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Lower East Side History Month (May 2016)
Events will provided throughout the month by a wide array of organizations celebrating the rich and diverse history and significance of the Lower East Side. Events and programs exploring how our history informs and inspires our future will include such favorites as the chalking of historic tidbits around the neighborhood. Visit the LES History Month website for the calendar.
Peg Leg Pete ‘Comeback’ Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, May 21, at 11am
Starting location: Abe Lebewohl Park (intersection of 10th Street and Second Avenue)
Free, RSVP Encouraged. Call 212-228-2781 or email.
A special spring edition of our hunt will offer our very first Scavenger Hunt from 2009, but in a new exciting and interactive format. Test your knowledge of the history and the buildings within the footprint of what was once Peter Stuyvesant’s farm. This program is offered in celebration of Lower East Side History Month.
Creative Placemaking – What’s it all about?
Wednesday, June 8, program at 6:30pm; doors open at 6:15pm
Neighborhood Preservation Center (232 East 11th Street)
Free, RSVP Encouraged. Space limited. Call 212-228-2781 or email.
Executive Director of ArtPlace America, Jaime Bennett, will talk about creative placemaking and the work of ArtPlace America to further the role of arts and culture in community planning and development.