The East Village
There are certain streets in New York whose names live in infamy. Broadway comes to mind – Fifth Avenue, Park Avenue, Christopher Street to name a few others. Not as infamous perhaps, yet equally rich in cultural history is the unassuming little stretch of East Village pavement between Second Avenue and the Bowery known as East 4th Street. From German benevolent societies, Jewish performance venues and Ukrainian labor unions to prohibition-era speakeasies, drag cabaret and legendary experimental theaters – E. 4th Street has been the epicenter of social and political life on the Lower East Side for over 150 years.
Andy, Janis and company on the Lower East Side circa 1969.
It’s cultural preservation falls to a marvelous organization called FABnyc (Fourth Arts Block) who since 2001 have been guarding and promoting the theater and visual arts in this tight knit community.
As it happens, it’s also our backyard. The Standard, East Village is just one block up on East 5th Street where Skyline is hosting a cocktail party to benefit FABnyc in the Penthouse. Il Abanico is performing. There will be bountiful cocktails and the city lights will sparkle under your feet in the warm summer air. Buy Tickets Here