And that 13th Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts is going on today. I know because I happen to pass by there today in my travels around town and saw a big street festival with vendors everywhere there next to Theater For The New City where those festivals are held every year. And I also saw their ads in this past weeks papers as well. And those festivals are a festival indeed as their theater seems to be s hughe place with so many theaters that that one can seemingly get lost there tryiing to find one of their theaters. And their annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts brings together performing arts organizations, local and international celebrities, independent artists, poets, puppeteers, film makers and many others. And Theater For The New City's 3 day festival by Crystal Field is free, from Friday, May 23 through Sunday, May 25. And if you happen to be in the neighborhood, it may be worth checking out. And their list of performers are many including:
Dorothy Friedman August, Louisa Bradshaw, Steve Cannon, Judith Andrea Caporale, Steve Dalachinsky, Ellen Farber, Five Easy Peaces (Amber, Be Laroe, Lois Kagan Mingus, Marlena Lortez Terwilliger, Joanie Fritz Zosike), Geoffrey Holman, David Hubermann, L.E.S. Jules, Barbara Kahn, Lissa Moira, Ronne Norpel, Richard O’Brien, Valery Oisteanu, Yuko Otomo, Anthony Parker, Howard Pflanzer, Goya Robles, Tom Savage, Bina Sharif, Kelsey Shipman, Ellen Steier, Danny Shot, Bruce Weber, Richard West, Daniel Albert, Krista Anderson, Jeanette Arnone-K, Jennie Booth, Crystal Bretschger, Fernando Carpaneda, Caitlin Casell,a Jennifer Cauffman, Marisa DeMarco, Denise DeSpirito, Lu DiRusso, Lauren Fatzinger, Brian Fee, Maria Fee, Columbia Fiero, Anabel Giladi, Darius Gubala, Erika Huddleston, Marina Korenfeld, Ethel Kriss, Morgan Lappin, Evan Laurence, Micha Lazare, Ujin Lee, Leora Lent, Samantha Levin, William Lindsay, Hariclia Michailidis, Adam Miller, Alli Miller, Lissa Moira, Judy Negron, Rochelle Pashkin, Karen Pawson, David Platt, Vadim Prokhorov, Carolyn Ratcliffe, Hannah Rawe, Janet Restino, Carla E. Reyes, Jamison Sarteschi, Justin T. Shockley, Fedele Spadafora, Len Speier, Chris Swiatek, Thailan, Charlene Weisler, Nicole Wilson, RENO, Penny Arcade, Vinnie Burrown, Epstein and Hassan, Steve Ben Israel, Taylor Meade, Rome Neal, Lavina Co-Op, Joe Franklin, Rosie Mendez, Deborah Glick, Jerry Tallmer, David Amran, Judy Gorman, Arthur Abrams, Joe Bendik, Juini Booth, Susan Gittens, Mark Marcante, Joanie Fritz Zosike, Robert Fitzsimmons, Richard West, James Rado, Gary Legault, Laurence Holder, Barbara Kahn, Bina Sharif, Matt Morillo and many more.
Have a great art and festival day.