FABnyc is programming arts events outdoors thru mid October!

Arts on Avenue B – Saturday afternoons

East 4th Street Open Street – Thursday evenings


Arts on Avenue B
1:30 – 5:30pm Saturdays
Avenue B between 8th and 9th Streets
Every Saturday – performance and all ages arts activities!

East 4th Street Open Street 
5:30-7:30pm Thursdays
East 4th between Bowery and Second Ave
Every Thursday – music, dance, and/or theater!


Details on what’s coming up …

Thursday, September 23 on 4th Street
Cancelled due to weather conditions*
6-7:30pm: Unity Obon, hosted by NYC based community members and organizations.
Obon is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of one’s ancestors. Come together to celebrate those who came before us with traditional dances and more!


Saturday, September 25 on Avenue B
3:30pm: Yuval Amihai Jazz Concert Trio , live musical performance of classic jazz standards and original tunes


Thursday, September 30 on 4th Street
5:30pm – 7pm: Looking FAB: A 20/20 Vision, a block party on the E 4th Street Open Street, reveling and remembering our past 20 years in the LES and our roots on 4th Street!


Saturday, October 2 on Avenue B
2:30-3:30: The art of poetry with American Jazz standards- Trio Daphne, Trio Daphne will explore colorful emotional pallets of great American Standards and delve into the realm of emotion which is a common ground for each of us to recognize that love is all that matters in our search for the meaning of life.
4-5pm: Emilio Teubal New Post-Trio,  a mix of Latin-American folk music, jazz, progressive rock, free improvisation, classical music and some hints of Middle Eastern music, written especially for this ensemble. Featuring NY based Argentine pianist and composer Emilio Teubal, drummer and  percussionist Chris Michael , and bassist Pablo Lanouguere


Thursday, October 7 on 4th Street

program tbd


Saturday, October 9 on Avenue B
2-4pm: Open Arts Outside!

Get to know more about local cultural organizations: workshops, performances, art activities and more!

Artists Alliance Inc.
Artists Alliance presents a new interactive work by AAI alumnus Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga entitled “FinTech for the Precariat.” FinTech for the Precariat is a desktop application set in a fantastic cityscape populated by Greed, Lust, Gluttony, Envy, gig workers, and 12 voices from New York City’s financial spectrum.

Arts for Art | 3pm
Arts for Art will host a demonstration workshop featuring the Creative Vision Ensemble, youth band

Chen Dance Center | 2:30pm
Dance excerpts by H.T Chen & Dancers: A Lantern Procession and the Bian Dance Celebration Dance. 

Earth Celebrations 
Earth Celebrations presents spectacular Climate Solutions Costumes along with an information booth for upcoming programs, workshops and pageant engaging the LES community to create visual art and performances for the 5th annual ECOLOGICAL CITY – Art & Climate Solutions Action project.

East Village Community Coalition
Learn more about WhatsOpenEv! — an online map of open small business in the neighborhood!

Educational Alliance Art School
Drawing Wide-Eyes Open – Artist workshop led by Alex Pimienta. 
An approach that sees the world with a fresh attitude.  Participants don’t need to have previous experience in drawing, just need to be open to getting intimate in touch with the environment around them and start to put attention to what they really see

Loisaida Inc. 
A photo-op for your sneakers!
As part of the Loisaida Artistic Residency Program; photographer Ebony Cawthorne will be setting up a photo booth (for your sneakers) at Avenue B – Open Arts Outdoor by FAB. Ebony’s project; Tied Together; takes an in-depth look at five New York City youth as they unpack the attraction of sneaker culture in their communities and address the urgency of foundational financial literacy. This short documentary style film will be accompanied with a podcast that goes into the making of the film and how the youth learn about different stages of filmmaking and production.

Museum at Eldridge Street
Get to know more about the Museum at Eldridge Street + fun arts activities!

New York Theater Workshop 

Ping Chong and Company
Join in conversation with Ping Chong and Company artist Jaime Sunwoo about the significance of SPAM (the canned meat) in Asian American communities, in the context of her new play in development *Specially Processed American Me.* Explore the creative process behind the piece, which investigates one of America’s most misunderstood foods through music, shadowplay, and cooking.

Swiss Institute
Artist led workshop

The Performance Project at University Settlement
Learn more about program and community opportunities offered by The Performance Project at University Settlement.

Village Preservation
Village-related art activities and lots of information about advocacy for preservation in our neighborhoods! 


Thursday, October 14 on 4th Street

program tbd

Last program of the season on the 4th Street Open Street. See you next year! 


Saturday, October 16 on Avenue B
2:30pm: James Austin Jr Trio

FAB’s last program date on the Loisaida Open Street. See you next year!