The installation of Chris Burden’s 30-foot sailboat on the facade of the New Museum isn’t the only bit of public art livening up in the neighborhood. Two of the East Village’s beloved culture carnivals are back, starting with the FAB! Festival tomorrow.
Saturday, Sept. 28, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; E. 4th St., bet. Second Ave. and Bowery
Fourth Arts Block, which oversees the theaters and performance spaces on East Fourth Street, stages its 10th annual indoor-outdoor extravaganza featuring the work of 25 choreographers, storytelling from Brigham Mosley and Slash Coleman, a towering fabric sculpture installation by Amanda Browder, a 20-foot-tall inflatable pink bunny, pop-up theater in a portable black box, and site-specific performances all along the block. Take in the spectacle while gulping down tacos from Oaxaca Taqueria, Aussie-style hot pockets from DUB Pies, and organic smoothies made by 4th Street Food Co-op — with their pedal-powered bike blender, natch.
Art in Odd Places
Oct. 11 to 20, 14th Street from Avenue C to the Hudson River
Since 2008, this annual production has staged interactive and site-specific art and performance along 14th Street, and trust us, it gets weird. This year’s fete, based on the concept of numbers, will feature rogue street signs, an eco tour led by a dog named Tuffy, a human cannonball, a garbologist, a phone operator inviting you to call the first number you remember having, and a dirty-laundry hotline.