Thursday, May 28, 2009

Meet the Street in Full Swing

Here at Fourth Arts Block, we are in full planning mode to get everything pulled together for the Meet the Street Festivals. For three weekends in June, we will be hosting art, family, performance, games, food, and shopping out in the open of the block in the sunny summer afternoons. June 6 is devoted to Teens art and creation chock full of teen bands and shows presenting their own work. June 13 is geared toward adult art with theater, dance, and music performances all afternoon long. June 27 is all about Pride in NYC, and we're showing our Gay Pride here on the East Side with cabaret shows, films and a costume sale. This is in conjunction with Pride Goes East, which will be a weeklong celebration with tons of events from not only FAB, but the Lower East Side Business Improvement District (more of that to come!).

We are really excited about these festivals because they will not only help you get to know what we have to offer on East 4th Street, but you can find a new neighborhood to connect with. The Lower East Side is the home of innovative and renegade artists and these weekends are meant to celebrate that. So stop by to watch some short films, make some chalk art, eat some great food, see some performing, shop our delightful boutiques, and see what summertime with the arts is all about.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

We're Under Construction!

Hello Hello!

We're just writing from our out-of-office office while eagerly looking forward to moving into our slick front office. But for now we work next door in Teatro Circulo's office on the Fourth Floor. However, you can catch us downstairs on Fridays from 5:00-7:00PM sitting at the ticket booth waiting for you to come around and buy some cheap tickets to great shows! Check out our homepage to see what shows are going on sale for that Friday and then be sure to come around.

In the meantime, we will be working diligently on our Meet the Street Festival that is happening on three Saturdays in June. Each Saturday will have a different theme and is meant to introduce you to all of our multi-faceted ways on the block. There will be food and music and games and family fun during those sunny days, so please! be sure to come around East Fourth Street and see what we've got cookin'.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Welcome to the FAB Feed!

Hello readers! Welcome to Fourth Arts Block's very first blog. In case you don't know who we are, Fourth Arts Block is a non-profit organization that represents the East Fourth Cultural District. We help to keep the performance venues open and operating by promoting their work while aiding the east village community with green initiatives, neighborhood festivals, and leading centralized projects to advance the district.

So we thought by starting a blog we could keep you updated with all of our adventures and goings-on! Be sure to check out our website,, to catch all the shows and creative opportunities the neighborhood has to offer. Coming up this week are two really special events: FAB Fridays and Fundraising in Style. FAB Fridays happen every Friday in May and June at 5PM and we sell hugely discounted tickets (as low as $9.00!) to local theater, dance, and art shows so that everyone has an opportunity to see the great stuff today's artists are creating. Fundraising in Style is happening this Saturday at NOON at one of our theaters (check out the information and RSVP to get in free HERE
) and we'll be setting up tables from local fashion designers to sell their items. So come and peruse all the quality faire while sipping on some sangria this spring Saturday. What more could you ask for?

And be sure to keep your eyes peeled and your ears open about all upcoming FAB Fridays and our June festival, Meet the Street.