animation Workshops, taught by acclaimed instructors from the New York Film …

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Lower East Side Film Fest Announces 2020 Jury Award Winners

The 2020 Lower East Side Film Festival is coming to a close online and the jury has selected this year’s winners. Top honors went to Rachel Beth Anderson and Timothy Grucza’s “Unschooled,” a feature documentary that follows three inner-city high school students as they embark on …

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Lower East Side Film Festival Goes Virtual

As per the necessity these days, The Lower East Side Film Festival is presenting their lineup online this year, kicking off their 2020 Virtual Schedule tomorrow night. The fest is highlighting premieres of feature films, beloved themed short film showcases, virtual events (Trivia Night!), Industry Livestreams …

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Clayton Patterson Featured in Graphic Novel, Online Discussion at Tompkins Square Library

Here’s a fun online event, happening courtesy of Tompkins Square Library, on Thursday, June 11, 2020, from 2pm – 3pm: Local legend, Clayton Patterson …

"Justice 4 George Floyd" by artist B. Peppers, featured at The Public Theater

Arts Organizations and Venues Offer Support for Black Lives Matter Protest Movement

Local arts organizations and venues are offering support for the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests happening throughout the city. Here’s a roundup of some of the organizations taking action, offering resources, and even opening up their lobbies (@openyourlobby) for use as rest stops for people participating in the marches: …