Remembering and Celebrating Lower East Side History

The People’s LES

In collaboration with Downtown Art

The overall purpose of The People’s LES is to recognize and value the Lower East Side’s historic identity as a community of immigrants, workers, artists, and activists; develop a shared platform for both existing and new People’s LES stories and histories; and help shape a future vision for the neighborhood.

Photo by Marlis Momber
Photo by Emilio Martinez Poppe

Lower East Side History Month

In collaboration with Downtown Art

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.

Photo by Whitney Browne
Photo by Cherylynn Tsushima