2nd Annual Lower East Side History Month is Announced for May
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Centre-fuge “Heroines of the Lower East Side”
After a successful maiden voyage last year, the Lower East Side History Month is set to return this May. As before, the goal is to unite a swath of local businesses and organizations in celebrating the neighborhood’s rich and diverse cultural heritage.
This year will be anchored by three themes: “LES Heroines,” “Activism and Anarchy in the Lower East Side,” and a third to be inspired by ideas generated within the community. LESHM will kick off the festivities with activities including Chalk/LES, a community engagement project aimed at bringing neighborhood stories and histories to the streets; and the LES Community Hero Awards, which celebrate under-recognized leaders who have helped shape the Lower East Side.
A series of weekend festivals are also timed to coincide with the event, including the Ukrainian Festival (May 16-18), Greek Jewish Festival (May 31), Loisaida Festival (May 23-24), and IDEAS CITY (May 30).
Chineses Hawaiian Kenpo Academy
Cooper Square Committee
Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space
Dorothy Strelsin Memorial Community Garden
Elizabeth Street Garden
Five Boro Story Project
Horse Trade Theater
Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum
Lower Eastside Girls Club of New York
Made in the LES (miLES)
Nuyorican Poets Café
Penny Arcade and the LES Biography Project
The Little Hair Shoppe
The Shape of Lies
Works in Progress