2015's First Member of the Month: The Clemente


We are excited to announce the first Member of the Month for the year, the Clemente! The building has a unique community and cultural history as the former P.S. 160, built in 1898 by visionary NYC Dept. of Education Superintendent for Architecture, C.B.J. Snyder. It provides subsidized spaces, including 43 visual arts studios, 11 non-profit arts offices, 4 theaters, 3 rehearsal rooms, and 3 art galleries.

The Clemente focuses on the cultivation, preservation, and presentation of Puerto Rican and Latino culture while remaining multi-cultural and inclusive to reflect the diversity of the Lower East Side. January is packed with events hosted within the building's historically and culturally rich walls. Stay tuned for event updates, news, and in-depth explorations of the center and its programs!

THANK YOU For Your Support in 2015!!

From all of us at FABnyc,


Your support this year will continue to help make unexpected connections around the city, support artistic practices, and help others explore the neighborhood. Our work isn't simple, but YOU make it all possible.

Recap some of YOUR #FABstories here.

Lower East Side History Month (LESHM)


Last May, more than thirty Lower East Side-based cultural and community groups collaborated to launch Lower East Side (LES) History Month, an annual celebration of the rich, diverse history of New York City’s Lower East Side. This May will mark the second annual LES History Month, and we're gearing up for an even bigger collection of partners and events!

Throughout the month, dozens of public events, exhibits, tours, and learning opportunities will take place within 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.

Special kickoff activities include ‘Chalk LES’, an interactive project encouraging anyone and everyone to share memories and images of the Lower East Side on the city’s pavements; and the Lower East Side Community Heroes Awards, which aims to highlight underappreciated heroes in the neighborhood.

Interested individuals and organizations are welcome to participate next May, 2015. Please fill out the Invitation to Participate form at http://www.leshistorymonth.org/participate/.

Twitter: #LESmonth
Facebook: LES History Month

FABnyc to Receive Donations from Design With Benefits!

FABnyc|Design With Benefits


Thanks to YOU, we were voted to receive a portion of ethical design website Design With Benefits' proceeds! Huge thanks to all who voted for us, and to Design With Benefits for hosting us. Be sure to check out their website for ethical, extremely well-designed gift ideas for the holidays! 

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