The annual celebration of the rich and diverse history of the Lower East Side is right around the corner.
Throughout the month of May, in celebration of Lower East Side History Month there will be special events, exhibitions, tours and talks highlighting the unique cultures that form part of the LES community. The concept of Lower East Side History Month was created by Fourth Arts Block and Downtown Art, with many local organizations and businesses joining in, making it truly a community-wide event.
Starting on May 4 and 5, there will be a chalking project on the streets of the Lower East Side. Chalk will be provided by The People’s LES in order to chalk up the sidewalks of the neighborhood. The idea is to create a history book on the sidewalk with relevant facts and special information about the history of the Lower East Side. At the end of the two day event, you’ll be able to learn about the neighborhood by walking through the chalk art!
Later in the month there will be a ton of other events including:
–May 6th: The Greek Jewish Festival,
–May 18th-20th: The Ukrainian Festival
–May 19th: The Essex Street Market’s annual block party
–May 20th: The Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration,
–May 27th: The Loisaida Festival
Featured image: peoplesles.org