Happening Today: Arts & Culture Town Hall, Pre-K Info Fair, “Pastrami on Rye”

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Happening on the Lower East Side today:

–At 6:30 tonight, Community Board 3 is holding an Arts & Culture Town Hall, “offering artists, arts organizations, galleries and the general public an opportunity to hear responses to their questions about services available for the arts & artists from leading arts organizations and elected officials.” Theater for the New City 155 1st Avenue. Here’s the Facebook invite.

–Also at 6:30 p.m., CB3’s economic development committee meets. There will be presentations from the Manhattan Borough President’s office on small business survival and the city’s Economic Development Corp. on an RFP for redeveloping 124 East 14th St. Village View Community Room, 155 1st Avenue.

–From 6-8 p.m., Community Education Council (District 1) will hold a Pre-K and Kindergarten Fair, P.S. 134, 293 East Broadway.

–At 11 a.m. in Chinatown, Youngman Lee (CEO of Global Bank) will announce he’s challenging U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez.

–At 1 p.m., State Sen. Daniel Squadron releases a report on the role of Limited Liability Companies, which found “significant incidence of LLC Loophole exploitation in state elections contributions.”

–At 6:30 p.m., author Ted Merwin will be at the Museum at Eldridge Street to discuss his new book,”Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli.”  Free, RSVP requested.

–At 9 p.m., West Coast beat producer TOKiMONSTA will begin a two night run at Bowery Ballroom. $20.

Jack Ladder & the Dreamlanders take the stage at Mercury Lounge at 6:30 p.m. $14.