StreetLab and Let There Be Jazz! 3 – 5pm 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.

MAS Jane’s Walk NYC: Yiddish Theater Culture

Join Municipal Arts Society and the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative (LESPI) for a livestream virtual tour exploring the creativity and culture of early Yiddish Theater and its contribution to NYC culture. Led by licensed tour guide Barry Feldman and EVCC Executive Director Laura Sewell.

Watch the replay of this wonderful program presented by the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative (LESPI).

LUNGS Spring Awakening 1- 5 PM SAT MAY 1

Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens’ Spring Awakening parade sets off at noon from El Sol Brillante Garden, 12th Street between Aves A & B, visits local gardens and lands on the Ave B Open Street. Join LOSCC and FABnyc for an afternoon of performances, tours, seed giveaways and more!

Zumba on the Ave B Open Street! 1 & 2 PM SAT MAR 27

Join us for a FREE drop-in Zumba Class on Ave B between 9th & 10th Streets! Low impact at 1 PM, all levels at 2 PM. Sponsored by NYC DOT and produced by Loisaida Open Streets Community Coalition.

311 Boot Camp 6:30 PM WED MAR 10

Learn how to access open data to see the status of the addresses that interest you. Takeaways include how to research 311 complaints, Department of Buildings violations and hearings. Block associations and individuals are welcome! Please register to receive a link to join us.

Engaging with the WhatsOpenEV.com Map 12:30 – 2:30 PM SUN MAR 7

Meet the WhatsOpenEV.com map! An open-source tool created by BetaNYC and maintained by EVCC, with tips from local blogger evgrieve.com and dedicated virtual volunteers. On the Ave B Open Street near 11th Street. This event is weather-dependent, please register for updates.

Creating Collective Power: a phototalk with The 4th Street Photo Gallery

Alex Harsley’s reportage style of photography started in 1958 as the first Black photographer for the New York City District Attorney. Mr. Harsley has curated The 4th Street Photo Gallery and The Minority Photographers non-profit since the early 1970s. Join us for a special photography talk about this neighborhood treasure and Alex Harsley’s own work.

Watch the replay of this wonderful program presented on FEB 10, 2021 and co-sponsored by Village Preservation.

Brigid: Goddess and Saint: a little Irish Women’s history with Susan McKeown

Join Grammy award-winning vocalist, songwriter and producer Susan McKeown, to hear the tales behind the Irish wave of immigration, how it was different from other immigrant groups, and how the co-mingling of these groups on the Lower East Side influenced all of their cultures.

Watch the replay of this wonderful program presented on FEB 2, 2021 and co-sponsored by the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative (LESPI).