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“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...
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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...

Local Settlement Houses Hosting District 1 City Council Candidate Forum

Six Lower East Side settlement houses are cosponsoring a virtual District 1 City Council candidate forum this coming Thursday, June 3, 6:15-8pm. Beginning at 6:15pm there will be a presentation on Ranked Choice Voting and the forum will start...

May is Lower East Side History Month

Lower East Side History Month kicks off its 8th year of celebrating the diverse history of the LES with events and activities around the neighborhood throughout the month of May. This week's highlights include a "Mamas with Chutzpah Virtual...
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Stanton Street CSA Enrollment is Open For the Upcoming Season

The Stanton Street CSA, with distribution at M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden on Rivington Street, between Forsyth and Christie, is currently taking members for the upcoming 2021 season (their 17th summer!). Stanton Street CSA is a partnership between residents of the Lower East Side...

Nonprofit Group, Not on My Watch, Explains Plan For Homeless Facility at 100 Orchard St.

A Bronx-based nonprofit, Not on My Watch, is expected to open a homeless facility in the Blue Moon Hotel, 100 Orchard St., in the next several days. This after the group made its first appearance before Community Board 3...

January Meetings at Community Board 3

New year, a new slate of virtual meetings hosted by Community Board 3. Here are some January highlights: --On Thursday, January 7, the human services committee will hear from officials at the city's Department of Homeless Services regarding the potential...
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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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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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