Saturday, May 25 from 12pm to 5pm
Saturday, May 25 from 6pm to midnight
The 24th Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts!
Outside 12pm to 5pm: Vendors of all kinds, neighborhood foods, artisans, clothing, jewelry, knick knacks. On stage is guitarist, satirist, and sage Richard West.
Inside 2pm to 5pm: ‘Youth performing for Youth’ in the Johnson Theater, featuring young local dance and performance groups. Curated by Juan Villegas and Donna Meija, emceed by John Grimaldi of the NY Lyric Circus Clown Unit.
Inside 12pm to midnight: Dozens of films from new auteurs, curated by Eva Dorrepaal, in the Cabaret Theater
Inside 6pm to midnight: Performances continue – see description below for highlights.
Theater, music, dance, video, film, poetry, cabaret, youth programs. Among the hundreds of performers are David Amram, Penny Arcade, Ashley Liang, Vinie Burrows, the Constellation Moving Company of aerialists, cast members from “Time It Is: To Music”, artists from Dixon Place, Frank Hall aka Faceboy, Folksbiene – The National Yiddish Theater, Anthony Haden, Ben Harburg and the Rainbow Troupe in a tribute to grandfather Yip Harburg, flamenco dancer Imma Heredia, singer/satirist Richard West, artists from La MaMa and New York Theatre Workshop, composer/singer Phoebe Legere, Malachy McCourt, director Austin Pendleton, comic Reno, Rod Rodgers Dance Company, The Negro Ensemble Company, The Wise Guise, KT Sullivan, and the Squatter’s Opera.