Monday, September 28, 2009

Fourth Arts Block (FAB) Festival and Block Party

These are some of the performers at the Central Stage of the FOURTH ARTS BLOCK (FAB) Festival and Block Party last Saturday on 4th Street between Bowery and 2nd Avenue. The festival featured multiple indoor and outdoor stages, classes and activities for all ages, gourmet food vendors and a flea market. Performers included the Tze Chun Dance, East Village Dance Project, Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company, Eva Dean Dance, Urban Dance Collective, among others.

Fourth Arts Block (FAB) is a non-profit organization founded in 2001 by cultural and community groups to establish and advance the East 4th Street Cultural District, between 2nd Avenue and Bowery. FAB provides a variety of services to its member organizations including leading the development and conversion of 100,000 square feet of cultural space, marketing and promotion of the district, as well as offering discount ticketing and other community events and programs.

Home to more than a dozen arts groups, 10 cultural facilities and 17 performances and rehearsal venues, the East 4th Street Cultural District attracts an annual audience of 200,000, serves 1,200 artists and provides more square feet of active cultural use than any other block in New York. 
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 and is proud of its outstanding records for racial and ethnic diversity, free and low cost programs, and training for emerging artists and youth.

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