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The Public Theater Brings Back Monthly Civic Salons, Online

The Public Theater is bringing back their monthly “Civic Salons,” starting tomorrow night, Sept. 14th at 7pm, with an online “Civic Keynote” by actress, …

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Artists Alliance Offers 2-for-1 Voter Registration and Census Drive at Essex Market

The Artists Alliance team is offering a 2-in-1 voter registration and census completion drive two days this month. On Saturday, Sept. 12th and Sunday, …

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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. …

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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 …

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"Running to Protest" participants head north along the East River. All photos by Kari Jensen.

Speaking Out for Racial Justice on the Lower East Side

As racial justice protests continue here in New York City, here is a look at one of the recent events that took place at the East River Park Amphitheater. …

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Vision Urbana Steps Up Lower East Side Food Pantry Operations During Time of Great Need

A new report from the Food Bank for New York City indicates that more than a third of the city’s food pantries shut down during the height of the pandemic. …

"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: …