It's that time again, the weekend beckons and so do these fun events.
The biggest news in our neck of the woods would have to be the Tastes of the Lower East Side festival, going on this Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are already sold out, so if you didn't get them in time maybe you can host your own guerrilla expedition, following alongside the delicious map of flavors that the festival will include. Take a look at the official site for all of the details!
The Siren Music Festival is obviously not technically in the neighborhood, but it is off of the F train and with so many bands who are LES regulars, it feels like a natural extension of the hood. This summertime institution is an event every New Yorker, from lifer to loaner, must attend at least once. Check out the official site, here. Saturday, July 17th from noon-9pm, all ages, rain or shine.
Lush Life, a multi gallery collaboration, is an incredible effort by curators Franklin Evans and Omar Lopez-Chahoud, the ambitious pair have "... managed to take apart Richard Price’s 2008 novel, Lush Life, piece by piece, page by page, to create—with the help of a slew of New York artists—a colorful reinterpretation of Price’s riveting tale of a murder investigation on the Lower East Side. Different chapters can be experienced in nine downtown galleries, which include Collette Blanchard Gallery, Eleven Rivington, Invisible-Exports, Lehmann Maupin, On Stellar Rays, Salon 94, Scaramouche, and Y Gallery. Start your viewing with Chapter 1: Whistle at Sue Scott Gallery, which features artist David Kramer’s piece (Bar) Unfinished Business, a fully stocked plywood bar that Kramer told our own Leslie Minora represents the typical Lower East Side watering hole, where there are “endless possibilities, but, really, it’s always the same.” - By Araceli Cruz for the Village Voice
Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday from now until August 1st.
Put on your dancing shoes! Self Edge, our neighbors at 157 Orchard at the corner of Rivington, are hosting a Rockabilly Hob Nob bash with their friends at Wild Records. On Sunday, July 18th, from 3-8pm join them in celebrating with Omar and the String Poppers (who have traveled all the way from LA just for occasion).