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Two Films of Interest to the LES

It's worth highlighting a couple of interesting  films that will be debuting soon. The first is called, "Excuse Me, Mr. Speaker." Filmmaker Justin Sullivan follows the unlikely journey of Paul Newell, who had the audacity to challenge Sheldon Silver...

Vision Fest Wraps up at Angel Orensanz Foundation

Be sure to head down to the Angel Orensanz Foundation at 172 Norfolk Street to catch the last night of the 7-day Vision Festival put on by Art for Arts. "It all started with improvisation" says founder, dancer and...

Weekend Arts & Activities

Highlights of this weekend's avant-garde Vision Festival: Tonight's tribute to Albert Ayler starring trumpeter Roy Campbell; a quartet led by the drummer Milford Graves tomorrow night; Spontaneous River with violinist Jason Kao Hwang on Monday. See the complete schedule here....
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Vision Fest Kicks Off Tonight at Abrons Main Stage

Amiri Baraka prepares his words at a Vision Fest sound check this afternoon.The 14th year of Arts for Art's Vision Festival begins tonight at 7:30p and will run for seven action packed evenings, including full days of art, music...

LES Wedding Chapel

The LES installation/event space "Grand Opening" on Norfolk Street has a proposal to make. Next month, they'll become a quickie wedding chapel, Vegas style. You'll be able to get married by a Universal Life Church minister, with 20 or...

FEATURED ARTIST: LostLES Creator Michael Brown

We stopped by the opening of LostLES, Michael Brown's debut art installation, at Tiny's Giant Sandwich Shop on Rivington Street Friday night. He teamed up with longtime friend, Tiny's owner Kevin Gregor, to create a panoramic mural inspired by...
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Weekend Arts

Check out the FREE New Museum First Saturdays for Families this weekend.  This Saturday features the dance/movement piece Loneliness by Faye Driscoll and families will be invited to participate in movement workshops.  Also, kids and parents can check...

Videos from the Hood

Here are two recent videos in which the LES neighborhood is the star (or at least has a cameo).  They both, of course, tout clothing labels but they reflect the roots of the neighborhood skate and graffiti scene that...

Arts & Culture Notes

                                             Tonight's Tenement Talks at The Tenement Museum features two journalists with books out about uncovering family secrets. In The Pages in Between, Erin Einhorn tracks down the Polish family that hid her mother from the Nazis; in...
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Rooftop Films “Dark ‘Toons: Optical Illusions” at Open Road Rooftop Tonight

Part of the ongoing Rooftop Films series will feature animated shorts tonight at the Open Road Rooftop at 350 Grand Street. Program notes say these films "defy expectations and bring us images that have never been seen before--kinetic visions...
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Photo: Early morning ping pong at Luther Gulick Park. In the news: --The Times endorses Dan Goldman in the...
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