Open Call for Artists: Artists for FAB’s OPEN ARTS LES Outdoor Events


FABnyc is programming arts events from late April to mid October at two Open Street sites:

– East 4th Street between Second Ave & Bowery: Thursday evenings
– Avenue B between 8th and 9th (adjacent to Tompkins Square Park): Saturday afternoons

We are seeking artists interested in presenting music, dance, puppetry, spoken word, and/or theater that works in a casual informal street environment. Performances can include interactive elements, such as a dance class, for example.

We are also interested in teaching artists interested in leading hands-on drop-in arts activities that are suitable for both children and adults.

Arts on Avenue B
2 – 5:30pm Saturdays
Avenue B between 8th and 9th Streets

East 4th Street Open Street 
5 – 7pm Thursdays
East 4th between Bowery and Second Ave


Saturday, April 23
11-5pm: DOT Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 30 
2:30: Gotham Yardbird Sanctuary Jazz Messengers
4pm:  Theatre of the Oppressed NYC/Housing Works Theatre Troupe : “A VERY GAY HOLIDAY”: A Forum Play
Participate in this fun interactive play based on their real-life experiences of the actors navigating homophobia in their church home.


Thursday, May 5
5-7pm : IATI’s Street Milonga: An outdoor tango presentation with live music and dancers. Learn basic tango steps and dance!
BYODP = Bring your own dance partner.  Or dance with someone new (mask required).

Saturday, May 7 | 2-5pm
FABnyc & Loisaida Open Streets Community Coalition: LES Stories: Chalk the LES!
Celebrate the multilayered histories of the neighborhood by chalking historical trivia along the Avenue B Open Street. Swing by any time in the afternoon to join us!

2:30pm: Ballet Folklorico Nueva Juventud
4pm: BomboYo


Thursday, May 12
5-7pm: Yuval Amihai Trio
Live musical performance of classic jazz standards and original tunes 

Saturday, May 14
Featuring Swiss Institute 
IATI’s Street Milonga
An outdoor tango performance and workshop. BYODP = Bring your own dance partner.  Or dance with someone new (mask required).
4pm: Sonido Costeño
Modern day Latin band-  a creative fusion of Latin music and salsa along with other world music


Thursday, May 19 
5:30-7pm: New York Theatre Workshop and Poetic Theater Productions: LES History Open Salon
The LES History Open Salon will feature artists who have a history of performing on the LES and/or are from the LES and MCs will share LES history and trivia between sets. More details coming soon!

Saturday, May 23  
featuring Dance Parade

3pm-3:25: Salsa Class
3:30-3:55: Soul Line Dance
4:00-4:55: Open Movement


Thursday, May 26 
5-7pm: WenTing Wu Trio
Playing groovy swinging rhythms and beautiful melodies 

Saturday, May 28 
No FAB programming 

Sunday, May 29 
12-5pm: Loisaida Festival