The Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts is Calling All Vendors


Guys and Gals, Theater for the New City is having its 23rd Annual Lower East Side festival of the Arts. It will be held on Memorial weekend May 25th, 26th and 27th. They’re looking for vendors who would like to sell their items on May 26th outside on tenth street. They’ll be having back to back performances indoors and a stage outdoors with performances. On top of that, they’ll be closing the street so that vendors can Sell whatever they would like to sell. If you’re interested in Participating we’ve attached the Vendor application, which includes a $75 fee for the spot. All Vendors must have a permit or a License in order to sell.


Lower East Side FestivalIt’s an annual celebration of the rich artistic culture and ethnic diversity of this area. For three days over Memorial Day Weekend, Theater for the New City (TNC) produces a cabaret-style festival featuring over 400 performing groups from the Lower East Side. All cultures and disciplines are represented. Saturday afternoon, a Street Fair is held on East 10th Street, which includes food and goods sold by local merchants, and performances by local poets, musicians and performance artists. Inside, there is a children’s program performed for and by students from local schools and a Film Festival running all afternoon and evening. Sunday evening, a Poetry reading is held. This highly anticipated and popular event has grown tenfold since its inception in 1996, and is attended by over 3000 people annually. The purpose of this festival is to unify the community, create a positive image for the Lower East Side, and discover new writing talent. Below is the festival schedule.

Johnson Theater Cabaret Theater Community Space Theater Outside on
East 10th Street
Fri, May 25 Performances
6pm – 1am
7pm – 12am
Sat, May 26 Youth Program
2pm – 5pm
6pm – 1am
Film Program
12pm – 12am
Cultural Festival, Performances, Food, Vendors and More
12pm – 6pm
Sun, May 27 Performances 6pm – 12am Performances
7pm – 12am
Poetry Readings
4pm – 7:30pm

Calling all Vendors!!

This festival is a Volunteer based festival where all participates (Except for Vendors) are volunteers, Including performers, crew, and tech are volunteers. The Lower East side festival is completely free to attend which always brings in over 2000 people in attendance outside. They have a youth portion as well, where kids ages 6-18 yrs perform for their community. It’s a wonderful festival to be apart of. The hours are from 10am-6pm.

Theater for the New CityFor Vendors – if the weather prevents you from vending, after you’ve already paid your fee, Theater for the New City will refund your money. Please make sure You bring your own set up, tables, chairs, paper towels, garbage bags etc. You can come to the theater anytime between 10am-10pm and hand in the application to us at Theater for the New City 155 1st Avenue Between East 9th and 10th Street. Along with your check or Money order. If you do not wish to be a vendor but are interested in putting an Ad in their Souvenir Program, please contact them directly:

VENDORS – Please email Subject Line: VENDOR  or call 212-254-1109 !

More contact details: Theater For The New City

155 First Avenue (9th and 10th street), New York, NY 10003