Upcoming Programs/Events

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.
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Exploring Jewish New York: History, Places & Food - a book presentation with Paul M. Kaplan
Monday, May 2, 7 - 9pm
Neighborhood Preservation Center (232 East 11th Street)
$5 per person, space limited, registration is required
Books will be available for purchase and signature by the author

Please join us for a talk, co-sponsored by The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy in honor or Lower East Side History Month, with author Paul M. Kaplan as he discusses his book Exploring Jewish New York: History, Places & Food. Kaplan explored Jewish immigration in New                                                           York City through the history and contributions made by this community in different neighborhoods. Such places of focus will include                                                       museums, places of historic significance, restaurants, synagogues, and entertainment venues.

Networking Event with APTNE, featuring a presentation by The S.S. Columbia Project
Thursday, May 5, 6 - 8pm

Neighborhood Preservation Center (232 East 11th Street)
$10 per person, space limited, registration is required
Presentation to be followed by light refreshments

We are happy to announce our first collaborative event with the Association for Preservation Technology, Northeast Chapter      (APTNE). Join us for an evening of socializing with fellow local preservationists, learn about the work of APTNE, and enjoy a                                                  presentation by Liz McEnaney, Executive Director of the S.S. Columbia Project (an NPC incubator group). SSCP's vision is                                                        the restoration of the 1902 S.S. Columbia steamship in order to provide all New Yorkers and visitors with access                                                                  to the waterfront once again.

Volunteer Fair
Saturday, May 14, 11am - 2pm
Manny Cantor Center (197 East Broadway)

Hosted by FABnyc as part of the Lower East Side History Month celebrations, the Volunteer Fair will provide a chance for local institutions, organizations, and residents to meet and discuss opportunities for partnerships and future programming. We will have a table with our printed materials and look forward to meeting more of our neighbors! See more information about the event here


Positively 8th Street Fair
Saturday, May 14, 12 - 6pm
8th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues

This Annual Street Fair, sponsored by the Village Alliance, celebrates all things Greenwich Village including culture, music, arts, local businesses, and community groups. Visit our table; we’ll be there with information about the history of the neighborhood and ready to help answer research questions.

Peg Leg Pete ‘Comeback’ Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, May 21, at 11am
Starting location to be announced.
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 6:30pmdoors 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.