The Circus is Coming to Ave B Open Street on SAT Sept 17!

Come see the circus in Lower East Side this Saturday, Sept 17! Clowns, jugglers, wire walkers, acrobats, aerial acts and more! Join us and FABnyc and to welcome Bindlestiff Flatbed Follies to the Ave B Open Street, sponsored by NYC DOT

Tompkins Square Park Cleanup! 10 AM SUN Sept 11

Join us for a park cleanup at the corner of 7th Street and Avenue A at 10 AM! Sponsored by Assembly Member Harvey Epstein. All materials will be provided.

LUNGS Summer Theater Festival! SAT & SUN JUN 11 & 12

LUNGS’ FREE and amazing Summer Theater Festival features Lower East Side artists performing in six plays!

  • SAT JUN 11 in 6B Garden (2pm – 7pm)
  • SUN JUN 12 in Green Oasis Garden (2pm – 7pm)

Chalk the LES and Dance Parade DanceFest 1pm SAT MAY 21 on the Ave B Open Street

Chalk the LES with EVCC, FABnyc and local artists to celebrate LES History Month! Share your favorite facts about our neighborhood’s history or collaborate on a group project.

Stay for the Dance Parade DanceFest 2022 takeover of our regular program! Back to the Streets!

  • Salsa Class
  • Soul Line Dance
  • Open Movement with Dance Parade

View the Ecological City Pageant and Celebrate LES History Month on the Ave B Open Street! 1pm SAT MAY 14

Earth Celebrations’ spectacular procession celebrates climate solution initiatives throughout our neighborhood’s community gardens, parks and waterfront. The Ecological City Pageant will pass through the Ave B Open Street (between 8th & 9th Streets) at 1pm, to be followed by performances curated by FABnyc. 


Also join us for Chalk the LES with local artists to celebrate LES History Month! Share your favorite facts about our neighborhood’s history or collaborate on a group project (weather permitting).

Catch great FREE workshops and performances on the Ave B Open Street every Saturday afternoon (weather permitting), thanks to our friends at FABnyc! Here’s what’s coming up:

  • Street Milonga with IATI at 2 PM
  • Salsa with Sonido Coseno at 4PM
  • Artmaking with Swiss Institute between 2-5 PM.

NYC DOT Car-Free Earth Day! SAT APR 23 11AM

Walk, bike or take public transportation to the Ave B Open Street (7-10th Streets) for Car-Free Earth Day: LUNGS’ Spring Awakening pop-up garden! Drag Queen Story Hour! performances from Batala NYC, Marching Cobras of NY and Body Stories! workshops from DOT, FABnyc, the Bio Bus, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, and Materials for the Arts! seed giveaways from The Hort! children’s pony rides from the Black Cowboys of Brooklyn!

LUNGS Spring Awakening Costume Making SAT APR 16 11AM

Join us for Spring Awakening Costume Making with LUNGS on Saturday, April 16 at Campos Garden (644 East 12th Street) from 11AM-4PM.

Spring Awakening Parade leaves El Sol Brillante (12th Street between Avenues A&B) at Noon on Saturday, April 23.