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26th Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts

Theater for the New City presents the return of the Lower East Side Festival of the Arts. Running May 28 to the 30th, the Lower East Side Festival of the Arts takes place at 155 1st Avenue, New York witha return to live in person performances (with Covid protection protocols in place). Now in its 26th year, the festival encompases film, comedy, music puppetry, plays, musicals cabaret, children’s programs and more as over 180 artists take part in the three day event.

The festival schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, May 28: Inside Performances 6PM - 11PM
  • Saturday, May 29: Outside Festival 1PM- 5PM; Inside Film Festival 12PM - 6PM; Inside Performances 6PM - 11PM
  • Sunday, May 30: Inside Poetry Readings 4PM - 7PM; Inside Performances 6PM - 11PM

Special guests appearing will include: James Rado (composer of Hair), Penny Arcade, Phoebe Legere, Vinie Burrows, and Reno. David Amram, Art Lillard, Mister Pablo, and Rob Varcony/Star 69 will head the list of 36 musical acts. There will be over 25 works of theater, 30 mixed-performance events, and 11 modern dance events. Eleven films, curated by Eva

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26th Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts
May 29 - 30, 2021

Theater for the New City
155 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10003

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