This Sunday, Oct. 2, the BMW Guggenheim Lab at Houston Street and Second Avenue will host a collection of first-person stories about life on the LES. “Growing Up and Old on the Lower East Side: 5-minute stories from locals on making a home in a place of flux” runs from noon to 1:30 p.m.
The French street artist JR has (literally) been making a big impression on the Lower East recently. It’s hard to miss his mural on the East Houston wall and lots of other wheat-paste creations throughout the neighborhood — all part of “Inside Out,” his global participatory art program. Sunday night, there’s an opportunity to see another JR project and to take part in a “Q & A” with the mysterious artist.