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Get Your Free Bike Helmet at Sara D. Roosevelt Park Sunday, July 21

The city (Council Member Margaret Chin via DOT, Vision Zero, NYC Parks) is offering free bike helmets at a fitting and distribution event at Sara D. Roosevelt Park in the Pit …

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Nuyorican Poets Cafe Hosts 7th Annual Block Party This Saturday

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe hosts their 7th Annual Block Party this Saturday, July 13th, from 11am to 5pm on 3rd Street, between Aves. B …

Image: Nick Lawrence, Soto Family apartment, October 1969. Silver gelatin print.

Cuchifritos Project Examines Essex Crossing (SPURA) History

Now that the Artists Alliance gallery and project space, Cuchifritos, is settled in at the new Essex Market at 88 Essex Street, they are taking a close look into some of the history of this new location (formerly known as SPURA, the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area). …

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The 32nd Annual Loisaida Festival Returns This Sunday, May 26

Everyone’s favorite neighborhood Latinx celebration returns for a 32nd year this Sunday, May 26, 2019, 12p-5p,on Avenue C, rain or shine. …

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Theater For The New City Celebrates 24th Annual LES Festival of the Arts

Theater For The New City hosts their 24th Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts over the long weekend. The festival runs May …

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First Street Green’s Open Mural Call is Now Open

Here is a mural call for First Street Green Art Park’s Spring/Summer 2019 projects: Centre-fuge Public Art Project invites you to submit a mural proposal for First Street Green Art Park. …

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The Greek Jewish Festival Returns to Broome Street This Sunday, May 19

The 5th Annual Greek Jewish Festival comes to Broome Street this Sunday, celebrating the unique Romaniote and Sephardic heritage at the Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum. …

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Taste to your heart’s desire at Taste of the Lower East Side (Sponsored)

Are you a foodie? Do you care about making your community a better place? Put those two things together and you’ve got Taste of …

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Office of Storm Recovery Notice (Sponsored)

Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Announcement of Public Hearing for the East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project located within the Borough of Manhattan, New York County, New York. AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development. ACTION: Notice of Availability and request for comments; Notice of public hearing. …

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Abrons Arts Center Teams Up with Local Chinatown Orgs to Celebrate Lunar New Year

Our friends at Abrons Arts Center are teaming up with local organizations, Wing on Wo & Co. (home to community initiative, W.O.W. Project) and …

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NYC Small Business Services Now Offering Free Courses

This is a promotional post from one of our LES Partners, The Lower East Side Partnership: On behalf of the NYC Department of Small Business Services, the Lower East Side Partnership would like to share free course opportunities for the local merchant community. …

Community Board 3's January 2018 meeting.

Applications Open For Manhattan’s Community Boards

If you’re interested in joining your local community board, now is the time. The Manhattan Borough President just opened applications. …

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Third Street Music School to Host Martin Luther King Day Celebration

Our friends at Third Street Music School are hosting a free Martin Luther King day celebration on Monday, January 21, from 12 – 2pm. …

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East River Resiliency Plan, Chinatown Jail Back on Community Board 3 January Agenda

It’s a new year, but some very familiar issues dominate Community Board 3’s January 2019 meeting agendas. Here’s a look at some of the highlights. …

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What Was Old Is New Again at the Recycle & Reuse Community Arts Studio

Shabnaj Chowdhury checked out Manny Cantor’s Recycle and Reuse Community Arts Studio for part of our ongoing “Lower East Side Voices” series in collaboration …