Here are some Lower East Side-related events happening today:
–At 9 a.m., the Landmarks Preservation Commission opened a hearing regarding many of its so-called “backlog sites,” properties that have been under review for designation for many years. There are a few applications in this neighborhood, including 2 Oliver St. in Chinatown. The commission had originally planned to remove the sites without public comment but there was an outcry. 1 Centre St., 9th Floor.
–Today in the Sheldon Silver federal corruption trial, defense attorneys will continue to cross-examine Dr. Robert Taub. Prosecutors allege that Silver funneled state grants to Taub’s research center at Columbia University in exchange for lucrative legal referrals. Taub is the government’s star witness.
–At 6:30 p.m.., there are two Community Board 3 meetings. The Human Services/Education Committee gathers at The Lee residential building, 133 Pitt St., to discuss, among other items, the renewal status of PS 15, the Henry Street School for International Studies, and the Marte Valle High School. The Public Housing Committee meets at the Seward Park Extension, 56 Essex St. Click here for more info.
–Tonight from 7-9 p.m., City Lore is hosting the opening of a new exhibition, “Boardwalk Renaissance: How the Arts Saved Coney island.” The show “takes visitors on a trip to the Coney boardwalk of the 80s and 90s with installations and artifacts from the era.” 56 East 1st St. More info here.
–An opening will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Miguel Abreu Gallery, 88 Eldridge St., for Raha Raissnia’s latest exhibition. The show, called “Aberration,” includes drawings, new paintings and a 16 mm film the artist shot in Harlem.
–At 6 p.m., Brazilian artist Liene Bosquê will be giving a talk at the William Holman Gallery, 65 Ludlow St., around her current solo exhibition.
–Elephant Revival, the folk music group from Nederland, Colorado, plays Bowery Ballroom at 8:30 p.m. $15. More info.