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10th Annual LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival Begins Sept. 24

The Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens (LUNGS) kicks off its 10th annual Harvest Arts Festival on September 24. The celebration will run through Oct. 3 and programming throughout the various gardens that are participating will run the gamut from art,...

Late Summer and the Old Fireboat House in East River Park

Here's a late summer shot of the old Fireboat House, where the LES Ecology Center is located (with a bit of Seal Park in front - and the "Willie B" behind) in the East River Park. Send your neighborhood...

9/11 Tribute Lights From Allen Street

Orchard Street Runners caught this great shot of the 9/11 "Tribute in Light" from Allen Street in 2020. This year marked the 20th anniversary.

“Steal This City” Film Festival Comes to Community Gardens Sept. 9-12

The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space is teaming up with Loisaida Center and ABC No Rio to present a collection of films documenting activist-driven occupations in New York City over the last five decades. Their ninth annual film festival...

Friends of Corlears Hook Park Hosts Japan Fun Fest

The Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York (JFDINY) will present an all day festival celebrating Japan in Corlears Hook Park on Sunday, Sept. 12, from 12pm - 4pm. The event will feature traditional performing arts and cultural...

Annual Greek Jewish Block Party Returns August 15

Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum (KKJ) will return to hosting its annual Greek Jewish Block Party on Sunday August 15 from 12-4pm. The festival, located at 280 Broome St., between Allen and Eldridge Streets, celebrates the unique Romaniote...

“Chinatown Nights” Returns to Forsyth Plaza July 30

The second event of a new arts series programmed by Think!Chinatown (T!C), "Chinatown Nights," returns to Forsyth Plaza on Friday, July 30th, from 8:00pm - 11pm. Touted as an "open-air cultural festival features an art installation lightbox showcasing...

Peace and Tranquility at Albert’s Garden

Be sure to visit Albert's Garden on Instagram. There are some beautiful photos of this beautiful community garden located at 16-18 E. 2nd Street, between Bowery and 2nd Ave. Send us your neighborhood photos at: tips@thelodownny.com or tag us on IG: @lodownny.

M’Finda Kalunga Garden Hosts Annual Lady Bug Release, Asks For Help Clearing Branches

Community garden and home of the Stanton Street CSA, M'Finda Kalunga, will host its annual Lady Bug Release, a free event for parents and children, on Saturday, July 31st from 12:30pm - 3:00pm. There will also be plenty of...

Tenement Museum to Host Grand Reopening Block Party

The Tenement Museum is partnering with local organizations to celebrate its reopening with an action-packed Orchard Street block party on Saturday, June 12 from 12p - 4p. Live music, art, activities, tours and giveaways are on the agenda. Nuyorican...
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Abrons Arts Center Announces Spring Lineup

Abrons Arts Center has announced its Spring 2022 Season. Offering a variety of multidisciplinary programming, the season leans into...
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