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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Immigration “Know Your Rights” Workshop at P.S. 20 April 25

At the request of District 1’s Community Education Council, a “Know Your Rights” immigration session at P.S. 20 Wednesday evening. April 25. …


Happening Sunday: Spring Awakening Community Garden Parade

Sunday is Earth Day, which means it’s the return of another great Lower East Side tradition: The Spring Awakening Parade through the neighborhood’s community gardens, sponsored by Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens. …


P.S. 20 Health Fair April 21

P.S. 20 is hosting its second annual health fair on Saturday, April 21. See details in the flyer and on the Facebook invite.

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Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire – Commemorations This Weekend

Sunday marks the 107th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, one of the most devastating workplace tragedies in American history. …


Lego Live NYC Takes Over Pier 36 This Weekend

Are your kids crazy about Legos? If so, you might want to head to Pier 36 this weekend for Lego Live NYC, an extravaganza …

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Year of the Dog: Time to Celebrate Lunar New Year in Chinatown

Chinatown is about to come alive with the sights and sounds of Lunar New Year 2018. The Year of the Dog begins on Friday, Feb. 16. Here are a few events to look for in the coming days. …

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Political Memorabilia Show Coming Up Feb. 4, Complete With Al Smith Tribute

Coming up on Feb. 4 (yes, that’s Super Bowl Sunday) the Seward Park High School Alumni Association is partnering with the Big Apple Chapter of the American Political Items Collectors for a political memorabilia show and sale on the Lower East Side. …

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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. …


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 …


Presentation on Community Health Centers Coming Up Dec. 7

Here’s a notice from Community Board 3:



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Henry Street Settlement Holds Town Hall Meeting on Sunday

Coming up on Sunday, Henry Street Settlement is hosting a town hall meeting to find out what issues matter most to people on the …


(Photos) Lower East Side Pickle Day 2017

As usual, it was packed at the annual Lower East Side Pickle Day festival yesterday. Unusually warm October weather brought out the masses for …

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Planning Session For Stanton Building Revival Takes Place Oct. 25

Coming up on Oct. 25, there will be a public visioning session to develop ideas for the Stanton Building, a Parks Department facility in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. …

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Benefit Concert For Puerto Rico in East River Park Oct. 22

There have been a lot of local efforts to help the people of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Here’s a big fundraiser coming up Sunday, Oct. 22 in the East River Park Bandshell. …