Open Arts LES

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

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

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


East 4th Thursday, May 26 
5-7pm: Wen-Ting Wu Trio
Jazz and Funk music – great swing feel, groovy beats and exciting improvisations 

Saturday, May 28 
No FAB programming 

Loisaida Festival on Ave C Sunday, May 29 
12-5pm: Come by the FAB booth! Arts activities, LES History month celebration


East 4th Thursday, June 2
5-7pm: Jeffrey Wallach & Co

Ave B Saturday, June 4
Theatre of the Oppressed NYC
La Casa Malfada: Teatro Interactivo- Una novella en la calle! Únete a un diálogo teatral de cómo enfrentar esos problemas. Después de un largo desempleo por la pandemia Mari consigue trabajo! Pero se choca con problemas existentes antes de la pandemia.

A novella in the street! Join a theatrical dialogue on how to deal with those problems. After a long unemployment due to the pandemic Mari gets a job! But it collides with problems that existed before the pandemic. 

4pm: Agustin Grasso Trio
live musical performance mix of jazz , afro cuban, brazilian and funk music


East 4th Thursday, June 9
Ukrainian Village Voices – live performance and workshop
Ukrainian Village Voices will lead a workshop of seasonal and lyrical vocal traditions sourced from Ukraine’s vibrant villages. No background in Ukrainian or music necessary to participate. These songs will be taught aurally, through repetition, as is tradition. All materials will be provided.

Ave B Saturday, June 11
From ________, with love and art
LES Young Artists of Color Fellowship Exhibition


East 4th Thursday, June 16
Featuring artists from WOW Cafe Theater 

Ave B Saturday, June 18
Drag King Cabaret
featuring WOW Cafe Theater performer Henrietta B. 


East 4th Thursday, June 23
Open Mic Salon by New York Theatre Workshop

Ave B Saturday, June 25
The Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York
Take a trip around Japan with a performance of folk dance! They will perform traditions representing 1000 years of Japanese history and culture! Stick around after the performance dance with us in the Bon Odori, a fun and lively form of folk dance which is easy to learn and join! Perfect for kids!

4pm: EXPANDING TABLE – A Pop-Apart Opera (performance) by Mindy Levokove & Co. 
It’s an opera, a participatory performance, a discussion; an expanding table; what do a roller-blading gamer, an opera singer, a fashionista, a mom getting ready to return to college, and a doyenne of LES activist theater, all have in common? Empowerment, social justice, climate change: an Expanding Table.
Expanding Table will be performed by Shani Bekt, Apryl Higgins, Erika Ortiz, Joanie Fritz Zosike, and Xijia Zhang.


East 4th Thursday, June 30
Erli Perez Jazz
live Jazz music performance

Ave B Saturday, July 2
No FAB programming 


East 4th Thursday, July 7
Hillai Govreen Quartet
live Jazz music performance

Ave B Saturday, July 9
2:30pm: Ballet Folklorico Nueva Juventud
Mexican Folkloric dance performance and workshop – performing Jalisco and Pueblo. Stick around to learn a section/portion of one our songs ‘El jarabe Tapatio’ a.k.a The Mexican Hat Dance.
4pm: Alon Nechushtan Trio
live Jazz music performance 


East 4th Thursday, July 14
Judette Elliston Quartet
live Jazz music performance featuring songs from the Great American Songbook and traditional Haitian music, along with original compositions. 

Ave B Saturday, July 16
2-5pm: Lower East Side Community and Culture Day
hosted by the Lower East Side Community Culture Council 


East 4th Thursday, July 21
5-7pm: tbd

Ave B Saturday, July 23
2:30pm: Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars
an orchestra of guitarists and percussionists led by post-rock composer/performer Patrick Grant. They perform original music untethered via mini-amps strapped over their shoulders.
4pm: Lauren Lee Trio
live Jazz music performance