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LES History Month Being Planned For 2014

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Pike & Henry streets, 1936. Credit: New York Public Library.
Pike & Henry streets, 1936. Credit: New York Public Library.

Few neighborhoods, at least in this country, can match the Lower East Side’s rich history.  Now there’s an effort to celebrate that legacy with an annual Lower East Side History Month.  Earlier this week, Tamara Greenfield of Fourth Arts Block and Ryan Gilliam of Downtown Art led a conversation with quite a few neighborhood non-profits about the idea.

In an email announcing the plan they stated:

We propose that “Lower East Side History Month” take place annually in May beginning in 2014. Participants could include a diverse group of community-based groups and individual artists participating through a variety of public events, exhibits, tours, and learning opportunities. Groups could include museums, theaters, community gardens, parks, galleries, settlement houses, schools, historic preservation organizations, small businesses, and others based on the LES.  Individual artists could participate in partnership with an organization. Already existing programming (such as ongoing exhibits, neighborhood tours) are welcome, but we encourage organizations to consider offering special programming during the month.

There’s going to be a steering committee to shape the proposal. If you’re interested in leaening more of joining the project, send an email to info@fabnyc.org.

 

 

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