LES Arts & Culture Open House

Free
Saturday & Sunday Oct 22 & 23, 2pm-5pm
organized by FABnyc with 20+ Lower East Side organizations
a special event organized for Open House NY


ABOUT

LES Arts & Culture Open House, happening as part of the citywide Open House NY weekend, is intended to give folks an opportunity to spend time in 20+ cultural spaces in the LES without a ticket to a show or the cost of admission.

All organizations will have staff available to welcome you, answer questions, and show you their space — many offer special free activities such as tours, exhibits, workshops, and performances.

Join us to explore, choose-your-own-adventure, and learn more about the organizations and their programs straight from the people behind the scenes.

Full details below.  Free refreshments at most sites.

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS

Saturday Oct 22 2pm-5pm
Bond Street Theater | Duo Multicultural Arts Center | FABnyc | Gene Frankel Theatre | KGB Bar & Red Room | Loisaida Inc | Merchant’s House Museum | Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space | New York Theater Workshop | Nuyorican Poets Cafe | The Poetry Project | Printed Matter St. Mark’s |Rod Rodgers Dance Company | Studio One/Cooper Square Committee | Swiss Institute | Theater for the New City | WOW Cafe Theatre

Sunday Oct 23 2pm-5pm
Abrons Arts Center | Artists Alliance | Arts for Art | The Clemente Center | International Center of Photography | Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum | Think!Chinatown

DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS AND LINKS

Bond Street Theatre | 2 Bond Street | Sat Oct 22 2pm-5pm
Street side welcome + stilt lessons in Shinbone Alley for ages 10 and up!

Dorill Initiative |402 East 8th Street| Sat Oct 22 2pm-5pm
Open House.

Duo Multicultural Arts Center (DMAC) | 62 East 4th Street | Sat Oct 22 2pm-5pm
Open House + CONTACT, a walk through interactive/immersive installation. 

Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc) | 70 East 4th Street | Sat Oct 22 2pm-5pm | ADA Accessible | English & Spanish
Open House + hands on arts activity.  

Gene Frankel Theatre | 24 Bond Street | Sat Oct 22 2pm-5pm
Open House + watch excerpts from “Dracular” performance in their theatre & performance art in window. 

KGB Bar & Red Room | 85 East 4th Street | Sat Oct 22 2pm-5pm
Open House.

Loisaida, Inc. | 710 East 9th Street | Sat Oct 22 2pm-5pm | ADA Accessible | English & Spanish
Open House + ongoing exhibit.  

Merchant’s House Museum | 29 East 4th Street | Sat Oct 22 2pm-5pm
Open House + join family matriarch Eliza Tredwell, portrayed by Museum Historian Ann Haddad, and Museum docents in the rear garden to talk about life in mid-19th century New York.

Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) | 155 Avenue C | Sat Oct 22 2pm-5pm
Open House + exhibits

New York Theatre Workshop | 79 East 4th Street | Sat Oct 22 2pm-5pm
Open House

Nuyorican Poets Cafe | 236 East 3rd Street | Sat Oct 22 2pm-5pm
Open House + the Nuyorican Annual Haunted House event

The Poetry Project | 131 East 10th St | Sat Oct 22 2pm-5pm | ADA Accessible
Outdoor community engagement + free publications to share

Printed Matter / St Marks | 38 St Marks Place | Sat Oct 22 2pm-5pm | ADA Accessible | English, Spanish, & ASL
Open House + casual zine-making workshop – and receive a risograph-printed one-page zine template, that you can use to make a master copy of your very own zine!.  

Rod Rodgers Dance Company and Studios | 62 East 4th Street | Sat Oct 22 2pm-5pm
Open House + a building tour of the company’s studios

Studio One / Cooper Square Committee | 61 East 4th Street | Sat Oct 22 2pm-5pm
Open House + an exhibition by Alex Harsley, founder of 4th Street Photo Gallery

Swiss Institute | 38 St Marks Place | Sat Oct 22 2pm-5pm | ADA Accessible
Open House + two exhibitions: Karen Lamassonne: Ruido / Noise & Gina Fischli: I love being creative

Theater for the New City | 155 1st Avenue | Sat Oct 22 2pm-5pm
Open House + a tour of the 4 theater complex

WOW Cafe Theater | 59-61 East 4th Street, 4W | Sat Oct 2pm-5pm | ADA Accessible
Open House + an exhibit of images and videos from WOW’s past aka a Museum of WOW History and fun activities that will allow visitors to experience WOW’s mission

Abrons Arts Center | 466 Grand Street | Sun Oct 23 2pm-5pm
Open House + exhibit

Artists Alliance Inc | 88 Essex Street, no 21 | Sun Oct 23 2pm-5pm
Open House + exhibition of KIOSK, curated by Guillermo Rodriguez with work by Rebecca Adorno, Javier Bosques, Melvin Martinez, Danny Rivera-Cruz, and Chaveli Sifre.

Arts for Art | 107 Suffolk Street | Sun Oct 23 2pm-5pm
Open House + the inaugural Jazz workshop for children, 2-4pm.

The Clemente Center | 107 Suffolk Street | Sun Oct 23 2pm-5pm | English & Spanish
Open House + programs organized by their local resident organizations: Capoeira Seminario & Encountro, 10am – 1pm & Salsa Stories, 2-4pm. 

International Center of Photography | 79 Essex Street | Sun Oct 23 2pm-5pm
Open House + exhibits

Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum | 280 Broome Street | Sun Oct 23 2pm-5pm | English & Greek
Open House + guided tours of Kehila Kedosha Janina’s restored historic sanctuary and museum on the history of Jews in Greece and their immigration to New York.  

Think!Chinatown | 1 Pike Street | Sun Oct 23 2pm-5pm | ADA Accessible | English, Mandarin, Cantonese, & Toisan
Open House + “We’ll Meet Again” — an exhibit by Alison Kuo as part of Chinatown Arts Festival.  

Participant Websites
Abrons Arts Center | Artists Alliance Inc | Arts for Art | Bond Street Theater | The Clemente Center | Duo Multicultural Arts Center | Fourth Arts BlockGene Frankel Theatre | International Center of PhotographyKGB Bar & Red Room | Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum | Loisaida, Inc. | Merchant’s House Museum | Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space | New York Theatre Workshop | Nuyorican Poets Cafe Inc | The Poetry Project | Printed Matter / St Marks | Rod Rodgers Dance Company and Studios | Studio One / Cooper Square Committee | Swiss Institute Theater for the New City | Think!Chinatown | WOW Cafe Theater