Lower East Side History Month, now in its 7th year, was founded collaboratively as a celebration of neighborhood history and diversity – during a time of community change and displacement. Each May, LES cultural and community groups, small businesses, and residents create a variety of public events, exhibits, tours, and gatherings to remember, learn, and share stories.
Key events include LES Community Hero Awards on April 30th and LES Stories: Chalk the LES on May 1st & 2nd!
All events take place in the historical boundaries of the Lower East Side—which includes the East Village, Chinatown, Two Bridges and Loisaida.
Sign up to Participate!
Are you a Lower East Side small business or non-profit and want to get involved this year? Sign up to Participate! Deadline: March 6th
Signed up to participate and already know your programming? Great! Fill out the form so that it can be included on our online calendar and press releases! Deadline: March 29th
The 2020 Lower East Side Community Hero Award nominations are open!
The Lower East Side Community Hero Awards, a celebration held each May during LES History Month, celebrate our community’s ‘unsung heroes’ – the people who make a difference in our lives.
Nominations are open to organizations and individuals residing in the historical boundaries of the Lower East Side which includes Loisaida, East Village, Two Bridges, and Chinatown.