2022 Lower East Side History Month
May 1 - May 31
Lower East Side History Month was launched nine years ago in the hope that a collective celebration of our neighborhood would strengthen our connection to each other and strengthen our sense of community.
Finding ways to come together to share stories, honor neighbors, respect histories—to remember our roots, past struggles, and past joys—feels profoundly important. It’s clear that the bonds of community have been critical in sustaining us as we navigate overlapping crises of health, economic survival, and the ongoing battle for racial justice. Our history sheds light on our present and can motivate us to continue building a future of mutual support, respect, and inclusion.
We invite you to celebrate the LES with us! Lower East Side cultural and community groups, small businesses, and residents will host a variety of public events, exhibits, tours, and learning opportunities. Celebrations proudly feature Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian American and Pacific Islander, and other community histories of the LES as defined by its historical boundaries which includes the East Village, Chinatown, Two Bridges and Loisaida.