Thursday, May 21, 2009

Lower Roller Fun- Weekend


"Can’t afford to spend your holiday weekend in some exotic clime this year? Nevermind! Laugh at the Depression with us by luxuriating in the Arts instead. Spend your Stay-cation saturating your senses, exercising your funny bone and going for an intellectual joy ride at the still free and more fabulous than ever, LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS. And if you’re a Tourist trapped by Up and Midtown Prices, break free with LES’s Free Breakout Entertainment and culture. It is what the Real New York has always really been about.

Join our literally hundreds of performers as they gather at Theater for the New City to gift you with their time and talent at our 14th Annual LES. As always, we will sing hosannas to the Lower East Side and East Village’s Artistic Past, dig its Present and sneak preview its Artistic Future.

Classical Theater, Yiddish Theater, Vaudeville, Burlesque and the nascent Silent Film Industry all flourished here. George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Yip Harburg, Eddie Cantor, the Adlers, Molly Pican, Charlie Parker, Eugene O’Neill, Garcia Lorca, Mark Twain, the list goes on and on. They all lived and created here at one time. Now, it’s our time to both remember them and continue their tradition by continuing to create."

Friday, May 22rd, 6pm - 1am
Saturday, May 23th, 10am - 1am
Sunday, May 24th, 5pm - 1am


Visit for a complete schedule of events.

Fulton Stall Market
Date: Friday, May 22nd and Saturday, May 23rd
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Fulton Stall Market (South Street, between Fulton and Beekman Streets)
Cost: Free

A collection of local produce farmers, a Hudson Valley bakery, New York state wineries, plus a Garden State artisan cheesemaker and a fresh fish purveyor, are among the pioneering vendors slated to sell their goods in lower Manhattan when the Fulton Stall Market opens for the season on Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23.
The venture marks the return of an outdoor food market within the historic Seaport
District. Approximately a dozen vendors will occupy the 16 former fish stalls that line South Street between Fulton and Beekman Streets. Open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., the market will enable the public to purchase a wide variety of offerings ranging from seasonal fruits and vegetables, local fish and shellfish, handmade cheeses and organic breads, as well as cut flowers and potted plants. In addition, wines from various New York regions will be featured and available for sampling. Cooking demonstrations by local area chefs are being planned with a focus on pairing local foods with local wines. "New York City residents understand farmers' markets.

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