FABulous! Walking Tours of the Fourth Arts Block (FAB)

The Fourth Arts Block manages the East 4th Street Cultural District (between 2nd Avenue and the Bowery), the only official cultural district in Manhattan and one of only two in the entire city. This one block contains 12 theaters, eight dance/rehearsal studios, three film-editing suites, and a large screening room, most held in an impressive array of historic structures with striking cultural histories all their own. In the next two years, an estimated 40,000 sq. feet of vacant space will be transformed into active cultural use; in ten years, cultural space on the block will exceed 145,000 sq. feet. In addition, FAB advocates for shopping and dining out in local businesses as well as supporting other local cultural institutions. Founded in 2001, the East 4th Street Cultural District is nationally recognized as an incubator for new work and diverse artistic voices by supporting experimental performances and cutting-edge productions. It is proud of its outstanding records for racial and ethnic diversity, free and low cost programs, and training for emerging artists and youth. Join one of two distinguished tour guides as they take you through the history and culture of this magnificent block stopping at sites including La MaMa Experimental Theater, Teatro Circulo, and the Fourth Arts Block Cafe.

Saturday, August 20, 2011
12:00 pm