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East Village/LES/Noho Street Art

east village art

The Lower East Side
Orchard Street between Delancey and E. Houston Lower Manhattan
New York, New York

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FREE

Look for lots of cool murals around this hip neighborhood, on walls, sliding metal gates and on the sidewalk. Current favorite include a I ❤️ NY mural at The Jones NYC (Great Jones Street & Bowery), a swing you can sit on among tulips at Bloomeffects (Bowery & Bleecker), a double-vision Mickey Mouse (Houston & Mott) and rainbow faces on Avenue A – see this guide for some tips but feel free to wander as it’s always changing. Find photos of our latest discoveries on our instagram.

Economy Candy

At this legendary family-owned LES sweets emporium, founded in 1937, shop over 2,000+ items, including chocolate covered graham crackers (with and without jelly), chocolate covered pretzels, jelly rings, bags of gummies, and unique candy bars you just can’t find anywhere else. Currently offering ‘Mystery Bags; only $10 for a whole lot of sweet, sour or…

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The Bandwagon

Swanky cinema Metrograph screens Vincente Minnelli’s miraculous self-reflexive backstage musical masterwork starring Fred Astaire as Tony Hunter, an aging, out-of-fashion song-and-dance star, struggling to salvage his stardom by starring in a Broadway re-staging of Faust. Packed with show-biz inside jokes and show-stopping numbers courtesy Astaire and Cyd Charisse and crowned by the sprawling, film noir-inflected…

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Essex Market Halloween Party

Join Essex Market for mini pumpkin decorating and a costume parade around Essex Market and The Market Line at 3pm. Lots of great food options, including legendary pancake purveyor Shopsin’s.

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Village Halloween Costume Ball

Enjoy performances, a costume competition and dancing in the street to swing and Latin bands at a an all-ages open-air celebration outside Theater for the New City (on East Tenth Street between First & Second Avenues). A large tent will provide rain protection.

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DeSalvio Playground

This recently upgraded park has cool design, a big includes a big jungle gym with monkey bars atop rubber matting, lots of shaded seating area, a basketball court (with two hoops), checker board tables and sprinklers.

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