Open Arts LES

FABnyc is programming free outdoor arts events from April to October at multiple sites in the Lower East Side.  Full calendar listings below.

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

Family Art Workshops
12 – 2pm Saturdays
Rivington Street Playground in Sara D Roosevelt Park

+ pop up events at M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden, Pier 35, and other LES sites


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 Culture Day
hosted by the Lower East Side Community Culture Council 


East 4th Thursday, July 21
Sonido Costeño
live musical performance –  fusion of Latin music and Salsa together with other World music

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 performance featuring the music of Pat Metheney, Wayne Shorter, Lauren Lee, and others. Performance features virtuosic melodic improvisation on groove-based music and will celebrate 3 new singles that are being released throughout the summer.


East 4th Thursday, July 28
Errold Lanier Jr Trio 
live jazz performance 

Ave B Saturday, July 30
Cultural Response to Community. Celebrating and highlighting the traditions of Bomba, through dance, music, and song!