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Storytelling Highlights 2016

Storytelling Highlights 2016

April 28, 2016

Unsurprisingly, stories and storytelling feature strongly in the events happening across the month. LES Stories invite participation from the neighborhood and wider NYC residents/visitors to engage in a more active (sometimes physical) way with the narratives that exist and continue to form in the Lower East Side. Empathy begins from the individual, and as passionate … Read More

Typewritten Tales: Tompkins Square

Typewritten Tales: Tompkins Square

April 27, 2016

As May fast approaches, we are excited by the growing number of activities and interventions from participants. To usher in Lower East Side History Month, guest writer Barbara Henning shares with us her Typewritten Tale spurred from Tompkins Square Park. Typewritten Tales is a creative action organized by Sally Young and Anna Adler, inviting residents, … Read More

LES Stories – Chalking the LES returns! Kick off with us May 1 & 2

LES Stories – Chalking the LES returns! Kick off with us May 1 & 2

April 4, 2016

LES Stories: Chalking the LES returns! Kicking off LES History Month, May 1 & 2 sees volunteers, local organizations, and residents of all ages in chalking LES history, memories and trivia on the pavements of the LES. You can do your own thing or if you’re new and would like more guidance to chalk, email … Read More

Stories From This Year’s LESHM

Stories From This Year’s LESHM

June 3, 2015

Lower East Side History Month was a huge success. Not only did we see our diverse community represented in an array of street festivals; not only did we see the neighborhood history highlighted through walking tours, story-sharing events, and documentaries; but – most importantly – we saw residents, businesses, and organizations connect in incredible ways. … Read More

LES Community Heroes: Mateo Gomez & Nelson Landrieu

LES Community Heroes: Mateo Gomez & Nelson Landrieu

May 24, 2015

On Tuesday, May 5th, we honored our local heroes at University Settlement for our second annual LES Community Heroes Awards. Though each hero’s inspiration spans cultures, causes, and generations, we asked a select few to share their stories in introduction of each hero. We will be posting those speeches here. Jan Hanvik, Executive Director at the Clemente Soto … Read More

LES Heroine and Community Hero: Joyce Mendelsohn

LES Heroine and Community Hero: Joyce Mendelsohn

May 22, 2015

On Tuesday, May 5th, we honored our local heroes at University Settlement for our second annual LES Community Heroes Awards. Though each hero’s inspiration spans cultures, causes, and generations, we asked a select few to share their stories in introduction of each hero. We will be posting those speeches/bios here. Joyce Mendelsohn is a true heroine … Read More

LES Community Hero: Paul Garrin

LES Community Hero: Paul Garrin

May 21, 2015

On Tuesday, May 5th, we honored our local heroes at University Settlement for our second annual LES Community Heroes Awards. Though each hero’s inspiration spans cultures, causes, and generations, we asked a select few to share their stories in introduction of each hero. We will be posting those speeches here. Risa Shoup, Executive Director of FABnyc, … Read More