Manny Cantor Center Kicks Off Monthly LES Kids Rock Concert Series

The Deedle Deedle Dees.

Need a place to jump and shout with your rock n roll kids?  This Sunday, April 27th,  The Manny Cantor …

spura school parcel

A New School at Essex Crossing: Will It Be Built, Whose Kids Will It Educate?

In our March 2014 cover story, we look at the community-based campaign to bring a new public school to the large mixed-use development planned on the Lower East Side. …

Downtown Art

Downtown Art Seeks Young Actors for Upcoming Show

Our friends at Downtown Art, a company that works with teens in the community to create vibrant, interactive performances, is holding auditions for their upcoming …

2014 ALG Softball Flyer

ALG Community Center Now Registering Girls’ Softball Teams


Our friends at the ALG Community Center are reaching out to invite girls between the ages of 4 – 23 years old to …

Adopt Chihuahua Nilla

Adopt Nilla

Our Associate Editor, Jennifer Strom, is currently fostering a friendly and adorable Chihuahua.

Register For All-Girls Softball League Beginning This Weekend

It’s the only all-girls softball league on the Lower East Side.  Registration opens tomorrow. See the flyer above for details.


coldest day in NYC photo by Robin Schatell

How Cold Is It?

Our contributor Robin Schatell sent along this photo from yesterday and noted, “Coldest day since 1896 and we’ve got the iPhone to prove it!”

Three Kinfs Day on Suffolk Street, 2013.

Teatro SEA Celebrates Three Kings Day This Afternoon

It might be a little soggy, but Suffolk Street will still feel festive this afternoon as Teatro SEA returns with its Three Kings Day celebration. …

PS 42 Holiday Fundraiser

PS 42 to Host Holiday Fundraiser on Friday

Our friends at PS 42 would like to invite you to their holiday party and annual fundraiser. 

Johathan Richman

Arts Watch: What to Do in November

Lots of events happening in the neighborhood this month.  Here are some highlights:

Abrons Dance Classes

Sponsored Post: Unleash Your Inner Artist, Abrons Classes Open This Week

Abrons Arts Center’s classes and workshops offer progressive, experiential learning opportunities for students at all levels of artistic development.


Happening Now: More Fencing Wilts Celebration for Children’s Magical Garden

Just as supporters of the community greenspace at the corner of Norfolk and Stanton streets prepared to celebrate a victory this afternoon, the developer who …

save the garden sign

[UPDATED] Celebration at Children’s Magical Garden Tonight

Supporters of Children’s Magical Garden will gather this afternoon to celebrate the city’s decision to preserve the green space as a community garden. Everyone is …

Guitarist Dave Fields brings his music and his friends to Seward Park on Wednesday. Photo by Bob Gruen

Arts Watch: Summer in Seward Park Pop-Up Events Kick Off

There’s a new free outdoor Pop Up Festival opening this week in the LES thanks to the Educational Alliance.


Wolfbat Wave & Summer Jam Coming to the LES Saturday

This Saturday, a free art workshop will be held at Sara D. Roosevelt Park, featuring famed graphic artist and sculptor Dennis McNett, a Brooklyn artist …