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One of the best ways we can learn is from each other. No one has better insight into an issue than those that have been directly involved. Join our 5 part peer share series! The focus of this session will be determined by participants in response to issues of interest raised in previous peer shares. Open to all staff from FAB member organizations. Location TBD.Find out more »
The recent announcement by NYC Parks that they will move their storage out of the Stanton Building and commencement of construction on the public toilet rooms in the building are indeed cause for celebration! Join us for this special community event commemorating SDR Park’s past and future at this important juncture. The evening will feature guest speakers and updates on the Stanton Building exhibition of historic images from the NYC Parks archives proposals for the re-imagined interiors of the Stanton Building by students…Find out more »
A Blade of Grass Assembly is a biannual day-long learning exchange and magazine launch for creative changemakers to investigate the methods, ethics, challenges, and joys of practicing art that advances social justice. Rooted in the themes of Issue #2 of A Blade of Grass Magazine, the Spring 2019 Assembly will be co-presented by FABnyc and explore the diverse partnerships that make social change through art possible. Socially engaged art projects frequently bring together a unique ecosystem of community members, city agencies, business owners, and community-based organizations,…Find out more »
Join us for the 2019 Lower East Side Community Hero Awards! The 2019 Honorees Michael Casiano Libertad Guerra Ayo Harrington Jose Ortiz Sandra Strother The LES Community Hero Awards are intended to recognize community members whose contributions have been deeply meaningful and yet are often the 'unsung' heroes of the neighborhood. The awards were created in 2014 as part of the first celebration of Lower East Side History Month in May, now an annual event. Nominations came from…Find out more »
Lower East Side History Month is an annual celebration of the rich and diverse history of the Lower East Side. Each year in May, Lower East Side cultural and community groups, small businesses and residents create a variety of public events, exhibits, tours, and learning opportunities. All events take place in the historical boundaries of the Lower East Side—which includes the East Village, Chinatown, Two Bridges and Loisaida. Conceived and launched by Downtown Art and FABnyc in partnership with LES-based…Find out more »
Friday May 3, 9am - 12pm Saturday May 4, 10am - 1pm For the past six years, we've been celebrating Lower East Side History Month with a kick-off chalking event, LES Stories! We take to the streets with chalk and trivia on the first day of the month and cover the sidewalks in Lower East Side history! Interested in joining us? We'll provide breakfast, a trivia packet, chalk & a map of the area. You can go out on your…Find out more »
Magic: the power to make things happen that would usually be impossible Thursday, June 20th at 6:00pm The Longest Day of the Year CHANGE OF LOCATION DUE TO STORMS: 70 East 4th Street Hosts: Tomie Arai · Dipti Desai · Winston Estevez · Lee Ann Gullie · Ryan Gilliam · Tamara Greenfield · Michael Hickey · Molaundo Jones · Ela Troyano · Jasmina Sinanovic FABnyc is a team of artists, organizers, and planners working to sustain, preserve, and grow the…Find out more »
Co-hosted by FAB and Cooper Square Committee Friday, November 15th Rossy's Bakery and Coffee Shop 242 East 3rd Street (between Avenues B & C) Small business owners, organizers, and press are welcome to join. This event is not open to the general public. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. As part of Messages to Go, FABnyc and Cooper Square Committee will co-host an open meeting for small businesses in the Lower East Side to share their experiences with local organizers and elected officials.…Find out more »
NO HOUSING NO PEACE is seeking 2 community members to fill two current roles in the ensemble. No prior performing experience necessary; preference for those who work or live in the East Village/LES. All ages and backgrounds welcome. (Note: This project prioritizes individuals with limited performance experience or training.) During the session, participants will get additional info on the project and participate in group theater activities with current ensemble members based on the existing script. There is no need to…Find out more »
This December, FABnyc invites Hatuey Ramos-Fermín and owners of local small businesses to share their work, stories, and experiences at Downtown Art to close Messages to Go, an art project by Ramos-Fermín that produces, designs, and distributes a series of reusable shopping bags based on conversations and interviews with local small business owners.
After the talk, we will host a reception with snacks provided by Rossy’s Bakery and Coffee Shop at which La Sirena and Dual Specialty will have items available for sale to take away in the bags designed for Messages to Go.
Join us in celebrating small businesses and the ongoing work of artists in support of thriving communities like ours!Find out more »