Downtown Social: New Museum Hosts a Lower East Side Block Party

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Downtown Social, Our Town Downtown.


Text by Adel Manoukian Photos by Dana Davenport

The New Museum hosted its sixth annual block party this past Friday in the Lower East Side’s Sara D. Roosevelt Park.  Musicians performed while partygoers created their own optical illusion art, meddled with origami and learned about the history of literature and the Bowery. Other activities included creating collages with historic photos of the neighborhood and images of favorite past exhibitions at the New Museum.

The musical lineup included Chris Giarmo, Sxip Shirey, Yvonne Meier, and High Priest, all New York City-based performers.  Admission was free and many guests took advantage of gratis admission to the museum on the day of the party.

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