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LES Sports Academy Joins Major League Baseball’s Jr. RBI Program

This past weekend, we headed over to East River Park, where the Lower East Side Sports Academy's spring baseball league was in full swing.  The three-year old organization offers affordable sports programs for kids in under-served communities.  Frank Alameda,...

Tomorrow: “Healthy Kids Day” at Chinatown YMCA

The Chinatown YMCA is sponsoring a free "healthy kids day" tomorrow.   The national initiative features activities like "Family Zumba," a demonstration class featuring Imagination Playground blocks, a Veggiecation cooking class, "Teen Boot Camp," and a concert by the Bilingual...

Talking to Strangers (on the L.E.S.)

Thanks to local resident, writer and Lo-Down reader Barbara Becker for sharing this recent post (and video) from her excellent blog, Beyond Siri.  It's called, "Talking to Strangers," and just goes to show you never know who you might...
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Coming up Friday: Teen Night at the New Museum

Friday night the New Museum is throwing a teen party.   if your kids are between the ages of 14 and 19, they'll get to see the current exhibition - “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star" -...

Trusty Sidekick Returns For an Encore at University Settlement

A favorite with the kids, and the young at heart, Trusty Sidekick is back (every weekend in March) with their popular show, Shadow Play. The multi-media performance explores what happens when local hero, Flash, loses track of his shadow...

TLD Interveiw: Abrons New Director of Education, Robert La Fosse

Henry Street Settlement opened its doors this past weekend for a festive open house and introduction to their new Director of Education, esteemed dancer and choreographer Robert La Fosse. La Fosse was a long time Principal Dancer with the...
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YMCA Teen Center Hosts Open House Tonight

This one's last minute but better late than never!  The Chinatown YMCA's Teen Center at Two Bridges is hosting an open house tonight from 6-9:30 p.m.  The center is located at 285 South Street.  

Tips For Parents: Using the Neighborhood to Learn ABCs

Editor's note: To start the new year we have a new  feature --   tips for parents from Otis Kriegel, M.S.Ed., a veteran elementary school teacher, author, and artist. He offers advice for parents of elementary school kids on TheK5.com....

A Few Ways to Support the L.E.S. This Weekend

Here are a few special events happening this weekend. If you know of more ways to get out and support our neighborhood as we continue to recover and rebuild after Hurricane Sandy, email us here, post them on Facebook...
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Kids Can Have Halloween, Take II, This Saturday

Seeing as Hurricane Sandy squelched the Halloween holiday for most residents downtown this year, the folks at Nightmare Haunted House, who put together the super scary show "Killers," at Clemente Soto Velez, are teaming up with local merchants to...
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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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