Lower East Side History Month

Tonight, Learn More About Big Tim Sullivan, ‘King of the Bowery’

Posted May 24, 2017 at 5:16 am

As part of the Lower East Side History Month festivities, tonight the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors and Grace Church High School welcome author Alice Sparberg Alexiou to speak about the (in)famous Timothy Sullivan, or as many knew him, the puported “King of the Bowery.” Sullivan resided at the Occidental Hotel (now the SoHotel) at 146 […]

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The Annual Greek Jewish Festival Returns for 3rd Season this Sunday

Posted May 19, 2017 at 5:14 am

On the occasion of the building’s ninetieth birthday, Kehila Kedosha Janina will again park a party on Broome Street to celebrate Greek Jewish heritage on the Lower East Side. The third annual Greek Jewish Festival, hosted by the tenement synagogue, is slated for this Sunday, May 21 (noon to 6pm). It’s just another event to help celebrate […]

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Today Kicks off the 4th Annual ‘LES History Month’

Posted May 1, 2017 at 10:25 am

It’s May, and the fourth annual Lower East Side History Month is upon us.  As in years prior, a month-long series of celebrations is lined up to illuminate the rich and diverse history of the neighborhood. An array of folks comprised of cultural and community groups, small businesses, and residents have organized loads of activities to […]

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Visiting the Intersection of Hardcore Punk and Architecture at ABC No Rio

Posted May 23, 2016 at 10:21 am

Before the interwebs and before PayPal, if you wanted to hear an underground band or read a fanzine about them, you did it the old-fashioned way: sending an envelope with a check or cash to the band’s address. More often than not, the address on that envelope was the home of one of the band […]

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Essex Market ‘Street Seat’ Finally Sees the Light of Day Ahead of Saturday’s Block Party

Posted May 19, 2016 at 5:12 am

Ahead of the now-annual Essex Street Market anniversary block party on Saturday – the institution turns 76 this year during Lower East Side History Month – that newfangled “Street Seat” is finally seeing the light of day. The wooden platform was installed curbside yesterday afternoon on the east side of Essex Street. Desired goal is for […]

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Party’s Over: Peter Missing Paints 20-Foot-Long Mural for Lower East Side History Month

Posted May 6, 2016 at 5:10 am

The upside-down martini glass of yore, symbolizing the “party’s over” mantra of the eighties East Village, now has a dedicated mural. Its creator, artist-activist Peter Missing, painted a giant, cycloptic version with frequent collaborator Cyril Mazard at the corner of East Houston and Second Avenue (i.e. First Street Green). Missing and Mazard began the task […]

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Chalk the LES this Sunday to Kick off the 3rd Annual Lower East Side History Month

Posted April 29, 2016 at 5:15 am

To kick off the third annual Lower East Side History Month, co-sponsors by FABnyc and Downtown Art are again planning a community chalking event for Sunday and Monday. A “chalk about town,” you might say. LES Stories, as the two-day event is called, encourages participants to sketch trivia, memories, or random musings about the neighborhood […]

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3rd Annual Lower East Side History Month is Announced for May

Posted January 22, 2016 at 10:32 am

With spring just around the corner (though, not without some snow first), so is the 3rd annual Lower East Side History Month. As in years prior, the event (sponsored by FABnyc and Downtown Art) is set to kickoff May 1, and will once again unite local businesses and organizations through celebrating the neighborhood’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. This […]

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You Must See Penny Arcade’s ‘Longing Lasts Longer’

Last modified May 27, 2015 at 4:15 pm

I’m just going to jump right into it. You have to go see Penny Arcade’s LONGING LASTS LONGER at Joe’s Pub. I went this past Monday night, and I really want to share it with all of you awesome people because I know that you would have as much fun as I did. Plus, considering […]

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The ‘East Village is Back’ for the 39th Annual Ukrainian Festival

Posted May 15, 2015 at 9:34 am

Today kicks off the 39th annual St. George Ukrainian Festival, which has been appropriately parlayed into another festival of sorts – “The East Village Is Back!” celebration. After the devastating fire that shook the community back in March, the East Village Independent Merchants Association, the Lower East Side History Month, and St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic Church […]