October 15, 2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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We are excited to once again participate in the annual Open House New York (OHNY) weekend! FAB Executive Director Risa Shoup will you lead you through the FAB doors of members on our block, including La MaMa E.T.C. (historic experimental performance space), Works In Progress (a non-profit print shop and educational facility), Downtown Art (newly renovated cultural & community space with a history of working with young artists to create performances and advance equity in the arts), and Duo Multicultural Arts (a performance and multi-disciplinary space that includes a historic, early 20th Century jewel box theater).
Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc) works to strengthen the cultural vitality of the Lower East Side. Our advocacy efforts helped establish the East 4th Street Cultural District and -participants will visit some of the cultural spaces that give the district its unique notoriety in the City. These tours are meant to give participants a sense of the history of this district – and the broader cultural history of the LES – as well as opportunities to engage in ongoing programming at the sites featured on the tours.
Shoes that are comfortable for walking up/down stairs are strongly suggested.
For other Open House NY walking tours, please visit their website.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
10AM – 3PM
Meet outside of FAB’s office at 60 E. 4th Street
No advance reservation required, but “RSVP” on Facebook for any last minute updates!
10AM – 11AM: DMAC
11:15AM – 12PM: DTA
12:30PM – 1:15PM: WIP
1:45PM – 2:45PM: LaMaMa
Access Notes: The 11:15AM, 12:30pm & 1:45pm tours are wheelchair accessible.
About Open House New York Weekend
For two days each October, the Annual Open House New York Weekend unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York. OHNY Weekend looks to deepen our understanding of the importance of architecture and urban design to foster a more vibrant civic life, and helps catalyze a citywide conversation about how to build a better New York.