Bodega Film Festival Open Screening

Saturday, October 22nd – 5pm

Join Bodega Film Fest as part of LES Arts Open House at the Loisaida Center on Saturday, October 22nd from 5–8pm.

Similar to open mics but with videos. Bring your USB with works in progress, old work, something you're proud of, or whatever! And let's just chat about what you're making. This is a space for an open dialogue among filmmakers to talk about their work in a casual, intimate setting.

Register for this FREE event on Eventbrite!

Website: bodegafilmfestival.com

Instagram: @bodegafilmfest

Join us and tour the LES Arts & Culture Open House

October 22nd, 2-5 pm at the Loisaida Center

Join us at the Loisaida Center for our open house on Saturday, October 22nd from 2-5 pm!

Over 20 arts & culture organizations in the Lower East Side are excited to welcome you for our neighborhood-wide LES Arts & Culture Open House! 


Join us for a choose-your-own-adventure weekend filled with special free activities such as tours, exhibits, stilt-walking classes, hands on zine-making, salsa, jazz workshops, dance performances, and more. 


Want to learn about LES-based organizations and their programs straight from the people behind the scenes? All organizations will have staff available to welcome you, answer questions, and show you their space -- and free refreshments will be available at most sites. 


Full details at fabnyc.org/lesopenhouse 


Participants: Abrons Arts Center | Artists Alliance Inc | Arts for Art | Bond Street Theater | The Clemente Center | Dorill Initiative | Duo Multicultural Arts Center | Fourth Arts Block | Gene Frankel Theatre | International Center of Photography | KGB Bar & Red Room | Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum | Loisaida, Inc. | Merchant’s House Museum | Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space | New York Theatre Workshop | Nuyorican Poets Cafe Inc | The Poetry Project | Printed Matter / St Marks | Rod Rodgers Dance Company and Studios | Studio One / Cooper Square Committee | Swiss Institute | Theater for the New City | Think!Chinatown | WOW Cafe Theater

Buena Suerte - Group Exhibition

On view from October 1st - October 29th

Closing Event - Saturday, October 28 at 2pm

“Buena Suerte;, which means good luck in Spanish, is a project that invited various artists to create murals inside Loisaida Center's courtyard that reflected upon the concept of Heritage. It brings together various artists from diverse backgrounds, as a way of expanding mutual thought and to provide each other a well intended "Good Luck" as they continue to navigate life in New York City as visual artists at various stages in their professional careers"

- Felix Morelo, Artist & Curator

The exhibition is on view from October 1st – October 29th inside the Loisaida Center and its West Courtyard. There is a closing event being planned for Saturday, October 28th  from 2-6pm that will include live music, spoken word/poetry and an open mic for guests.

Stop by the Loisaida Inc., Center to see the exhibition; Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm or by appointment, see contact info next. For groups of 10 or more, please call (646) 726-4715 or email info@loisaida.org to schedule a visit.

Murals by: Olga Correa, Glenn Goldberg, Alejandro Condo, Felix Morelo, Sono Kuwayama, Patrick-Earl Barnes, Danielle Mastrion, Nicolas Galleguillos/Galleguillos915, Kelsea Brunner, Eiko Nishida, Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez/FEEGZ, Espartaco Albornoz Abreu


5th and C has been co-named Adela Fargas Way!

Adela Fargas Way is now official on the corner of Fifth Street and Avenue C! LoisaidaTV was there to capture the ceremony. See video above.

During a noontime ceremony on Saturday, September 17th , friends, family and local elected officials gathered on this NE corner to pay tribute to the restaurateur who ran Casa Adela Rest. at 66 Avenue C for decades.

Read more about it here: EV Grieve


Building Your Bounce Back: Resilience After COVID-19

Friday, October 21st – 12pm

Sandoval Co Lab and Trinity Church Wall Street are hosting a one-hour virtual workshop for residents on Friday, October 21st at 12pm.

The “Building Your Bounce Back” workshop is designed to provide the participants with an overview of toxic stress, the impact of ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences Study), and resiliency strategies to enhance their relationship with one another and themselves.

RSVP for this FREE workshop here!


Ecolibrium at the LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival

The Ecolibrium team is very excited to have presented our prototype environmental monitor this past weekend in La Plaza Cultural de Armando Perez Community Garden, as part of the 11th Annual LUNGS Fall Harvest Arts Festival!

Loisaida and our Climate Science Literacy team finally got to test our prototype “on-the-field” monitor which surpassed our expectations and worked wonderfully.

Special thanks to our Climate Justice Associates and to Ravi for soldering and coding the prototype.

The LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival is still going on through Sunday, October 16th. Community gardens throughout the Lower East Side and East Village are participating. A detailed schedule can be found here.

Take the Ecolibrium Surveys!

Residential Energy Efficiency Survey

Is your fridge or AC always running but never cool? Tell us about it!

We've created a survey to determine just how many home appliances in the neighborhood are due for an upgrade. Not only do older refrigerators and air conditioners waste energy, they can also leak harmful refrigerants which contribute to climate change. Help us take count of how many of us would benefit from new energy efficient appliances that can help lower our monthly electricity bills.

It only takes 5-10 minutes to complete. Take the survey now!

Building Heating & Hot Water Survey

We created this survey is to determine the number of oil and gas burning boilers in our neighborhood. Oil and gas boilers use fossil fuels which have negative impacts on our health. Help us take count of how many of us would benefit from more environmentally safe boilers!

It only takes 5 minutes to complete. Take the survey now!

Thank you and stay tuned for more!

Team at Loisaida, Inc.

Founded in 1979, Loisaida, Inc. offers year-round, accessible arts & culture programming that celebrates the rich heritage of the Lower East Side and its Puerto Rican and immigrant communities. Through its multi-purpose space, the Loisaida Inc. Center provides opportunities to emerging artists and creators working in diverse disciplines, promotes a vibrant social and community life, and serves as an incubator for self-sustainable initiatives.

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710 E. 9th Street New York, NY 10009

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 would like to acknowledge the support of the Hispanic Federation, Trinity Church Wall Street. The Howard Gilman Foundation, The Stonewall Foundation, The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, The Promesa Foundation, and MOSAIC Foundation of the New York Community Trust.

Thank you!

Loisaida Staff:

Alejandro Epifanio - Executive & Artistic Director

Paul Garin - Ecolibrium Program Coordinator

Catiria Ayende - Administrative Assistant

Alex-Nicole Edwards - Marketing Associate

Julián Garnik - Videographer & Editor

Melvin Audaz - Photographer

Carlos Jesús Martinez Dominguez - Arts & Wellness Program Coordinator & Teaching Artist

María Torres - MUJER Program Coordinator

Yaraní del Valle - Programs Coordinator

Lucrecia Novoa - Teaching Artist

Rénoly Santiago - Teaching Artist

Andy Martinez - Teaching Artist

Julia Justo - Teaching Artist

Doug Ross - Teaching Artist

Stefen Reed - Teaching Artist

Pedro Alomar - Performance Artist

Rosa Velez - Performance Artist

Loisaida "Garden" Logo designed by: 

Elena Lo-McEnaney.

Acacia Network Cultural Team:

Lymaris Albors - Chief Executive Officer

Raul Russi - President

Angel Santini - Special Programs VP

Gabriela González - Communications Director

Acacia Network Inc. - HR, Finance & Compliance

Loisaida Inc. Board:

Kaleb H. Sanchez Esq., Wilfred Renta, Anthony Rivera, Angel Cruz, Angel Audiffred and Deborah Quiñones

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