May is Lower East Side History Month and our community histories—our roots, struggles, and joys—feel more profoundly important now than ever.
Eight years ago, neighbors came together to launch Lower East Side History Month. It was intended to be a moment to collectively celebrate our neighborhood and all the complex, diverse histories and peoples it includes. There was the hope that such an event would strengthen our connection to each other, strengthen our sense of community.
Nominate a LES Community Hero!
The LES Community Hero Awards were created in 2014 to celebrate and honor the "unsung heroes" of the Lower East Side.
Recognizing our own people and the role they've played in sustaining our community feels even more meaningful in 2021.
Deadline for Nominations: April 2
Artist Call: Chalk History with Us in May!
To celebrate LES History Month, FABnyc is issuing a call for artists to help us creatively chalk specific sites in the Lower East Side with stories and images from local history.
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