LES Community Culture Council 

The Lower East Side Community Culture Council is a group of LES residents and workers interested in strengthening opportunities for LESiders to connect to, enjoy, and actively participate in local arts and culture experience.

Council Activities

  • Monthly meetings and/or field trips to LES arts and culture events
  • Curate and organize the LES Community Arts Day in July
  • Engage in conversation and dialogue with LES artists and arts leaders
  • Receive stipends and complimentary passes to local arts and culture events

Membership to the Council

  • Applications for the Council open each fall for the following year
  • The Council has a maximum of 10 members; members in good standing are eligible to serve for up to three years
  • Council members all have strong ties to the LES through living or working in the community
  • New Council members are selected based on written applications and interviews; selection is made by current Council and FAB staff
  • POC and NYCHA residents are prioritized for acceptance

FABnyc, which organizes the LESCCC, is committed to strengthening opportunities for LES residents to access and fully participate in local arts and culture. We are particularly interested in seeing those who have felt themselves marginalized in the community and/or separated from its cultural institutions feel more welcome and included. The LESCCC was originally developed in collaboration with University Settlement.


2021 LES Community Culture Council. Get to know the 2021 Council and read their bios here

Shaheeda Abdush-Shaheed
Tareake Dorill Ramos
Felicia Gordon
Kendra Krueger
Jonathan Martinez
Destiny Mata
Saarah Medrano

Mollie Serena

LES Community and Culture Day | July 10, 2021


Photos by Elyse Mertz Photography and Mollie Serena