Ecolibrium is a multi-disciplinary project by Loisaida, Inc. that will study, survey, and analyze airborne toxins and environmental conditions in the Lower East Side with the goal of improving public health and quality of life.

This project will culminate in a comprehensive hazard map of the Lower East Side and a multimedia campaign that utilizes social media to enhance public awareness of environmental health. The Ecolibrium project in partnership with GOLES and LES Ecology Center is supported by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and the Office of Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez.

As part of this multi-disciplinary, inter-generational team, you will embark on a series of discovery exercises and public engagements specific to the Loisaida Neighborhood to learn about environmental toxins and their sources, climate change and the urban environment, and nature-based solutions.

Our group will gain an understanding of the urban environment through electronic sensing technologies and remote sensors used to monitor indoor and outdoor air quality and environmental conditions and microclimates. We will gather and analyze data, and document their findings and experiences through narrative storytelling. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and creative science communications using digital media and public engagement.

Ecolibrium is seeking new team members for our July-October 2022 session.
Apply for one of the available roles now at,-Inc.
Loisaida's ECOLIBRIUM program and initiative is supported in part by public funds from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Office of Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez' FY23 Community Project Award.
Ecolibrium at LES Community & Culture Day
Avenue B between E 8th & E 9th Street
Saturday, July 16th 2-5 pm
The LES Community and Culture Day on Saturday, July 16th from 2-5 pm is a free outdoor event curated by the Lower East Side Community Culture Council of residents featuring local artists and art organizations, supported and produced by FABnyc.

The Loisaida Center's Ecolibrium Project will have a table set up at the event. We will demonstrate precision air quality monitoring systems that represent one of the tools we are using to assess the environmental health of our neighborhood.

Ecolibrium: Environmental Justice & Literacy through Community Science is an initiative by the Loisaida Center that seeks to improve public health and environmental conditions in the Lower East Side neighborhood through immersive educational programs and multimedia resources that enhance environmental literacy and communicate positive environmental behaviors.

Come visit our table during the event and get involved!

La Cocina de Loisaida: Boricua Breakfast
Thursday, July 14th at 6:30 pm
In this month's class on Thursday, July 14th we're putting together a menu that's dressed to impress. These dishes can be prepped with ease so you will impress your friends and family at your next Brunch! Boricua breakfast is a delicious combinations of Puerto Rican flavors! Learn how to make these recipes and WOW your Friends and Family!

The class will be approximately 1.5 hours long and include time to savor the dishes you prepare together as a group. La Cocina de Loisaida takes place in the Essex Kitchen — Essex Market's demonstration and teaching kitchen located on the market's mezzanine level.

Register now for the class!

La Cocina de Loisaida is a series of monthly hands-on cooking classes where we celebrate the rich cultural traditions of Puerto Rican cuisine. Longtime Lower East Side resident and local caterer María Bido shares the recipes and techniques passed down by her abuela — all based in authentic Puerto Rican flavors and ingredients from Essex Market. 

This series is presented in partnership with Essex Market with the collective mission to preserve and pass down culinary heritage from the Lower East Side community. We invite all ages and abilities to join us for these unique, fun, and celebratory cooking classes at Essex Market.
Entre ON & OFF: Episode 3
Watch the Season 1 Finale
The Season One finale of Entre ON & OFF is now playing on LoisaidaTV!

In this Episode 3, after six months of being the artistic residents of Loisaida, Gilberto and Andrés end the first cycle of Entre ON & OFF. On the last episode of their first season Gilberto finds himself going through a denial phase due to the ending of the show and Andrés tries to make him understand that nothing is forever. They organize a fundraising marathon so that they can continue with the show but they are the only ones that subscribe to it. Andrés visits Kareem Holmes from Big City Tourism and joins him for a ride along the Hudson River, and Gilberto interviews Edmi De Jesús one of the creators and directors of the Raíces Summer Program.

Entre ON & OFF is a comedy/variety TV show created by and starring Gilberto Gabriel and Andrés López-Alicea who are the 2022 recipients of the Loisaida Center's Artistic Residency Program. In this NYC based show, the audience will have the chance to experience all the fun of the ONs and OFFs of this city.

Watch the finale now on LoisaidaTV!

And check out some behind the scenes photos from filming the season:
14Y Fitness In the Streets
Saturday, July 9th from 1-2 pm
ROAR Summer Festival
Every Sat & Sun, June – Aug 2022
Join the 14th Street Y this Saturday, July 9th from 1-2 pm (and every Saturday this summer) on Avenue B between E 8th & E 12th Street for Zumba with Fiorella to stay active, enjoy some sunshine, and connect with your neighbors!

All fitness levels welcome!

Zumba combines high energy, captivating music with Latin-inspired moves that will leave you asking for more! Zumba is a “feel good” workout for all levels.

Register for free on Eventbrite for this ongoing series!
Join ROAR this weekend on Saturday, July 9th and Sunday, July 10th in Sara D. Roosevelt Park! Every Saturday and Sunday through August, they’ll have activities, programs, and classes for the whole family.

ROAR is a summer festival hosted by University Settlement that will energize public spaces, celebrate AAPI people and culture, and increase connection, well-being, and joy in Chinatown and the LES. All programs are FREE to attend, no registration, and are offered in Cantonese, English, Mandarin, and Spanish!

Visit for more info.
District 10 Townhall
Thursday, July 27th from 5 pm
Every Saturday, July – Aug 2022
July 27, 2022 at 5 PM at Henry Street Settlement’s Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand St, Manhattan, NY.

UA3, Inc. and Loisaida Inc.; two nonprofits that serve the communities in Congressional District 10 have joined other supporting members of the Lower East Side community that form a collaboration of housing, settlement houses, social services, religious, ethnic, and other nonprofit organizations to know how current candidates plan to address issues in our community.

No need to RSVP to attend.
LES Community and Culture Day
Saturday July 16  2-5pm
Avenue B between 8th and 9th

Join us for LES Community and Culture Day curated by the Lower East Side Community Culture Council featuring Poetry & Spoken Word Open Mic curated by Jonathan Martinez, live music by Tony Max, paper quilt making, tarot readings, LES Photo Exhibition, swing line dance class by Bernard Dove, salsa class with Marlon Mills, and activities from Tom Manco Studio, Swiss InstituteChinese Hawaiian Kenpo AcademyLoisaida Inc. and more!

2-3 pm: live music by Tony Max
3-4 pm: swing line dancing by Bernard Dove and salsa class with Marlon Mills
4-5 pm: Spoken Word Open Mic Curated by Jonathan Martinez
Thank you and stay tuned for more!

Team at Loisaida, Inc.
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Loisaida Inc. programs are supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), the Black, Latino and Asian Caucus (BLAC) in partnership with the City Council and the office of the New York City Mayor Eric Adams, and the New York State Legislature, City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera, NYS Assembly Member Harvey Epstein, the Manhattan Borough President's Office and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation. We also would like to acknowledge the support of the Hispanic Federation, the Promesa Foundation, Stonewall Foundation, Ford Foundation, MOSAIC Foundation of the New York Community Trust, the Howard Gilman Foundation and the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation. Thank you!
Loisaida Inc. is an affiliate of Acacia Network