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The Third Annual L.E.S. History Month Kicks Off May First

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Photo by Cherylynn Tsushima 2015
Photo by Cherylynn Tsushima 2015

For the third year in a row, the month of May will be officially dedicated to Lower East Side History. The list of local organizations participating in LES History Month is growing and new community events have been added.

This year’s lineup will include a  LES Volunteer Fair on Saturday, May 14, 11AM-2PM at Manny Cantor Center. A variety of community, arts, and service groups will be on hand offering opportunities for local residents  to connect with organizations in the Lower East Side.

Also in the works is the LOISAIDA video project series.  Co-produced by LOISAIDA Inc, Nuyorican Poets Café, and FABnyc, the series “serves as a mini-pilot towards a potential fuller-length spotlight series showcasing the rich community, culture, and histories within the Lower East Side.”

The popular “LES Stories – Chalking The LES” project kicks off the festivities on May 1st and 2nd. Volunteers, local organizations, and residents of all ages are invited to participate in chalking LES history, memories and trivia on the pavements of the LES. For more info email ryan@downtownart.org.

 

 

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