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‘Famous Nathan’ Bringing Taste of Coney Island to City Lore Gallery Tomorrow

Posted April 27, 2016 at 10:33 am

Get your hot dogs here! City Lore has added some more Coney Island programming to its lineup.  This time, the advocates for grassroots cultures are presenting a screening of the 2014 documentary Famous Nathan. Directed by famous Nathan’s grandson, Lloyd Handwerker, the film chronicles both the personal and public history of the iconic Brooklyn eatery, Nathan’s Famous of Coney Island. It […]

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Experience the Coney Island Sideshow at City Lore Gallery

Posted January 19, 2016 at 10:36 am

City Lore is adding another performance to its recent Coney Island-inspired programming. Artist and performer Richard Eagan will showcase his experiences from a side of Coney not often caught by the public eye. His resume includes show barker, weight guesser and game operator – all of which are set to make an appearance in this […]

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Clayton’s Corner: The Radical Bread and Puppet Theater [PHOTOS]

Posted January 8, 2016 at 5:19 am

City Lore, founded in 1986, an organization that specializing in the documenting, collecting information, presenting talks, and having art shows related to folk lore. Last month, City Lore, an organization specializing in documenting, presenting talks, and hosting art shows related to folk lore, presented an event featuring Peter Schumann, founder of the radical Bread and Puppet […]

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Coney Island’s Spookhouse Headed to the Lower East Side this Week

Posted November 3, 2015 at 10:28 am

The allure of Coney Island is making its way toward the Lower East Side, in the form of a tribute to the artistic renaissance hatched in the 1980s and 1990s. The creative institutions we now hold near and dear to our hearts – the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, the Spookhouse and Burlesque – will be featured […]

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‘LES is More’ Spins Tales of the Lower East Side’s Past

Last modified November 7, 2014 at 11:25 am

It certainly feels like the Lower East Side is slipping through the proverbial fingers and into the pockets of the more affluent, despite best efforts. Over the past few years, grassroots organizations have sprung up to combat greedy slumlords, battle nightlife juggernauts, and to save the precious few landmarks that tie the glitzy future to an […]

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Learn Ta Tawk: Dissecting a Film About the Disappearing New York Accent

Posted October 10, 2014 at 9:43 am

Hey youse, I’m TAWKIN’ here, ya might learn a little sumptin’! That could be the opening line of If These Knishes Could Talk: The Story of the New York Accent, a new film by Heather Quinlan which screened at City Lore last week. The charming and very funny film features interviews with various New Yorkers, including […]

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City Lore Gallery Inaugurates New East Village Space with ‘Moving Murals’ Exhibit

Posted April 7, 2014 at 11:00 am

City Lore, a local organization that champions NYC’s grassroots cultures, has often been described as “New York City’s museum without walls.” This non-museum has now opened an actual gallery in the East Village, at 56 East First Street. The inaugural exhibit, “Moving Murals: Henry Chalfant & Martha Cooper’s All-City Graffiti Archive” kicked off last week. […]

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This Weekend: Ahkun Pop-Up to Benefit Lower Eastside Girls Club

Posted July 30, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Shopping sustainably at budget prices is the theme of this weekend’s pop-up event to benefit the Lower Eastside Girls Club.

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