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For the tenth year, a score of stars and over 100 performing arts organizations, independent artists, poets, puppeteers and filmmakers converge at the Lower East Side Festival of the Arts (LES), in and around Theater for the New City at First Avenue and East Tenth Street. The gathering was formed in 1996 to demonstrate the creative explosion of the Lower East Side and the area's importance to culture and tourism for New York City. The three-day, indoor and outdoor festival of theater is organized by TNC and a coalition of civic, cultural and business leaders and is free to all New Yorkers. Last year, over 3,000 people attended. This year's festival is dedicated to the memory and legacy of Mel Gussow and Arthur Miller. SCHEDULE FRIDAY, MAY 27 6pm-1am: Spoken word and Performances Upstairs 8pm-Midnight: Cabaret Performances Downstairs SATURDAY, MAY 28 11am-6pm: (Outside) Vendors, Salsa, Merengue, Jazz, Poets, Commedia, Rain date, Sunday 2pm-4:30pm: (Inside) Plays by Kids for Kids 6pm-Midnight: Spoken word and Theatrical Performances Upstairs 3pm-Midnight: Film and Video Downstairs SUNDAY, MAY 29 5pm-7pm: Poets Downstairs 6pm-Midnight: Dance and Theatrical Performances Upstairs 8pm-Midnight: Theatrical Performances Downstairs

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Theater for the New City, Off-Off-Broadway