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Lower East Side Weekly Arts & Events Roundup

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Here are a few suggestions for local happenings that are on our radar:

  • Check out the full array of ongoing events happening in the neighborhood for Lower East Side History Month at The People’s LES website. Over 70 Lower East Side cultural and community groups, small businesses, and residents are hosting a variety of public events, exhibits, tours, and festivals.
  • The Native New York Children’s Festival returns to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian highlighting the exhibition Native New York on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14, 11a – 5p. Hands-on activities include corn husk dollmaking with cornstalk fibers. Participants can learn how to do traditional Tuscarora beadwork, listen to Haudenosaunee stories, and learn about lacrosse.
  • John Wray will read from his newest book, Gone to the Wolves, with an audience Q&A, and book signing, on Sunday, May 14, from 5-6 pm at P&T Knitwear. “A wild somersault of a book with pitch perfect humor and pitch black darkness.” John Wray dives deep into the wild, risky world of heavy metal in the 1980s and ’90s in “a love letter to metal that captures both its brutal kinetics and its nearness to the sublime.”
  • Soul Project’s Truth and Beauty, directed & choreographed by Candace Brown, premiers at Dixon Place on May 11 – 19. The company is a “collective of unique, captivating, and exceptional artists who use movement to tell stories, inspire audiences, and uplift souls.” 
  • Open Studios returns to The Clemente on Saturday, May 20 from 4-8 pm and Sunday, May 21, 2023 from 2-6pm. The weekend feature five floors of visual and performing arts, with over 46 artist studios and 11 organizations participating.

Find more local events on our calendar and submit your own HERE.

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