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Welcome to the inaugural year of Open Arts LES!

Celebrate Lower East Side arts and culture October 4-12, through neighborhood-wide open house events!

This is your opportunity to check out 45 participating organizations based from East 14th Street down to the Brooklyn Bridge. Each one is offering a free ‘sampler’ event which include performances, exhibits, tours, workshops, classes, and curator talks. In addition, many are offering special discounts during Open Arts LES.

Explore the world-renowned institutions, vibrant community hubs, and unique small arts organizations that together make up one of the most adventurous and creative neighborhoods in New York City.




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Daily Schedule

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Special Offers

6th & B Garden
$5 — Typewritten Tales LES Zines (regular price $10)

Bowery Poetry
$5 — Admission to Poetry Open Mic (regular price $15), 10/6, 8pm
Guaranteed Reading Slot — First five Open Arts LES attendees, 10/6, 8pm

Chen Dance Center
$5 — Conditioning class (regular price $13) during Open Arts LES

Dixon Place
50% off — Mainstage shows during Open Arts LES with “FAB“ discount code

20% off — Select shows with “openLES” discount code

IATI Theater
50% off — Tickets to The Treatment with “artsLES” discount code

Mark DeGarmo Dance
$10 — Salon Performance Series (regular price $15), 10/10, 7pm

Merchant’s House Museum
2-for-1 — Museum admission, mention Open Arts LES at front desk

Movement Research
$7 — Topf Technique/Dynamic Anatomy Dance Class (regular price $14), 10/9, 10am
$7 — Qi Gong + Meditation with WellMan (regular price $14) , 10/10, 10am

New York Theatre Workshop
25% off — runboyrun and In Old Age with “FAB” discount code, 10/5, 6pm

Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Discounted Tickets — Select events, contact jason@nuyorican.org for info

The Performance Project
Pay What You Can — Season Launch SHARE! ($10-20 suggested), 10/12, 7pm

Rod Rogers Dance Company
$65 / $130 — 5 / 10 Class Card (regular price $75 / $140)

Teatro Círculo
20% off — Tickets to Entremeses de Cervantes, call (212) 505-1808 for details

Third Street Music School Settlement
Registration Discount — Speak to us at our block party for details

The Ukranian Museum
Free — Museum admission, say “FAB sent me” at the door

Works in Progress NYC
10% off — All printing jobs during Open Arts LES

WOW Café Theater
$10 — Film tickets (regular price $12), 10/5, 11am



Participating Organizations