L.E.S. in the Smith, the Hill and the Avenue 2019

The annual Summer events: The Lower East Side Avenue Reunion on the first Saturday in August – Aug 3 FDR Drive at 10th St;

The Smith Family Day starting the 4th Saturday in August – Aug 24 in the Smith Houses;

L.E.S. Bands 11: Lower East Side Showtime on Saturday – Sep 7 at East River Park Amphitheater from 2:00-6:00pm. Groups to be announced and a salute to LES DJ legends.

WALK home from a boat ride! On Saturday, August 3, Harold Maynard, originally from the LES (Smith Houses), is promoting a midnight sail, “Colors On The Water” on the Liberty Bell. Billed as the “first annual reunion of the LES,” it offers two floors of music, free buffet and four DJs including DJ Hollywood! The boat will be leaving from 299 South St at Pier 36, from 12midnight and returns at 4:00am. All you have to do is walk down Montgomery St. towards the East River dock next to Basketball City. Ship boards 11:30pm! Tickets going fast. If interested email

Remember you can always get involved for your community: Feel free to contact the Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer’s Office Community Liaison Brian Lewis for your convenience and interest going forward. As he said, ….notify your residents and others in your community of… [opportunities] to serve as an independent and representative voice for the local community.”  For information you can email Mr. Lewis at

Who to see from the L.E.S.

Our own Eric Young, talented guitarist from The Hill is playing with the “Mighty Kamm” band, who are scheduled to perform at the following events: On March 15 is a political Democratic Award fundraiser at 172-17 Linden Blvd in Jamaica, Queens; on March 22 they will be at the Artists Market, 198-20 Linden Blvd in St. Albans, Queens; on April 13 – the band will be opening for legendary groups Black Ivory and the Intruders for the 50th Anniversary of Black Ivory in Music taking place at 91 North Bay View Ave in Freeport, LI; on June 1 – they’ll be at the Roosevelt Library in Roosevelt, LI; and on July 3, July 7 – they will be performing at Resorts Casino in Queens. You can contact Eric through Facebook for more details.