Lower East Side Festival of the Arts

Opened May 28, 2004
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Lower East Side Festival of the Arts is three days of theater and theater-related events, employing three theater spaces at Theater for the New City, plus the block of E. 10th Street between First and Second Avenues. On Saturday, May 29 there is a day-long, block-long outdoor carnival of musical attractions and a community arts fair with food and crafts vendors. The list of attractions includes artists presently residing on the Lower East Side, arts groups performing there, prominent writers and artists whose work has dealt directly with the Lower East Side experience and plays written especially for this festival. The distinct ethnic communities of the Lower East Side are amply represented, including the Latin American, African African, Chinese, Indian, Irish, Italian, Jewish, Native American, Polish and Ukranian communities.

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