FABnyc Summer Programs

FABnyc is programming arts events throughout the summer on East 4th Street between Second Ave & Bowery on on Avenue B between 8th and 9th. (Avenue B programs are made possible in partnership with the Loisaida Open Streets Open Street Community Coalition.)

See below for our 2021 Summer Schedule on Avenue B and 4th Street!

Interested in presenting public performance, exhibits, family workshops, and other creative projects?  APPLY 

Avenue B Summer Schedule

Every Saturday, between 1:30-5pm

June 5

Phoenix Theater Ensemble | 1:30 – 4pm
A jam packed day of fun arts activities:

1:30: Test your design potential with Debbi Hobson. Create a character and their style based on a written description of characteristics alone.  

 2pm: Synchronize your street senses, an interactive exploration of the senses between artists and audience, and together we create live art! Artists guide the audience and audience guide artists.

3pm: Write a song and have it presented.  Write a song together as an audience and get everyone to come

Alter of Love by Haus of Dust | 4pm
A new campaign to bring awareness about substance use in latinx queer communities. The Altar of Love is one of ten shrines made by artist Julia Justo to honor the lives of those in the queer community who have overdosed. Throughout this activity, Gabriel will meditate, inviting the community to join him by making an offering or meditate with him. To learn more about the project, and upcoming workshops, such as our shrine making workshop with artist Julia Justo, visit their instagram: @hausofdust 

June 12

LES Gathering of the Arts: An LES Young Artist of Color Exhibit | 1:30 – 4pm 
A FREE outdoor exhibit of artwork, photography and more by promising young artists of the Lower East Side!

June 19

1:30pm: Musical Performance tba

3pm: Dancing with The Earth with Ilona Bito with Nami Yamamoto – A 45 minute creative movement adventure for all ages, inspired by Earth’s shape and movement through space, her many biomes, and our common ground.

4pm: Zamba2Samba Band

June 26

1:30-4:30pm: Staying Power: Visual art & history workshop centered on public housing: Photos, prompts, and engagement (drawing, answering printed postcard prompts, etc)

1:15pm & 2pm: Sweet Child of Mine by ModArts Dance Collective: live outdoor performance + digital hands on activities. Sweet Child of Mine explores the dynamics between Black women holding onto the added responsibilities and expectations placed upon them from childhood, as well as how they can reverse the patterns placed on them by allowing girls to be children. Sweet Child of Mine will include a digital hands on activity for community engagement by delving into the theme of imagination with a movement based exercise, art work – paper and crayons will be provided by MADC, and an affirmation by clicking on a QR code.

more activities tba

July 3

Programming Cancelled due to the July 4th Weekend!

July 10

1:30-4:30pm: Lower East Side Community Culture Council Arts Festival: An afternoon of arts and culture activities on Avenue B which celebrate the neighborhood.  FABnyc will act as lead organizer for the event.

July 17 

Program TBA 


4th Street Open Street Summer Schedule

every Thursday, Open Street: 4- 9pm / Programs between 5:30-7:30pm

June 10
Frigid New York  | Stand-up, Musical Performances, and MORE!

June 17
La MaMa | 4th Street Dance Party with a Live DJ!

June 24
New York Theatre Workshop

Musical Performance by The Lazours, performing their theatre/folk songs, en plein air.

Melis Aker ft. Jacinta Clusellas
Writer, actor, and singer-songwriter Melis Aker, alongside guest composer, singer-songwriter, composer and guitarist Jacinta Clusellas will accompany each other in their respective songs, and feature pieces from their bilingual musical AZUL.