This weekend is jam-packed with fabulous events all over the Lower East Side. Our Lo-Down Picks:
The Fourth Arts Block Festival & Block Party is this Saturday on E. 4th St. between Bowery and 2nd Ave. The festival is FREE and will include multiple indoor and outdoor stages, classes and activities for all ages, gourmet food vendors, a flea market and performances by numerous local dance and theater companies.
The New Museum is just one of hundreds of venues included in the Smithsonian's national "Museum Day" Saturday, Sept. 26th. Visit their website to view a list of participating museums and download the card for FREE general admission for you and a guest.
You might be able to use that free admission for part of the New Museum's "Propositions" series. This month's guest is Kara Walker, an artist who employs techniques and media ranging from painting and drawing, light
projection and written text, to her signature cut-paper silhouette
installations, video and performances.
Along with The Tenement Museum's regular Tour Schedule, the Museum has written to us with word of a special American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted tour – Getting By: Immigrants Weathering Hard Times. "Discover how immigrants survived economic depressions at 97 Orchard St. between 1863 and 1935." The tour will be on Sunday, Sept. 27th at 1:00pm. This special tour is not posted on the website but you can contact Sarah at: email@example.com if you need any additional information.
Lizzy Bordon continues it's run at The Living Theatre (21 Clinton St. between Stanton/Houston) "A rock roadshow retelling of the bloody legend of America's first and favorite axe-wielding double-murderess and Victorian hometown girl, Lizzie Borden. The show is getting rave reviews, including this one from the NY Times.
And finally, if you happen to need a drink after all of these fabulous activities, be sure to partake in Thrillist's East Village Wine Tour on Saturday. There will be tastings around the E. Village (and the LES) throughout the day at various wine shops, including September Wines & Spirts (100 Stanton st, at Ludlow) and Alphabet City Wines (100 Ave C, at 7th St).