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Workers Circle Secular Jewish Sunday School on the Lower East Side to Host Open House on September 18, 2022 (Sponsored)

Join Workers Circle’s Secular Jewish Sunday School for a joyful in-person open house! Is your family interested in exploring Jewish cultural identity, social justice, and Yiddish? Registration is now open for the Manhattan Workers Circle School, a secular Jewish education...

InGardens Free Garden Concert Series Kicks Off on Labor Day

InGardens, the free outdoor concert series in the public gardens of the Lower East Side, kicks off on Labor Day and runs through October 10th this year. InGardens is in its 14th year of bringing live jazz to our...

Paul Taylor Dance Company Community Day Returns August 28

The internationally renowned dance company, Paul Taylor Dance Company, brings two pieces to the neighborhood on Sunday, August 28 at 1pm and 3pm. The performances are free at The Taylor Studios, at 551 Grand Street, Top Floor. The company...
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Fall Registration Open at Workers Circle Secular Jewish Sunday School, Lower East Side (Sponsored)

Join the Manhattan Workers Circle School this fall for Jewish culture, Yiddish, and social justice learning! Is your family interested in exploring Jewish cultural identity, social justice, and Yiddish? Join us this school year at the Manhattan Workers Circle School, a...

Track the History of the Lower East Side With the Eldridge Street Museum and the Seward Park Library

The Eldridge Street Museum is collaborating with the Seward Park Library for what looks to be an interesting "tour" of the history of the Lower East Side, from each of their perspectives. You can tune in online for "As...

Sophia Chang Hosts Fundraiser For Women of Color Mentorship at Sour Mouse July 28

Lower East Side resident Sophia Chang is a true example of what is known today as a "multi-hyphenate." She is known for managing some of the biggest names in R&B and hip hop like Q-Tip, the rap group A...
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Seward Park’s Schiff Fountain is Now Blooming

The historic Schiff Fountain in Seward Park has a new summer look. The plants have definitely given it a bit of a facelift, but the question remains: will there be a successful drive to restore it? You can read our...

21st Annual Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, & Empanadas Street Festival Returns This Sunday

The Museum at Eldridge has announced the return of their beloved block party, "Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas" next Sunday, June 26, from 12p - 4p, on Eldridge Street between Division and Canal Streets. The free street...

BOURN KIND, The Tiny Kindness Project Premiers at Tribeca With LES Street Art Event

There is an inspiring short documentary that premiered at Tribeca this week and it included a communal street art mural event at 41 Ave. A. "BOURN KIND, The Tiny Kindness Project," created by director Rachel Myers, features the work...
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Chinatown Activist and Photographer Corky Lee Remembered in New Photo Exhibition and Short Film

This story was written and reported by Lo-Down contributor Kari Jensen Tributes to New York City photographer Corky Lee continue to flow in, more than a year after his death in January 2021. "Dear Corky," a documentary short by Curtis Chin,...
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Lower East Side Arts and Events

A few upcoming events that caught our eye this week: "The Village! A Disco Daydream" returns to Dixon Place for...

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