The Lower East Side Festival of the Arts is an annual celebration of the rich artistic culture and ethnic diversity of this area. For three days over Memorial Day Weekend, TNC produces a cabaret-style festival featuring over 100 performing groups from the Lower East Side.
All cultures and disciplines are represented. Saturday afternoon, a Street Fair is held on East 10th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues, which includes food and goods sold by local merchants, and performances by local poets, musicians and performance artists.
Inside, there is a children's program performed for and by students from local schools and a Film Festival running all afternoon and evening. Sunday evening, a Poetry reading is held.
Sat. 12n-6pm Outside; 6pm-1am Inside