This morning we mentioned that Greenpoint Open Studios will return on the weekend of Oct. 3, and artists will get a free beer for signing up at The Diamond this Friday. But if you can’t wait that long for a festive gallery crawl, or you refuse to leave the Lower East Side, you might want to save the date of September 7 for LES Opening Night: Art + Fashion.
The annual event will consist of a block party on Orchard Street featuring live bands curated by Cake Shop, a “Looks of the LES” fashion show highlighting over 20 local boutiques, and an outdoor dance performance by Paul Taylor 2.
The real draw, though, will be the numerous art openings. This is your chance to get a grasp on all of the galleries that have popped up around the neighborhood. Here’s the full list of galleries and boutiques, courtesy of the Lower East Side BID.