July & August 2023
A summer festival celebrating Lower East Side and Chinatown communitiesCheck out our events now
It’s time for us to get together again!
With violence and harassment targeting our AAPI neighbors on the rise, and after years of isolation, our neighborly connections and spaces need some love and attention.
Community is the answer.
We need to walk together, exercise together, make art together, dance together, learn together, grow together –
We need to ROAR together, collectively revitalizing our neighborhood!
Who is ROAR for? YOU!
Your family, your friends, your neighbors, your loved ones! We’ll have programs in Cantonese, English, Mandarin and Spanish!
We’ll have events for kids, for adults, and for adults over 60.
If you want to build connections with your neighbors on the Lower East Side and Chinatown, ROAR with US!
We’ll be holding activities throughout the Lower East Side, including:
SDR Park North
Located between Chrystie and Forsyth Streets and running from Rivington Street to Houston Street, the largest green space on the Lower East Side is home to the M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden, playgrounds, sports fields, and more.
University Settlement Headquarters
184 Eldridge Street, our historic home, dates to the 1890s and is home to our modern performing space Speyer Hall.
Houston Street Center
273 Bowery, University Settlement’s state-of-the-art recreational and educational center.