• City Lore is exhibits that celebrate NYC's grassroots culture.
  • City Lore is exhibits that celebrate NYC's grassroots culture.
  • City Lore is exhibits that celebrate NYC's grassroots culture.
  • City Lore is preserving New York's cultural heritage
  • City Lore is documenting New York stories
  • City Lore is preserving Places that Matter
  • City Lore is artists in schools
  • City Lore is exploring the city
  • City Lore is the POEMobile in your neighborhood
  • City Lore is the People's Hall of Fame
  • City Lore is where you find rich resources


Poetic Voices of the Muslim World

December 15, 2016 – May 14, 2017

Poetic Voices posits poetry as a lens for cross-cultural understanding and examines its role in different aspects of life in Muslim cultures—intellectual, spiritual, social, and political. Originally developed in 2011 by City Lore and Poets House, it has traveled to 11 cities across the US. Now it returns to the Lower East Side. 
Gallery Hours:
Fri  2 – 6pm
Sat – Sun 12 – 6pm
and by appointment
Free and open to the public.
To schedule a visit outside of regular hours, please email Liz at liz@citylore.org. 


Keep the Grassroots Growing

Read Steve’s new blogpost, Treasure Language,  part of his Poetry of Everyday Life series. Read Caitlin’s Sense & the City blogpost on the quietest place in the city: the anechoic chamber at the Cooper Union. 

.Join City Lore in preserving the things we love about New York-places that matter, street performers, folk artists, community gardens, ethnic social clubs, Coney Island, and the New York City accent. 

Learn about NYC’s grassroots culturesSupport what’s distinctive about New York and track how the city is doing with the People’s City Report Card.

Support local landmarks and cherished sites –Defend places endangered in the ebb and flow of New York City’s rapidly changing cultural landscape through our Place Matters program.

Street performers in New York City – Find out the dos and don’ts of street performing in our Know Your Rights online guide.

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