LES Young Historians

The Lower East Side Young Historians at PS126/MAT, is an eighth grade social studies program that has students examine and learn about American history through the lens of our school’s neighborhood. The pilot program was created by Chris and I; and it commenced in the fall 2013 is in accordance with the New York State … Read More

Lower East Side Community Hero Awards

Last night, we honored our local heroes with the Lower East Side Community Hero Awards at University Settlement. The honorees received awards for their outstanding and ongoing contributions to our community. Stay tuned for dedicated biographies and memories of each hero from other Lower East Siders. The Honorees Nelson Valentine has been working as a Senior Court Advocate … Read More

Events This Week: May 7 – May 13

MAY 7TH 1990-91: A VISUAL RETROSPECTIVE ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St May 7 – June 4 Sundays 2 pm, Wednesday/Thursday 6 pm Exhibition with photography by Chris Boarts, Brett Beach, Justine DeMetrick, Tracy Sham, John Hiltz, Chuck Miller + Boiling Point Zine. Info EAST VILLAGE: 1984 AND 2014 Sixth Street Community Center, at 638 E. 6th … Read More

The Lower East Side Festival Of The Arts

Theater for the New City is having its 20th annual celebration of the LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS on Memorial Day weekend, May 22, 23 and 24. The festival occurs in two of THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY’S four theaters, the Johnson theater and the Cabaret theater. Simultaneous performances begin at 6 pm until 1 in … Read More

Events This Week: May 1 – May 6

MAY 1ST LES HISTORY MONTH KICK-OFF: LES STORIES AT FIRST STREET GREEN First Street Green, at East Houston and 2nd Ave. 9:30 am – 11:00 am: Breakfast, stretching, and chalk assignment pick up 10:00 am on: Chalking #LESstories throughout the Lower East Side Join us on May 1st to launch Lower East Side History Month, by making history … Read More

#LESstories by Insomnia Cookies

Chalkings done by Insomnia Cookies, around their shop on 164 Orchard Street. Check back on May 1st! (and don’t forget to grab a delicious cookie).

#LESstories by PS122

Chalkings done around 9th Street and 1st Avenue, by PS122. Check back on May 1st.

Chalking #LESstories on May 1st

Lower East Side History Month is coming up, and we can’t be more excited! This Friday, May 1, volunteers will spread throughout the LES to chalk bits of history for our visual storytelling event, LES Stories. To kick off Lower East Side History Month and open #LESstories, we will be gathering at First Street Green for some … Read More