SUN NOV 14 LESPI Rally to Restore East River Park’s Historic Track House and Tennis Center! 2PM

Restore, Don’t Demolish! The Lower East Side Preservation Initiative (LESPI) acknowledges the urgent need for the City to provide timely floodproofing for the park, but sees no reason that these historic buildings cannot be saved, restored and re-used! Meet at the Brian Watkins Tennis Center north entrance.

Proposed restoration by Davies Toews Architecture

SAT OCT 9 LES Open Arts Outside 2 – 4 PM

Join us for workshops, exhibits and performances from your favorite FABnyc member organizations! Come out to the Avenue B Open Street to meet us and learn more about what we do!

THU AUG 26 The Future of Outdoor Dining! 6 PM

Join EVCC and Village Preservation for a conversation about the future of outdoor dining and the use of public space! While most residents understood the need for an outdoor dining program during the height of the pandemic emergency, there are many concerns about the program, its expansion, and what permanent implementation might mean.

We’ll review our neighborhood’s existing zoning, the changes the City seeks to make in order to make the outdoor dining program permanent, what details the City has shared about these plans, and opportunities for public input into this process. Watch the replay!

SAT JULY 10 LES Culture & Community Day! 2 – 6 PM

Join FABnyc, Dorill Initiative, G.O.L.E.S, Loisaida Center, The Lower East Side Girls Club, Sixth Street Community Center, Swiss Institute, Tompkins Square Library (and more!) for an afternoon of culture & community on the Ave B Open Street between 8th & 9th Streets.

StreetLab and Let There Be Jazz! 3 – 5 PM Fridays in May

Join Loisaida Open Streets Community Coalition (LOSCC) and StreetLab for obstacle courses, chalk drawing and free play from 2 – 5pm Fridays in May! With a very special lineup of top-notch jazz musicians from Gotham Yardbird Sanctuary from 3 – 5pm.