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Lower East Side festival of the Arts

May 22 Through May 24 | Fri |


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The Lower East Side Festival of the Arts will be carried on the theater's website, www.theaterforthenewcity.net, from 6:00 PM Friday, May 22 to 11:59 PM Sunday, May 24. Attendees will be able to select disciplines and artists from the website's online timetable and index.

The Lower East Side Festival of the Arts started in 1996 as a three-day, indoor and outdoor multi-arts festival intended to demonstrate the creative explosion of the Lower East Side and the area’s importance to culture and tourism for New York City. It employed two theater spaces at TNC plus the block of East Tenth Street between First and Second Avenues. For the past 24 years, it has been organized by Theater for the New City and a coalition of civic, cultural and business leaders and presented free to an average attendance of 4,000. This year, with obligatory separation caused by Coronavirus, it is being mounted entirely on the theater's website to show the world how the pandemic will not quench the artistic output of this fabled neighborhood. Over 150 performing groups and artists of all disciplines are participating.These cabaret performances are recommended for mature audiences. Parents looking for kids' entertainment will find 13 productions intended for young audiences in the festival's roster.

Venue: Theater For The New City

155 First Avenue Map
212-254-1109