Open Arts LES

FABnyc is programming free outdoor arts events from April to October on the East 4th Street Open Street, the Avenue B Open Street, in Sara Roosevelt Park at Stanton Street, and at special pop-up sites.  Full calendar listings below.
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4th Street Open Street
East 4th Street between Bowery and Second Ave
Thursdays 5-7pm

Avenue B Open Street
Saturday afternoons

Saturday, July 22  | 1-5pm
Avenue B between 10th/11th
“Fashion Avenue B”
Vintage & Creative Market
African diasporic music from DJ Sabine Blaizin
Artmaking: Fashion Watercolor & Collage – Design your dream outfit

Saturday, August 5 |  1-5pm
Avenue B between 8th/9th
Art activity with Swiss Institute, inspired by Jac Leirner’s artwork Straight with Rounds (2023)
2:30: Japanese Folk Dance and Traditions with Japanese  Folk Institute of New York
4pm: Live Jazz with Erli Perez Jazz

Artmaking: Fan Painting
Artist & Artisan Market

Saturday, August 12 | 1-5pm
Avenue B between 10th/11th
“Avenue Beach / La Playa Avenue B”
Vintage & Creative Market
2-3pm: Rumba de Corazon with Isabel Estrada-Jamison and friends
3:45-5pm: Salsa and Latin music  from Sonido Costeño
Artmaking: Fantasy Island Collage

Saturday, September 9 |  1-5pm
Avenue B between 8th/9th
2:30: Live performance of Argentine Tango music with Los Chantas 
4pm: Experimental World Music with Duo Chuno
Artmaking: Clay Sculpting
Artist & Artisan Market

Saturday, September 16 | 1-5pm
Avenue B between 10th/11th
2-3pm: Latin Fusion with Mister Pablo
3:30-4:30pm: Brass quintet with eGALitarians Brass
Artmaking: Multi-media Fashion Collage
“Rock ‘n Roll High School” Vintage & Creative Market

Saturday, October 7 |  1-5pm
Avenue B between 8th/9th
2:30-3:30pm: Indie-soul music with Sauce City
4-5pm: Guitar rhythms of Tango, Waltz, Mazurka and Milonga with Jack Marcin
Artmaking: Halloween Collage
Artist and Artisan Market

Saturday, October 28 |  1-5pm
Avenue B between 10th/11th
“Dia de los Muertos”
Vintage & Creative Market
2:30-3:30pm: Sounds of Afro-Amerindian Mexico with Jarana Beat
4-5pm: Mexican folklore performance with Mazarte Dance Company
Artmaking: TBD

Special Pop Up Events

JUNETEENTH Celebration
Sunday, June 18th
M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden
Sara Roosevelt Park at Rivington Street
Music, artmaking, and African history at the longest running Juneteenth celebration in the Lower East Side
FAB will be introducing artist Emmanuel Oni who will be developing an art project memorializing the Chrystie Street African Burial Ground


ROAR Festival
Saturdays July 8 – August 12
11am – 3pm
Organized by University Settlement
Sara Roosevelt Park at Stanton Street
FAB will be there with arts activities, our FABmobile, partners Buro Happold and Marvel Designs, to help advocate for the return of the Stanton Building to community use.