A still from Autumn. 2017. Directed by Ernie Gehr, via MoMA's website.

“Lower East Side Trilogy” Comes to MoMA

Three recent pieces by avant-garde filmmaker Ernie Gehr’s “Lower East Side Trilogy” is screening online at MoMA. Autumn (completed 2017), Aproposessexstreetmarket (2018), and Circling Essex Crossing (2018). MoMA describes the trilogy as a sequel to Gehr’s Essex Street Quartet, currently screening in an installation on the Museum’s fourth floor. …

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End of Year Memoriam Mural On Orchard Street Pays Tribute to Lives Lost in 2020

Artist Timothy Goodman created this mural, “2020 In Memoriam” on Orchard Street (at Broome St.) to honor some of the big names we lost in 2020. On his Instagram page, he notes: “Some were tragically murdered because of racism, some are gone because of cancer, and some died of natural causes. Their deaths impacted us in profound ways…” …

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The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival is Free and Online This Year

The Public Theater’s experimental festival, Under the Radar is moving online this year, and is being offered for free. As with most theatrical and …

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“Downtown 2021″ Opens at LaMaMa Galleria

“Downtown 2021,” a new show curated by Sam Gordon at La MaMa Galleria opens tomorrow. A collection of work by local artists who have …

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Hester Street Fair Moves Gift Shop to 22 Ludlow Gallery Through January 10th

Hester Street Fair is moving their online Gift Guide to the brick and mortar gallery at 22 Ludlow for an extra week of New …

Monthly ceremonial fires, organized by Emily Johnson and Karyn Recollet at Abrons Arts Center will continue this spring,  centering Indigenous protocol and knowledge with guest artists and activists.

Abrons Arts Center Announces Spring 2021 Season

Monthly ceremonial fires, organized by Emily Johnson and Karyn Recollet at Abrons Arts Center will continue this spring, centering Indigenous protocol and knowledge with …

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Chinatown’s Giant Snowman Returns!

This week’s snowstorm meant a return of everyone’s favorite, Chinatown’s Giant Snowman. We missed him last year, because it was such a mild winter. …

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Charles Yu, Author of “Interior Chinatown,” Featured in Conversation at Chatham Square Library

A free conversation and book talk with rising star and recent National Book Award winner, Charles Yu, will be online at Chatham Square Library …

RBG mural on 1st Ave. and 11th St., by street artist @ellestreetart. Photo by @jlovallo.

RBG Mural Soars Above First Avenue and 11th Street

A new mural honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, by street artist ELLE, is gaining fans far beyond the Lower East Side. The mural, on the former Obey Giant wall at the corner of 1st Ave. and 11th Street, has become so popular, the street artist is now selling prints …

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RIP Miguel Algarin Jr., Founder of Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Longtime Lower East Sider and founder of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Miguel Algarin Jr. has died. He was 79. A poet, playwright, activist and professor who created the famous spoken word salon in his living room on the Lower East Side, Nuyorican Poets Cafe continues to thrive on East 3rd Street …

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Fourth Annual East Village Arts Festival Offers Local Events Online

Tompkins Square Library is hosts the Fourth Annual East Village Arts Festival Friday, December 4 — Saturday, December 12, 2020. As with almost all …

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Friends of Corlears Hook Hosts Tree Lighting on Sunday

Friends of Corlears Hook Park announced a holiday tree decorating event for the whole family. They write:

Our holiday tree has arrived. Join us …

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Local Musician Jill Fiore Entertains and Inspires From Her Fire Escape

A crowd gathered on Essex Street between Grand and Hester streets (above Delancy Car Service) last weekend for an inspired performance by local musician Jill Fiore. She’s been getting some attention by keeping people dancing with her warm-hearted and creative pandemic work-around, by performing live on her fire escape. …

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Thanksgiving Sunset at East River Park

Thanks to Amy Robinson for sending along this sunset photo from East River Park, Thanksgiving, 2020.



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Sweet Pickle Books, a Used Books and Pickle Store, Comes to Orchard Street

Sweet Pickle Books, a used bookstore and pickle shop, opened at 47 Orchard Street this week. Offering used books and homemade pickles, the shop also “buys books, libraries, records and weird things …