Lower East Side History Month

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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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LES History Month 2015’s LES Stories; Photo by Cherylynn Tsushima

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 […]

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Lower East Side History Month is Two Days Away

Posted April 29, 2015 at 10:19 am

After a successful first campaign, a second helping of LES History Month is being served to the neighborhood again next month (i.e. two days). May promises to be packed with festivals, films, tours, talks, theater, workshops, exhibits, and presumably more – all marching to the beat of awareness and appreciation for the rich, cultural history that’s […]

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Essex Market Celebrates its 75th Anniversary with a Month of Festivities

Posted April 27, 2015 at 10:10 am

The second annual Lower East Side History Month is just a few days away. Yet this year, the celebration coincides nicely with the anniversary of a neighborhood institution. Yes, the Essex Street Market turns 75 years young in May. Certainly a milestone for a brick warehouse initially intended to house the Depression-era pushcarts. Throughout the […]

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‘Greek Jewish Festival’ to Celebrate Heritage and Community on Broome Street Next Month

Posted April 15, 2015 at 9:31 am

For a neighborhood that figures prominently into the DNA of American Jewry, only pockets of this past remain on the Lower East Side. Yes, there are still a few active synagogues and yeshivas, but Judaica shops and Kosher businesses are pretty much non-existent at this point. So with Lower East Side History Month just two […]

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