Performance Space 122 hosts two FREE events in May as part of the Lower East Side History Month!
Lower East Side History Month is an annual celebration of the rich and diverse history of the Lower East Side. Taking place during month of May, LES History Month is an umbrella for a variety of public events, exhibits, tours, and learning opportunities taking place in the historical definition of the Lower East Side—which includes the East Village, Chinatown, Little Italy, and Alphabet City.
Conceived and launched by LES-based cultural and community groups, LES History Month aims to connect our present to our past, exploring how our history can inform and inspire our future.
See all Lower East Side History Month events from an array of organizations here: leshistorymonth.org
PS122’s Mobile Walking Tour
Saturday, May 7th – Tuesday, May 31st
Kick-off event: May 7th
Starting at: Performance Space 122, 150 1st Avenue in Manhattan
Tour requires 45 minutes of light walking and access to a smartphone with data.
Performance Space 122’s Mobile Walking Tour is a free self-guided mobile tour that tells the unique history of contemporary performance in the Lower East Side. Users are led to five locations around the Lower East Side, which were each home to seminal moments in performance history.
Long Table Discussion – A Generative City: What Is the Role of Cultural Institutions in Keeping Neighborhoods Generative?
Tuesday May 24 at 6:30pm with reception to follow
at New Museum, Sky Room, 235 Bowery in Manhattan
Join the New Museum and Performance Space 122 in a Long Table conversation on the role cultural institutions have in keeping our communities generative. Organized in celebration of Lower East Side History Month, this discussion will look at the Lower East Side and the East Village.
PS122’s Mobile Walking Tour and Long Table discussion were generously supported by The New York Council on the Humanities.