The “Let’s Save the East Village/Lower East Side — Neighbors and Friends Meet and Greet” is a free event co-sponsored by the Theater for the New City, Art Loisaida Foundation and LESPI. Its mission: preserve the East Village/Lower East Side’s remaining historic streetscapes, where historic buildings are quickly being demolished or insensitively altered in an unrelenting tide of development. Helping that harsh reality go down? Free light refreshments — and lots of images of the LES and the East Village (as well as a current art exhibit featuring works by 25 artists on the subject of Preservation). Don’t think it’s going to be a downer, though. As long as there are works of art amidst all the talk about what we’ve lost, the evening won’t be a total loss.
Theater for the New City (155 First Ave. btw. 9th &10th Sts.)
Visit lespi-nyc.org and theaterforthenewcity.net for more info.