May is Lower East Side History Month

Lower East Side History Month kicks off its 8th year of celebrating the diverse history of the LES with events and activities around the neighborhood throughout the month of May. This week’s highlights include a “Mamas with Chutzpah Virtual Walking Tour” from the Museum at Eldridge Street, a virtual discussion with author Paul Kaplan about his book, “Jewish New York: A History and Guide to Neighborhoods, Synagogues and Eateries” from the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy and a MOCAKIDS Meet & Greet, from the Museum of Chinese in America, with award-winning author Julie Leung, who will read here new book, The Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee, about the first Chinese American woman to fly for the U.S. military.

Also next Saturday is the popular sidewalk chalking event, “LES Stories: Chalk the LES!” on May 8, from 1pm – 5pm, on Avenue B btwn 8th & 9th Sts. LES History month was initiated by Downtown Art and FABnyc as a means for local cultural and community groups, small businesses, and residents to host intersecting public events, exhibits, tours, and learning opportunities.

Find a full schedule and more details here.