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Thank You, East Village

A mosaic of 160 people who make the East Village what it is.

All That Jazz: Stone Ends Curator Series After 8 Years, Winter Jazz Fest Returns

John Zorn’s excellent jazz and experimental-music venue is switching from a curatorial model to a series of residencies, starting with Matthew Shipp and leading up to Thurston Moore.

Watch Violent Femmes Frontman ‘Save the Village’ With ‘Blister in the Sun’

Musicians like John Zorn, Thurston Moore, and Gordon Gano of the Violent Femmes performed last night at a benefit aimed at stopping N.Y.U.’s expansion plans.

The Day | More Lewdness in the Park

The Local’s daily roundup of East Village news from around the Web.

The Day | Makeshift Memorial For Stabbing Victim

The Local’s daily roundup of East Village news around the Web.

The Day | Chuck Schumer on Avenue C, and 13 Other Morning Reads

A roundup of this morning’s news.

Tonight: Joe Brainard By Way of Thurston Moore, Edmund White, Ann Waldman

In the early ’60s a group of Tulsa artists and writers who first met in Tulsa – including Ted Berrigan, Joe Brainard and Ron Padgett – arrived in the East Village and grew to occupy a prominent place in the burgeoning writing scene.

The Day | Remembering Little Rickie

A roundup of this morning’s news, including a call for the best bodega, protests against after-school funding cuts, the East Eleventh Street Baths remembered, and more.

Take Heart: Valentine’s Day Doesn’t Have to Be Boring

The Local’s V-Day recommendations, including a jazz improv marathon, 30 plays in 60 minutes, a comedic celebration of David Lynch, naked girls reading, and of course: Prune.

Jazz Still Jumps in the East Village, If You Know Where to Find It

Despite the recent closure of the Moldy Fig, the East Village’s undersung jazz tradition lives on at Mona’s, the Stone, and other venues and one-offs.

Clayton Patterson on His Epic People’s History of the Lower East Side

The documentarian has launched a Kickstarter campaign to get his anthology of East Village and Lower East Side history published.

Conversation | On 34 Avenue A

With Community Board 3 scheduled to consider at its meeting tonight a proposed music venue for 34 Avenue A, The Local’s Jenn Pelly describes why the board would do well to support the creation of the space.

A Jam That Goes On Without End

A profile of the Ayn Sof Arkestra and Bigger Band, which is believed to be one of only a handful of Jewish big bands in the country.